Self-Made Entrepreneurs Share Best Business Practices at #BlogHer20 Health
Entrepreneurs, we hear you! This year is going to be YOUR year. The year your business reaches new heights. You’ve got 20/20 vision for success, and #BlogHer20 Health is here to give you the tools to build and scale a credible health and wellness brand – making your new year’s resolution a reality.
We’re excited to share three new speakers, who have scaled their business babies in to full-grown, take-over-the-world brands. On February 1st, we will be joined by Co-Founder & CEO of band.do, Jen Gotch, Founder of Drybar & Co-Founder of Squeeze, Alli Webb, Founder of Inspire Santé, Erin K. Jackson, and Founder and Vice President of Marketing (and #BlogHer19 Creators Summit #ThePitch Judge!) of Yummy Spoonfuls, Agatha Achindu. They will offer implementable insights on how to launch a business, define your unique brand voice, and scale your efforts to reach your goals. These professional visionaries have built their businesses from the ground up – with health and wellness at the forefront. Get ready to plant your first seed as a female-founder and watch your business blossom before your eyes! No, the inspirational plant puns will not stop.
We invite you to learn more about these incredible women below – and check out our most up to date event schedule, other recently added speakers, and purchase your ticket today. We’ll see you in the LA sun!
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Alli Webb is an Entrepreneur, N.Y. Times Bestselling Author, Founder of Drybar and co-founder of Squeeze. After spending 15 years as a professional hair stylist, Webb left the professional hair industry in 2005 to start a family, but decided to find a way to continue pursuing the creative side of hairstyling at a new-mom pace. She began offering affordable in-home blowout services to her mommy friends, which quickly expanded into a mobile operation by 2009.
Jen Gotch is genetically predisposed to optimism. She’s a visionary, a creative powerhouse and an advocate for mental health and emotional well-being. Jen also feels she would make a great crime scene investigator if her current career doesn’t work out. In 2008 she founded ban.do with a friend, and with no prior business experience, was able to transform it from a small hair accessories company into a beloved multimillion-dollar brand that’s all about encouraging joy and helping its community be their best. She remains as the chief creative officer and fearless leader of the ban.do team. She also uses her authentic voice on Instagram (238k followers/@jengotch) and her podcast Jen Gotch is Ok… Sometimes to deglamorize success, remove the stigmas associated with mental illness, and build emotional intelligence—all while working to help her audience feel less alone. Her memoir “The Upside of Being Down” will be published by Gallery Books in 2020.
Erin K. Jackson
Erin K. Jackson is the founder of Inspire Santé®, a nonprofit that promotes awareness of pelvic pain disorders and empowers women to advocate for their own bodies. Erin’s pelvic pain battle fueled her determination to inspire policy solutions for women’s health. Though she suffered excruciating pelvic pain for ten years, she survived, graduated first in her law school class, and now fights to ensure that other women have a clearer road to recovery. She speaks at events across the country to break down taboos, advocate for patients’ voices, and empower women, and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Prevention, and the Chicago Tribune. Her law firm, Jackson LLP in Chicago, collaborates with healthcare professionals to improve the patient-centeredness of their practices.
Agatha Achindu is a wellness entrepreneur, speaker, and educator who specializes in helping American families thrive, by transforming the way they live and feed their children. As the founder and Vice President of Marketing of Yummy Spoonfuls, a line of fresh-frozen organic food for kids, she is devoted to making healthy food convenient and accessible for busy parents and families. A Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach and yoga instructor, she furthers her mission by building a brand that amplifies her message of whole living for modern times.
A voice of authority in her field, Agatha has appeared in notable media outlets such as the Today Show, CNN, CBS, Forbes, Fortune, and People Magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Washington Post. A sought after speaker, she is known for delivering passionate talks on a variety of topics, including organic food and farming, children’s health and nutrition, business development, women’s empowerment, and more. As a married mom of three, her wellness empire represents what it means to live a whole, full, and vibrant life that nourishes the mind, body, and soul.