Allison Cooper is a full time blogger at Project Motherhood and freelance writer. You can find her balancing her time equally between writing, spending time with her family, running, or sipping on strong coffee! Connect with her on twitter for daily chit chat and mama musings!
Director of women's market strategy at Northwestern Mutual. She has more than 15 years of experience empowering women worldwide in the fields of media, technology, entrepreneurship and finance.
New York based Amanda Pearl Brotman is the founder and designer of AMANDA PEARL, a sustainable accessories brand whose aesthetic is a study in dualities, creating a truly modern sensibility and approach to jewelry.
Born and raised in Seattle, Amanda's childhood was both full of culture and the arts, and the freedom to explore the wild outdoors. Twelve years studying and performing with Pacific Northwest Ballet instilled an unerring discipline and sharp attention to detail, which was tempered by her ceaseless curiosity about the natural world.
Constantly pushing boundaries, Amanda left for NYC where she received a degree in Art History and Visual Arts from Barnard College. After a tenure at Marc Jacobs, in the technical design and production departments, Amanda brought her experience to Erin Fetherston's womenswear label, where she was Collection Director, before decamping to launch AMANDA PEARL.
Amanda is settled in NYC with her husband and boys, but still considers the Pacific Northwest 'home' – drawing upon its stunning natural beauty and innovative spirit as inspiration for her work.
Amanda won the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for her handbag designs, and was most recently a finalist in the fine jewelry category.
Amy Andersson is the founder and music director of Orchestra Moderne NYC. Ms. Andersson is on a mission to bring young audiences into concert halls with culturally and socially relevant programs. She has led more than 90 orchestras worldwide in more than 22 countries. She has appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS Morning News, and CBS Evening News, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and covered in many more national and international media outlets.
Ann Keeling's career in communications has spanned over twenty years and with positions in brand design, public relations, advertising and photography. She has developed a skill set in M&A communications across a wide spectrum of business categories including advertising effectiveness, commercial real estate investment, wealth management, residential real estate, and STEM among others. Keeling established Cristofoli-Keeling, Inc. in 1999. Ms. Keeling has been named one of the Top 10 Women In Advertising, Marketing & PR by Women's Business Cincinnati; one of fifteen "Business Women to Watch" by The Cincinnati Enquirer; a 2006 "Wise Woman" in the 100 Wise Women Program.
Cristofoli-Keeling, Inc. is a majority woman-owned firm designed for today's agile business environment providing strategic consultation, planning and implementation in the areas of PR, brand design and marketing planning, to B2B, B2C and non-profit clients.
Arielle Tepper is a theater and film producer, native New Yorker, and founder of the concierge service, WhatShouldWeDo?! She also serves as the Board Chair for The Public Theater in New York and has won six Tony Awards.
Audrey Fairbrother is the Marketing Manager for Boldly, a premium subscription staffing company connecting demanding founders and executives with highly skilled, meticulously matched help.
Bryce Gruber is the Editor in Chief at TheLuxurySpot.com, a morning news contributor, and a strong cheese enthusiast. When she's not snacking at her desk she plays mom to 4 sassy little squirts, wife to a man with a thick accent, and neighbor to the wonderful weirdos of NYC.
Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter. In her 20-year career in public radio, she has been the Executive Producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as co-host of the national morning news show, The Takeaway, from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Celeste's TEDx Talk sharing 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 19 million total views to date.
As an NPR host and journalist, Celeste has interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life. Through her work, she has learned the true power of conversation and its ability to both bridge gaps or deepen wounds.
SWAAY's Editorial Writer, Chyna, is a passionate journalist and sociologist. She has made NYC her home for four years and is passionate about sharing the stories of inspiring, impacting individuals.
Jessica Madden, MD, is the Medical Director at Aeroflow Breastpumps, a durable medical equipment provider that helps hundreds of thousands of women to receive breast pumps through insurance each year. She is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist who has been taking care of newborn babies for over 15 years. She is currently on staff in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and has experience working in NICUs in the Boston Children's Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital networks. Dr. Madden provides in-home newborn medicine and lactation support through Primrose Newborn Care, a small business that she opened in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, and spending time with her four school-aged children.