Super Moms are coming together!

You’ve always dreamed of running your own business, right? Who hasn’t? These amazing, dynamic woman have actually gone and turn their budding ideas into successful businesses. Their stories will have you dancing in your seat and digging out your old (new?) business plan on October 12 at the Marin speaker event, “Innovation and Balance: Inspiring Tales from Entrepreneur Moms” (part of a five-part series hosted by Speak to Me).

Speaker Line-Up

Jessica Herrin: Jessica used her drive and vision to pay her way through Stanford, where her friends will tell you she once retook a class in Econometrics after getting a B+. Which she explains simply as trying to make up for poor marks in underwater basket weaving. After joining two successful tech startups out of college, she attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business, from which she co-founded the venture-backed and now world’s leading wedding site, WeddingChannel.com—at age 24.
She’s been recognized for her business savvy on Oprah, and in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes. She describes herself as a “mom working,” putting her role as Charlie (5) and Tatum’s (2) mom first. www.stelladot.com

Kristin Groos Richmond: Kristin is the co-founder and CEO of Revolution Foods, a company focused on transforming school lunch by providing healthy, fresh, delicious meals and nutrition education to all students. Revolution Foods is improving the health profiles of school communities who serve students with the least amount of access to healthy choices, where oftentimes school breakfast, lunch and snack are the only reliable meals of the day. Prior to founding Revolution Foods, Kristin’s career spanned from education reform to corporate finance.  She began her career on Wall Street as an investment banker at Citigroup. After spending four years in corporate finance, Kristin moved to Nairobi to co-found the Kenya Community Center for Learning (KCCL), one of the first special education schools in East Africa. Kristin is an Aspen Institute Entrepreneurial Leaders In Public Education Fellow and an Education Pioneers Fellow. She has a BS from Boston College and an MBA from UC Berkeley where she serves on the Board of the Global Social Venture Competition. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Steve and two sons, Watts and Caleb. www.revfoods.com

Lisa Quinn: Lisa is an Emmy award-winning TV host, set dresser, author and busy mom of Scarlett Elizabeth and Silas Cash. She is a contributor to Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, Life and PARADE magazines; has appeared on Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, HGTV and Oprah; designed sets for the National Geographic Society and the Discovery Channel; and starred in her own one-hour special for the Fine Living Network. A Memphis, TN native, Lisa launched her first residential consultation business from her home in West Palm Beach, Florida. The business grew, and in 1997 Lisa Quinn, Inc. relocated to San Francisco and evolved into a Design Entertainment firm specializing in residential and commercial staging, set design for television and film, and television production.
She can be seen in the Bay Area on ABC-7’s The View from the Bay.Home with Lisa Quinn is nationally syndicated on the Live Well HD Network. Lisa’s latest book is “Life’s Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets”(Chronicle Books). Lisa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children. www.lisaquinninc.com

Lizzie Bermudez: Lizzie brings more than 18 years of experience in broadcast journalism to the 7Live team. As our resident expert in Pop Culture, she applies her Emmy award winning skills to every subject that viewers are curious about. Lizzie is the creator of the buzzworthy LizzieBtv.com, a video blog that shares tips and insight about juggling parenthood for today’s modern mom. Lizzie got her start reporting at a public access station (a la’ “Wayne’s World”) in Bishop, California. After a number of stints at TV stations across the country, Lizzie arrived back in the Bay Area as ABC7’s Morning News Anchor.
Lizzie graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Political Science. When not surfing the web, she enjoys the beach, sneaking in some shopping, and savoring some delicious bites. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters. Although her girls would disagree, Lizzie claims to be just a real mom — not a super mom. www.LizzieBtv.com

Insiders tip

  • The event is being held in Mill Valley Community Center. Get Directions Maps
  • Parking is free in the Community Center
  • Have a light dinner before the event, leave some room for the food and wine tasting.
  • Doors open at 6:30, presentation starts at 7pm and food & wine tasting starts at 8pm.
  • Ticket prices are $75 per ticket. Tickets are available for purchase at the  Speak To Me website. Save when you buy a season ticket for all 5 events.