Mother Honestly Podcast
Leading From The Front - Lorraine Alston Makes Strides in Leadership From The Driver’s Seat at Lincoln Motor Company

Leading From The Front - Lorraine Alston Makes Strides in Leadership From The Driver’s Seat at Lincoln Motor Company

November 24, 2020

Lorraine Alston is the Field Sales Operations and Fleet Manager at Lincoln Motor Company.  In this role, she is responsible for Lincoln field sales and dealer communications, field training and management of Lincoln fleet sales.

 

Lorraine joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to share her knowledge on her career and experience with Lincoln, and her guidance for women aspiring to reach leadership roles and further their careers. Lorraine shares great insight into the benefits available within the Lincoln Motor Company lineup of vehicles that fit individual and business requirements, especially fleet vehicles needs. To find out more about Lincoln’s fleet of vehicles, and how these well-appointed Lincoln products can help your business meet its fleet vehicle needs, visit Lincoln.com/fleet and follow @lincoln on social media.

 

The Mother Honestly Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Pacira and Lincoln Fleet.   

Tabitha Salomon, CEO and Co-Founder of Dash Camp, Creates an Outrageously Fun, Virtual Social Program for Children

Tabitha Salomon, CEO and Co-Founder of Dash Camp, Creates an Outrageously Fun, Virtual Social Program for Children

November 17, 2020

Tabitha Salomon is the CEO and Co-founder of Dash Camp, an outrageously fun, live, and interactive virtual social program for children ages 6-11 years old. Hailed by parents and Fast Company as the ‘virtual experiences done right,’ Tabitha has built a team of all-star teachers with online teaching expertise, including Broadway performers,  PBS STEM Star, and Alvin Ailey dancer. 

 

Tabitha joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to discuss how important interactive experiences for kids are during the pandemic to help provide social opportunities in the safety of their homes. Parents are struggling to find ways to keep children engaged via enriching outlets while they manage work and household responsibilities. This remains a parent, employer, and kid problem when it comes to tackling the child care crisis.  Dash Camp offers a variety of programming and is launching virtual holiday parties soon for the upcoming season. Be sure to check out their website here and follow them @dashcamp_offical   

 

The Mother Honestly Podcast is sponsored by Pacira BioSciences and Lincoln Motor Company.   

How Environmentally Friendly, Minimalist Designed Baby Clothes Yields Maximum Impact for Parents

How Environmentally Friendly, Minimalist Designed Baby Clothes Yields Maximum Impact for Parents

November 10, 2020
After spending over 3 years away from her husband who lived in the United States, Iwona Ordon left her job at Google in Europe to follow her heart and moved to the U.S. in search of a career path filled with passion and purpose." She felt strongly that whatever she did next, she wanted it to matter. While awaiting a work visa and with a little inspiration from her family and friends, Iwona realized that the  baby clothes industry could use a little TLC. With her passion for sustainability and Nordic design, she decided to translate that into baby clothing. After a year of research and interviews with parents and rounds of prototype testing to perfect the design, TØY was born. TØY, inspired by Scandanavian style in connection with Iwona's Norwegian upbringing, offers a minimalistic design to parents who are searching for aesthetically clean-looking as well as clean-manufactured clothing. A newborn’s skin is 30% thinner than adults, which is why all of TØY’s clothes are designed and manufactured with a baby’s safety and sensitivities in mind, making her brand truly an organic and sustainable option for parents who have both their child’s wellness and the planet in mind.   
 
Iwona joins Kristen Hall, CEO of Mother Honestly, to discuss how she created TØY, her passion for creating a sustainable brand, and her desire for parents to outfit their babies in the safest fabric. Learn how  TØY is helping bring kindness to those in need this November and more about the brand by visiting  TØY and @toeybabyclothes .  
 
The Mother Honestly Podcast is sponsored by Pacira and Lincoln Motor Company
Lauren Decker, Co-Founder of the Co-Co, Spotlights How Community and Connection Gather Great Women

Lauren Decker, Co-Founder of the Co-Co, Spotlights How Community and Connection Gather Great Women

November 2, 2020

Lauren Decker is a Co-Founder of The Co-Co.  Prior to joining this start-up team, Lauren led marketing and communications initiatives in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  She is committed to connecting people and building momentum for mission-driven brands.


A graduate of Georgetown University, Lauren started her career in marketing roles at Atlantic Media Company, Time Inc., and Kraft Foods.  After earning her MBA from Columbia Business School, Lauren transitioned to the philanthropic sector serving as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Cristo Rey in East Harlem and then Head of Community Investment for Barclays' Americas region.  Lauren joined the founding team of The Co-Co while building a new network local to NJ as an independent non-profit consultant.  She serves as a Board Member for Summit Downtown Inc. and an Advisory Board member for EcoSpaces Education in Newark.  She lives in Summit with her husband and two children.
   

 
Lauren joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to discuss how the Co-Co originated when a group of women joined together to create a place to support women at all stages of life and career. Lauren offers insight into how the Co-Co has adapted virtual programs to support co-working and co-learning locally and nationally. Be sure to visit https://www.theco-co.com/ and at @thecoconj. 
Leading by the Example: Emily A. Hay Social Media Business Model Works for Moms

Leading by the Example: Emily A. Hay Social Media Business Model Works for Moms

October 27, 2020

Emily A. Hay is the founder of Hay There Social Media, a public speaker and a mama to two young girls living smack dab in what she has dubbed “Work+Life Integration Nation™.” After the early part of her sales career in corporate America, she paved her own way by using social media as her vehicle for the past 10 years with clients like Goldfish Swim School, WDIV Local4 NBC Detroit, The Children’s Center, and a Dolce Hotels & Resorts property to name a few. Social media has given her and her team a modern, flexible home-based work environment that allows them to foster connections every day. Following her passions led to her owning her purpose to empower moms to run their own social media businesses through the Hay There Social Media training program

 

Emily joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to discuss how she has utilized social media marketing to help small and large customers and moms looking to learn more about social media marketing to build their own networks or enhance their skill set. Learn more at https://www.haytheresocialmedia.com or https://www.emilyahay.com  and following @emilyahay and @haytheresocialmedia

Innovation Required: Missy Narula Tackles Safer Diaper Changes and Policy Change

Innovation Required: Missy Narula Tackles Safer Diaper Changes and Policy Change

October 20, 2020

Missy Narula is the Founder and CEO of Exhale Parent and Founder of the newly launched Diapertainment. Missy launched Exhale Parent during her third maternity leave to help others learn from her experiences and to create a place for all the legal and financial information new parents need. Missy recently launched Diapertainment October 2020 which makes diaper changing less painful. It is a clear phone holder that simply screws into the wall aside the changing table and will entertain your baby while keeping both of your hands free to safely get the job done. Prior to these ventures, Missy spent 8+ years at TPG Capital, initially serving as Chief of Staff to the Head of the Global Ops Group. Missy holds a B.A. from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar.

 

Missy joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to discuss launching and sustaining these ventures while raising her family.  Missy shares her own experience with understanding maternity leave and how she is focused on changing the policies around maternity leave. She also shares her path to product creation and encourages others to take that dive. Be sure to check out @exhale.parent, @diapertainment and visit https://diapertainment.com to learn more.

The Unforgotten Families: Medically Fragile Children and Their Families Fight for Change

The Unforgotten Families: Medically Fragile Children and Their Families Fight for Change

October 12, 2020

Fred Johnson is the President & CFO of Team Select Home Care which is focused on shining a spotlight on the high-risk population of medically fragile children and their families. Fred has over  20+ years of global Fortune 500 experience across multiple industries, specializing in Finance, Strategy, Operations, Data Analytics, and substantial M&A exposure. Fred completed an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of  Wisconsin – Madison, an MBA from Cleveland State, and an Advanced Certificate in Data Analytics from Cornell. Fred and his team want to educate the public and lawmakers that if they approve the CNA program for their state then parents/families of medically fragile children can become their children's caregivers instead of constantly missing work and losing wages to care for their family. 

 

Fred joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to bring awareness to the growing challenges facing medically fragile children and their families. He provides an eye opening overview of the current environment and how his company is bringing awareness to this topic and fighting for change. Follow their work by visiting https://teamselecthh.com/ and their recent expansion into https://theunforgottenfamilies.com/  and on IG @theunforgottenfamiles to learn more about how to advocate for change.

 

The Mother Honestly Podcast is proudly sponsored by Motor City Woman Studios.

Understanding Your “Why” When It Comes to Your Parenting Style, Career, and Purpose with Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey, Global Head of Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google

Understanding Your “Why” When It Comes to Your Parenting Style, Career, and Purpose with Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey, Global Head of Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google

October 6, 2020

Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey is the Global Head of Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google and the founder of Parenting Backwards. Stephanie has a deep passion for investing in the growth and success of women by intentionally building community in areas they don't naturally occur.  That same passion serves as the cornerstone to the founding of Parenting Backwards. PB creates spaces and experiences for parents to bring the same level of intentionality to their parenting skills as they do in their own personal and professional development. She now serves as an advisor to multiple women-led leadership development organizations and is a board member of Per Scholas, a workforce development non-profit. She's a mom of three, wife to one and supporter of all.

 
Stephanie joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to dive deep into the intersections of diversity and inclusion at work and at home. She shares her work with Parenting Backwards and her pillars of parenting. Finally, Stephanie discusses her current leave of absence to support her children during this unprecedented pandemic time and how she is helping normalize taking leave when you need it. Follow Stephanie on IG @iamSLG, on her website at https://www.iamslg.com, and @parentingbackwards.
 
The Mother Honestly Podcast is proudly sponsored by Motor City Woman Studios.
Connection Protocol: COVID 19 Celebrations and Innovation with Brett Galley, Director of Special Events and Owner of Hollywood Pop Gallery

Connection Protocol: COVID 19 Celebrations and Innovation with Brett Galley, Director of Special Events and Owner of Hollywood Pop Gallery

September 28, 2020

Brett Galley is the Director of Special Events and owner of Hollywood POP.  With her unique blend of theatrical and artistic background, Brett has satisfied the demand for full-service event design, planning, name talent booking & production in the Greenwich CT & tri-state area. She then shared her talents Nationally & Internationally. She and her team have produced events and concerts with or for American Express, Diana Ross, Katy Perry, Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie, Smash Mouth, Obama, The New York Yankees and the Museum of Modern Art. Before joining the family business, Brett was the Entertainment Director at New York City's iconic eatery Tavern on the Green. She heads an all-female team of very talented and unique event design specialists &  talent booking producers that bring the same flair and creativity to Hollywood Pop Gallery that she does. 

 

Brett joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to discuss how she is helping people continue to celebrate life's special moments. Brett also discusses how the event industry is pivoting and innovating to respond to the challenges of having events during the COVID19 time and offers ideas on making upcoming events special for parents and kid friendly events. Check out www.hollywoodpop.com to learn more. Follow @hollywoodpopgallery and @hollywoodpopkids.
 
The Mother Honestly Podcast is proudly sponsored by Motor City Woman Studios.
 
Making History with Parento, the First Provider for Paid Parental Leave

Making History with Parento, the First Provider for Paid Parental Leave

September 22, 2020
Dirk Doebler is the founder and CEO of Parento, the first provider for paid parental leave. Parento is the go-to resource for employers to support their working parents. Previously, as CFO/COO of a consumer goods startup, Dirk discovered most companies too often misunderstand the financial impact of employees having children, contributing to the current lack of investment in paid parental leave. Dirk helps both Finance and HR to understand, and extract, the value of effectively supporting new and working parents.

Dirk joins Kristen Hall, COO of Mother Honestly, to discuss how Parento is working with companies to offer an insurance-based approach to offer paid parental leave and teaching companies how to better support their employees as professionals and as parents. Parento goes one step further to also provide support and coaching to all parents. Visit https://www.parentoleave.com/ to learn more.
 
The Mother Honestly Podcast is proudly sponsored by Motor City Woman Studios.
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