SEPTEMBER 26TH | 6:00-8:00PM


@ NYC'S Iconic Bloomingdale's Department Store.




@ NYC'S Iconic Bloomingdale's Department Store


Event Details

Join this fun and interactive event to learn how to create an irresistible personal brand & cultivate a thriving business doing what you love!

Whether you're a beauty-obsessed YouTuber, a vintage-loving personal stylist, or a digital nomad travel blogger, this event can give you the tools you need to be successful and carve your own unique path in the online world.

Take your blog and social media to the next level with inside tips on differentiating yourself, building your following, and working with brands.

As always, we'll kick off the evening with cupcakes and cocktails to help get the conversation flowing and continue with inspirational stories from our impressive panel of mompreneurs, social influencers and visionaries. As a bonus, you'll also get insight on the latest trends and upcoming brands for both moms and kids from experienced Personal Stylists at Bloomingdale's.

This event is brought to you in partnership with:


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Trae Bodge

Trae is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping. She has appeared on dozens of TV shows, including Rachael Ray, CNBC, Inside Edition, and network affiliates around the country. Trae is a contributing editor at Woman’s Day magazine and her expert commentary can be regularly seen on, Kiplinger,, and others.

Just this month, Trae launched One Take with fellow on-air savings expert, Andrea Woroch. One Take offers personalized and curated media coaching services by phone/Skype, perfect for the busy entrepreneur looking to maximize their media presence. Learn more at

You can find her money-saving tips at and @truetrae on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Simone Sloan

Simone Sloan’s mantra is “Voice, Power, Confidence.” She is a goal-oriented business owner with a passion for achieving positive results. As an emotional intelligence business and executive coach, she changes the way businesses engage their employees and clients. Simone emphasizes the human element with a focus on diversity and inclusion. She is an active member of the Tri-State Diversity Council and an advocate for women professionals and entrepreneurs. Through her educational talks, workshops, and writing, Simone inspires women leaders and business owners.

In 2013, Simone launched Your Choice Coach. We leverage business strategy, emotional intelligence, and executive coaching to help companies become more human to realize results. We provide training on personal branding, pitch your business, negotiations, and diversity, cultural competency, & Inclusion. Executive coaching is focused on emotional intelligence to help manager become better people managers.

Simone holds a BS in Pharmacy and an MBA from Howard University. She is co-author of the book: Achieving Results, is DISC certified, Emotional Intelligence (EQI) 2.0 certified, IDI Cultural Competence certified, Block chain certified, behavior design certified, and accredited via the International Coaching Federation.

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Emily Blumenthal

Emily Blumenthal, who also goes by "Handbag Fairy Godmother," is a handbag industry and trend expert who understands the insatiable appetite for emerging and undiscovered designers. As an Entrepreneurship professor at FIT in the Business Department, Author and the Founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards, and Consultant for financial institutions and handbag brands of all levels, her dedication has prompted many industry collaborations, a handbag craft licensing deal and also a television show. She was recently featured in the New York Times' Sunday Style Section. Emily has two more books in the works and is launching a girl empowerment brand called "The Charmsters" in 2020.

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Sabina Hitchen

Following a career in education and curriculum development, Sabina spent over a decade running a New York City-based public relations agency while also developing educational programs for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Today Sabina is a speaker, consultant, and regular media expert focusing on the areas of public relations, brand building, and small business. She also serves as the “principal” and CEO of Press for Success: PR Prep School, an online education platform and membership community she founded to teach entrepreneurs, authors, and experts around the world how to get publicity for their business strategically, successfully, and confidently. The platform provides online classes, brand-building tools, and content to business owners from all over the world.

Sabina’s story, expertise, and businesses have been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Fox Business, CBS, ABC News, NY Post, Entrepreneur on Fire, and beyond. Follow Sabina all over social media via @SabinaKnows and tag along with her on InstaStory where she shares PR tips, courage boosting skills, and her adventures around New York City.

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Liz Teich

Liz Teich is a fashion stylist and lifestyle blogger and mom living in NYC. Her blog The New York Stylist covers affordable wardrobe ideas, advice on motherhood, cool things to do in NYC, fitness after baby, home decor trends and a behind the scenes look at the fashion industry. In additional to blogging, Liz has been a professional stylist for over a decade. She works on print and digital advertising campaigns for major brands, retailers and celebrities including Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Target, Lands’ End, Lane Bryant, CVS, Netflix, Alex & Ani Jewelry, Panera Bread, Orbit Gum, Accessories Magazine, Metropolitan Magazine and Marie Claire. She also appeared on-camera for online and digital videos for Magaschoni, Rent The Runway and White House Black Market.

Since becoming a mom to her adorable son Asher, Liz has received messages from new moms across the country asking for professional advice on how to dress trendy for their post baby bodies. This inspired Liz to expand her business by incorporating personal styling and consulting services for everyday women.

Liz’s other personal services include closet cleansing, wardrobe editing and curating looks for clients both in person and virtually. This has been proven to be a lifesaver for busy moms in New York, just like herself. You can see more styling and motherhood tips and ideas at and on Instagram at @thenewyorkstylist.

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Carline Beaubrun

Carline Beaubrun is a certified event management professional; founder and creative director of Events By Carline, a full service event production company located in Garden City, NY. Carline's passion for the event industry has also led her on a journey to become the founder and host of Event Pros Let's Talk, a media platform built to elevate the event and hospitality industry by educating and inspiring emerging event and hospitality professionals. As an event industry leader, Carline has found her life’s purpose for using her talents to make a difference in our communities. Carline is also the founder and Executive Director of a non-profit organization, Pajamas & A Purpose. An organization that empowers women and girls in our communities to find their life’s purpose, share their purpose and serve a purpose through positive peer support, self- development and community involvement, one pajama party at a time!

Event Location

1000 Third Avenue
9th Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10017

Event Partners

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