Moms in Business
We believe in supporting the amazing, strong, smart women in our community. Our goal is to help our moms by providing opportunities for them to connect in person and online. There are so many extraordinary things our moms are doing, our role is to share them and provide encouragement.
Our MOMtrepreneur networking events give local moms, who are also business owners or leaders, an opportunity to connect in person and share experiences. Our next event will be held in August or September. Stay tuned!
Meet some of Westchester's MOMtrepreneurs who built a business while building a family!
Lori Fettner’s new book, Welcome to Motherhood, just released! Being a new (or not so new) mom involves so many emotions. The poems in the book are meant to make moms laugh as well as offer advice and reassurance. She chose poetry because we all know moms don’t have a lot of free time, and these poems can be read in the moments between diaper changes and feedings. It’s a great gift for that new mom (or for yourself!)
Check out Lori’s website LoriFettner.com to learn more about the book, as well as her motherhood and teaching blogs. (She is a former teacher, and her first book, Teaching to the Child, is about her experiences teaching in NYC. The site also has access to her teaching store where busy moms and teachers can find lesson plans and other teaching materials.) “Follow” her blog to be kept in the loop about her book launch and other events in the area.
Please support Lori on the launch of her new book, Welcome to Motherhood Thursday, August 18 at The Little Red. It will be a fun Mom's Night Out! Click here for RSVP and details.
Jane Goodrich is Westchester mom, a New-York based newborn and children’s photographer and an author.
Jane’s natural connection with babies and children combined with her genuine aesthetic intuition translates into award winning photos that are spontaneous, insightful, timeless and charming. Jane’s work is showcased throughout the Westchester NY Moms website and has also been featured in Parents Magazine, Westchester Family, Westchester Baby, Multiplicity Magazine. She has been voted top 5 Westchester Family favorites, top 5 NYC Family Photographer by Red Tricycle.
Jane shoots on location, in homes in NYC and Westchester, and in her studio in Larchmont, located at 1889 Palmer Avenue.
Jane provides instruction to others on how to take better photos of their kids. She teaches classes for parents, mentors other photographers and published the book Capturing Every Day Life - a how to guide for parents.
Most recently, Jane published her second children's book, New York Is My Playground. The book shows children how the city's streets, structures, and landmarks can provide a unique playspace. Her first children’s book, Where’s Charlie’s Nose?, teaches children their body parts in a fun, visual way.
Learn more about Jane and see her work at her website, http://www.janegoodrich.com/.
Jocelyn Koenig is the Owner of Here&Now yoga+body in Scarsdale. Jocelyn found her love for yoga at Jivamukti in New York City almost 20 years ago as an antidote to the pressures of being a prosecutor at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. After having three children, she decided to leave the law and pursue her passion of yoga and fitness. Certified by Yogaworks (RYT 200) in New York City, she taught vinyasa yoga as well as prenatal and parent-baby yoga at various studios in Brooklyn and Montauk.
Jocelyn and her family moved to Scarsdale from Brooklyn in 2014 and is thrilled to share the Here&Now space with the community. Jocelyn and her team invite you to move, sweat, focus, stretch, flex and breathe your way into your own personal here and now … your strongest self, mindful in your present moment. Here&Now offers yoga for all levels, kids yoga, family yoga, prenatal yoga, parent and baby, as well as barre fitness classes.
Sophia Cousins is the owner of Sophia's Things.
Fashionable trends that celebrate every woman's personality. A fresh new approach in dressing today's woman that's not only welcoming but also relevant. Our styles represents the unconventional "no dress code effect"; a persona inhabited by every woman while reveling the girl within. We carefully select our styles while considering a woman' personality, ethnicity and style; which altogether creates a sexy feminine vibe! Our service goes far beyond " just doing business" we here at Sophia's Things are always fine tuning and implementing ways to exceed the expectations of the population we cater to and service.
We've recently added 'Concierge Services' to our fashion repertoire. So whether you are casual, trendy, sophisticated or all; come see us at our New Scarsdale location where our sense of trend will clothe your appreciation for style.
Receive a 15% discount on purchases made now through July 10th. They must mention codename: .Melissa' when tendering purchases.
Sophia's Things is located at 2 Depot Place, Scarsdale NY 10583 (at the Scarsdale train station).
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm
Follow Sophia's Things on Facebook Sophia's Things, Twitter @sophiasthings1 or Instagram sophiasthing. Make it a great day!
Laura Kline-Taylor is a Cultural Communications Coach specializing in Relationship and Transition. She supports professionals and their families navigate the relationship dynamics and the life experiences that are impacted by international relocations and cultural transitions.
The International Coach Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching with Laura opens the door to experience life fully and to courageously step towards having it all.
Laura also mentors those who are interested in becoming a Life Coach via the transformational Coaches Training Program at Accomplishment Coaching.
For a complementary 60 minute coaching session, contact Laura at email@example.com or (347) 461-1160.
Sara Kula is a skilled employment law attorney. She gained extensive employment law knowledge and experience while working at one of the nation's largest employment law firms and as in-house counsel for a multi-state publicly-traded corporation. Her focus areas include wage and hour, leave management and disability accommodations, discrimination and harassment, retaliation, employment agreements, performance management, workplace investigations, and other human resources best practices.
In 2016, Sara started her own law practice, Sara Kula Law, in order to provide high-quality, business-oriented guidance and strategic solutions in a cost-effective manner. You can find more information at sarakula.com.
Jessica Pagano is passionate about Natural Products. We at Go Beyond Natural Products believe that continually making small, positive changes in the way we live our lives will lead to a clean and healthy lifestyle. This is important not only for us, but for our future generations.
We are here to help you make choices for yourself and your family that fit into your lifestyle and budget. While we are aware of the growing number of companies offering safer alternatives, we are Beyond Proud of our certifications, the value our products hold, and the history of our founders and partners. Many others may claim to be safe, but we know that ToxicFree® products are safer than all-natural and non-toxic products. Go Beyond Natural Products will always “Do No Harm” and our goal is to help you be your happiest, healthiest you, both inside and out!
Whether you’re looking for one specific item or you’re ready to dump all the junk and stock your entire home with safe and effective products you’ll love, we are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process.
We look forward to helping you Go Beyond Natural!
Danielle Porcellini is a Professional Singer and Private Voice Teacher in Westchester County. She is a former singer at Ellen's Stardust Diner, the famous singing diner in Times Square, and spent a year at sea as the Lead Female Singer on Holland America Cruise Line.
After performing all around the world, she has now brought her career up to Westchester County and has been seen performing at North Street Tavern (acknowledged in "Experience Westchester"), Rudy's, Trattoria 632, and Elmwood Country Club. Danielle has recorded and released 2 albums featuring Tony Award Winner, Gregory Jbara, star of Blue Bloods. She has been Teaching, Directing, and Musical Directing since 2007 and has been teaching Privately since 2010 to a wide age range, focusing on vocal technique, as well as bringing you out of your comfort zone and pushing your voice to grow. She also focuses on acting techniques and audition preparation and gives you the confidence to walk into an audition and feel prepared and ready to rock it!
For more information and to schedule a Free preliminary lesson, contact Danielle at www.DaniellePorcelliniStudio.com.
Deborah Blatt is the founder and director of The Sharing Shelf, a program of Family Services of Westchester. The Sharing Shelf collects new and gently used clothing for infants, youth and teens as well as limited infant equipment and new school supplies. Items are distributed to low-income children and families in Westchester County at no cost. The children they serve receive a week's worth of seasonally appropriate clothing matched into outfits. Each summer, we buy and fill new backpacks with grade appropriate school supplies. Our program is powered by volunteers who organize clothing drives in the community and meet in our warehouse to help sort and pack.
The Sharing Shelf is located at 47 Purdy Ave in Port Chester (914) 305-5950
Jodi Baretz, LCSW, CHHC is a psychotherapist, mindfulness and holistic health coach at The Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco. She specializes in helping busy women reduce stress and improve their relationships with their kids, spouse, bodies and themselves. Jodi is the founder of the program “Mindful is the New Skinny” and speaks to various groups, schools and organizations on the topic of mindfulness.
The Center for Health and Healing
4 Smith Avenue 2nd floor
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Soraya Hanzus has a six-month-old son and recently left her career as a senior public relations director at DiGennaro Communications to launch The New York Studio of Irish Step Dance and Hungry Watching.
The New York Studio of Irish Step Dance is located in both Westchester County and New York City. Soraya teaches students of all levels and ages -- 3 to 53! Her students have performed countywide to delighted audiences at local assisted living homes as well as at various establishments like Yonkers Brewery and the McLean Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Find out more via firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the website at irishdance.nyc, Facebook page or Twitter profile @NYIrishDance.
Office: (914) 966-8017
Cell: (773) 263-4279
Hungrywatching.com was recently co-founded by Soraya and her fellow MBA graduate Jaya Daniel. Hungry Watching is the ultimate online guide to pairing your favorite movies and TV shows with fun food, drinks and restaurants in the local area. Find out more at email@example.com and check out the online portal at HungryWatching.com or on Twitter profile @Hungry_Watching.
Dominique Gill is a licensed hairstylist with over 15 years experience specializing in hair coloring, haircuts, keratin treatments and hair extensions. She is the owner of Hair Envy, which is a chic salon suite located in the heart of White Plains, you can expect a fun, friendly and professional atmosphere. She also travels to on- site locations for the working professionals who's schedule doesn't accommodate regular salon business hours.
Please feel free to contact her directly for a complimentary consultation and 20% off your first in-salon visit. Find Hair Envy Studio on Facebook, Instagram and Yelp.
445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 100 Studio 24
White Plains, New York 10601
Jennifer Malach is a Certified Executive and Career Coach, combining her 20+ years of corporate experience with her background in psychology to collaborate with clients who want to take ownership of their careers and achieve a higher level of results – for themselves, their teams, and their organizations. She received both her Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Executive & Career Coaching Certification from New York University.
As the Founder of 20/20 Career Solutions, she works with experienced professionals in the areas of: leadership development, creating executive presence, enhancing communication skills, effective decision-making, conflict management, team development and performance management, building stronger working relationships, career management and role transitions, job search and networking strategies, and translating strategy into action.
To schedule a complimentary consultation, please click here or email Jen@2020careersolutions.com.
Please visit www.2020careersolutions.com to learn more. You can follow Jennifer on Twitter @2020careers. SIgn-up for a free monthly newsletter today!