As moms and business owners, we juggle a lot. And we have many expectations on us – some of those expectations are self-imposed while others come from society, our family and friends... Put quite simply, many of those old expectations are not serving us anymore.
After all, are we here to fulfill society’s expectation of us? Or are we here to live our lives to the fullest and to reach our greatest potential? It’s time to let go of what we have been telling ourselves we can’t do, and time to redefine what’s possible!
Being a “mom boss” these days means braving new, wild unknowns, and leaning into our fears of ‘what would happen if I was the biggest, boldest version of myself?’ We mamapreneurs are banding together and rising up to smash the preconceived ideas of our own limitations, to live our greatest mission and help and serve the people who need it.
Whatever you have told yourself (or been told by others) is possible... we want you to get ready to crush it! Together we will break through that threshold and shatter those old beliefs keeping us small.
We are unstoppable. It’s time we start acting like it!
This year, MAMACON will be held at the very central and modern Hotel Novotel in the heart of downtown Toronto. The conference will take place on the second floor in the impressive Champagne ballroom.
Saturday October 26, 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm
45 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON M5E 1W2
Jill Stanton is the co-founder of Screw The Nine To Five, where she helps unsatisfied employees quit their jobs and start online businesses. Coined by Forbes as “a destination for up-and-coming online entrepreneurs,” Screw The Nine To Five has inspired tens of thousands of new entrepreneurs to quit their jobs, build thriving businesses, and live lives of meaning and purpose.
In addition to her chart-topping podcast, her honest-yet-cheeky style has landed her on shows like The Sunny Show, Entrepreneurs On Fire, and Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy, to name a few. Jill has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Inc., and Digital Marketer.
Liat Horovitz and Carolina Rzeznikiewiz are great friends, working moms to 3 kids each, passionate travellers and foodies on a mission to rediscover their mojo. As seen on HuffPost, Scary Mommy, Savvy Mom and more, they have built a social media community that helps busy moms around the world to reignite their passions, curiosity and individuality.
Through a series of weekly videos, live shows, and honest writing — these #MomjoMamas look to inspire, empower, and entertain. Momjo is more than a movement — it’s a way of life.
Lianne Kim is a renowned Business Coach and the founder and CEO of Mamas & Co. With 20 years of sales and marketing experience, and she shares her passion and expertise in her weekly podcast, The Business of Thinking Big. Through her community, coaching and courses, Lianne helps female entrepreneurs build profitable businesses that light them up.
Lianne is a firm believer that we are 100% in charge of what is possible for ourselves. She is living proof that having the right mindset is the foundation for achieving our wildest dreams.
Following the birth of her daughter, Nadine Woods was introduced to the world of nursing bras and shapewear out of necessity. She immediately recognized the impact of the physical changes a woman experiences post-birth and the significance it can have beyond childbearing years. Mayana Genevière® was created to fulfill the desire for functional, sexy and supportive intimate apparel that address the needs of women transitioning through life’s many changes.
She is also the founder and Executive Director of Maternal Goddess®, a non-profit organization. Their mandate is to enhance education and awareness of the unspoken realities of women’s postnatal health.
Cindy Wagman spent 15 years as an in-house fundraiser at organizations large and small before founding The Good Partnership – a boutique fundraising firm focused on small nonprofits. Cindy has worked in social justice, health, arts, and education, on everything from annual campaigns and communications to multi-million dollar gifts. Cindy became a Certified Fundraising Executive in 2009 and received her MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto in 2013.
Cindy has presented for AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals), CanadaHelps, CharityVillage, the Centre for Social Innovation, United Way of Greater Toronto and the city of York Region, and has taught fundraising at Humber College. She is the host of The Small Nonprofit podcast, Canada’s #1 podcast for charities
After having her first child, Alana looked for ways to connect with other moms and didn’t exactly find something her speed. She began hosting events in her house, and community. Soon, momsTO was born - reinventing maternity and motherhood forever.
Alana is the ultimate community builder, connector and networking maven. She is a seasoned event and marketing professional with years of experience planning complex events for startups, corporate and not for profit organizations. Alana is an expert at creating unique and compelling content and experiences that inspire the millennial mom.
Cynthia Mason of Mason Professional Corporation is a Canadian lawyer and trademark agent who helps innovative businesses protect their names and logos. Over the last 15+ years, she has helped businesses of all sizes and stages protect their trademarks, including multi-national consumer product companies, a Canadian airline, a startup stainless steel container company, and even a professional race car driver.
She’s passionate about teaching business owners how to protect all the hard work they have invested in growing their brands.
Tammatha Denyes is the CEO of TD Accounting Services, a forward-thinking and growth-oriented accounting practice that focuses on providing services to businesses in an online environment. Unlike other accounting practices, the team believes that business owners should be given the technologically advanced tools they need to make informed business decisions.
Tammatha is a firm believer in helping business owners both adopt and adapt to cloud technology. She also believes in teaching these same business owners to understand how to use the technology through training that is provided virtually.
9:00 - Registration and Networking
9:30 - Welcome Address by Lianne Kim
9:50 - Keynote Address by Jill Stanton
10:40 - Protecting your Big Vision with Cynthia Mason
11:00 - Morning Break and Networking
11:20 - Crushing the Norm Panel Discussion
12:15 - Lunch
1:30 - Keynote Address with Momjo
2:20 - Reimagine your Financial Future with Tammatha Denyes
2:40 - Afternoon Break and Networking
3:00 - Mini Masterminds
4:00 - Closing Address and Prizes
4:30 - Networking and Goodbyes
5:30 – After Party begins
*Please note that times are approximate and subject to change*
Full Price: $249 + HST
Early Bird: $199 + HST
(use Promo Code: RUSH by September 13th)
“My favourite thing about this event was meeting such a wide variety of entrepreneurs who all have very different businesses but also common challenges. We got together and brainstormed and networked and supported each other. We all walked away with a renewed passion and excitement and optimism for the growth and opportunity in our all of our businesses.”
-Summer B., Skincare Specialist-
"Thank you for an amazing day! I left feeling so motivated and full of ideas after speaking with other mamas. All the workshops were design to support and help each other in our businesses. Often times, we feel like we are alone in our struggles and roadblocks so it was nice to share our challenges and get feedback from others who can see your business more objectively and think outside the box. Merci!!”
-Julie G., French Tutor-
“My favourite thing about the event is the amazing speakers. I was very inspired and had to hold back tears.”
-Vanessa G., Media Specialist -
“What I loved about this event was being reminded about all the things we are supposed to be doing in our business, taking a step back, listening to all these amazing entrepreneurs and ensuring that I am going to do it myself going forward!"
-Winnie S., Activity Centre Owner-
“My favourite part of MamaCon was meeting with all of these amazing women. I can’t believe how smart they all are! I learned so much!”
-Chelsea S., Real Estate Agent-
This year, MamaCon will be held at the very central and modern Hotel Novotel in the heart of downtown Toronto. The conference will take place on the second floor in the impressive Champagne ballroom. VIEW MAP
MamaCon is an event designed for Mama Entrepreneurs and is open to any mom with a business or plans to start one. We are expecting over 100 “mamapreneurs” in attendance and space is limited, so we encourage you to purchase your ticket as early as possible.
Yes! This event is open to any mom with a business or plans to start one.
Yes! As long as your friend is a mom with a business (or plans to start one), we welcome you to bring them along!
Attire is “Business Casual.” We suggest you wear what you would wear to any conference or networking event. We will have people snapping photos for social media and future event promotion so you will want to look and feel your best!
Yes! We are always looking to collaborate with other organizations that support mama entrepreneurs. There are several ways you can sponsor this event and/or our other events. For more information, please email us at [email protected].
Yes you can! The Hotel Novotel has a special group rate available for any conference attendees. Please call the hotel directly to make your reservations and give them the Group Code #1829703 to receive your discounted guestroom rate.
Your MamaCon experience is never complete without attending the After Party. It's a closed event for our speakers, sponsors, and 'in-the-know' attendees to relax and connect after an inspiring day. Click here to purchase your exclusive ticket.