Mama Maker: Talla, Honoring Grief with the Gift of Life

Talla Kuperman lived more life in her first five years as an Iranian refugee, and again when she lost her brother to cancer at age 30, than many do in a lifetime. And yet, she radiates joy and immediate warmth—both of which are propelling her entrepreneurial journey as the founder of Love Talla fine jewelry … Continue reading Mama Maker: Talla, Honoring Grief with the Gift of Life

Mama Maker: Pamelyn, Finding Gratitude in Any Situation

Pamelyn Rocco wants to remind us that no matter how busy life gets, we can still carve out moments to feel grateful. “Instead of being annoyed at all of the driving that I have to do, we take it as a time to look outside at nature and be grateful,” she says about chauffeuring her … Continue reading Mama Maker: Pamelyn, Finding Gratitude in Any Situation

Mama Maker: Cameca, Savoring the Time to Refine Your Craft

Cameca Bacchus doesn’t shy away from reinvention, having toggled between corporate roles, baking and motherhood. She takes inspiration from women like Sylvia Weinstock who achieved success much later in life. “I can crunch numbers well, but my passion really is baking,” she says. “When the subprime crisis happened, I remember walking to my office one … Continue reading Mama Maker: Cameca, Savoring the Time to Refine Your Craft

Mama Maker: Lesley, Creating the Space for Women to Feel Supported

Every day Lesley Osei answers the call to help others, beyond her five children under four and her six siblings, across fifteen acres where she and her husband are building a church in Connecticut, with the thousands of followers she motivates on Instagram, all the way to Ghana where she’s bringing basic comforts to rural … Continue reading Mama Maker: Lesley, Creating the Space for Women to Feel Supported

Mama Maker: Lisa, Growing Stronger with Grief

Lisa Herrington emerged from the most unfathomable experience a parent can have by choosing connection over confinement, ultimately helping others do the same. “I was pretty quiet for like those first six or seven months because I didn’t know if I was going to survive it,” she says. “You suddenly feel like you’re completely alone … Continue reading Mama Maker: Lisa, Growing Stronger with Grief

Mama Maker: Viola, Drawing Us Towards Happiness No Matter What Happens

Viola Sutanto found joy within the four walls of a hospital room where her 9-year-old daughter awaited a bone marrow transplant for aplastic anemia, ultimately defying the odds of a match with her 3-year-old brother. “They had told us of course we’ll test your son, but just know that sibling matches are a 25% chance, … Continue reading Mama Maker: Viola, Drawing Us Towards Happiness No Matter What Happens

Mama Maker: Sarah, Deciding How We Want to Live

Sarah Kelly’s rebound from a breast cancer diagnosis at 32 weeks pregnant to building a clean beauty brand featured by the likes of Good Morning America, exemplifies what “salty” women are capable of. “I was up in Maine at my parents’ house and my sisters were there and it was one of those moments that … Continue reading Mama Maker: Sarah, Deciding How We Want to Live

Mama Maker: Angela, Creating Our Own Story

Angela Engel flips right past the “why me?” question that many stumble over when the opportunity to make a difference presents itself. The mother of three is a publishing industry disruptor by day, who mobilized the creation of PPE at the start of the pandemic–while continuing to lead the San Francisco chapter of Hey Mama, … Continue reading Mama Maker: Angela, Creating Our Own Story

Mama Maker: Megan, Getting the Most Out of Every Room

While our homes are multitasking more than ever, Megan Hersch wants to help families make the most out of every square inch. “A lot of people don’t have a separate space that they can make their office,” she says, which is leading to requests like, “How can I put a desk in this corner? I … Continue reading Mama Maker: Megan, Getting the Most Out of Every Room

Mama Maker: Christy, Embracing Parenthood in the C-Suite

When Christy MacGregor traded her position as a law firm associate for a commute across the street to join her husband’s startup as Chief Parent Officer and General Counsel, the barriers between parenting and career came tumbling down. “I have a lot more flexibility now and it’s really nice to be able to move back … Continue reading Mama Maker: Christy, Embracing Parenthood in the C-Suite