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MOLLY MCDERMOTT WALSH
Strategist | CMO Marketing Consultant | Radical Alignment | Executive Coach
Molly McDermott Walsh is a collaborative and ambitious brand strategist, marketing consultant, and certified executive coach. With nearly twenty years in the luxury and design sectors, with brands like Farrow & Ball, Pantone, Henrybuilt, Zenith/LVMH & Hudson Valley Lighting, Molly brings clients a fresh perspective, proven results and her curated network of specialists.
She thrives when partnering with C-Suite executives to build the infrastructure for successful brands and effective marketing, whether a new startup with a purpose or a heritage brand looking to evolve while maintaining its legacy. Throughout her career, she has modernized heritage brands through digital and brick & mortar experiences, relaunched a DTC brand website with 187% increase in sales, led global viral media moments (Color of the Year - 2012 thru 2016), driven media impressions by 400% and negotiated several notable brand partnerships, including Instagram, Jason Wu and Minions/NBCUniversal for Pantone and Kelly Wearstler, Roman & Williams, Peter Shire & Goop for Farrow & Ball.
Ideating | Business Building | Empathy | Problem-Solving | Creating Agreement | Developing & Protecting Brand Equity
Erin Erenberg is a mom of three, attorney, serial business builder, fund advisor and the founder and CEO of Totum, an advocacy firm for modern mothers at the intersection of ambition and motherhood. She is also a co-founder of the Chamber of Mothers and serves on the Equitable Business Council for Have Her Back. Before launching Totum, Erin practiced as an IP attorney for Moore & VanAllen and SESAC, served as the Executive Director of ACM Lifting Lives, ran business development for social impact-driven tech firms Indiegogo and Omaze, and worked as an agent and Head of crowdfunding for William Morris Endeavor (WME).
Through the communities she leads Totum Women and Chamber of Mothers, Erin is in active conversation with over 60,000 working American mothers daily. Totum offers resources like an Insider Guide to postpartum wellness, and lactation cookies and nursing-accessible clothing beloved by women like Katherine Schwarzenegger, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Hudson and Meena Harris. During the pandemic, Erin and Totum pivoted to activities that support working mothers’ wellbeing.
MARY ALICE STEPHENSON
Fashion Consulting | Styling | Creative Direction | Humanitarian | Social Impact
Mary Alice Stephenson is a renowned fashion and beauty expert, style commentator, humanitarian and the founder and force behind GLAM4GOOD. Her resume includes the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines as well as Hollywood’s elite. In addition, she is consultant and spokesperson for a number of pop culture’s influential brands.
For over fifteen years, Stephenson has volunteered as the National Fashion Ambassador for Make A Wish where she managed, produced and granted countless fashion-related wishes for children struggling with life-threatening illnesses. Seeing the power and impact of these fashion experiences, Stephenson launched the empowerment platform GLAM4GOOD and the GLAM4GOOD Foundation to use style to make a social impact. GLAM4GOOD harnesses the healing power, joy, and attention that fashion and beauty can bring to honor courage, ignite self-esteem, raise awareness and inspire social conscience. The GLAM4GOOD foundation has empowered thousands of women and their families across the country with their self-esteem building initiatives that donate millions in clothing and personal care essentials and services as well as raise awareness for numerous causes.