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You Rock, Moms: Peer to Peer Support for Mompreneurs

May 25, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Being both a mom and entrepreneur can be incredibly exhausting and difficult. You are not alone! Join us for this interactive workshop featuring special guest panelists and attendees in a Mompreneur “gut check” session. Both panelists and attendees will be able to share advice, insights, issues, and questions in a supportive circle. Lunch and networking will follow as apart of Detroit Startup Week.

+Presented by Human Scale Studio, a consultancy firm transforming cities by putting people first and Launch Exchange, dedicated to growing social enterprise in Detroit and beyond.

About Detroit Startup Week
DSW is a free, 5 day, 100+ Program, 2,000+ attendee celebration that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. Powered by @ChaseforBiz

Speaker Bio
April Boyle – Build Institute
April was a start-up team member of D:hive, where she was Director of Small Business Initiatives and helped launch the Build program. She is also the co-creator of a number of small-scale ventures including the award-winning family Hootenanny kids concert series and CD, the critically acclaimed Indonesian pop-up restaurant Komodo Kitchen and the all mom rock band The Mydols- featured on the Cable television series Gene Simmons Family Jewels. She sits on the board of Kiva Detroit and the advisory board for Ponyride. She is also co-owner and investor in Gold Cash Gold, building and restaurant, in Corktown. April is married to Model D Co-founder Brian Boyle and is the mother of three amazing boys – Carter, Gram Henry and Rowen.

Yolanda Curry – The D Jewelry

Sarah Pappas – Fresh Cut Flower Farm

Danielle Smith – Detroit Maid

Danielle North – Kidz Kingdom
Danielle North wears many entrepreneurial hats. She’s the Founder and Owner of Detroit’s first indoor playground – Kidz Kingdom Open Play & Party Center. This center is place for kids and a space for parents as it provides a safe and fun place for families. She also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of EdReform Partners where she’s partnering with schools and their stakeholders to promote city-wide educational reform. She mostly acts as a consultant to support management companies, boards and nonprofits in their endeavors to improve educational outcomes for children. She formerly served as Deputy Director of the Office of Charter Schools at Detroit Public Schools. In this role as a charter school authorizer, she was primarily responsible for day-to-day operations, budget development and management, strategic planning initiatives and acting as a liaison for internal and external communications. Prior to this role, she was professionally trained and nurtured as a community developer at Warren Conner Development Coalition. This role afforded her the opportunity to lead an initiative to bring a high-performing charter school to the lower-eastside of Detroit. This project is still underway and the school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. Her other professional experience includes: managing a farmers market, serving as a community liaison for a Detroit City Councilmember and leasing and developing affordable homes. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sociology from Central Michigan University. She will graduate with her Masters of Management in Finance at Walsh College in June of 2017. She’s a proud alumni of the German Marshall Memorial Fellowship, traveling throughout Europe in 2012 to promote transatlantic exchange. She’s also the Co-Founder of the Detroit Women’s Leadership Network a mentoring network of more than 1600 women in the Detroit region that was formed to promote inclusive and diverse women’s leadership.

Danielle has been married to Eugene North for eight years and they have two beautiful sons. She was born and raised in the City of Detroit. She enjoys long-distance running, singing and writing music. She’s very committed to the city and loves investing her time in ways to make it a better place for us all to enjoy. She’s an advocate for children, women and disenfranchised individuals.

Lara Galloway


May 25, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


The Detroit Masonic Temple
500 Temple St
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
(313) 832-7100