What's next
Asheville, North Carolina
September 14th - 16th
Morphmom Conferences

Join us for 3 immersive days with the “Morphmom” community as you take time out to reflect on your “next step”: 

Learning (panels, speakers, book signings),

Living (outdoor activities, cocktails, pop ups and shopping)

Laying the groundwork to launch whatever’s next (networking, relationship building and meeting new friends).

We devote most of our time to helping others, but it is now time to get away and help ourselves!  It is our turn to spend time where we can learn & laugh, shop & sip, make new friends and enjoy a little bit of the great outdoors!

Experience 3 days of inspiration, guidance and community. From cocktails, to book signings, to panels to shopping, to table reads to hiking and more... where speakers share their journeys and the steps they took to get where they are today.   Where you will meet other like-minded women and immediately feel part of a community, a movement devoted to helping others discover and pursue their next step. An event where fellow "morphmoms" share not just the positive experiences, but the challenges, failures and obstacles they faced along the way. Be empowered -- not afraid -- to go beyond your comfort zone and find “What’s Next!”  

What  to expect

Wednesday: Cocktails & Caftans

            5:00-8:00 PM at the ELDR - a true taste of local Asheville

            Grab your caftans and get ready to shop, sip and as influencer and designer Teggy French brings the latest             and greatest fashion trends...but always with a '60's vintage twist!

            Organize-Organize-Organize with Mumi Designs Co-Founder  Gabriela Mekler 


         VIP members are welcome to join us for early access to this incredible shopping event!


Thursday: Lunch & Learn

            9:30-4:00PM Moderated Panels at the Wortham Center For The Performing Arts

            12:30-2:00PM- VIP  Lunch at Posana  (Meet our speakers!)


             Join us for a day of inspiring panels!

             From Finance to Founders to Food to Following your Passion... (panelists listed below)

 We will share the inspiring stories of women who and in turn will inspire you to find and take your next step!

 We will host the first two panels in the morning, immediately followed by our VIP lunch hour, which provides a great networking opportunity where guests can spend time with other Morphmoms and meet our featured speakers.  We will then reconvene for our final afternoon moderated panels.

. Our hope is that the entire day is one of inspiration and something you would not want to miss!


Thursday Night: Brews & Books & Blockbusters      

          5:00-8:00 PM at the Green Man Brewery- "The Soul of the South Slope"

          Grab your notebooks and a famous local craft cold brew as New York Times Best-Selling author

           Laurie Gelman leads us through an exclusive audience participation table read of her anticipated hopeful

          soon-to-be television series,   Sit back as she shows us the way to bring your story to screen!

          POP-UPS: FURTHER  & Preston Davitt Vintage Gallery & The Money Date Box & Yearly


Friday:  Walk the Walk

              We will have Talked the Talk...but it will be time to Walk the Walk...as we explore the beauty of Asheville!







$500 - VIP Ticket

Exclusive Lunch With Our Panelists & Early Access To All Events)

$400 - General Admission

Access To All Events

$200 - Thursday Day

      9:30 AM- 4:00 PM Thursday Panels at the Wortham 

$40 - Individual Evening Events 

      5:00 PM- 8:00 PM Wednesday Night - Sip & Shop with Teggy French and Mumi Designs at ELDR

      5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday Night - TV read with Laurie Gelman at Greenman Brewery 






Who are the Panelists


  Some of our featured speakers include:

Kathy Entwistle -  Top Forbes Financial Advisor, Named Martha's Stewart's Top Ten Financial                                                                        Advisors &  Founder of The Money Date Box  

Page Fehling -   Facilitator, Speaker, Author, Host/Emcee & Anchor

Teggy French   -  Social Media Influencer,  Fashion Designer & Blogger

Laurie Gelman  - NYT Best-Selling  Author of The Class Mom Series & hopefully soon to be television series

Jennifer Lapidus- Founder & GM of Carolina Ground, Asheville Bread Festival & Author of Southern Ground            Connie Matisse - CEO & Co-Founder of East Fork

Amanda Moses - Founder & Strategic Advisor of Amanda Moses Connects 

Gabriela Mekler - Co-Founder of Mumi Designs

Meredith Powell – CSP, CPAE, Motivational Speaker, Award-Winning  Author Thrive & Business Strategist

Amy Schmidt - Speaker & Author & Podcast Host & Founder of Fearlessly Facing Fifty 

Jennifer Simpson - Chief Experience Officer Bespoke Experiences               

Ann Williams - CEO & Founder of Yearly Company                                                                                                               Laura Webb - Founder & Co-Host of Her Two Cents, Founder and President of Webb Investment Services, Inc.                                                                                                 

How to Register
Who has spoken at our prior events


New York City:

Ann Shoket - Author of "The Big Life"

Monica Ferguson and Becca Brown - Shark Tank winners and Co-Founders of SOLEMATES

Sheila Klehm- Managing Director UBS Wealth Management

Benilde Little- Bestselling Author of Good Hair and Welcome To My Breakdown

Caytha Jentis - Director, Writer of the Amazon Hit Series "The Other F Word"

Lisa Holton - President of Classroom, Inc.

Francine Le Frak-Founder Same Sky                                                      

Jude Connally- Founder of Jude Connally Clothing

Dr Francesca Fusca-Award winning Dermatologist and TV Personality                     

Dr. Donnica Moore-Premier Expert Women's Health and TV Personality  

Sandra Richards- ED at Morgan Stanley/ Award winning Author of Rice and Rocks

Mary Carlomango-Author/ Tv Personality/ Owner of ORDER

Nancy Armstrong-Senior producer- MAKERS

Suzanne Curry-Owner at Write Ideas PR, President at Bergen CASA, Producer

Sonia Blangiardo-Director at Days of Our Lives/ Creator- writer- Tainted Dreams

Jaime Gelbtuch-Founder and Principal Consultant of Cultural Mixology

Beatriz Garcia- Director, New York at Brunswick Group

Debbie Shields-Clifford-Litigator and Leader of Child Advocacy Team-Gibbons P.C. 

Kelly Peeler- Founder and CO of NextGenVest

Annie Long Sullivan-ED, Founding Member, Beauty Counter

Michele Mitchell-Executive Editor, Film at 11 Media



Wendy Lacey - Founder, Cornerstone Montclair Jeanne Petrucci MS, RDN - Founder, Living Plate, LLC

Annie Schiffmann - Founder, Downstage Media

Lauren Marino - Editor, Collaborator, Author
Katherine Nukk-Freeman - Co-founder of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra PC+ SHIFT HR
Hon. Barbara Curran - Former NJ Assemblywoman, Superior Court Judge and Pres. of the NJ Board of Public Utilities

Megan McDowell - Founder, Heartworks
Donna O’Connor - Clinical Social Work/Therapist - MSW, LCSW, LLC


Susan Spencer - Editor-in-Chief of Woman's Day Magazine-Author of "When Action Follows Heart: 365 Ways to Share"

Kathy Entwistle - Senior VP - Wealth Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS

Angie Newman - Financial Advisor-Senior VP Portfolio Manager at UBS 

Heather Cundey Bartlett - Editor-in- Chief of The Scout of Northern New Jersey

Christine Figliuolo-Founder of Creations by Christine Events

Karen Latimer   -Founder of Tips From Town

Carolyn Loh  - Co-Owner of The Bar Method Ridgewood

Natasha Hemmings - CEO of The Girl Scouts of the Heart of New Jersey



Jane Hoffman - Founder of A Birthday Wish

Donna Vivino -  Broadway Actress - Elphaba inWicked, and Co-Founder of Journey to Broadway

Meaghan Murphy -  Executive Editor of Good Housekeeping

 Heather Stillufsen - Illustrator, Author and Founder of Rose Hill Design Studio

Jude Connally - Founder of Jude Connally Clothing

Missy Tannen - Founder of Boll & Branch

Hillary Irwin - Founder of Hillary Irwin Nutrition

Michelle Retik - Chef /Owner of Squirrel & The Bee Grainless Bakeshop & Goodness Grainless LLC

Ashley Quinn - Founder of reLAX Lacrosse + Yoga

Miriam Silver Verga - Owner/Partner at MIMI & HILL design studio


Olivia Metzger - Founder of OManagement
Nicki Radzely - Founder of Doddle and Co.
Kelly Watson - KPMG, LLP Partner (Retired)
Kerry Cordero - Personal Style and Image Coach
Anne Wargo - President of Anne Wargo Consulting
Colleen McCullough – Regional Director, ASAP Solutions Group
Marla Wynne - Founder of Marla Wynne Collections
Mary Giuliani - “Caterer to the Stars” and Author of "Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites"
Melissa Walker - Founder of Jazz House Kids
Kathryn McGuire - Founder of Clerestory Fine Art
Sally Jessy Raphael - Former Talk Show Host and Producer
Gilly Garrett - Founder of Gilly’s Organics
Kacy Erdelyi - Founder of Joyist Cafe



Karen Cahn – Founder & CEO of iFund Women
Deborah Engle – Founder of Work and Play & Co-Founder of General Store Cooperative 
Laurie Gelman – TV Personality & Best-Selling Author of Class Mom and You’ve Been Volunteered
Katie McKenna – Life Coach, Speaker & Best-Selling Author of How to Get Run Over by a Truck

Sara Bliss – Speaker & NYT Best-Selling Author of Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life
Jamie Meier - Founder of Live Love Lens Photography & Social Media Creator Live Love Maplewood

Dina El Nabli  Editorial Director of New Jersey Family

Lisa Marie Latino - Author, Executive Producer of Long Shot Productions & Host of Hip New Jersey
Kris Ohleth – Founder of Garden State Kitchen

Jenni Lewis Ford - VP Strategic Marketing & Digital Communications, Author & Podcast Host





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