Risa Goldberg and Leslie Venokur and their “Biggest Baby Shower Ever!”


In the spring of 2004, sisters Risa Goldberg and LeslieVenokur found themselves both experiencing the various stages of motherhood through the eyes of a working mom in the Big Apple. They also both found themselves frustrated with the lack of events, resources, and networking opportunities available to other young women in their shoes.

Both highly successful in their respective professions, they decided to put their entrepreneurial skills in full force and together created the now 500,000 member strong organization, Big City Moms.

Initially, their endeavor began as simply a series of “Mom’s Night Out” dinners held twice a month, where young mothers could share thoughts on balancing work, kids and life. But since then, Big City Moms has expanded into a national brand that includes weekly dinners, year-round special events, and a lifestyle website filled with valuable info for mothers and mothers-to-be!

In 2006 they took the next step and created the very first “Biggest Baby Shower Ever!” event. They gathered the top name brands in the industry together to display the hottest essentials for modern parenting. It was an absolute hit! Now sold-out crowds of new and expectant moms congregate each year to sample products, test baby gear, and participate in expert-led seminars ranging from breastfeeding to car seat safety and everything in between. With events now taking place in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco, Big City Moms truly has become host to the “Biggest Baby Shower Ever”!

“We are so fortunate to have helped form thousands of new friendships between mothers, and educate them on all stages of motherhood. The excitement that we get when a mom stops us on the street to tell us she survived the first year of motherhood because of our support groups or that she met her best friend at one of our expectant dinners keeps us going and motivated to do as much as we can.”

Risa and Leslie are true inspirations, and we thank them for turning their passion for the “Mommy” industry into a thriving, successful business and for bringing the best of the best of all things baby, together for a baby shower like no other!