Abbie Schiller’s media and social influence began at thirteen, when she took it upon herself to reach out to an advertiser in Seventeen Magazine to inform them their ad needed to be, in her own words, “tweaked.”
Fast-forward to a successful career in PR and Brand Strategy while living in New York, she became a motivating force in helping companies find a stronger voice.
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! Continue reading