#HerStory Panel x Jersey City, NJ, USA Edition November 7, 2019



Carissa Lintao

is the founder of Apptuitive

"Featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, and the documentary “Venture Forward” by Roadtrip Nation, Carissa Lintao is the founder of Apptuitive an award-winning app store optimization agency. Carissa is working towards creating ethical app store-related environments to bridge information gaps in tech and level the playing field."


Christy Whitney-Matz

is the founder of pAra

pAra a reiki-infused holistic skincare line. She is a Shamanic Reiki healer with roots in intuitive plant spirit medicine. She finds serenity amidst forests, gardens, mountains, lakes, streams, salty seas, and in the company of four-legged fur-children and her dear human companions. Her most recent quest is into the healing of her ancestral lineages which has crossed her into unseen dimensions, where she has met ancient familial guides who now work with her in the development of her gifts — including the crafting of pAra’s potions via the connection of plant spirit to the earthly body. In each day she is gifted earthside, she endeavors to lead from the heart, walking softly and spreading light at every turn.


Dalia David

is a Celebrity Chef, Writer, and Speaker.

She has been a guest and Finalist on Food Network’s Chopped and has partnered with high profile brands such as Citigroup, Athleta, Linkedin, Gap, James Beard House, and Atelier Cologne. Dalia’s food and wellness philosophy are strongly influenced by her earliest experiences growing up on a pineapple plantation in Southern India. After spending her childhood surrounded by rice paddy fields, acres of coconut and banana trees she learned that living harmoniously with nature is more than just an abstract idea. It is a concept that connects each of us with the earth, our most natural source of energy and vibrancy.



Meditation & Yoga Guide, Founder of Root & Bloom

Fueled by her love of the practice and a passion to serve others in experiencing the gifts of it, laurieG has been guiding explorations in Meditation and Yoga since 1999. Her intention infused, organically flowing sessions encourage a deep dive into compassionate presence and cultivate a sense of spaciousness in body, mind, and heart. She is known for her resonant voice and ability to distill the wisdom of the teachings in a way that is both accessible and profound, serving students in moving with greater consciousness on the mat and in their lives. In-home, in the studio, on retreats and on-line, she seamlessly weaves insights gleaned from her own studies, stumblings and epiphanies along the way into experiences that are grounding, heart-opening, deeply resonant and transformational. Creator, Root & Bloom online meditation and self-study program. Lead Trainer, Golden Bridge University. Co-Founder & Senior Teacher, Yoga For Good. Certified Teacher of ISHTA Yoga (500RYT), Yoga Nidra, Prenatal Yoga & Radiant Child Yoga.


Sabrina Matera

the founder of Design Maters, offering Creative Strategy and Visual Design and founder/partner at Magical Encounters, an experiential photography franchise.

A visual designer and creative strategist, that has experience building measurable brand equity for legacy businesses and startups alike. Passionate about people and how they impact and contribute to technology, creativity, and culture. Started as a disciplined print designer rigoured in an architectural foundation. Her work, representing a range of industries from life sciences, consumer goods, finance, manufacturing, and transport, widely recognize her as a versatile player and co-creator of innovative/disruptive ideas and high end, polished designs for the ever-changing digital consumers.

Independently operates as a creative consultant as Design Maters and started Magical Encounters with two other entrepreneurs, an experiential photography company that is bringing smiles to America’s household for families and celebrities all over the tri-state area.


Marina Romashko
The Panel Facilitator The founder of Big Idea Lab & Creator of #HerStory Panel Marina Romashko is the Founder of Big Idea Lab, a leading NYC based coaching platform that helps to create customized productivity and leadership styles for their clients. Widely regarded as a thought leader in productivity Marina designs and facilitates workshops, group coaching modules, and 1-on-1 coaching sessions to help her clients execute a wide range of ideas and businesses. Established in 2009, Big Ideal Lab owes its success to Marina’s hands-on approach and unique methodology of combining time and energy management. Marina Romashko is a huge believer that stories we tell about ourselves shape us and influence people around us. She always challenges women not to tell limiting stories about themselves and inspires them to create stories that never existed before. #HerStory Panel is about sharing inspiring stories, celebrating each other and breaking through limiting beliefs so we can create new paths for success.

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