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Keynotes - 2018 Spring Conference

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Systematizing for Success
Implementing Systems to Help Your Business Succeed

Conference Keynotes 
Keynote: Run Your Business Like a Mother 
Just as a mother’s main objective is to raise children to be happy, healthy, contributing members of society, the maternalistic business fosters Connection, Agency, Mission, and Progression in its employees. Sascha and Christine will share how Mamava not only created a mission driven business and entirely new category through design innovation, but also how it developed and uses a C.A.M.P. philosophy on performance management to create a vibrant and successful work culture.


Sascha Mayer & Christine Dodson

Co-founders, Mamava
Mamava designs solutions for nursing mamas on the go, and since 2015 has placed over 400 lactation suites in locations as diverse as airports, sports stadiums, automobile factories, and military bases.  Mission driven, women owned, and B Certified, Mamava’s smartlock enabled lactation suites and mobile app are designed with consideration of the biological, physical, and emotional needs of nursing mamas (and babies) on the go. 


Sascha Mayer (Co-Founder & CEO) started with Solidarity of Unbridled Labour (Mamava’s birthplace) in 1995. As Strategy Director, Sascha participated in the creation of many brands, and facilitated multidisciplinary creative-collaborative sessions with numerous companies, including HP, Levi’s, Lululemon, Merrell Apparel, Nike Women. Before joining Solidarity, Sascha worked for the office of Congressman (now Senator) Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.). 

Christine Dodson (Co-Founder & COO) Until February 2018 Christine was Managing Director of Solidarity of Unbridled Labour (Mamava’s birthplace) with over 25 years of experience in design, and advertising, working on brands like Pantene, Wolverine World Wide, Patagonia, Black Diamond. Christine’s experience includes management positions at Grey Advertising in NYC, and State Street Corporation in Boston.

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Endnote: The Bold Adventure

Marguerite Dibble built her company GameTheory with the mission of using game design to bring lasting change to the important issues that surround us: healthcare, education, energy, etc., but more and more she has come to see the parallels between how games challenge us to tackle objectives through courageous exploration, and the obstacles that lie between women and entrepreneurship. By looking at how society frames female success, and the inherent challenges there we can see a monstrous battle to overcome. Women are often asked to summon immense courage to face this Bold Adventure, and video games can help show us how we can forge a future of representative innovation.


Marguerite Dibble

Founder, CEO, GameTheory
Marguerite Dibble is the CEO of GameTheory and a strategic consultant. She studied game development at Champlain College and founded her company before graduating in 2012. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees at Champlain College and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Vermont Public Television. She has been a featured keynote speaker at many events nationally and internationally, including a TEDX talk, speaking on the ways in which we can use game design for good and promote diversity in technology spaces. 

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Our Emcee: Mary Catherine Jones, Voice Over Vermont
Mary Catherine Jonesis the owner and principal talent of Voice Over Vermont and has been bringing the written word to life for over 20 years. Her BA in psychology enables her to articulate the unspoken messages inherent in the scripts she receives. Mary Catherine makes her living by word of mouth ;) 



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