Mother of Invention: Finding Opportunity in Life’s Everyday Challenges (Virtual)
For those with a passion for or curiosity about entrepreneurship
We kick off Women Entrepreneurship Week 2020 with Cara Armstrong, CEO, founder and inventor of Baby Barista, a Nespresso-like machine that makes the perfect bottle in under 30 seconds, and an accompanying ecosystem that revolutionizes the infant formula feeding experience.
Join in to learn:
• The state of women and entrepreneurship in 2020
• Necessity is (quite literally) the mother of invention
• Taking the leap of faith; how Cara found the courage to become the CEO of Baby Barista
• Fighting the giants; the power of persistence against all odds
• Finding your purpose; the joy of creating a meaningful social impact
About the Speaker: Cara Armstrong is the CEO, founder and inventor of Baby Barista, a Certified Emergency Room Registered Nurse who spent 12 years working at Providence-Cedars Sinai hospital in Tarzana, California. During her career as a nurse, she was the recipient of many awards including the Mission Spirit award and the Hospital Hero award sponsored by the National Health Foundation.
As the inventor of the Baby Barista machine, Cara holds three published patents. Baby Barista was named one of California's Top 10 Design innovations on the CBS show California by Design in July and has been featured in Fast Company Magazine and USA Today. It won the Audience Choice Award at Angelcon, an event sponsored by Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo this summer. Cara loves being a mom to her three kids Amber, Jack and Mia. Her youngest daughter Mia, born with Down Syndrome, has inspired her to be a passionate disability advocate who believes in the dignity of every human life. She has had the opportunity to share the importance of acceptance and inclusion with the world in unique ways.
In 2018, Cara was honored on ABC television’s The View for being a “fearless mom.” She has appeared beside Mia, a SAG-Aftra actress, in campaigns for Walmart, Tommy Hilfiger, Teleflora, Samsung, Cheerios and Baby Born. Cara is a contributing author to the children’s book Down on Safari, part of the SuperCaptainBraveMan book series, which won the Mother’s Choice Award in 2019. The book explains Down Syndrome in an age appropriate way to elementary school children.