Re:Make is a two-day event to bring out the creative side in all of us.
Join Brit + Co for our fourth annual Re:Make Summit and Festival designed to celebrate and explore the evolving landscape of creativity in a modern world. Day one at the Summit plays host to hundreds of the country’s leading designers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, artisans and brands, all of whom are shaping today’s creative movement. At the Festival, tap into your own creativity with free DIY classes and projects, shop from nearly 100 of Brit + Co’s favorite artisans, munch on goodies from SF’s best food trucks, and enjoy live performances from talented musicians and artists. All ages welcome. Come to learn, make, play and explore!
Join us for the Summit, Festival... or both!
Learn from world-renowned speakers and meet hundreds of the country’s most creative influencers, all of whom are shaping today’s creative movement.
Expanding the definition of beauty is something Tyra has always believed in, as a supermodel and as a super-businesswoman. Tyra is CEO of The Tyra Banks Company—a place where beauty meets entertainment.
An original Victoria’s Secret angel, Tyra was the first African-American model to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. For the last decade, she has been the creator and executive producer of America’s Next Top Model, the first and longest running fashion competition-based reality television series.
Most recently, Tyra created a one-of-a-kind cosmetics experience – TYRA Beauty. With a radically fierce, fresh and unique approach to the beauty industry, TYRA Beauty is powered by the strategic collision of beauty and entertainment, coined ‘Beautytainment’ by Banks. TYRA Beauty is a 100% self-funded company and is a dream near and dear to Banks’ heart with the goal of creating a legacy brand that provides anyone and everyone the opportunity to become the CEO of her or his own life.
Founder + CEO, Brit + Co
Brit Morin is the founder & CEO of Brit + Co, a new media and commerce company that enables creativity among women and girls through inspirational content, online classes and do-it-yourself kits. From traditional crafts to high-tech manufacturing, Brit + Co connects tens of millions of monthly users with makers, designers, chefs, and inventors together in one place at www.brit.co.
Brit has been awarded various accolades, including Forbes 30 Under 30, Fortune’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs (2015), Refinery29’s 30 Under 30, one of Parents magazine’s Most Influential Millennial Moms of 2015, and one of ELLE magazine’s American Women at 30.
Morin is also the author of the bestselling book, Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for the Digital Generation, which debuted in early 2015.
When she's not coming up with creative ideas to share with her fellow makers, Brit can be seen on several national TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray, Steve Harvey, Meredith Vieira, HSN and more. She has also been a contributor for Katie Couric, CNN, Yahoo and the Huffington Post, and has been profiled and quoted as an expert and entrepreneur in business publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Forbes as well as women’s lifestyle outlets like Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Marie Claire.
Brit is an active advisor and investor in various technology startups. She was raised in Texas and currently resides in the Bay Area with her husband and her two sons.
Founder + Creative Director, Nasty Gal
As the founder and owner of Nasty Gal, the fastest-growing online retailer in the country, Sophia Amoruso is the creative visionary, modern-day entrepreneur and fashion doyenne who has forged an unprecedented path in building a modern brand. Recently named by Forbes as “Fashion’s New Phenom,” Amoruso’s rising success and business savvy was touted for being “up there with retail’s most profitable ventures.”
In May 2014, Amoruso debuted her highly anticipated first book titled #GIRLBOSS under the Portfolio and Putnam imprints of Penguin Random House. Part memoir and part business book with an edge, #GIRLBOSS is a sassy and irreverent look into how Amoruso organically grew her business. The book tells Amoruso’s extraordinary personal story and offers insights on entrepreneurship and career advice for young women.
At only 30 years old, Amoruso has become one of the most prominent figures in retail and a cultural icon who has worked from the ground up and landed on top of a fashion empire called Nasty Gal—a term originally coined after a 1975 Bette Davis album and the singer’s outspoken and unapologetically sexy style. Building on that inspiration, Amoruso’s Nasty Gal first sparked a cult following in her one-woman business venture on eBay where she quickly learned that she had a knack and photographer’s eye for fashion, styling and buying. In just five years (and being kicked off of the site in 2008), the brand has grown into a one-stop shop and online retail haven with a progressive following of fashion risk-takers and well over a hundred million dollars in revenue. Today, Amoruso’s bold style is synonymous with six-inch platforms, motorcycle jackets, rock tees, shredded denim and an occasional red lip—all elements of the fashion retailer’s intrinsic personal taste.
Having recently caught the attention of Silicon Valley, The New York Times poetically put it, “If there were a Cinderella of tech, Sophia Amoruso might be it.” With a relentless obsession over all things web and social media, Amoruso has propelled her brand’s unforgettable aesthetic on every channel including as half a million followers on Facebook and six-hundred thousand followers on Instagram. As these carefully curated pages have “translated ‘likes’ into sales” according to Forbes, Amoruso has revolutionized marketing with a business built almost entirely on unpaid social media from day one, today drawing millions of visitors back to the Nasty Gal site every month. In addition, Amoruso has tapped into other outlets with the launch of Super Nasty, a biannual fashion publication inspired by the Nasty Gal ethos with a mission to connect individuals and spotlight upcoming iconic talents.
On the heels of Nasty Gal’s success, Amoruso is passionate about evolving her brand and team of creative mavericks in every way possible. As she continues to be deeply involved in every aspect of the business, she loves most to meet the girls that have inspired Nasty Gal to be one of the most coveted brands of our time.
Best Selling Author + Research Professor
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
Brené is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.
She is also the Founder and CEO of The Daring Way and COURAGEworks – an online learning community that offers eCourses, workshops, and interviews for individuals and organizations ready for braver living, loving, and leading.
Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 25 million viewers.
Brené lives in Houston with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Ellen and Charlie.
CEO, Girl Scouts
Sylvia Acevedo, interim CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, is a longtime advocate for underserved communities and girls’ and women’s causes. She was a member of the GSUSA Board of Directors from 2009 to 2016 and an officer and member of its Executive Committee.
Committed to Girl Scouts’ mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, Sylvia was involved with Girl Scouts long before being named to the National Board. As a girl growing up in New Mexico, after her family suffered a major tragedy, Sylvia was forced to move and leave behind her school, her neighborhood, and her friends. It was this move that brought her to Girl Scouts, which would change her life forever, her troop providing her with tools and experiences not widely available to girls of her background at that time. In Sylvia’s words, “This life-changing experience showed me what leadership looked like and enabled me to pursue leadership as a goal.”
Over the years Sylvia has spoken across the country about the importance of helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. She also served on the founding board of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, Texas—the largest all-girls public school in the nation.
Sylvia is a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and serves as chair of its Early Learning Subcommittee. She understands the U.S. education system and the challenges parents face in their children’s educational journey, and has traveled nationwide, talking with educators about the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Family Engagement curriculum, which she authored to help narrow academic achievement gaps in America. Sylvia is a strategic consultant to national organizations that strive to improve outcomes with America’s rising generation of youth, as well as a national advocate for STEM education. She is currently developing an aspirational memoir for middle school students that promotes STEM.
A talented technology executive who has held positions with some of the world’s most respected companies, previously Sylvia was the founder, president, and CEO of CommuniCard LLC, a marketing firm known for its innovative approaches to working with changing community demographics. Prior to that, she served in executive and business development roles at REBA Technologies, Dell Computer Corporation, Autodesk Inc., Tandem Ungermann-Bass, Apple Computer, and IBM—and she began her career as a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Sylvia has been widely recognized for her accomplishments, with honors that include the Austin Con Mi Madre Education Award (2016); Girl Scouts of Central Texas Woman of Distinction (2013); a place in U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top 100 American women in STEM (2012); the Ohtli Award from the federal government of Mexico, a national civil rights award (2011); the Austin Community Foundation’s STAR Award (2010); NMSU College of Engineering Distinguished Alumna (2010); theAustin American-Statesman’s Austin Hero Award (2009); the Austin Business Chamber of Commerce’s Star of Texas Award, Education (2007); and Businesswoman of the Year, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2004).
Sylvia was one of the first Hispanic students, male or female, to earn a graduate engineering degree from Stanford University—an MS in industrial engineering—and she holds a bachelor of science degree with honors in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University.
Melanie Whelan is the Chief Executive Officer of SoulCycle, the one-of- a-kind fitness experience sweeping the U.S. Prior to her CEO appointment, Melanie served as the brand's COO since 2012, focusing on managing and scaling the company's operation from 7 to 62 studios as well as authoring and executing the strategic growth plan for the iconic SoulCycle brand.
Prior to SoulCycle, Whelan was the Vice President of Business Development at Equinox, a luxury fitness & lifestyle company based out of New York City. In addition to being integral in the Equinox acquisition of SoulCycle, Melanie led the creation and development of both the Pure Yoga and Blink brands under the Equinox umbrella.
In 2002 Melanie joined Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group as VP of Corporate Development where she worked on corporate and new business development and played an integral role alongside senior management in the creation of U.S. based airline Virgin America.
Melanie graduated Brown University in 1999 with a degree in Engineering and Economics. She began her career at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, a Fortune 500 company with lifestyle brands including, but not limited to, St. Regis, W, Westin, Sheraton and Le Meridien. Melanie acted as a Corporate Development Manager during her three years at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Melanie was recently featured as one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 in 2015.
Melanie lives in New York with her husband and two young children and when not with her family, can usually be found at riding at SoulCycle.
Founder + CEO, Birchbox
Katia’s beauty motto: “I’ll try anything twice.” She’s not kidding—in the short time since starting Birchbox, she has experimented with everything from lip tattoos to at-home waxing kits. A bonafide hair whiz, she can whip up a red carpet-worthy updo in minutes using her trusty teasing brush and often gives impromptu braiding lesson to her co-workers. Her day-to-day consists of building relationships with beauty and lifestyle brands, telling the story of Birchbox to the media, and paving the path for Birchbox’s future partnerships with aplomb.
TV Personality & Blogger
Ali Fedotowsky is best known to audiences as the Season Six Bachelorette and from Season 14 of “The Bachelor”. Following her appearances on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” Fedotowsky went to work straightaway as an on-air news correspondent for Fox 5 in San Diego. She then served as the host of NBC’s “1st Look,” the lifestyle show that delivers viewers the best places around the country to eat, play and indulge. She was a correspondent at E! News from August 2013 to August 2015, after previously serving as a guest co-host on the show.
Ali grew up in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Upon graduating from Clark University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, she moved to San Francisco to work for Facebook until she made the life changing decision to sign on for “The Bachelorette”. Since then, Ali’s career has taken off, affording her tremendous opportunities to appear on several TV shows like “Today,” “Rachael Ray,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” and E!'s own “Fashion Police.” She can also be seen in Woody Allen's film “Blue Jasmine.”
Ali currently runs a fashion and mommy blog - www.AliLuvs.com. Ali Luvs highlights her passion for budget friendly fashion and serves as an outlet for her and other new moms to share their experiences. She resides in Los Angeles with her fiance' Kevin, her daughter Molly and her dog Owen.
Creator, The Jungalow
Author of the New York Times best-selling book The New Bohemians, L.A. based designer, artist and blogger Justina Blakeney credits her California upbringing, multiethnic family and extensive travel for her boho aesthetic. With a passion for color, pattern and plants, Justina and her blog, TheJungalow.com, have quickly become the go-to sources for bohemian design inspiration. For Justina, decorating is about feeling free, having fun and getting a little bit wild.
Justina currently lives in Los Angeles in her ‘Jungalow’ with her husband and young daughter, Ida.
THEN After she earned her degree from UCLA's School of Arts and Architecture, Justina moved to Italy to study design. She stayed in Florence for seven years, learned to speak fluent Italian, and opened a design boutique. Upon returning the the U.S., Justina launched her design blog, published four design books with Random House and worked as a design consultant before starting her own design studio in 2012.
As one of the leading design personalities on the web, Justina has over one million followers on Pinterest and has been named a top designer to follow on Instagram by Harper’s Bazaar, NY Mag and Lonny Magazine. She has worked with brands such as Anthropologie, 1st Dibs, OneKingsLane, eBay, CB2, Microsoft, West Elm, AirBnB and Joss & Main.
This year marks the launch of Justina Blakeney Home, a bohemian lifestyle brand. The product range currently includes a rugs and pillows with Loloi Rugs, wallpaper by Hygge and West and wedding stationary with Wedding Paper Divas. Stay tuned for more product launches in 2016.
Comedian, Writer + Actress
Mamrie Hart is an accomplished comedian, serving as a scribe of Dirty 30 in addition to her leading role as 'Kate'. Other writing credits include the film Camp Takota, which out-performed Oscar®-nominated features on iTunes the week of the Academy Awards®. Hart's debut book, “You Deserve a Drink,” landed the #5 spot on the New York Times Best Seller list. Recognized by both Buzzfeed and the Streamy Awards for her standout presence on YouTube, Hart continues to grow her career further into film and original series as both an actress and creator with recent work alongside The Jim Henson Company and New Form Digital. In addition to noteworthy Hollywood credits, Hart is the proud mom of her internet-famous, hairless dog, Beanz.
Fashion Stylist + Lifestyle Expert
Brad Goreski is a fashion stylist and lifestyle expert. He has appeared on television on Bravo's "It's a Brad, Brad World" and can be seen on the E! Network as co-host of Fashion Police. This year Brad was named creative director of C Wonder working with the brand on the latest collections and appearing on QVC. In addition Brad has worked with numerous fashion brands such as Kate Spade as a brand ambassador and brand stylist working on print and digital campaigns, as well as numerous fashion presentations at New York Fashion Week.His celebrity clients have included Lea Michele, Sarah Hyland, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jessica Alba, Demi Moore, Christina Ricci and Rashida Jones to name a few.Goreski's work has been featured in InStyle, Details, Redbook and LA Confidential, and he has been featured twice on the cover of The New York Times style section. Additionally, as an on-air personality, he has appeared as an expert on "TODAY," "GMA" and "The View," and has hosted the "American Music Awards" red carpet, and covered the Met Ball carpet as well as served as a judge for the Miss Universe pageant. In 2012, Goreski's memoir, "Born to Be Brad: My Life and Style, So Far," was released, chronicling life stories and his favorite fashion tips
Comedian, Actress + Vlogger
Grace Helbig is a comedian, actress and video vlogger. She's the creator and star of “Its Grace” (over 2.9 million subscribers), for which she’s been awarded a Webby. She is also the creator of the IAWTV and Streamy award winning web series "DailyGrace".
Her film, the superhero reboot “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl”, has just been released on all TVOD services and can be seen as a series on the Fullscreen SVOD. She stars in and Executive Produces for Legendary. Her previous film, “Camp Takota”, made iTunes Top 10 list, she also stars in and EP’s. Her next film “Dirty Thirty” will be released this fall.
She had her own talk show on E! with “The Grace Helbig Show”. She is in production on “Not Too Deep With Grace Helbig”, her podcast which is in the top 50 of all podcasts; She produced and acted in 3 seasons of “HeyUSA”, the comedy travel series for Conde Nast and Go90. Her live tour "#NoFilter" sells out domestically and internationally. She is a NY Times #1 Bestseller with two books under her belt so far, “Grace & Style” and “Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up”.
She's been listed as one of Time Magazine’s 30 Most Influential People On The Internet, Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Forbes 30 under 30, Hollywood Reporter’s Silicon Beach Power 25, Time Magazine's Best Twitter feeds and BuzzFeed's 11 Awesome Up-And- Coming Funny Ladies You Should Know.
She’s also started eating meat again.
Culinary Director, Williams-Sonoma
Amanda Haas is the Culinary Director for Williams-Sonoma, managing the company’s test kitchen and cooking class programs. She is an accomplished recipe tester and developer and has contributed to over a dozen cookbooks, including the IACP Cookbook of the Year A16 Food + Wine. Haas has authored two cookbooks, Cooking Light Real Family Food (Oxmoor House, Sept. 2012) and The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook: the Delicious Way to Reduce Inflammation and Stay Healthy (Chronicle Books, Feb. 2016). She pursues her two biggest food passions daily, which are teaching families how to simplify cooking at home, and improving our health through food. She is a graduate of Tante Marie’s Cooking School.
Creative Director, The Sketchbook Series
Owner + Lead Designer, Mon Voir
Jenna Rainey is a self taught illustrator and designer with an obsession for detail and authenticity in everything she does. She devotes a great deal of her time instructing others and helping them discover their own unique voice and journey with art, to show each of her students the freedom that comes with getting your hands dirty and being creative.
Designer + Letterer
Valerie is the creator of chalk art stationery brand, Lily & Val, and author of best-selling book, The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering. Her work has been featured in noteworthy publications and blogs including The Knot Magazine, Good Housekeeping Magazine, HGTV.com, Martha Stewart Weddings.com, and Style Me Pretty, just to name a few.
Head of Marketing, Oculus VR
Elizabeth Hamren is an industry veteran with experience in product marketing, management, and development spanning over 20 years. Liz is Head of Marketing atOculus VR. Most recently, Elizabeth served as the Vice President of Marketing at Dropcam, a cloud-based Wi-Fi video monitoring service, acquired by Nest Labs, a Google company. During her tenure, she oversaw all aspects of marketing, including brand and advertising, product marketing, channel marketing, public relations and social media, as well as web and subscription sales. (via VB Profiles)
Madilyn Bailey may come from a small Wisconsin town, but she is reaching for big dreams. Her career has taken off like a rocket with the YouTube platform her launch pad.
Madilyn has amassed an amazing 2,000,000 subscribers and over one-quarter of a BILLION views! Her cover of Titanium has been viewed 50 million times alone, and has charted as high as number 2 on the iTunes US Singer Songwriter charts.
Maddy has played shows all over the country as a solo artist and from New York to Nashville to Los Angeles. She also toured the US and Canada with fellow YouTubers Boyce Avenue.
Songstress + Social Entrepreneur
Jess Magic is a songstress, story-teller, social entrepreneur, speaker and modern day minstrel. She calls herself a “Heartist” and uses her voice as a vehicle break down perceived barriers between the artist and the audience by inviting her audiences to be raw, real, and imperfect as they engage and access their own voices and creative expression.
Jess tours the world offering programming, concerts, retreats and workshops that help strengthen communities through music, philosophy, and the journey of opening the heart for audiences of global citizens committed to doing their part to usher in a more thriving world for all. Her recent tour has included San Francisco, New York City, India, Costa Rica, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Mexico City and New Zealand, singing and spreading her magic with renowned innovators, including Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Sergei Brin, Luke Nosek, Miki Agrawal, Ken Howery, Naval Ravikant, Premal Shah (Founder of Kiva) and more.
As her work spreads, her mission is to significantly shift the predominant cultural mindset, attitudes and behaviors of humans on the planet from “consumers” to “creators”. By bringing more mindfulness, intimacy and authentic expression into the core of game-changing businesses and organizations, Jess Magic’s heartistry has been helping communities, businesses and individuals to catalyze this shift in consciousness through their spheres of influence.
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