avatar Anna Gannon Editorial Lead at Expectful
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What if there was a  community of mothers who not only supported each other through motherhood, but through pursuing their dreams as well?

This is the vision that today’s guest, Katya Libin, had when she helped co-founded the part cool club, part think tank community – Heymama.

As a young mom and businesswoman, Katya felt the need for a space where she could find the balance between work, motherhood and simply being herself while not conforming to the societal ideals of what being a mom should look like. When she and her co-founder hit it off after having their daughters, they realized that they shared a vision for what mothers needed and started Heymama, a community that is dedicated to helping moms in business thrive.

On today’s podcast, Katya is sharing her personal journey through motherhood, what her motivation behind Heymama is and continues to be, and what she hopes the Heymama community will spark in every woman that comes across it.

About Katya Libin

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Katya’s career began in 2007 with a niche in sales for tech startups in the media measurement space. After six very successful years at Critical Mention, she became number one in the sales division, bringing in approximately half the company’s revenue and closing three of its largest deals. Later, Katya went on to become the Global Director of Sponsorship Sales at Social Media Week where she not only built custom partnership programs but also programmed 5,000-person events. Katya’s passion, however, has always been in connecting and learning about people and in supporting mothers with a mission. In 2014, she launched Heymama with best friend, Amri Kibbler. As Co-Founder & CEO, Katya is building the community from the ground up at heymama, focusing on vetting and developing meaningful partnerships with brands and members to find each other in a very cluttered space. She hopes this leads to connection and inspiration for mothers everywhere. When she’s not working, she’s rock climbing with her daughter, Liliana, or binge-watching Game of Thrones.