MEET OUR MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Nada Jones (pronounced Ned-uh, like "Canada") is a consultant, entrepreneur, advocate and author. She is married to Mr. Jones, a modern-day Jimmy Stewart, and a mother to three smaller (and way cooler) Joneses.
Her consultancy, nadajones.com, was created to support women in the early stages of their small businesses. Nada is also the Founder and Creative Director of LIBERTY, a multi-media platform (podcast, events and shop) created to inspire and equip women to launch and grow their entrepreneurial ventures.
Prior to her 17 years consulting and advocating for entrepreneurial women both stateside and abroad, she spent 7 years in corporate communications working with companies such as Estee Lauder, Patagonia, Coors and JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Meditation Services). She began her entrepreneurial career in 2000 with the launch of nedandshell.com, a retail and wholesale co-op for emerging female designers in NYC. Nada was CEO for nine years and took great joy in seeing the co-op and its newly minted designers featured in publications such as InStyle, Lucky, Newsweek, WWD, Elle, Teen Vogue, the New York Post, Daily Candy and the Washington Post.
In 2008, she co-authored “Sixteen Weeks to Your Dream Business: A Weekly Planner for Entrepreneurial Women”, an Amazon best-selleing business book. In 2011, Nada launched ltdLIVE, a conference that brought together speakers, experts, service providers and brands that were all in the business of empowering and helping small businesses. She then expanded the ltd brand to include both ltdWORKSHOPS (a one-month program leading women through the start up process) and ltd365 (a blog that highlighted women-owned small businesses).
Nada also founded the Dream for a Dream initiative to support and advocate for women in developing countries who need access to micro funding so they too can begin their entrepreneurial ventures to break the cycle of poverty. Through this program she has been able to partner with and support game-changing social organizations, such as the Tory Burch Foundation, JoinFITE and Dermalogica, Charity Water and Miss Representation. She also co-founded Project RAIZ connecting small business women in the states with artisan co-ops in Swaziland and Mozambique, Africa to create co-ops and open the global marketplace too all.