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In Her Shoes: #MOMBOSS

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino attended Bloomingdale’s Short Hills’ In Her Shoes: #MOMBOSS event and spoke to some of the Garden State’s power moms.

“It was energizing to be here,” Priya Virmani, CEO of Privée by Priya, stated. “I loved being surrounded by all of these inspiring women and hearing their stories.”

“There were such good questions that were asked,” Mallika Malhotra, CEO of MikiFoto + Co, recalls. “People were feeling inspired, really connected, and also shared their stories.”

Cheldin Barlatt Rumer, CEO of This is It TV, raved about the event. She says that ten years ago, this event would not have even existed. “To be able to talk about the entrepreneurial spirit within mothers, it was just wonderful.”

What did Danielle Forte, CEO of 828 Clothing, take away from the panel? “Learning balance, and giving yourself some grace,” she says. “Live your dream and have fun.”

Latino also spoke with Co-Sponsor of “In Her Shoes,” Dina El Nabli. “No matter where you are in your parenting journey,” she stated, “we share the same struggles, and we are so inspired by the tips today.”

For more information on Bloomingdale’s Short Hills, click here.

Wellness By Roma

Wellness by Roma

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino met with the Garden State’s newest business owner on the block, Roma Bajaj Kohli of Wellness by Roma!

Roma, a certified yoga teacher and fusion food enthusiast, has developed a wellness journal that guides users (specifically, time-starved moms!) on achieving a holistic lifestyle that encompasses the best mind, body and soul practices.

“I understand that time is of the essence for a lot of people, so I want to help them adapt good habits that will allow them to enjoy a peaceful and energized life,” explained Roma.

Roma knows first-hand on how embracing yoga and organic recipes can help bring about positive changes to one’s life. “I was struggling with my husband working around the clock while I was home with our two children. Being a stay-at-home home, I felt lost. My background was in fashion, but I felt trapped and wondered where my life was going. When I dived full-force into this lifestyle, a part of me was healed.

What Roma couldn’t have predicted was that her new mindset help bring her family closer together. On weekends, the family practices yoga together in their family room and enjoys a healthy meal afterwards. Roma looks forward to these moments more than anything in the world.

For more on Roma, visit WellnessByRoma.com.

Working Mom

Andi Pasquin on Being a Working Mom

Andi Pasquin, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Consultant, stopped by the #HipNJ studio to chat with Maria Falzo about her work with Wells Fargo in Summit.

Pasquin has been in mortgage banking for 15 years. 9 of those years have been spent with Wells Fargo, servicing the whole state of New Jersey. She primarily helps NJ’s law enforcement community. “It’s very rewarding to help those that help us,” she states.

“There’s a lot of balance and struggle that goes along with trying to have a successful career and also be a successful parent,” the working mom says. “So, I try my hardest every day.”

Pasquin offers some advice for maximizing your time. She states that she has tried to identify pockets of time she calls “empty space.” “Rather than listening to the radio or making personal calls, I try to capture anything I can get done professionally in that time space,” she explains.

To learn more, click here.