About Tamara Monosoff
Tamara Monosoff is founder and CEO of Mom Inventors, Inc., a dynamic company with the mission to… “Inspire, Inform & Boldly Promote Courageous Women in Business” and “Celebrate the creativity of moms by launching innovative Mom Invented® products around the world.” Our internationally trademarked Mom Invented® products can be found in stores worldwide. Tamara is a best-selling author and columnist and has been called, “America’s Favorite Business Mom” by the media.
With over 15 years of experience in communications and program management, Monosoff combines strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit with being a Mom to Sophia (8) and Kiara (6). It was her role as a Mom that provided the inspiration for Mom Inventors. After going through the product development process herself when inventing the award-winning TP Saver®, while simultaneously juggling small children, Tamara found the support and guidance of other entrepreneurs to be invaluable. This inspired her to create a web-based community for other women providing resources related to the product development process and launching new businesses. All members can receive a free blog/newsletter that features a successful woman entrepreneur each week (www.mominvented.com) and offers other invaluable information.
Tamara’s best-selling book, The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing was launched by McGraw-Hill in 2005. Her book, Secrets of Millionaire Moms: Learn How They Turned Great Ideas into Booming Businesses – and How You Can Too! hit bookstores globally May 2007. Her third book, The One Page Business Plan for Women in Business launched January 2010, and Your Million Dollar Dream hits stores nationwide April 2010. She is also the “Ask the Expert” columnist for Entrepreneur.com on the topic of Inventing, the “Start-Up Smarts” columnist for WomenEntrepreneur.com, was Working Mother magazine’s “Hero of the Month” (July 2005), was selected by the Contra Costa Times as one of the ten most “Influential Women of the East Bay” (March 2006) and was honored by the Contra Costa Council as the “Small Business Person of the Year” (2006). Tamara was selected as the “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” (June 2007) by the East Bay Business Times.
Since May 2004, Tamara and her products have been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, The New Yorker, TIME, PEOPLE, US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, OPRAH and Fortune Small Business Magazines. She has appeared on ABC’s The View, NBC’s Today Show, NBC’s Nightly News, ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend, The Bloomberg Report, BusinessWeek TV, CNN News LIVE, CNNfn, CNNSaturday, CNNMoney, CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNBC’s The Wall Street Journal Report, AOL, ABC News Now, The WB Network, Inside Edition as well as over 100 local TV media outlets across America. She has been broadcast on CNN Radio, National Public Radio (NPR), and BBC-Scotland as well as many other radio & internet shows. She has also been featured in dozens of local and trade publications.
Prior to founding Mom Inventors, Inc., she worked in Washington D.C. in the Clinton Administration where she served as Senior Communications Associate for the President’s Initiative on Race at the White House, Education Director for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, and Chief of Staff for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education.
Tamara is a frequent speaker on Entrepreneurship and Women & Leadership. She has a Masters (MA) and Doctorate Degree (Ed.D.) from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.