The Big Move: Live Podcast Recording and Shopping Event with Em Roberts

October 17
M.M. Upper East Side Store

About the Event

Join The Big Move host Em Roberts—and special guests—for a live podcast recording focused on the ways in which career-focused women can find moments of magic in their days and create meaningful connections. This intimate evening is an opportunity to engage with the panelists’ advice in real time by forging new friendships and building your network.

Attendees will receive 20% off their full-price purchase made at the event.

M.M.LaFleur Upper East Side Store
1225 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128

About Our Panelists:

Em Roberts

Em Roberts is a content creator, influencer, host of The Big Move podcast, and mom of two. In 2017, she left NYC and took a leap of faith with her partner to live abroad in London. Six years later, Em is now back living stateside in the tri-state area, creating content and hosting her show while juggling mom life.

She's worked with top fashion and beauty brands like French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, Amazon Fashion, NARS, and Estee Lauder. Em is passionate about style, beauty, skincare, motherhood, and empowering women to make moves via her podcast, where she features entrepreneurs, founders, and creators.

Hitha Palepu

Hitha Palepu is a consummate multi-hyphenate. She is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is the CEO of Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals, whose lead product was acquired by Hyloris Pharmaceuticals. She is the author of We’re Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris (Little, Brown Spark) and How To Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip (Clarkson Potter). Hitha lives in NYC with her husband and two sons.

Kristin O'Keeffe Merrick

Kristin O'Keeffe Merrick is a Partner at her family-managed wealth advisory firm, O'Keeffe Financial Partners. Kristin works with women and their families to achieve their financial goals and manage their concerns. She is also the co-founder of Women Work F#cking Hard, an organization that advocates women helping women by organizing events, creating resources, and highlighting and investing in female-founded brands. She is an advocate for financial literacy, reproductive rights and gun control. She is a frequent contributor to the Today Show, CNBC, NBC News, Bustle, and The Skimm. She is the mom of two boys and one dog and she lives with her family in Ridgewood, NJ.

Olivia Joan

Olivia Joan is a NYC-based, Afro-Latinx photographer, artist, and social media creator. Her photography has been featured in publications including The New York Times, British Vogue, and R29. As a talent, her viral social media content has been covered by British Vogue, Coveteur, Essence, and NYLON.

On social media, Olivia has chronicled her grandmother’s story and relationship to her clothing. Olivia’s grandparents, George and Joan B. Johnson, co-founded Johnson Products Company, which supplied haircare products to the Black community and became the first Black-owned business to trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

Her personal photographic work focuses on the lives of Black women, creating a new language of photographic portraiture.

Alex Caiola

Alex Caiola is an intuitive executive and business coach based in New York City. She founded her business, High Priestess of Brooklyn, in 2019 with the mission of helping people self-actualize. She coaches leaders on leaning into their intuition and helps intuitives lean into their leadership abilities. Alex is also a content creator for brands like Justworks, and her podcast, Intuition Calling, exploring the intersectionality between intuition and leadership.

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