Entrepreneur among Luminaries for
Maria Shriver’s 2010 Event
Ontario, California (June 21, 2010)—Mountain Mama founder Teresa Delfín is among the featured speakers just announced for the The Women’s Conference 2010, the nation’s premier forum for women.
Delfín, who debuted the world’s first outdoor technical apparel brand for maternity at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in January, will be the featured entrepreneur and the only representative of the outdoor industry at the conference, to be held October 24-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
The annual event, hosted by California First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, brings more than 100 speakers together with an audience of 30,000 and an online community of more than one million.
Delfín will be appearing during the Main Event, on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 10-11am, along with Tory Johnson, the bestselling author and workplace correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America. Among the speakers that day will be Oprah Winfrey, Billie Jean King, Diane Sawyer, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, along with a host of others.
“Being part of such an inspirational event that includes so many of my personal heroes is an amazing honor,” said Delfín. “I started Mountain Mama because I wanted to empower and inspire other women to stay active during pregnancy. The Women’s Conference is a powerful platform for spreading that message.”
This is not the first professional recognition for Delfín, who earlier this month received a 2010 APEX Award from Polartec® for design excellence and innovation. And while her Fairview Wrap Jacket design won an APEX, her Cloud’s rest maternity baselayer, the world’s first and only long underwear for maternity, was also nominated.
Delfín, an 18-year veteran of the outdoor industry who has trekked the Inca Trail twice, climbed 19,000-foot mountains, and won the Panamanian National Bouldering Competition, has an M.A. from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Stanford. She is a member of the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition.