About The MOB Nation

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The MOB Nation was founded in 2012, by Aria Leighty, as a networking group. Aria found traditional networking opportunities inaccessible to Mom-Owned Businesses and wanted to create a space of true connection. After years of working with hundreds of Mom-Owned Businesses, Aria realized there was so much more than “MOBS” needed to thrive in life and business. In 2016, Aria brought on a team of Directors to expand and become a hub for all things Mom-Owned Businesses.

The MOB Nation is now the leading resource for Mom-Owned Businesses providing marketing, networking, education, and a unique community not found anywhere else.

The MOB Nation has been recognized with several awards and nominations including:

  • Score Small Business Champion
  • OEN Game Changer Award,
  • EYMA International Mum-Owned Business of the Year,
  • Ifund WOC Entrepreneur Award
  • American Express Small Biz Champion Award.

The MOB Nation hosts weekly Virtual events, quarterly mini-conferences, and an annual two-day conference, “MOBCON”.

We recognize that we are a diverse group of moms and we love and cherish the diversity of our members. Our members’ backgrounds and experiences make us stronger.

We support all moms regardless of age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, nationality, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Meet the MOB Directors

Founder & CEO

Aria Leighty

Aria Leighty is a thought leader, trailblazer, and business mentor.  For almost a decade, Aria has combined her diverse experience, creative ideas, wide range of connections, and unique perspective to help women on the edge of change up-level in their businesses and lives. 

Aria enjoys spending time with her husband and teenage daughter, laying out on the beach, shopping, and reading personal development books.

Connect With Aria:
Instagram.com/arialeighty 
www.arialeighty.com

COO

Gwen Montoya

Gwen is a marketing & business strategist, speaker, and podcaster with a passion for working with small businesses. 

With over twenty years of experience marketing and promoting small businesses, Gwen empowers her clients to reach their goals through coaching, education, training, and support.

Gwen is a single parent of two, a happy geek, voracious reader, and escapes to the beach whenever she can.

Connect with Gwen:
www.gwenmontoya.com
www.facebook.com/gmontoyapdx
www.twitter.com/gmontoyapdx
www.instagram.com/gmontoyapdx
​Adventures in Marketing podcast

VP of Membership

Mori Holt

Mori is a natural connector and public speaker. She is the creator of The Real on Relationships Podcast, a podcast that deals with some of today’s most pressing and perplexing dating and relating questions.

Mori has been married to her husband, Steven since 2013 and they have 3 children. She enjoys reading, dancing, and laughing uncontrollably.

Connect with Mori:
https://www.instagram.com/msmori46/