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Tamara Monosoff is the founder and CEO of Mominvented.com , a company with three branded elements: consumer products with the Mom Invented trademark; an online community providing information, interaction and inspiration; and educational offerings for women entrepreneurs produced by the best-selling author, columnist and AOL coach.

With more than 12 years of experience in business operations, program management and corporate communications, Tamara combines strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit with the full-time job of being a mom to her daughters, Sophia and Kiara. In fact, it was her more recent role of mom that provided the inspiration for her company. After going through the product development process herself when inventing the award-winning TP Saver, Tamara found the support and guidance of other mom inventors to be invaluable. This inspired her to create a web-based community for other moms, providing free resources related to the invention and product development process, a newsletter, a message board, the Mom Invented™ online store and feature profiles of one successful mom inventor each month. Tamara's is the author of The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Idea Into the Next Big Thing , Secrets of Millionaire Moms and co-author of The One Page Business Plan for Women in Business .

Since 2004, Tamara and her products have been featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Time and People magazines. She's appeared on NBC's Today Show, NBC's Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, CNN LIVE, CNNfn, ABC News Now, Inside Edition, and many local news outlets. She's also been featured in dozens of local and trade publications, ranging from Inventor's Digest to Baby Shop Magazine.

Prior to founding Mom Inventors, Tamara worked in Washington, DC, during the Clinton administration where she earned several progressive assignments, including the position of Senior Communications Associate for the President's Initiative on Race at the White House, Education Director for the Office of White House Fellowships, and Chief of Staff for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education for the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition to providing leadership for mom inventors, Tamara is also a speaker and lecturer on "Women and Leadership: Lessons from the White House," the subject of the dissertation for her Ed.D, conferred by the University of San Francisco. She also earned a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.A. from the University of San Francisco.

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