What would the world be like if you changed it?
This question means everything to us, so we are addressing it in a BIG way! Master Your Mission is a leadership summit for high-achieving women, the game-changers. Our mission is to help women from all corners of the world harness, refine, and share their mastery.
You have unique gifts that only you can give to the world. To share this gift, you must feel confident sharing your story in a way that is authentically you. No matter what it is that you do, where you came from, the mountains you've scaled or the oceans you've moved - your story is the thread that ties together who you are, why you're here, and why it matters!
Elisabeth Cardiello has a history of making magic happen. This infinitely curious, coffee loving, Brooklyn native started her entrepreneurial journey at a young age and hence, developed a sense of confidence that has a way of awakening confidence in others.
Elisabeth had her first set of business cards at the age of six and her first product on shelves at 13, so it’s no surprise that even while working for Credit Suisse and a $4 billion boutique asset management firm, she was always an entrepreneur at heart.
Since leaving her corporate career, Elisabeth has taken the TEDx stage twice (talk #1, talk #2), started speaking in the US and abroad at conferences such as the United Nations’ Global Entrepreneurship Congress in South Africa. She's appeared on international television on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland. She's addressed groups of business school students or women’s groups at colleges nationwide. She's spoken on, given workshops at or moderated panels for companies like Virgin and AOL Venture's Panel of New Ideas... we're still wondering where that shy 9 year old went. She's also been featured by Forbes, AMEX OPEN, GQ and NBC to name a few.
As Founder and Owner of Caffè Unimatic, Inc., a coffee company born of a family legacy and the surprise of a lifetime, Elisabeth is changing the conversation at the breakfast table. Caffè Unimatic is the proud purveyor of the last original “Unimatic” coffee pots in the world that were conceived in Brooklyn and made in Italy in the 1960s. While growing the company, she started realizing just how much her Dad taught her all those mornings sitting around the family table drinking coffee. She began using her own story as the basis for research around what gave her the confidence to take bold action. This research compelled her to co-found Legacy Out Loud, to spread this gift of confidence to young women everywhere and help them live the phrase "what the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve."
Alongside her work with Legacy Out Loud and bored by the way traditional coffee companies operated, she decided to take action on the universal potential of coffee to be an agent of change. Elisabeth is amassing an army of young women that, through Caffe Unimatic's Sales Ambassador program, are empowered to build their confidence (over coffee), find their voice and start making an income.
Deeply committed to her Italian roots, Elisabeth is also a Dame of the Royal House of Savoy and the Director of Innovation for BACAS, Italy, an organization that curates gatherings of artists and thinkers in the castles and breathtaking century-old structures in Southern Italy.
Elisabeth earned both her BA (International Business and Art) and MBA (Management) degrees with highest academic distinction from Wagner College, where she played for the Women’s Division I soccer team. She is now a guest professor and serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Young Alumni Steering Committee and is spearheading the creation of The Cardiello Fund for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Elisabeth is also a Dame of the Order of Malta, a sovereign humanitarian organization.
She's famous for asking hard questions, Disney-character-like facial expressions, finding Crossfit gyms all over the world and urging people to linger just a little longer at the table together, over coffee.
Jacqueline Boone is an adventurer. Her love of travel and connecting with people from all over the world has shaped her career and persona more than just about anything else in her life. She is wanderlust personified.
This love for exploring the world and various cultures led her to China for 3 years after graduating with honors from Boston University with a BA in English. She worked for the Harvard-affiliated nonprofit, Worldteach, as a volunteer teacher in rural Hunan province. As the only female foreigner in the town who did not speak Mandarin, she had to learn quickly how to communicate effectively to her 21 classes of 60 students each. Her second year in China took her to Hangzhou, where she taught at Hangzhou Technology University, Cisco Systems Inc., Bel Power, and other multinationals and institutions.
By the time she became a team leader for ARAMARK during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, she had become fluent in Mandarin and managed 100-Chinese speaking staff. Once back in the states, she moved to San Francisco working directly for the CEO to manage international M&A for a 2-billion dollar corporation, Volt, building their strategic partnerships in international markets. She also directed social media for two of their technology business units.
Jacqueline built Boone Consulting to work with mission-driven entrepreneurs and companies who want to make a profound impact on a global scale. She combines her international expertise in business, digital marketing and communications, and education to teach the leadership, business, and digital marketing skills to expand quickly. Her clients have described her as a walking catalyst, lightning in a bottle, and even a cheerleader for the world.
In addition, Jacqueline has extensive experience in the publishing and communications industries, including marketing experience with InStyle magazine as well as writing and working for publications such as: Little Pink Book magazine, Atlanta Woman, and MORE (a Chinese publication focused towards expatriates and locals). It was this love of connecting people through media and the big question posed to her at a conference, "What would you do if you had 6 months to live?" that inspired her to first start 6 Months to Live, a blog chronicling her 6-month experiment. Over time, the blog grew into a Kickstarter-backed web show and is now an online publication dedicated to inspiring people to take action on living lives they love.
She is also an accomplished public speaker and in addition to giving her first TEDx talk, was the twice-elected VP of PR for her local Toastmasters' group. She has a passion for learning and education and frequently teaches or speaks on Business and Digital Marketing Strategies for companies and venues such as IBM, WeWork, Passion into Action, and many others around the world.