2023 Annual Conference

Conference Speakers

Carrie Bland

2023 INA DEI Speaker - Carrie Bland

Carrie Kaczmarek Bland started her career as a Certified Professional Nanny over a decade ago by attending the former English Nanny and Governess School. She has worked with children from newborn through preteen years and truly enjoys the deep connections she’s made with each and every one that has been in her care. Some of her passions include sharing about the importance of water safety and survival skills, mentoring the next generation of nannies, and building the in-person community where she’s located in Indianapolis by planning and hosting nanny events like playdates and the annual iNNTD. Since becoming a mom in late 2020, she has shared her personal experience and journey as a nanny mom on social media (@carriethenanny on Instagram), as well as on multiple podcasts and other online media outlets. Most recently, she co-presented The Nanny Mom Conversation at the 2022 Nannypalooza and is looking forward to continuing and expanding the conversation at the 2023 INA Conference.

Check out the Speaker Feature with Carrie

The Nanny Mom Conversation: The Value and Marketing of the Nanny Parent

The Value and Marketing of the Nanny Parent is the third installment in a now international conversation about being a nanny and a parent simultaneously. This conversation is designed to help caregivers, agencies and employers debunk some of the myths about nanny parents. Additionally, this workshop will highlight some of the many benefits of working with nanny parents, should they choose to bring their child to work or not. The Nanny Mom Conversation is a multi-layered onion that is necessary for the growth of this industry as a whole. To keep career nannies in this industry we need to support them, and one way to do so is to highlight the value of the nanny parent.

Meet your 2023 INA Conference Speakers!

Nash Fung

Keynote Speaker

Fuel Your Curiosity. The magic behind innovative thinking

The message is simple yet powerful: “Curiosity Matters”! Because being innovative is born from having the curiosity to: Explore what ifs, welcome new ideas, and take action. In this entertaining keynote weaving magic, engaging stories and interactive exercises, Nash will teach your team how to harness their curiosity to enhance their innovative thinking so they can create more impactful ideas together.

Pauline Thimas

Lindsey Taggart

Annie Duguid

Takita Tunstall

Brooke Weglarz

Lauren Holgate

Tassecia Simpson Little

Angela Johnson

Ryan Jordan

Jennifer Hassett

Franny Wood

Stefanie Hudgins

Wendy Sjaardema

Christine Lasser

Jacqueline Sutton

Chelsea Klassen

Shenandoah Davis

Cynthia Wilkinson

Tamara C. Gardner

Kenda Horst

Rachel Lawrence

Rachael Lubin

Karen Sheean

Elizabeth Agrapidis

Stephanie Bauchum

Danielle Bunjak

Diamond Knights

Janet Rose

Cortney Gibson

Ali Klika

Kim Brown

Courtnee Jones

Carrie Bland

Greta Schraer

Maria Gianfilippo

Kavita Sawh

Sarah Salisbury

Heidi Joline

Aakash Goel

Jill Getto Lee

Sheryl Mays

Reagan Fulton

Alicia Amerson

Danielle Sadler

Michelle LaRowe