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Elke Govertsen

Founder and CEO, Mamalode Magazine

Elke Govertsen’s superpower is the ability to make something amazing out of nothing. It goes some way towards explaining the origins of Mamalode Magazine, which Elke started with $400 and a small fortune of determination, and grew into what has been called “America’s BEST parenting magazine” by BlogHer founder Lisa Stone. An authority on a range of topics, from social media to overcoming poverty, Elke has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and Real Simple, and has been named one of Origin Magazine’s Top 100 Creatives. She leads the “Learn as You Go” lecture series for small businesses, is on the HATCH executive board, and names overcoming obstacles, creating opportunities and extreme bootstrapping among her many other special skills.