On this Gratitude:UnFiltered, Networking4Moms, a Non-Profit for Moms…..Please welcome founders Allison and Emily….
Allison Ferrante , co-founder of N4M, is a business-owner and full-time mom. She attended her dream school, Grove City College, a college that values both faith and freedom. During her 4 years, Allison was the president of her sorority, honor student, named on the dean’s list, was recommended by her peers to be on the homecoming court and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing Management with a focus on Communication Studies. She was immediately hired to work for a prime contractor for the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP).
During those years, Allison married the man of her dreams, a United States Marine and now, firefighter. They bought a house, adopted a pit bull and, together, they realized that they had a passion to live a life that they designed. They quit their jobs and moved to live by the ocean in sunny Charleston, South Carolina. Allison competed and placed in her first bodybuilding bikini competition. A year later, they adopted a second pit bull, and she enlisted into the Air Force National Guard.
A few months before heading to basic training, Allison found out that she was pregnant with her first child; her sweet, baby boy Micah. Allison currently works for the Town of Mount Pleasant full-time, while operating IEPPal, an education platform. She also started a non-profit, Networking4Moms, with co-founder and twin sister, Emily Seelman, which is designed to provide the resources for stay-at- home moms to be able to re-enter the workforce.
Allison also operates a social media platform with her sister called Emily and Allison: an Instagram account and a YouTube channel. They are also currently in the process of developing a dating app for single parents. She is currently training post-partum to compete in her second bodybuilding bikini competition. Allison has a desire to contribute to her community and improve the lives of those around her by living fully, employing her talents, working hard and loving deeply. Her mission is to uphold the good, the true, and the beautiful while impacting the world. At the same time, she strives to do the little-noticed disciplines well, like growing in the knowledge of her Creator and raising and training her children in His nurture and Word. She believes in living with deep gratitude and joy.
Emily Seelman, co-founder of N4M, brings with her experience in the start-up industry as well as a legal background. Emily went to Grove City College,a Christian Conservative school located in Grove City, Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing, graduating with high honors in Marketing Management and Dean’s List with Distinction. Her most distinguished honor was being elected sorority president. After college, Emily attended Duquesne University School of Law and graduated Cum Laude with an award for the highest grade in Expert Evidence. During her time in law school, Emily was an Associate Editor for the Duquesne Law Review Journal and received the Distinguished Junior Staff Editor Award.
She served as the law school representative for the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Allegheny County Bar Association-Women in Law Division, Vice President of the Christian Legal Society and worked as a student-representative for the Barbri Bar Preparation Company. She was a three-year Merit Scholarship recipient for high levels of achievement. Upon passing the bar exam, Emily practiced as an Associate Attorney in the Civil Litigation and Employment law sections of Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC, the 13th largest law firm in the City of Pittsburgh.
She also worked with the firm’s legal cannabis team in preparing applications for individuals applying for Pennsylvania medical marijuana permits. In 2017, Emily attended Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within and Date with Destiny events, and realized her passion to live a life of entrepreneurship and to blend work, fun, personal-growth, and service together. She left the “big law firm life” and currently owns and operates a number of start-ups, including TwinMinds, LLC, which operates IEPPal education platform, and Tetra Growth Solutions, a cannabis application and consulting firm.
She sits on the Advisory Board for Steel City Hero Hunts, a nonprofit charity that provides fully funded therapeutic trips to the great outdoors for Pittsburgh veterans. She recently moved from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Charleston, South Carolina to launch a social media platform with her twin, Allison Ferrante. Emily is currently training to compete in her first bodybuilding bikini competition in summer 2019 and documenting the journey on their shared Instagram and Youtube accounts: Emily Allison
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