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About Tamara Monosoff

Tamara Monosoff

Tamara Monosoff

Dr. Tamara Monosoff
Business Author, Educator,
Media Spokesperson,
Inspirational Speaker,
Founder & CEO of Mom Invented®


TAMARA MONOSOFF has written five business books for entrepreneurs. Your Million Dollar Dream: Regain Control & Be Your Own Boss #1 on Amazon in Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Home-Based Businesses. Her other bestselling titles include; The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing; Secrets of Millionaire Moms: Learn How They Turned Great Ideas into Booming Businesses – and How You Can Too! And, The One Page Business Plan for Women in Business co-authored with Jim Horan. Her new book, How Hot is Your Product: Find Out if Your Product Idea Will Make or Cost You Money, co-authored with Brad Kofoed, launches May 2013.

In the Spotlight:
Tamara and her products have been featured in nearly every major media outlet including; the front page of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New Yorker, TIME, PEOPLE, US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, OPRAH and Fortune Small Business Magazines. She has appeared on ABC’s The View, NBC’s Today Show, NBC’s Nightly News, ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend, The Bloomberg Report, BusinessWeek TV, CNN News LIVE, CNNfn, CNNSaturday, CNNMoney, FOX & Friends, FOX The Dave Ramsey Show, CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNBC’s The Wall Street Journal Report, AOL, ABC News Now, The WB Network, Inside Edition.

A Life-Changing Experience:
Tamara never intended to become an author, educator and speaker. At age 18, a near-fatal car accident changed everything. On her way to gymnastics practice, she collided with an illegally parked semi-truck at nearly 50 miles per hour. During one year of recovery, it became clear how precious life is. That awakening caused her to place her focus on learning and helping others achieve their goals. She considers the remaining facial scar to be a gift that reminds her daily to stay focused and forge on.

Special Honors:
Tamara has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of The International Association of Working Mothers ( -- a charitable organization dedicated to making a significant difference in building and sustaining healthy communities by unlocking the potential of the working mothers through advocacy and education (October 2012). Past honors include; Working Mother magazine’s “Hero of the Month,” Ten most “Influential Women of the East Bay” by the Contra Costa Times, and the “Small Business Person of the Year” Contra Cost Council and the “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” by the East Bay Business Times.

Founder of & the Mom Invented® Brand of products:
She may be best known for founding a dynamic company with the mission to… “Inspire, Inform & Boldly Promote Courageous Women in Business” and “Celebrate the Creativity of Moms by Launching Innovative Mom Invented® Products Around the World.” Her internationally trademarked Mom Invented® products can be found in stores nationwide. After going through the product development process herself when inventing the award-winning TP Saver®, while simultaneously juggling small children, Tamara found the support and guidance of other entrepreneurs to be invaluable. This inspired her to create a web-based community and the Mom Invented® brand. was recently recognized by as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women.”

Inspirational Speaker:
She has inspired audiences from GE’s Women’s Network in Latin America to Country Living Magazine’s event for Women Entrepreneurs.

"Tamara Monosoff is an incredible speaker! Her intelligence, experience, success, and warmth continue to make her a very valuable asset as a guest speaker at a corporate business event or at any gathering where motivating and engaging the audience is key... Tamara delivered one of the best, most inspiring presentations we've had during the last decade." – Diablo Magazine

Tamara is a frequent speaker on Entrepreneurship, Starting a Business, Marketing & Social Media, Innovation & Creativity, and Women & Leadership. Watch VIDEO Reel.

Prior to Founding Mom Invented®

Tamara worked in Washington D.C. in the Clinton Administration where she served as Chief of Staff for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, Education Director for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, and Senior Communications Associate for the President's Initiative on Race at the White House.

She has a Doctoral Degree (Ed.D. - International & Multicultural Education with a specialization in Women in Leadership) and a Master’s Degree (M.A. - Counseling Psychology) from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. (Sociology) from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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Recent Comments

  • Michelle: My product is packaged and ready to sell, but we need a distributor to get it into the marketplace… any suggestions as to where to start?
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