Lunch with Leaders featuring Christina Moffatt: The Right Recipe for Success (VIRTUAL SESSION)

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Note: This program was moved from August 24.




  • Personal Development


Grab a bite and make the most of your lunch break. Lunch with Leaders is a 90 minute session offering life, community and career advice from professionals who are leaders in Iowa's business community. Lunch and one hour nontechnical CPE credit are included with the registration fee. Open to all members and guests (pre-registration required).

Please let ISCPA know at least one week prior to the program if you have special dietary needs.


When Christina founded Crème Cupcake + Dessert in 2010, she was a marketing and management businesswoman without a culinary degree. She took a special recipe, some unique flavor combinations and the enthusiastic support of her friends and family and transformed it into a thriving business creating the most popular cupcakes and desserts in Des Moines, with a staff of 14 she continues to thrive, grow and give back to her community. 

Christina shares stories and strategies—how to transform a skill and product into a marketable idea and break out of the pack.

Key takeaways:

  • The top four short cuts every business should avoid.
  • How to charge more for what you do by standing up for what you do.
  • Transitioning from subject matter expert to business owner.
  • How to give your product a personality. Strategies to look beyond your product and incorporate your personality.
  • How to create a long-term strategy that builds on the success of a simple idea.
Your Price: $35.00

This is your base price and does not reflect any additional session fees, optional add-ons, or guest registrations. This price includes the early-bird discount. Full prices will be applicable to all registrations after August 25, 2020.

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Christina Moffatt

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A graduate of DMACC, Iowa State University and University of Toledo CBA Program, Christina not only owns and operates Crème Cupcake + Dessert and serves as the Director of Small Business Resources for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. She also devotes her time and talents to many local boards. Christina has won several awards for her business including DSM Top List for Best Bakery, Cityview’s Best Dessert, Sweet Equality Best Dessert, Runner up for the Iowa Mixology Competition and runner up on The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Christina has also been featured in Pastry & Baking North America in the Regional Showcase and Baker in Focus. Christina is also a Business Record’s 40 Under Forty, 2012 Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award Winner by the Iowa Small Business Development Center for the State of Iowa, 2013 Woman of the Year by the Metro Women’s Network, 2015 Women Business Owner of the Year by National Association of Women Business Owners Iowa Chapter, 2016 Finalist for Iowa Women Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership Award by Technology Association of Iowa, 2017 Outstanding Alumni of the Year by DMACC, 2018 Ivy Women in Business Inspiration Award by Iowa State University, 2018 Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Distinguished Leaders Community Vision Inspiration Award and 2019 40 Women to Watch by the Iowa Restaurant Association.

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