March of Dimes is celebrating moms and putting them first!
Join the March of Dimes on May 5 from 11-2 p.m. ET for a free event called It Starts With Mom Live. The event will feature keynote speaker Kelly Rowland, who will talk about having a second baby during the pandemic. From self-care to mom’s firsts—hear from celebrity moderators, influencers, and health experts through lively discussions and engaging conversations.
Schedule of events:
Keynote Fireside Chat
It Starts With Mom: A loving ode to modern motherhood. This will highlight the work mothers do for their families, in the workplace and beyond. It will focus on the importance of moms taking care of themselves first.
Features Kelly Rowland, the singer, actor, producer, and author; and Kanika Chadda-Gupta, the podcast host of“That’s Total Mom Sense” and “What Matters Most with Maple.”
Managing the Motherload: How to Put Mom's Health First in a Post-Pandemic World
This isn’t your mother’s motherhood. Moms have faced unprecedented changes over the past two years and have experienced things our mothers couldn’t even imagine. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented care—and all care starts with self-care. We’ll look into the data and practical ways moms can build systems into their lives to take care of themselves first.
Features Latham Thomas, the founder of Mama Glow + Mama Glow Foundation; Christine Koh, the author, podcaster, designer and creative director; and Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, the author, podcast host, and news contributor.
Reimagining the Workplace: How to Put Moms First at Work
Balancing work, home and family is becoming even more challenging post-pandemic—and so the workplace must respond accordingly with better benefits and a more family-friendly culture. Moms need benefits that meet their needs at all stages of the parenthood journey, whether they’re fertility planning, currently pregnant, returning to work after maternity leave, or dealing with postpartum or losses. And they need support that helps them thrive at work. We’ll look into what companies are doing for moms, what you can ask for and how you can make it all work for you.
Features Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president and CEO of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management); Blessing Adesiyan, founder and CEO of Mother Honestly; Amy Nelson, founder and board member of the Riveter; and Dave Nichols, head, state and local Corporate and Government Relations for EMD Serono.
Improving the Future: How to Advocate For Moms and Babies Everywhere
Moms are changing the world! Not just for themselves, their families, and other moms—but for everyone. With that huge responsibility comes huge opportunity to create a better reality for everyone, now and into the future. We’ll talk about real ways moms are making a difference and real advice (and real-life hacks) to shape your everyday world.
Features Jill Krause, author; Breann Bierman-Vogt, journalist and volunteer advocate; and Karen Walrond, author and senior director of Global Engagement, Brené Brown Education and Research Group.