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Celebrating parental milestones

Kelly Rowland

Keynote Speaker Kelly Rowland

Singer, actor, producer and author

March of Dimes is celebrating moms and putting them first! Our third annual It Starts With Mom Live featured keynote speaker Kelly Rowland plus celebrity moderators, influencers and health experts in lively discussions and engaging conversations, discussing everything from moms’ self-care to advocating for all moms.

We smiled. We laughed. We engaged.
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Opening and Closing Remarks

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Singer, actor, producer and author

Stacey D. Stewart

Stacey D. Stewart

March of Dimes President and CEO

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.

Kanika Chadda-Gupta

Kanika Chadda-Gupta

Moderator,
podcast host “That’s Total Mom Sense” and “What Matters Most with Maple”

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Singer, actor, producer and author

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.

Latham Thomas

Latham Thomas

Founder, Mama Glow + Mama Glow Foundation

Christine Koh

Christine Koh

Moderator,
author, podcaster, designer and Creative Director

Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

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.

Johnny Taylor

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

President and CEO, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)

Blessing Adesiyan

Blessing Adesiyan

Founder and CEO, Mother Honestly

Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

Founder and Board Member, The Riveter

Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols

Head, State and Local Corporate and Government Relations, 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.

Jill Krause

Jill Krause

Moderator,
Author

Breann Bierman-Vogt

Breann Bierman-Vogt

Journalist and Volunteer Advocate

Karen Walrond

Karen Walrond

Author and Senior Director of Global Engagement, Brené Brown Education and Research Group

Special Guests

Dai Manuel

Dai Manuel

Lifestyle Mentor and Wellness Coach

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WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE FALL SERIES

September 30, 2021

It Starts With Mom Live from Chicago

Talking to your children about race

November 10, 2020

It Starts With Mom Live from Chicago

SO YOU SAY YOU’RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?

November 12, 2020

It Starts With Mom Live from Texas

MILLENNIALS & MOTHERHOOD

November 12, 2020

It Starts With Mom Live from Texas

MOMS CLIMBING THE CORPORATE LADDER

November 13, 2020

It Starts With Mom Live from Texas

LEADING WITH EMPATHY: CREATING A CULTURE OF UNDERSTANDING FOR PARENTS

November 16, 2020

It Starts With Mom Live from Texas

CLOSING THE HEALTH EQUITY GAP

November 17, 2020

It Starts With Mom Live from Texas

BIRTH PLANS IN A PANDEMIC: PREPARING FOR BABY

November 18, 2020

It Starts With Mom Live from Tennessee

LEAD LOUDLY: FEMALE LEADERS IN THE WORKPLACE

November 18, 2020

It Starts With Mom Live from Tennessee

BUILDING COMMUNITY: CREATING A POSTPARTUM NETWORK

November 18, 2020

It Starts With Mom Live from Tennessee

An uplifting conversation with moms using their voices to help change the lives of women

November 30, 2020

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Stronger Together: Being a champion for moms

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It Starts With Mom Live from Chicago

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February 24, 2021

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