VIP Speakers Announced for Mom+Social Global Summit at 92YTribeca in New York on May 8, 2013

Christy Turlington Burns, Jennifer Lopez, Lynda Lopez, Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, Spouse of the United Nations Secretary-General, global moms, and leading experts will join host Elizabeth Gore of the United Nations Foundation in a special one-day gathering to improve lives of families worldwide. Mom+Social concludes the first-ever Global Mom Relay, a movement of moms and their friends from across all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and 141 countries who are sharing stories of motherhood to help women and children lead happier, healthier lives.

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Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

On May 8, 2013 in honor of Mother’s Day, luminaries including Jennifer Lopez and Arianna Huffington and mothers from every part of the world will take part in Mom+Social, the only one-day event focused on moms who are making a difference globally, and the role of social media, technology, and philanthropy to improve the health of women and children everywhere. Today, the organizing partners - the United Nations Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, BabyCenter, The Huffington Post, 92nd Street Y, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the lineup of speakers.

Thousands of the brightest and most passionate people working to improve child, maternal, and reproductive health will gather on May 8 at 92YTribeca in New York City and online via Livestream to share ideas, raise awareness, and inspire action. Host Elizabeth Gore, Resident Entrepreneur at the UN Foundation will be joined by passionate global moms and:

  •          Jennifer Lopez, Co-Founder, The Lopez Family Foundation
  •          Lynda Lopez, Co-Founder, The Lopez Family Foundation
  •          Christy Turlington Burns, Founder, Every Mother Counts
  •          Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, Spouse of the UN Secretary-General
  •          Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, Editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post Media Group
  •          Cindi Leive, Editor-in-chief, Glamour magazine
  •          Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
  •          Sharon D’Agostino, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Johnson & Johnson
  •          Linda Murray, Global Editor in Chief, BabyCenter, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
  •          Dr. Harvey Karp, Pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, USC School of Medicine
  •          Reshma Sujani, Founder, Girls Who Code

Mom+Social is the culminating event of the Global Mom Relay, a 60-day online conversation connecting moms and experts around the world to share their personal experiences, stories about motherhood, and global causes they care about. The relay is in support of the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child. To date, the relay has proven to be truly “global” with people sharing from across all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and 141 countries.

“The Global Mom Relay and Mom+Social reinforces that moms are the key to creating a better future for their families and families around the world,” said Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, UN Foundation. “Many moms are passionate about helping all families around the world to achieve health and happiness. This collaboration between moms and leaders across all sectors will help further drive the momentum to achieve the United Nations’ goals for women and children’s health.”

Tweet this: Moms are the key to creating a better future. Help families around the world and join Mom+Social! #globalmom

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Press contacts:
UN Foundation: Negin Janati, njanati(at)unfoundation(dot)org
Johnson & Johnson: Carol Goodrich, cgood2(at)its(dot)jnj(dot)com
92YTribeca: Beverly Greenfield, bgreenfield(at)92Y(dot)org

About Mom+Social
Mom+Social is a special, one-day gathering focused on motherhood and the role of social media, technology, and philanthropy to improve the health of moms and children everywhere. Hundreds of the brightest and most passionate people working to improve child, maternal, and reproductive health will gather on May 8, 2013 at the 92YTribeca in New York City to share ideas, raise awareness, and inspire action. Hosted by the United Nations Foundation, 92Y, Johnson & Johnson, BabyCenter, and The Huffington Post, this unique gathering will focus the world's attention on ways to address some of the greatest health challenges affecting women and children today. Anyone, from anywhere, will be able to participate in the dialogue by tuning into the speeches, discussion, and panels via live stream and social media. http://www.unfoundation.org/momplussocial.

About the Global Mom Relay
The United Nations Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, BabyCenter, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, The Huffington Post, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the Global Mom Relay, a global conversation among mothers and their friends to create change. From March 8, International Women’s Day, to May 8, in honor of Mother’s Day, today’s leading global and local voices will discuss the importance of strengthening the health of mothers and children around the world. Each time a person shares a relay post on Facebook, Twitter or Email, or donates $5 or more as part of the relay, a $5 donation (up to $500,000 total) will be donated by Johnson & Johnson and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to one of four initiatives that are helping women and children lead healthy and happy lives – Girl Up, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), and the Shot@Life campaign. For more information, visit http://www.globalmomrelay.org.


Contact

  • Negin Janati
    United Nations Foundation
    202-887-9040
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