Posted by Emily

Ten Years Ago, Amid Tragedy, the Power of Moms Online

Ten years ago this weekend, we all held our breath as a gargantuan hurricane slammed into the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina was 400 miles across and carried winds of 140 mph. On August 29, we woke up to horrifying scenes of disaster – 80% of New Orleans under water, people stranded on their roofs, 20,000 […]

Blogust 2015 is Here!

The Motherhood is excited to announce that Blogust 2015 kicks off today! Blogust is a month-long social media relay involving more than 50 of North America’s most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers and Shot@Life Champions. Also joining this year are Anne Geddes, one of the world’s most well-known photographers, and actress Jo Frost (Supernanny, Family Matters, […]

Women in the World Summit and Dove: Rewiring the Brain for Confidence and Beauty

At the Women in the World Summit, hosted by Tina Brown Live Media in association with The New York Times, four extraordinary women came together to talk about “The Beautiful Brain”, on a panel sponsored by Dove. “Women are not taught to be self confident,” said Dr. Stacie Grossman Bloom, assistant professor of Neurology and […]

The Motherhood Helps Kick Off #Action2015 Today

2015 is a big year for a few reasons. Not only do I have a 15 year old in ’15, but this year marks the end of the first UN Millennium Development Goals – the most successful global anti-poverty effort in history – and the creation of the next set of goals. So, how great that […]

Congratulations #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday – the global day of giving back - was a huge success in December 2014, as you can see from the new infographic below highlighting the day’s fantastic impact. The Motherhood loves #GivingTuesday and we are thrilled that so many bloggers in our network joined the effort.  Thank you all! We’re sending huge congratulations to […]

Melinda Gates: “It’s time we move from talk to action.”

Photo Credit: UN Women Melinda Gates, Barbara Bush and Katie Couric led a fast-paced, fascinating conversation on global health, called #BetterByHalf, in NYC yesterday.  A few highlights: Melinda: I didn’t think I would get involved in this work. I was a political science major in college and worked at Microsoft.  I went to Africa on […]

Become a #GivingTuesday Social Media Ambassador

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even better is #GivingTuesday – a global rally for great giving on December 2, 2014. We’re looking for volunteer #GivingTuesday social media ambassadors – people to join us to share easy social media actions and spread the word to build the #GivingTuesday movement. #GivingTuesday encourages people to […]

#AYASummit on CBS News

Nikki Burdine of CBS News featured the #AYASummit and the ONE Girls and Women Campaign in a fabulous news segment today.  I was interviewed for the story and thought I’d share a few highlights: Technology makes us all neighbors, and these women are making it their mission to use their power for good. “That’s what it’s all […]

The ONE #AYASummit

Tomorrow I head to DC for the #AYASummit and I couldn’t be more excited. Hosted by ONE and Google, the #AYA Summit will focus on issues facing women and girls in the developing world, with a particular emphasis on what it means to be born female in Africa and what we, along with girls and […]

We Are Here With Alicia Keys

My girls and I have been playing We Are Here by Alicia Keys pretty much nonstop since she rocked the Social Good Summit on Sunday with her words, her news, her passion and her new song. Picture this: Alicia Keys walking onstage wearing a jaunty fedora, black leather pants and a sheer black shirt covering […]

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