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Chrysula Winegar
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Chrysula is the Founder of boutique digital strategy agency, Wake Up World Communications, focused on social change campaigns. She is the Community Manager for The Global Moms Challenge and #GivingTuesday on behalf of the United Nations Foundation as well as a mother of four, writer, consultant and advocate.

With years of experience in traditional and digital marketing, Chrysula's career has spanned the globe across the consumer goods, finance, professional services, and philanthropy sectors. Wake Up World Communications has at its core a passion for women’s empowerment, leadership and solutions for the world’s big problems. Recent projects include the Global Moms Relay, Shot@Life's #Blogust and Teach for America's #bestteacherever. Her background includes companies like Estee Lauder, NatWest UK and Ernst & Young.

A communicator, agitator and mother, Chrysula has degrees from the University of Queensland and the University of London. You can also find her at Chrysula Winegar and When You Wake up a Mother, because when you wake up a mother, you wake up the world.

All opinions expressed are her own.

Entries by Chrysula Winegar

One Woman's Work to Highlight the True Cost of a Mother's Life Lost

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 3:11 PM

The last time Faridah Luyiga Mwanje saw her sister Remie alive, she was preparing to give birth to her fourth child at a top private hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Remie bled to death as a consequence of delivery complications and because the hospital didn't have any blood on hand. When...

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A Mom-Designed Solution: Keeping Children's Vaccine Records Current and Useful

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 12:01 PM

Lisa Scharoun, PhD is a professor in graphic design teaching at Australia's University of Canberra. She's also a mother to Noah, who was born with a cleft palate. Lisa spent much of Noah's first nine months in hospitals.

Noah had a nasogastric tube...
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Why Moms Matter

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 11:19 PM

Even with more than 8,000 miles, an ocean and harsh daily realities dividing them, Felisa and Nyanwour have more in common than you would realize.

Felisa Hilbert is a mother in Oklahoma who is determined to stop child deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and rotavirus. Driven...

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The Universal Teachers of Humankind

(2) Comments | Posted April 7, 2013 | 12:05 AM

This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

Chrysula Winegar: What is the best advice a mother ever gave you?

Tina Sharkey: I...

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'Watch Us!': Teen Girls Taking on the World and Making an Impact

(10) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 12:02 AM

This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

A Q&A with SPARK teen activists Julia Bluhm (15) and Izzy Labbe (14) who took...

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Make Mistakes: You Are Exactly What Your Baby Needs

(3) Comments | Posted March 10, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Over the next two months women (and a few men) from around the world will share their stories of motherhood, some of which will reflect back on advice they were given by a mother, and others will look forward at their dreams for children -- both their own...

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A Life With TB And HIV

(8) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 9:34 AM

Alice Birungi's difficult but inspiring story will be part of the StopTB Talkshow on July 22. Here is a preview of her journey. A victim of sexual violence, she was infected with HIV, then got tuberculosis, and finally joined four other women to start an organization that helps young people...

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She Is Not A Victim. She Is A Sister.

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 3:00 PM

Audrey is a mother of two young boys. She's 32 and works in a government department. Our lives have a lot in common -- family, work, friends. But in Tanzania, where she lives, being a mother comes with a whole different set of problems.

Audrey's greatest fear is to be...

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Why the Urbanization of Kids Is Not Always a Good Thing

(0) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 10:24 AM

When you think of children in poverty, what image comes to mind? Is it the mud floor of a hut, dirty kids with ragged clothing playing soccer in a dust bowl? Or is it of a shanty in the heart of a pulsing metropolis, with the world's riches a few...

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A Tale of Two "Million Moms"

(12) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 1:58 PM

What's in a name? Well, a lot of confusion. Over the past week, a group named "One Million Moms" has campaigned against Ellen Degeneres and JC Penney for appointing her as its spokesperson. Yesterday, Ellen spoke out against One Million Moms on her show and mentioned the comments against her on their Facebook page.

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Drum Roll Please! Our "Imagine Me & You" Photo Contest Winner Is...

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 3:02 PM

Today, the Million Moms Challenge, in collaboration with ABC News, the United Nations Foundation, Disney Baby and Anne Geddes, announced the winner of our Imagine Me & You -- a photo contest to connect and celebrate mothers around the world.



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Why Causes? Why Give?

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 11:40 AM

Is it guilt? Is it a sense of overarching privilege that compels us to reach outside of ourselves? Is it selfish, even self-righteous and narcissistic? Or is it pure, born out of the deepest well of charity, of true compassion?

We give because we feel better when we...

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Three Lessons Learned From the Trail of a Summer Work Life Experiment

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2011 | 10:08 AM

What to do with four children under nine and eight weeks of summer holidays when you run your own business? From home. Summer camps times four might just wipe out all profits for the year! An incredible nanny helps, but even they might burn out under the weight of entertainment...

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October National Work and Family Month -- It's Always About the Culture

(5) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 2:48 PM

Do you want to have equality in your parenting and household management? No prizes for guessing, but its grounded in the family cultures you came from and the one you're creating now. What about company work flexibility practices that are stated as policy on the outside but rarely happen on...

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