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Global Mom Relay

Feminine Traits Are the Operating System of the 21st Century

John Gerzema | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
John Gerzema

My collaborator and co-author Michael D'Antonio and I travelled the world and conducted personal interviews with global political and business leaders as well as NGOs and start-ups to find out how these traits can be applied in real world situations.

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

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Chrysula Winegar

A Q&A with SPARK teen activists Julia Bluhm (15) and Izzy Labbe (14) who took on Seventeen magazine over photoshopping model's images and secured a commitment from the magazine to stop.

Girls Leading Change: Malala Yousafzai

Alyse Nelson | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact
Alyse Nelson

We invest in women and girls because they pay it forward. When you train, mentor and support a woman, you're reaching her family, her community, and her country.

Help Girls Across the Globe Go for Gold and Achieve Their Dreams

Rebecca Soni | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Rebecca Soni

The work of the United Nations and the growing movement to advocate for girls comes down to one truth: girls matter.

Taking Action to Protect Children

Julie Smolyansky | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Julie Smolyansky

When I talk to my friends who are moms of young children, we often talk about the instinct to protect our children. What we really mean are the scary realities that lie right under the surface of the conversation.

Mothers Are The Agents Of Change

Milly Businge | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Milly Businge

Fellow mothers, let us wake up to the reality that the world is changing, and we the mothers are the agents of change. Talk to your girls, don't shy away from your responsibility as a nurturer of dreams.

Bringing Every Good Thing to Our Daughters

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Melinda Gates

We all want to bring every good thing to our children. My daughter and her friends want to have the power to choose a rewarding future for themselves. Girls in countries like Niger want the same thing. 2013-03-13-globalrelaygatepull.jpg

The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Received

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa Belkin

The best advice I ever received as a mother was "ask for help." It was given to me by one of the few of my friends who'd started this parenting thing before I had, and who'd been determined, she finally confessed, to make it look easy.

Make Mistakes: You Are Exactly What Your Baby Needs

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Chrysula Winegar

While moms know that their job is never done, part of this is because they are not only concerned about the wellbeing of their own family, but also of others in their neighborhood and around the world. It is with this sense of community that mothers can join together and create changes for their children and for generations to come.

Why We Must Listen to Children

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.09.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

I had the opportunity to speak with H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands about her work and thoughts on motherhood. As mothers to four young children between us, the reflections and aspirations shared by other moms take on a special meaning.

Why Moms Matter

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Today, we launch Global Mom Relay -- an interactive, online conversation over the next 62 days that features moms, celebrities, experts and others who will shares stories of motherhood and talk about what we can do to improve the health of mothers and children around the world.