ADVOCATE LIKE A MOTHER ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Almost 150 mamas, papas, babes and friends joined Mindr and Vox Media in celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 with an interactive panel discussion about why women and mothers make for the fiercest of advocates.
Manhattan: Speaking up together about maternal health
Mindr and Merck for Mothers hosted a deep discussion about how to find our strongest voices to advocate for the maternal care we need. Our conversation was guided by a panel of experts, including researchers, obstetricians, doulas and advocates.
The High Chair: A discussion with Olivia Wilde at the UN
Through our High Chair curated networking program, Mindr brought a group of mamas to the United Nations for a roundtable discussion with Olivia Wilde and Mattel about how shows like Thomas & Friends can be reconfigured to challenge gender stereotypes.
JERSEY: Changing the world, one spare diaper at a time
We heard from Audrey Symes, the stay-at-home mom who became an accidental advocate for families with diaper needs, collecting 25,000 spare diapers with her trusty stroller and taking her fight to the Hill. Every one of us can become a changemaker.
MANHATTAN: MINDR & THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME'S #RECIPEFORDISASTER
There is enough food to feed the world's 7 billion people, and yet more than 3 million children die of under-nutrition every year. We about how every one of us can be a leader in minimizing food waste and bringing the world closer to zero hunger.
BROOKLYN: TALKING SAFETY ON PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
We brunched with the babes and Britax at Bar Glory and had a chat about how to prepare for safe summer travels. Every attendee took home a sparkly new Emblem Convertible Car Seat, and Mindr’s founder Sarah got to say “You get a car seat! And you get a car seat!”
MANHATTAN: MINDR TALKS TO BEATRICE FIHN ABOUT HER JOURNEY TO THE NOBEL
Beatrice Fihn accepted the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of ICAN. She talked to the Mindr community at Maman in Tribeca about women’s unique role in nuclear disarmament, and how motherhood has strengthened her along her journey to the Nobel.
MANHATTAN: GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY WITH DIRT CANDY'S AMANDA COHEN
Over a three course vegetable-forward meal, we hung out at Lower East Side Dirt Candy (named NYC’s hardest restaurant to get into four years in a row) for an interview with its innovative owner and chef, Amanda Cohen. Turns out kids will eat deep fried vegetables.
LONDON: DR. SARA DE BENEDICTIS ON BIRTH IN POP CULTURE
Drawing on fieldwork that explored how women make meaning through UK phenomenon One Born Every Minute, Dr. Sara De Benedictis talked through representations of birth in pop culture and what they reflect about class, sexuality, work, austerity and the NHS.
HOBOKEN: MM.LAFLEUR CMO ANNIE THORP ON HER ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY
One of our most sought-after events of all time returned. Annie Thorp, one of the founding team members of fast-growing fashion startup MM.LaFleur, joined us to share insights from her entrepreneurial journey. Annie's top tip? A career makes most sense in hindsight.
Manhattan: Assemblywoman Nily Rozic on running for office
We heard from the OG millennial Assemblywoman about the experience of running for, winning and working in office as a New York State legislature, and how we can support more women to do the same, over coffee and baked goods at Irving Farm Coffee Roasters.
United Nations: The World's Biggest Mama Meetup
Almost 600 mamas and hundreds of munchkins joined us at the United Nations for the flagship event of our World's Biggest Mama Meetup campaign, hosted by the Women's International Forum and sponsored by the Austrian Mission.
Hoboken: The #MINDRMAMA Guide to Building Your Personal Brand
On January 15th, we heard from Neha Leela Ruch, ten-year veteran of the branding industry and founder of the lifestyle site Mother Untitled, about the importance of rebranding new parenthood as a time of creativity and connection.
Brooklyn: How Sesame Street's characters are making a difference
At sun-drenched Brooklyn Label, we caught up with Dr. Abby Bucuvalas from Sesame Workshop to learn how Elmo, Big Bird and international Muppets like Raya and Zari are making a difference worldwide, through teacher training programs, community-building initiatives and more.