Amanda Steadman - Creating Wealth

Hello there! Everything happens for a reason! I am glad you are here.  ...more

Register Today!

Welcome Ladies- The North Carolina Conference for Women needs you! The conference is an annual event for women from all across the state of North Carolina to come together and enjoy an exciting day filled with inspiration and timely issues that are of imporantance to women. The conference will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center on January 28, 2009.   Registration is now open! Check out for further details!   ...more

Beantown Lovelies!

I'm going to Boston!!!! Alright, now that I've screamed a little bit (*shriek*!!), I'll get back to business. I'm going to Boston! This weekend I am attending the BlogHer Outreach Boston '08 with some wonderful Canadian bloggers. As if that wasn't exciting enough, we are also part of the GM Carpool, a lovely arrangement that provides us with a Saturn Vue Hybrid to drive down with. Excited? Um, yeah! ...more

Me too! Ok, not the grandparents (cuz that would be weird, cuz they're ummm departed) but me ...more

One More Perspective on BlogHer08

soooooo many posts about BlogHer! I LOVE THEM!!! ...more

Gen Plus -- Town Hall in Los Angeles

Gen Plus Town Hall Forum It's official. Our forum in LA in January has a home. Here are the details: What: A very different town hall/forum event than you'd expect and probably than you've ever experienced -- very informal in tone (open, friendly, accessible), but with a formal agenda. Focused on issues that Boomers and 50 Plus are facing in job search, career issues and reinvention at this next stage. Experts will be there to provide a much needed resource. You will be expected to participate in the spirit of community. ...more

Healthy Moms, Healthier World

Standing alone on the cover of the special issue of the British medical journal The Lancet are these words, in large letters, "Since the human race began, women have delivered for society. It is time now for the world to deliver for women." The world is waking up to the importance of maternal health to the health of the globe. (And now let's all pause together and mutter under our breath our own version of The Lancet quote, "About time.") At the Women Deliver conference in London, 1,800 participants attended from 109 countries, including a five-member U.S. congressional delegation lead by Rep. Lois Capps of California, and 70 cabinet ministers and parliamentarians. ...more

Mothers and Grandmothers

I have always felt a special connection to my grandmother, Emily Priest McKhann. I was named after her, I've often been told I look like her, and I was born in the same hospital where she died a few weeks after giving birth to my Dad. ...more

Grandmothers can be an enormous influence on children, as your post shows. Most of my motheirng ...more

Maternal Health is a BIG topic these days

Maternal health is a big topic these days (and not just because BlogHers Act has made it the cause for the year!). Here are the highlights -- ...more

I totally agree, it is awful what those girls are going through at such a young age. I am 25 ...more

The Clinton Global Initiative - Maternal Health and A Final Round-Up

At the Clinton Global Initiative, I got into a conversation with a reporter (from a big U.S. media outlet) about the statistics on maternal health, a recurring topic of the three day event – that more than 500,000 women die from pregnancy or childbirth complications every year -- and he said, "Isn't that a form of population control that the world needs?" ...more

I think that comment absolutely highlights the cultural misogyny that persists despite feminism. ...more

Live-blogging the Clinton Global Initiative with Former President Clinton, Angelina and Brad

Here's some of what's happening today at the Clinton Global Initiative ... 10:03 - They've just announced the names of all the heads of state who are here today (52 of them), representing 72 countries. Former President Clinton just came on stage. "More than 600 commitments have been made. 20 mllion tons of greenhouse gases avoided, 3 million more micor-entrepreneurs have accessed capital." ...more

A couple of other points. I LOVE -- it's AMAZING, and everyone should go ...more