From New York to Kuala Lumpur to Tel Aviv to Chennai to Toronto and around the globe our contributors were thrilled to hear the news that Forbes Woman has named World Moms Blog on their list of “Top 100 Websites for Women 2012!” Wow!
Forbes chose their list based on, “Informative and compelling content, smart navigable design, engaged communities and, of course, a voice that speaks to and for the female reader that’s kept fresh, timely and in-the-know by savvy staffers and impassioned writers.”
Also Forbes considers, “Does it [the website] have that amorphous and often indefinable quality that inspires us to share–with our social networks and in e-mails and conversations with our moms, sisters, friends and colleagues.”
To receive such an accolade in our first year and a half is such inspiration. Here are some of our accomplishments so far this year and our dreams for the future:
- Expanded our contributor reach to over 20 countries
- Pitched and started work on a documentary with the GAVI Alliance in Switzerland for global health
- Raised over $4000 and held offline advocacy events for life-saving vaccines for children in the developing world through the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign
- Quoted in American Scientific
- Invited to speak by the UN Foundation in Times Square in NYC alongside actress Amanda Peet, the executive director of the World Health Organization and the managing editor of Living Simple magazine to launch the PSA for the Shot@Life campaign.
- Increased our international editing and social media team with Martine from the Dainty Mom, Diana Stone from Hormonal Imbalances, Ruth Wong from The Mommy Cafe and Jennifer Johns, a fan of the blog! Kyla P’an, one of WMB’s longtime editors, has taken on a managing role of weekly editors, too!
And, we’re just getting started! Here’s what we have planned for the future:
- Our mothers around the world have been leading the discussions on our new web design — we can’t wait for it to come out!
- We are talking about planning future conferences, developing multicultural lessons and assemblies for schools, camps for children with a global emphasis of understanding.
- We are continuing our exciting work this summer on our international documentary with the GAVI Alliance. Grass-roots parties have and are being filmed in India, South Africa, Kenya and various places in the USA to start!
The possibilities are endless.
We are truly honored and this new accolade boosts our inspiration to keep up our work in telling the stories of mothers around the world and coming up with new ways to inspire and make the lives better for mothers and children around the world. And thank you Forbes Woman. You have no idea how much this recognition means to us.
— Jennifer Burden, Founder of World Moms Blog