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EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and 'Tiger Mom' Amy Chua to headline Mocha Moms Conference

We are pleased to announced that EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, President Obama's cabinet member in charge of environmental protection and Amy Chua, bestselling author of 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother' will headline Parent Nation.


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EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua to headline Mocha Moms, Inc. National Conference

Las Vegas, NV –July 12 –Mocha Moms, Inc., the national non-profit organization that supports at-home mothers of color, has announced that EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, President Obama's cabinet member in charge of environmental protection, will host a town hall style forum during its national conference in Las Vegas, July 21-24 at the Bally's Paris Hotel. Amy Chua, bestselling author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, will also be the keynote speaker during an open to the public luncheon session on Saturday, July 23 about her controversial book, highlighting the rewards and costs of raising her two daughters the strict "Chinese" way. Both Administrator Jackson and Chua have been named on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Mocha Moms' Saturday, July 23 event, PARENT NATION 2011: Strategies for Raising Successful Children will be a fun, action-packed day for parents, child care providers and educators with a wide range of sessions on topics including bullying, building a better parent-child relationship and getting your child organized, among others. Kimberly Sears-Allers, prominent author of several best-selling books including The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy, will lead one of the highlighted conference workshops titled "8 steps to turn your passion into profit." The Presenting conference sponsors are Wells Fargo and Tide.

"This is an exciting event for us to be a part of not only to share Wells Fargo products and services with this important group but also to help them expand their investment confidence and help their families build financial security for the future," says Michelle Thornhill, senior vice president and African American segment manager for Wells Fargo.
The three-day Mocha Moms conference will feature sessions on wealth management, health and wellness, parenting, and relationships. The Friday, July 22 luncheon keynote speaker will be Gail Perry-Mason, co-author of the bestselling book, "Girl, Make Your Money Grow."

Participants in the one-day Parent Nation portion of the conference are invited to an end of the day screening for the upcoming DreamWorks movie, The Help, slated to hit theaters nationwide August 10.  Special guest will be veteran actress, Octavia Spencer, best known for her recurring role on ABC's Ugly Betty, who plays the unflappable Minny Jackson in the much anticipated movie. 

For more information about Mocha Moms, Inc. and the Mocha Moms, Inc. National Conference or to register for Parent Nation 2011, visit www.mochamoms.org .


About Mocha Moms
Mocha Moms, Inc. was founded in 1997 by four mothers of color in Maryland who saw the need for a growing segment of stay at home mothers of color to connect and support each other. Today, the fast growing national, non-profit organization has 100 chapters and more than 3,000 members in 29 states throughout the country, as well as partnerships with such organizations as the America's Promise Alliance, the Black Women's Health Imperative, Be The Match (formerly the National Marrow Donor Program) and PBS Kids. The primary mission of Mocha Moms, Inc. is to support and encourage women of color who are making parenting a priority in this season in their lives. Its platform includes strengthening marriages and families, promoting self-care, strong educational foundations and volunteerism. All chapters are actively engaged in a wide range of community service, including mentoring students, hosting educational summits, financial forums and healthy moms symposiums, and setting up reading nooks in barbershops and beauty shops throughout the country as part of the groundbreaking national initiative Boys Booked on Barbershops.

Mocha Moms, Inc. welcomes people of all genders, religions, races, educational backgrounds, and income levels. Anyone who supports the mission of Mocha Moms, Inc. is welcome to join.  Mocha Moms, Inc. has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, ABC's Nightline, Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Essence, Ebony and JET.



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