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Where We Are Speaking

The staff, trustees and volunteers of the National Association of Mothers’ Centers are available to speak for your organization, function or event. The NAMC’s speakers have a wealth of expertise and can offer information and insights about: 

  • Parenting and child development.
  • Work/life integration.
  • Myths and realities about moms and work.
  • Personal, community and national advocacy.
  • Handling the transitions of motherhood.
  • Postpartum depression.
  • Public policies that impact families and what we can do to change them.
  • Eldercare.
  • Fathers’ involvement in parenting.
  • When a father needs to take on his family’s caregiving responsibilities.
  • Women’s issues, including: the economic impact of being a caregiver; how to become an advocate for yourself, your children and your family; the importance of woman-to-woman networking and connection.

We’d be happy to identify the perfect speaker for your group. To arrange for a speaker, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 516-939-MOMS.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Please check back from time to time to see where we are speaking.

Recent Speaking Engagements

"What Do Mothers Need? Motherhood Scholars and Activists Speak Out on Maternal Empowerment for the 21st Century"
May 9th, 2012, Pantages Hotel, 200 Victoria Street, Toronto, Canada
Lorri Slepian, LCSW, Founder, Leadership Advisor and board member of the National Association of Mothers' Centers will be speaking with many other motherhood scholars and activists. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

AFPLI (Association of Fundraising Professionals Long Island), Philanthropy Day
November 19, 2010 
Linda Lisi Juergens was a co-presenter of the workshop “Corporate Philanthropy and Responsibility: Beyond the Golf Outing” to share the NAMC’s success in partnering with corporations in creative ways.

Junior League of Long Island Community Impact Breakfast
July 22, 2010 
Linda Lisi Juergens spoke about the needs of mothers and families in the context of needed services and gaps in service.  She also facilitated a discussion among attendees to identify the physical, mental and social issues that need attention with the goal of helping inform the Junior League’s strategic planning process to identify future projects and issues they might address.

Women In Career Transition: Possibilities, Opportunities and Strategies
Hofstra University, Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 9 AM to 4 PM
Women of all ages are invited to attend this informational and motivational conferences. You will leave with a well-grounded action plan to get you started on the path to the next phase of your working life.
"Mothers Re-entering the Workforce" presented by Linda Lisi Juergens, NAMC Executive Director. Keynote address by News 12 Long Island's Judy Martin.

He Said, She Said: Different Prespectives on workplace issues
March 27, 2009, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
"Schedule Flexibility: Does the workplace need it?"
Panel including: Linda Lisi Juergens, NAMC Executive Director and William Rollack, Diversity Manager U.S. Operations, Adecco.

ARM Conference - The Motherhood Movement of the 21st Century
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 24-26, 2008
Mothers' Center Co-Founder, Lorri Slepian and NAMC Executive Director, Linda Lisi Juergens

Women Now Summit
Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
March 16, 2008
The Women Now Summit presented by The Cinema Arts Centre and The Women’s Leadership Development Center highlighted some of our valued women here on Long Island. The summit included the screening of a documentary on feminism produced by Filmmaker Ellen Cooperperson, entitled Women NOW. Program included short inspiring videotaped interviews by Today's Women Leaders, each offering a unique perspective on being a woman in leadership including NAMC's Executive Director, Linda Lisi Juergens also a founding member of MOTHERS Coordinating Council.

We Can Do Better: Policies & Priorities for New York’s Working Families
Presented by the Center for Working Families, New York City, NY, December 2007
NAMC Executive Director, Linda Lisi Juergens, was a panelist on “Work-Family Balance” along with Senator George Maziartz, Chair, Senate Labor Committee, Assemblywoman Susan John, Chair, Assembly Labor Committee, Ana Polanco, UNITE HERE, Michelle Bodden United Federation of Teachers, and Janet Gornick, Professor CUNY

Freedom On Our Terms Conference
Organized by the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute
New York City, NY, November 2007
Linda Lisi Juergens, Executive Director of the National Association of Mothers' Centers and founding member of the MOTHERS Coordinating Council spoke at the Freedom On Our Terms Conference. The conference celebrated the 30th anniversary of the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston. Linda sat on a panel, "Redefining Family: The Evolving Role of Women and the Expanding Role of Government.”

Soroptomist International of Nassau County
Garden City, NY, October 2007
NAMC Executive Director, Linda Lisi Juergens, was a distinguished panelist, discussing “The Status of Women and Girls on Long Island: ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’…or have you?” The panel addressed economic status, education, employment and training, health care, marriage, and family as they relate to women and girls on Long Island.

Women’s Leadership Forum
hosted by Demos, a Network of Ideas & Action
New York City, NY, June 2007
NAMC Executive Director, Linda Lisi Juergens, spoke on a panel at this forum entitled “Moms Who Work: Myth & Reality.” The panel addressed the realities faced by working mothers and their families and dispelled myths perpetuated by sensationalistic reporting about the so-called “opt-out revolution” and “mommy wars.”

The Motherlode: A Complete Celebration of Motherhood
Presented by the Association for Research on Mothering, an international organization headquartered at York University, Toronto, Canada, 2006
NAMC trustee, Patrice DiQuinzio, PhD, an associate professor of Philosophy and director of Women’s Studies at Muhlenberg College, and Linda Lisi Juergens, the NAMC’s Executive Director gave a workshop at the largest conference ever organized on the subject of motherhood. Their presentation, “Mothers’ Centers: Effects of Participation on Mothers and Families,” was based on surveys and interviews with Mothers’ Center participants.