Diversity Reboot Summit

Exploring the Intersection Between Stress, Self-Care, and Growth with Mom's Hierarchy of Needs Founder Leslie Forde

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Exploring the Intersection Between Stress, Self-Care, and Growth with Mom's Hierarchy of Needs Founder Leslie Forde
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Zoom fatigue. Homeschooling. Election anxieties. Financial worries. We all know the the last twelve months haven't exactly been stress free. For this conversation, we sit down with Leslie Forde, Co-Founder of Mom's Hierarchy of Needs, to discuss the intersection of stress, self-care, and growth. Whether or not you're a mom, this will be a great chance to hear some actionable tips for practicing self-care now and in the future.

Meet The Speakers

Leslie Forde
Leslie Forde
Founder & CEO, Mom's Hierarchy of Needs, LLC

Leslie has used research to inform growth and innovation strategy for over 20 years. She’s held brand management, product marketing and business development roles in consumer technology and products, market research, media and publishing companies.

Most recently, she held leadership positions at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Care.com and CSpace (an Omnicom market research agency.) She began her brand management career at Bausch & Lomb and Xerox.

Her writing about parenting, motherhood and equity has appeared in The Washington Post, Slate, Parents Magazine and her website, Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs among other publications.

She’s been quoted in CNN, Fast Company, US News & World Report, HerMoney, Fairy God Boss, Livingly and several other outlets.

Nicole Felter (she/her/ella)
Nicole Felter (she/her/ella)
Associate Marketing Manager at PowerToFly

My name is Nicole Felter and I am a graduate from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh. I am originally from a very small town in New York State called Kerhonkson. Being from a small town with limited opportunities, I never imagined that I would have accomplished all that I have to this day. Being one of the only people in my family to pursuit a college degree has demonstrated the importance of positivity and perseverance.

Through the different organizations I have been a part of and the different things I have experienced in my college career I have gained multiple valuable skills. Speaking Spanish is the most important skill I learned while studying abroad and I am proud to say I am fluent. Event planning, team work, fundraising, marketing and work delegation are skills that have carried me through the execution of various successful philanthropy events. These skills have ultimately shaped me into a leader who embodies enthusiasm, optimism, fervor, drive and ambition.