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St. Jude Mom Boss Summit 2021

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Panelists smiling during the St. Jude Mom Boss Summit in 2019.

Panelists Anh Sundstrom (left) and Khadeen Ellis (right) at the St. Jude Mom Boss Summit in 2019

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St. Jude Mom Boss Summit.

At St. Jude, we know the challenges moms face in taking care of their sick child. In a year of pandemic, we also know that juggling work, homeschooling, childcare and other tasks can leave any mom stressed with very little time to rest and refocus.

The St. Jude Mom Boss Summit is a free livestream event designed to empower moms of all backgrounds to "level-up their Mom Boss skills" and reach their full potential at work, home and in life. Whether you're a mom, mom-to-be, godmother, auntie or even a mom entrepreneur/mompreneur, this summit offers engaging sessions and conversations led by St. Jude moms, and a range of successful women entrepreneurs and social media influencers that will leave you feeling inspired and recharged.

If you missed the event, you can still register to receive all the video recordings from our summit.


I looked at my daughter once and said, 'This is my first time being a mommy,' and she looked at me and realized that we are in this together. We're all struggling in some form, but we can look to each other and say that at the end of the day, it's ok and we've got this.

Anh Sundstrom, founder of 9 to 5 Chic

Event Details


Agenda & Sessions


See the sessions that are available to you from our Mom Boss event.
Panelist Christine Barberich at the 2019 Mom Boss Event.

Panelist Christine Barberich at the 2019 Mom Boss event

Welcome & Panel Discussion


When home becomes your world

How do you do it all in the midst of a pandemic? Spoiler: it isn’t easy. Learn firsthand how four moms manage home, work and kids when the world shuts down.

St. Jude patient, survivor and mom Tayde with her children.

St. Jude cancer survivor Tayde with her children

Session 2


Fireside chat with St. Jude mom Tayde

Tayde was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 7, and she and her family traveled from Mexico to receive treatment at St. Jude. Today, she shares her story of being both a survivor and a mom.

Women at the 2019 Mom Boss Event.

Panelists at the St. Jude Mom Boss Summit in 2019

Breakout Session 1


Zoom chic – Dressing up for Zoom

Who says you can’t dress up for ZOOM? Discover beauty tips and secrets from beauty expert and CEO of Makeup Geek, Marlena Stell.

Multicultural woman meditating on bedroom floor.

Breakout Session 2


Deep breath, mom!

With moms handling more and more, it's easy to get stressed out more than usual! Make space for yourself and learn self-care and breathing techniques to help you navigate these stressful times.

St. Jude patient Gus with his glasses on.

St. Jude patient Gus

Breakout Session 3


20/21 vision

Time to reclaim your vision, mom! Take a moment with Instagram influencer and content creator Richie Holmes Grant, and create a vision board for your 2021 goals.

St. Jude patient Michael and his mom.

St. Jude patient Michael and his mom

Breakout Session 4


Ready for the world: Raising multicultural children

Everything you wanted to know about multicultural families but you were afraid to ask. Learn how to maintain cultural traditions, develop a sense of belonging and learn how to build an inclusive and loving family. One day at a time.


I don't think anyone can advocate quite like a mother, so intrinsically when we become mothers we become bosses.

Nora Napientek, founder of nora fleming

Meet our Mom Bosses


Meet our incredible panelists who embody the meaning of 'Mom Boss.'
Pamela Silva.

Award-winning journalist at Univision and founder and co-host of Motherish Moments

Riche Holmes Grant.

Host and executive producer of The Riche Life web series for women

Leticia Barr.

Award-winning tech, education and parenting blogger and founder of

Farzana Nayani.

Diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, author and executive coach

Zaiba Hasan.

Executive director and co-host at Mommying While Muslim podcast

Dr. Uzma Jafri.

Executive producer and co-host at Mommying While Muslim podcast

Marlena Stell.

Founder and CEO of Makeup Geek

Susan Comfort.

Founder of Nonprofit Wellness

Jeannette Kaplun.

Award-winning journalist and founder and CEO of Hispana Global

Alanah Odoms.

Executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana

Laura Johnson.

Founder and CEO of Coton Colors

Monyetta Shaw.

Actress and author of Bigger Than Me and Keep It Classy

Simone Oliver.

Global editor in chief of Refinery29

Janet Sellers.

Program manager, Staff Resilience Center at St. Jude

Tayde CruzDodds.

St. Jude patient, survivor and mom


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How does St. Jude help moms?

At St. Jude, our moms mean the world to us. And while they may have so much on their plates,  we're grateful that we can make it a little easier by ensuring that their family will never receive a bill from St. Jude, all thanks to donors like you.


Joining the term 'St. Jude' and 'Mom Boss' makes me think of the moms who are at St. Jude with their children fighting childhood cancer. I would tell a St. Jude mom, you are heard, you are seen and we are here for you.

Ana Flores, founder of the #WeAllGrow Latina Network

Every dollar makes a difference

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Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since we opened more than 50 years ago. And we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

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Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all they should worry about is helping their child live.

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St. Jude freely shares its groundbreaking discoveries, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists can use that knowledge to save thousands more children around the world.


This Mother's Day, our St. Jude families depend on supporters like you.

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