Executives from HSN, Saks Fifth Avenue, Estée Lauder and Kendra Scott to Be Honored as 2017 Outstanding Mothers

~ Joanna Coles, Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines, to
Serve as Mistress of Ceremonies, May 8
at The Pierre Hotel

~ Proceeds to Benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Mother’s Day Committee announced today that it will honor
four exceptional women at the 39th Annual Outstanding Mother
Awards. The annual luncheon ceremony, which recognizes women leaders who
balance highly successful careers with the daily demands and rewards of
motherhood, will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 12 p.m. at The Pierre
Hotel in New York. For ticket and sponsorship information visit www.mothersdaycouncil.org
or call 212-549-6421.

Joanna Coles, Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines, and a 2015
Outstanding Mother Award Honoree, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies
and present this year’s awards to:

  • Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Group President, The Estée
    Lauder Companies
  • Kate Oldham, SVP, GMM, Beauty, Lingerie and Swim, Saks
    Fifth Avenue
  • Judy Schmeling, President of Cornerstone Brands &
    Chief Operating Officer, HSN, Inc.
  • Kendra Scott, CEO and Founder, Kendra Scott, LLC

“We are honored to celebrate such inspirational female role models at
the 2017 Outstanding Mother Awards,” said Laurie Dowley, Chairman of the
National Mother’s Day Committee. “These hard-working women are proof
that maintaining a balance – both professionally and at home – is not
only possible, but can lead to remarkable success.”

Proceeds to Benefit Save the Children’s U.S.

As part of its continued support of meaningful philanthropies dealing
with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National
Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated nearly $30 million
to date to deserving family-related charities nationwide.

Proceeds of the 2017 awards luncheon will benefit Save the Children’s
U.S. Programs, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making lasting
positive change in the lives of children living in poverty in the United

VIP/Press Reception and Photo Opportunity

A VIP press reception will precede the awards ceremony at 11:00 a.m.,
during which honorees will be available for select interviews and photo
opportunities. For more information please contact Sarah Roberts at
212-994-4660 or sroberts@bcg-pr.com.

Ticket and Sponsorship Information

To purchase tickets or to sponsor the event, please contact the Mother’s
Day Council office at 212-594-6421 or visit www.mothersdaycouncil.org.

About the National Mother’s Day Committee

The National Mother’s Day Committee is an entity of the Father’s
Day/Mother’s Day Council and exists for the sole purpose of conferring
“Outstanding Mother” Honors on contemporary lifestyle leaders of our
society. The Council, a non-profit, all volunteer, non commercial,
organization through its Committees, donates funds raised with
presentations of its Annual Awards to meaningful family related
philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and
family. Past honorees have included Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Caroline Kennedy and Vera Wang. For more
information, please visit www.mothersdaycouncil.org.

About Save the Children’s U.S. Programs

Nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States lives in poverty. Save the
Children works to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of
children in this country by ensuring that they have the resources they
need to succeed in school and life. With a grassroots network of more
than 180,000 people across all 50 states, Save the Children also acts as
a voice for kids by advocating for increased access to high-quality
early childhood education at the federal, state and local levels. Early
learning programs that begin during pregnancy and continue until the
child reaches kindergarten are key to ensuring that children enter
school ready for success. Save the Children served more than 250,000
children and families in the United States in 2015 alone. For more
information visit www.savethechildren.org/usa.


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Roberts, 212-994-4660