"HOT MOMMAS" GIVE BACK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE Moms, students, stars of business and entertainment help women and girls

Top Quote The award-winning women's leadership venture, The Hot Mommas Project, announces its 2010 panel of judges and Martin Luther King Day of Service activity. The project helps women age 18 and older serve as role models and supporters for other women and girls. Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2010. End Quote
  • Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV (1888PressRelease) January 18, 2010 - In conjunction with the Martin Luther King Day of Service, "Hot Mommas" around the world are being nominated to share their story on through January 31. The award-winning educational venture enables women 18 and older to convert their personal and professional lessons into teachable moments archived in an online library. Stars of the business and entertainment communities have signed on as judges for the second annual Hot Mommas Project Case Competition, which runs through January 31. Women participating in the competition will have the opportunity to see their story published in a leading Prentice Hall textbook.

    The "Hot Mommas Project" raises the self-efficacy of women and girls through exposure to role models and mentors. "We all know the stories of the women close to us. Our project simply captures those stories, makes those stories teachable, and distributes them to a wide audience," said Kathy Korman Frey, founder of the Hot Mommas Project and Entrepreneur in Residence at the George Washington University School of Business. "Our judging panel is extremely accomplished and are using their influence to help women and girls."

    At, women are coached through a process of turning their story into a "case study" which is a teaching tool used by educators. The cases will be rated by the judging panel on quality of: professional / business and personal issues and learning points set forth in the case, as well as discussion questions, teaching notes, appendices, and links. Anita Blair, former Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Hot Mommas Project 2010 judge notes, "What could be more satisfying than helping young women pursue full, successful lives, thanks to the Hot Mommas special blend of teachable stories combining experience, scholarship and friendship?"

    The Hot Mommas Project 2010 case study competition runs through January 31, 2010. Winners will be published in a leading Prentice Hall textbook. In addition to the top three winners, a special financial literacy category is sponsored by The Charles Schwab Foundation.

    The Hot Mommas Project is an independent venture housed at the George Washington University School of Business. It is included in the mission of the GWSB Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The 2010 competition is supported by The Charles Schwab Foundation and Rand Construction Founder Linda Rabbit. To learn more about the project, support the project, or nominate a dynamic female role model over 18 for the 2010 competition, visit Winners will be honored April 28, 2010 at George Washington University's Women in Philanthropy Forum.

    ***The Hot Mommas Project 2010 Case Competition Judging Panel***

    Amy Millman - President and co-founder of Springboard Enterprises.

    Anita Blair - Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

    Bob Burg - Bestselling author and one of nation's leading networking experts.

    Brenda Rhodes - Founder of Hall Kinion, a $300 million publicly traded company.

    Carrie Schwab - Pomerantz-President of the Charles Schwab Foundation.

    Christine Chen - Organizer of National Asian American & Pacific Islander Presidential Town Hall.

    Ellen Mishkind Thrasher - Director for the Office of Entrepreneurship Education, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

    Guy Kawasaki - Managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine, bestselling author of nine books.

    Janet Taylor - Clinical instructor of psychiatry and consumer health strategist who contributes to Family Circle and the Today Show.

    Ken Waissman - Tony Award winning Producer of Grease, Agnes of God, and the upcoming Josephine, a new Broadway musical inspired by Josephine Baker.

    LaSara Firefox Allen - Entrepreneur, author, and mental health community activist.

    Madelyn Jennings - Board Member, National Women's History Museum. Former Senior Vice President-Personnel, Gannett Co.,

    Marsha Firestone - Founder and president of the Women Presidents' Organization.

    Mary Ann Zoellner - Emmy award-winning producer at the Today show and co-author of Today's Moms.

    Melina Gerosa Bellows - Executive vice president of Children's Publishing at National Geographic.

    Nick Schacht - President and CEO of Learning Tree International.

    Patricia Parker - Chair of the Business and Economic Development Committee of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations.

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business School professor one "50 most powerful women in the world" by London Times.

    Sam Horn - Award-winning communication/creativity consultant to best-selling authors.

    Saranne Rothberg - Founder of ComedyCures, an award-winning nonprofit.

    Simon Greenman - Co-founder of MapQuest and local search expert. Managing Director at European Directories.

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