As a mom who blogs (okay fine, call me a Mommy Blogger) I get invitations to some fun things, get to meet interesting people at all sorts of events. It’s a perk, sure. Of all the wonderful and exciting things that blogging has placed on my door step, the opportunity to learn from the voices of others and use my own voice to do good in and for this world is by far the best.
This past weekend I as in New York to attend the 2012 Social Good Summit. Made possible through the dedication of such luminaries and advocates as; Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, Ericsson, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations Development Programme, the third annual Social Good Summit showcased the unparalleled results of citizens uniting around one shared goal: Unlocking the potential of social media and technology to make the world a better place.
My personal journey had a few unexpected twists, but I don’t want to let that overshadow the amazing things that came from this consortium of advocacy, dedication, innovation and examples of the best we -as citizens of this planet- have to offer. So I’ll be sharing, over several posts, highlights, videos, quotes and more in hopes of inspiring even one more person to make a difference!
One of my favorite quotes of the summit came from Secretary Clinton;
“We’re living at a time where anyone can be a diplomat. All you have to do is hit send.”
It seems so simple, but that is the beauty of it. In a world were we are so connected, the act of connecting is as easy as the push of a button. These connections are the catalyst for of making a difference, the first steps in understanding that we live on one interconnected skein.
I’m just one mom, one blogger, but I stand as one with some of the world’s most influential voices.
Reach out, connect, be your own ambassador!
Visit the United Nations Foundation for more inspiration and information.