Aside from incredibly cute commercials of sleeping babies or offering my kids amazing leak protection, I've never given much thought to Pampers. When Proctor & Gamble invited me to be their guest at a mommy bloggers event in Cincinnati, I kept an open mind, but knew the two days could end up being a corporate panel of suits trying to push us to peddle their wares on our websites. Curious to see why they were summoning women of the web and which, if any, environmental practices the company had adopted, I boarded the plane.
In Ohio, I met fourteen amazing mothers that blog from across the country — New York, Hawaii, Georgia, even Appalachia. We were warmly welcomed by fellow parents, the Pampers executives, who shared the reasons why they are committed to children. To hear their stories, read more. One big wig spent time in an orphanage as a baby prior to being adopted, and another staffer traveled to Asia to adopt her two daughters. As the execs shared tales of their global efforts from taking long winter walks with mothers in Moscow to exploring inserts for children's split pants in China, it was clear these people were impassioned by their work.
My whirlwind jaunt to Ohio turned out to be incredibly informative and in regards to the company's charitable efforts, moving. Stay tuned for more posts on everything from indicator diapers to our meeting with the CEO of UNICEF and her efforts to end infant death from tetanus around the world.