Jennifer Maggio – Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Jennifer Maggio is an award-winning author and speaker, whose personal journey through homelessness, abuse, and multiple teen pregnancies is leaving audiences around the globe riveted. At 19, Maggio was pregnant for the fourth time, living in government housing on food stamps and welfare. She shares with great openness her pain, mistakes, and journey to find hope. She ultimately became an 11-time Circle of Excellence winner in Corporate America for HSBC Bank, where she worked for the Fortune 500 Company for 10 years. She was Assistant Vice President, Regional Hiring Manager, and oversaw $55MM in accounts.

Ultimately, her personal story motivated her to leave her corporate successes behind to found The Life of a Single Mom in 2011. The Life of a Single Mom (TLSM) is a national nonprofit, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that exists to see that no single mom walks alone. Maggio is author to 4 books, and considered a national expert on single parenting & women’s issues. She has been featured in The New York Times, Power Women, and on more than 200 radio & television shows, as well as magazines and newspapers.

The Life of a Single Mom has worked with more than 50,000 single mothers nationally to connect them to one of 1,500 single mom support groups, established by the organization. In addition, the organization hosts single-mom centric events throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area and nation and has recently been on the forefront of post-flood relief efforts for single parents.

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