MCAF Celebrates Women Fighting For Clean Air

BY ON March 4, 2013

A photo collage featuring 7 women being honored for International Women's Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8th, Moms Clean Air Force will be paying tribute to the amazing women who help MCAF fight for clean air. Stay tuned each day this week to learn about these incredible women!

Laila Ali

Laila is the mother of a 2-year-old son, Curtis, and a baby girl, Sydney. An athlete and champion of health and fitness, she is the youngest daughter of Veronica Porsche Anderson, and the legendary Muhammad Ali. Laila participated in her first boxing match in December 1999 and defeated her opponent, April Fowler, in 31 seconds. She holds a business degree from Santa Monica College and owned her own small business before becoming a boxer. Laila was a finalist in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, which drew nearly 40 million viewers. She has participated in marketing campaigns for Adidas, DOVE, Vaseline, and Palmer’s. Laila launched her own line of beauty and personal care products in June 2010. Watch Laila’s MCAF video here.

Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Dr. Allen, director of the New York Menopause Center, is a gynecologist affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a board certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The president and a founding member of the board of Women’s Voices for Change, Dr. Allen is a spokeswoman on women’s health. She was the inaugural speaker for the Iris Cantor Lecture Series on Women’s Health at the American Hospital in Paris. Dr. Allen has been interviewed by The New York Times, USA Today, regional newspapers and major television news programs on women’s health issues and is a contributing editor for More magazine.

Tina Beattie

Tina is the mother of two girls, 3-year-old, Addie, and 3-month-old, Keaton. Along with being a mother, Tina has been an active advocate for the environment as Chairwoman of ConserveAmerica, a nonprofit organization working to restore conservation and environmental stewardship as fundamental elements of the Republican Party’s vision for America. She is also the Vice President of Top Line Restaurants, Inc. She enjoys nothing more than spending time outdoors with her girls either tending their vegetable garden, hiking or exploring.

Dominique Browning

Dominique is the mother of two sons, Alex and Theo. She is a magazine editor, writer, and publishing consultant. She has written and produced seven books. She is a founder and senior director of Moms Clean Air Force, as well as its lead blogger, and she also blogs at SlowLoveLife. Dominique’s most recent book is Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, and Found Happiness. Dominique writes for The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Wired, Travel & Leisure, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, and Good Housekeeping, among others. Dominique was the editor-in-chief at House & Garden for thirteen years; she also worked at Esquire, Texas Monthly, Newsweek, and Mirabella. Dominique graduated from Wesleyan University with a major in philosophy, literature and history.

Fran DeMillion

Fran, one of MCAF’s Pennsylvania super moms,  is an avid cyclist and hiker with four adult children and two grandchildren. Now retired, she also enjoys birding and nature study. Fran lives in Chester County Pennsylvania, has hiked the Grand Canyon and across the West, and is active in supporting Clean Air.

Angela Monti Fox

Angela is the founder of The Mothers Project. Angela is a psychotherapist and social worker by vocation, but she’s also an activist – partly by what you might call an accident of birth. She’s the mother of filmmaker Josh Fox. Fox’s 2010 Emmy award-winning documentary, Gasland exposed the perils of hydraulic fracturing.

Anneka Wisker

Anneka tweets, researches, writes, implements website edits, and helps coordinate our field efforts. As a sailor, who recently survived a trek from Rhode Island to Bermuda, Anneka knows how to navigate the choppy currents of a start-up. With a degree in Environmental Policy, and a strong interest in communication for the greater good, Anneka is thrilled to combine both in her work for Moms Clean Air Force.


TOPICS: Activism, Motherhood, Pollution