10 inspiring moms changing the world for other moms and children

May 2, 2016 at 2:35 p.m. ET
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United by a love for children, moms are naturally driven by a desire to help other mothers, and it's beautiful to see that force at work in the world. After considering hundreds of nominations, we at SheKnows have selected our group of 10 Inspiring Moms Helping Other Moms in 2016. These women are dedicated to making the lives of moms and children better, and we honor their efforts.

1 /10: Lisa Truong, Help a Mother Out

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1/10 :Lisa Truong, Help a Mother Out

2 /10: Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising

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2/10 :Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising

3 /10: Mariska Hargitay, Joyful Heart Foundation

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3/10 :Mariska Hargitay, Joyful Heart Foundation

4 /10: Naomi Bar-Yam, Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast

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4/10 :Naomi Bar-Yam, Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast

5 /10: Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women & Families

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5/10 :Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women & Families

6 /10: Ricki Lake, women's health advocate

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6/10 :Ricki Lake, women's health advocate

7 /10: Marianne Bullock, The Prison Birth Project

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7/10 :Marianne Bullock, The Prison Birth Project

8 /10: Chirlane McCray, first lady of New York

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8/10 :Chirlane McCray, first lady of New York

9 /10: Cheryl Haggard, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

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9/10 :Cheryl Haggard, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

10 /10: Jennifer Hudson, Hatch Day

10/10 :Jennifer Hudson, Hatch Day