GOLD Speakers

USA

Danielle Rigg, JD, CLC

Bettina Forbes, CLC

  • Speaker Type: 2017 Industry Presentations
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Danielle Rigg is a Co Founder and CEO of Best for Babes – the first mainstream, consumer-driven, celebrity- and corporate backed cause for breastfeeding and human milk. In her early career, Danielle practiced Employment Law in NY, NJ and CT. After struggling to breastfeed her first child, she left the law and became a CLC devoted to helping set new moms up to succeed. She worked privately in the field providing individual pre- and post-natal coaching, classes for couples, and a support group. Frustrated by the societal barriers facing moms and babies, she and best friend Bettina Forbes, developed Best for Babes, a top down social marketing strategy that could put positive pressure on the cultural and institutional barriers (the Breastfeeding Booby Traps®) and turn breastfeeding into a bona fide cause for all of America to rally behind.

Bettina Forbes is a Co Founder and Senior Advisor of Best for Babes. Because she initially did not want to breastfeed, Bettina was inspired to collaborate with Danielle to create the first mainstream, consumer-driven, celebrity- and corporate-backed nonprofit acting as a catalyst to change the public perception of breastfeeding and human milk, and identify and remove the barriers (the Booby Traps®) to healthy infant feeding. Prior to Best for Babes, Bettina rescued and managed a scholarship program for disadvantaged youth in 10 metropolitan cities in the U.S. for Merrill Lynch, which won a presidential award. Bettina is a social entrepreneur with a background in strategy, marketing and communications.