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Tulsa Entrepreneur Creates Comfortable Place for Breastfeeding Working Moms
You’re invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Leche Lounge, a portable lactation suite for breastfeeding, working mothers designed by Tulsa entrepreneur Stephanie Conduff.
- When: Wednesday, August 3rd at 9:00am
- Where: 36 Degrees North, 36 E Cameron St, Tulsa, OK 74119
What’s the Leche Lounge?
The Leche Lounge was created to encourage working mothers to pump breast milk by providing a better space for them to do it in.
Fulfilling the requirements of pumping laws (created by the Affordable Care Act), the Leche Lounge comes equipped with a hospital-grade breast pump (proven to express milk faster), a USB charger, fan, food-grade seating and a mirror to readjust clothing. The units are also stocked with cleaning wipes for pump parts and calming lavender wipes for refreshing the space between guests. Companies can rent or buy the portable lactation suites to install in their offices.
For pictures and more information, visit http://lechelounge.com/
B-Roll/Interview Opportunities: Footage of Leche Lounge Founder Stephanie Conduff presenting her lounge and cutting the ribbon; footage of local moms and entrepreneurs checking out the lounge; footage of the outside and inside of the Leche Lounge (creative standup opportunity?!); interview with founder Stephanie Conduff
Point of Contact: Lauren King, 214-675-9725, firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: Stephanie Conduff saw first-hand the need for a breast-pumping space at work and in law school. She felt pumping in bathroom stalls and closets discouraged mothers from providing breastmilk to their growing children. So she got connected to the Forge, Tulsa’s leading business incubator, and created the Leche Lounge.
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- Leche Lounge will be awarded the Rising Star Award at the Oklahoma Minority Business Awards Dinner on August 9th