The Power of You

October 22nd | 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

You are so much more than “just a parent!” In this panel, we will chat with two Powerhouse Advocates who have changed the landscape of parent support and policy in Maternal-Infant Health in the US and Europe. Hear from Silke Mader of EFCNI about the standards of care, global campaigns, and policy she and her organization have developed. Jane Honikman began her work in postpartum support for families four decades ago and is a true pioneer of peer-to-peer support in perinatal and postpartum care. She will share her wisdom and insight on the progress we’ve made and the work we have yet to do.

Silke Mader


Silke Mader is a mother of preterm born twins with one surviving son. Facing no support and a general lack of information during her time in hospital she decided to become an advocate for patients and parents. Since 2008 she has been the CEO and Co-founder of EFCNI.

Jane Honikman

Postpartum Action Institute

Jane was born and raised in Palo Alto, California, and married in 1967. She co-founded Postpartum Education for Parents in 1977 ( Founded Postpartum Support International in 1987 ( Jane is an author, trainer, and public speaker. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, has three adult children and eight grandchildren.