ONA has offered a mother’s room for nursing since 2013, and will again in Los Angeles! The Westin’s Nursing Room is located on the Lobby Level of the hotel, near the entrance to the session rooms for ONA22. It offers a private, comfortable space for nursing or pumping on-site during ONA22. Floor maps are here.
If you would like access to this space, please check in at Westin’s registration desk for a key. ONA will make sure this room is stocked with helpful supplies and goodies.
If you’re bringing your family to LA and are seeking some extra hands — or want to attend receptions or the OJAs on Saturday — LA-based weesitt.com and care.com are excellent resources for vetted child care.
ONA was proud to be able to offer a caregiver scholarship for ONA22, our second event in the last year where we have offered this support for attendees. Five people received complimentary registration to attend ONA22 and a non-taxable stipend of $300.
Working mother in news? Consider joining 1,000+ of your peers (including many ONA members) in the Media Moms Facebook group. Full disclosure: I am am co-founder of this group alongside Kari Cobham, The 19th’s director of fellowships.