Jodi Kantor and Vermont Company Mamava Come Full Circle

New York Times reporter is finally set to meet Mamava co-founder Sascha Mayer.

It was a 2006 New York Times article by Jodi Kantor that sparked the idea for Mamava. After reading Kantor’s piece about the class divide affecting breastfeeding, Sascha Mayer and Christine Dodson set about creating a freestanding vestibule product for mothers to use to pump milk, breastfeed, or both.

When Kantor visits the University of Vermont Tuesday to speak at the Vermont Women’s Fund annual benefit, it will mark the first time she and Mayer have met face-to-face. It also follows a most practical other brush the reporter has had with Mamava’s product offering. From a piece in the Rutland Herald:

Kantor was even more humbled recently when she spotted a Mamava pod in LaGuardia Airport and — after just giving birth to her second child — she got a chance to experience it for herself.

“It felt kind of miraculous… That was one of the most touching and moving moments of my career.”

During the Women’s Fund event, Kantor will speak about some of the work she has done in recent years on gender equality in the workplace and technology.

There’s a funny bit of info in the Herald piece about another event Mayer is bypassing in order to meet Kantor. Also appearing at the Tuesday evening Vermont Women’s Fund event will be Vermont Public Radio’s Jane Lindholm and Change the Story leader Tiffany Bluemle.