NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Square Roots, a discovery company redefining the healthy formation of life and birth, today announced the appointment of former Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) to its Advisory Board. Senator Snowe will help champion Square Root’s efforts in bringing bi-partisan solutions for maternal health by connecting existing programs, tools, and new City initiatives for healthier pregnancy outcomes.
“Senator Snowe is a true bipartisan leader who has been instrumental in progressing women’s health issues for decades,” said Dick Gephardt, Member of the Square Roots’ Advisory Board. “Her addition to the Square Roots Advisory Board will make us better and smarter as we continue to transcend politics and expand our public private partnerships from our initial pilots to the many cities across the US to serve our stakeholders: mothers and babies. We are honored to welcome her.”
Senator Snowe served in the U.S. Senate from 1995-2013 and as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979-1995. She was the first woman in American history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress. While in the House, she co-chaired the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Women’s issues for ten years. Senator Snowe built a reputation as one of the Congress’ leading centrists, co-chairing the Senate Centrist Coalition from 1999-2006. In 2005 she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. In 2006 Time Magazine named her one of the top ten U.S. Senators. Snowe is also the founder and honorary Board Chair of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, a 501(C)(3) public charity established to elevate the confidence and aspirations of high school girls.
“The health of our population begins at birth and Square Roots is reminding us of this important truth. The US currently ranks 46th in the world in maternal mortality and this is unacceptable to our society,” said Senator Snowe. “I am pleased to join this determined group of leaders that will seek to become the connective tissue of a healthy birth through collaboration, partnerships, and evidence-based solutions.”
In January, Square Roots announced its inaugural city pilot program which provides non clinical care, education, and tools for expecting mothers. Located in Natchez, Mississippi, and in collaboration with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), the joint initiative builds on the historic Square Roots Resolution for Maternal Health, which was passed unanimously at the United States Conference of Mayors in 2015. The expansion from Natchez to the dozens of additional cities who Co-Sponsored the Square Roots resolution will continue its 2016 rollout across the United States.
About Square Roots
Square Roots is a discovery company focused on becoming the connective tissue of a healthy pregnancy and optimal beginning of life. By integrating new technology and scientific findings with intelligent partnerships from cities to medicine to maternal care takers, Square Roots brings needed solutions and resources at the most critical period of life: our beginning. To learn more about Square Roots, please visit http://www.squareroots.com.
About Senator Olympia Snowe
Senator Olympia Snowe is the Chairman and CEO of Olympia Snowe, LLC, through which she provides communications and policy advice. Following a legendary career of public service in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, Senator Snowe serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., Aetna, Inc., and Synchrony Financial, and is a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where she is a member of the board and Co-chairs its Commission on Political Reform. Snowe is also is the founder and honorary Board Chair of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, a 501(C)(3) public charity established to elevate the confidence and aspirations of high school girls. Senator Snowe earned a degree in political science from the University of Maine. She is married to former Maine Governor John R. McKernan Jr. and lives in Falmouth, Maine and Washington, D.C.