Child magazine's annual Fashion Show
Annual Children's Champion Awards
Book signings by celebrity children's authors
Child Lifetime Achievement Awards
Hosting book launch parties
As a writer, editor, and communications and media executive, Miriam Arond has been committed to championing children, families, health, and mental health throughout her career.
She is coauthor, with Samuel L. Pauker, M.D., of the first, and still the most authoritative, book on the transition to marriage: The First Year of Marriage: What to Expect, What to Accept and What You Can Change, which is based on an exclusive nationwide survey of newlyweds. This guide, considered the bible of the newlywed year, has been published in six editions, reviewed and excerpted in dozens of magazines, newspapers, and websites, and translated for international publication.been
As Editor in Chief of American Health magazine, Miriam published award-winning articles on women's health, spearheaded AH Advocacy Awards celebrating women's health heroes, and helped develop Reader’s Digest's health website. During her tenure as Editor in Chief of Child magazine from 2000-2007, she created a signature "10 Best" data-driven, series, including "10 Best Children’s Hospitals,” "10 Safest States for Kids," "10 Best Family Resorts," "10 Best National Parks for Families" as well as other newsworthy features, including "Crisis in the ER"—which led to frequent interviews on national TV and radio shows. Doing her tenure, Child
and child.com won more than 40 awards for Editorial and Design Excellence and introduced numerous brand extensions, including children’s fashion shows during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Children’s Book Awards in partnership with Barnes & Noble, celebrity book signings, and Children’s Champion Award Galas, honoring Marlo Thomas, Marion Wright Edelman, Geoffrey Canada, Erin Brockovich, and other luminaries.guest on Today, Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show, CNN, Talk of the Miriam was Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, the legendary consumer product testing and advocacy organization from 2007-2015, where she launched numerous initiatives, including: the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, the first major innovation to the iconic GH Seal in 100 years, the award-winning Product Reviews channel on goodhousekeeping.com, Toy, Beauty, and Car Awards, the Good Housekeeping Institute blog, and public tours of the GH Institute.
As president of Miriam Arond Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in brand strategy and cross-channel content development, Miriam works with media companies, consumer product businesses, consumer emblems, legal and psycho-educational firms, non-profit organizations, and solo professionals. In close collaboration with her clients, she provides a highly customized and strategic 360° brand roadmap to help them stand out and succeed in today's crowded marketplace. As Director of Communications and Marketing for WJCS, one of Westchester County's largest human service organizations, Miriam oversees all print and digital marketing.
Miriam has been a member of the March of Dimes Board of Trustees, Board of Directors of American Friends of Soroka Medical Center, the Professional Advisory Board of the Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, the Nora Magid Mentorship Prize Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Gazette Alumni Board, the Entertainment Software Review Board, and the Media Advisory Committee for SKIP (Sick Kids Need Involved People). She has been a guest on Today, Good Morning America, CNN American Morning, and dozens of other national TV and radio programs, been quoted in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, greenbiz.com, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites, and is a frequent speaker at thought leader conferences.
Miriam Arond earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania where she was graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa and has a Master’s of Arts degree in Journalism from New York University.
Children's Champion Awards—celebrating people who make a difference in children's lives