The Life of a Single Mom announces their Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Maggio, has been honored as one of the 2017 ‘s Top 10 Most Influential Leaders in America by Dr. John Maxwell. Considered a high honor, the Top 10 Leaders in America Award is presented by The John Maxwell Team to 10 influential trailblazers from across the country. In a largely unprecedented feat, Maggio was also recognized in 2015 for the same honor.

Jennifer MaggioMaggio is recognized for her commitment to single moms, single mom ministry leaders, and connecting the two groups together to see that no single mom walk alone. As the Chief Executive Officer of a global nonprofit, The Life of a Single Mom (TLSM) focuses on training communities on how to meet the needs of single moms through effective support groups that offer education on a diverse range of single parent relevant topics, networking opportunities, and encouragement.

Dr. John Maxwell is a New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books in 50 languages. Called America’s top leadership authority, Maxwell has trained more than 5 million leaders in nearly every country of the world. The John Maxwell Team’s core passion is to influence leaders like Maggio worldwide.

TLSM connects over 50,000 families annually to a local support group and serves more than 1,500 support groups in 19 countries to better equip single parents in their communities to live successful lives. Of the honor, Maggio says, “Dr. Maxwell’s books have brought wisdom to leaders across the world for many years. To be among a group of leaders he considers to be influential is an honor. Anything that allows me to bring awareness to the challenges single moms face and the need for the faith-based community to be involved is a win!”

The Life of a Single Mom provides an innovative single mom ministry training kit, consultations, conferences, books, and an online university, Single Mom University, and much more. As a former homeless single mom, Maggio recognizes the importance of helping single mothers manage finances, learn effective parenting techniques, and establish overall health & wellness.

Maggio is honored to be in the class with other nominees, including international author and radio host, Susie Larson, best-selling author, Bonnie St. John, and megachurch pastor and author, Craig Groeschel.


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The Life of a Single Mom is a national, faith-based, nonprofit that exists to see that no single mom walks alone. To date, we have worked with more than 1,500 churches & community groups to start or improve a single mom’s support group in cities throughout the U.S. and beyond. We have a large array of books, curriculum, training materials, and online instructional videos to support ministry leaders who lead single moms. Our single mom programs focus on empowering single moms to grow spiritually, emotionally, financially, and parentally through a number of projects including: Single Mom University, Single Moms Across America, the National TLSM Single Moms Conference, and a variety of programs throughout the U.S. For more information, visit