Paying It Forward with LIVE Shorty Awards Finalist Q&A

By Kathy Zucker • Wednesday, January 22, 2014

During last year’s Shorty Awards competition, I got incredibly helpful and timely advice from a previous year finalist. Now I am repaying the favor by hosting a hangout tomorrow morning – bring your questions for Shorty Awards finalists, a winner and a judge (yours truly).

People compete in the Shorty Awards for many reasons, but most do not do it solely because of the trophy. The #1 reason I have heard about why people are participating is because of the opportunities for media exposure for their cause. Last year, after I participated in a finalist interview, my websites all repeatedly crashed because of the heavy traffic volume coming in from three continents.

’13 finalist Adam Cohen (@dadarocks), ’12 finalist Kristen Daukas (@4hensandrooster) and I will be hanging out tomorrow, Thursday 1/22 from 9 am-10 am EST.

You can watch the video action here:

Or participate live at

I have loved every single moment I have spent with the Shorty Awards team and have made some amazing connections through the international exposure I received during the 2013 competition. If you have made an impact on people’s lives in 2013, the Shorty Awards are a great way to showcase your work to the world. There are over 100 official categories, or you can create your own.


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Kathy_roundKathy Zucker, CEO of Metro Moms Network and Managing Editor of Metro Mom Magazine, mother of three young children and New York Life Keep Good Going Shorty Award winner and judge, writes about juggling career and family in an urban setting. She blogs at, tweets @KathyZucker, posts pics on Instagram, gets down to business at LinkedIn, cracks jokes on Facebook and gets outdoors on Youtube. Email is Kathy@MetroMoms.Net but the fastest way to get in touch is Twitter or Facebook.



Kathy Zucker

Author: Kathy Zucker

Mom of 3. Accidental entrepreneur. Fencer. New York Life Shorty Award #KeepGoodGoing winner & judge. Helping parents & kids get to work since 2010 as Metro Moms Network CEO.

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