Every Woman Counts Luncheon
April 28, 2020
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Iowa Events Center, Grand Ballroom
Des Moines, Iowa
We are thrilled to announce that Ginger Zee, ABC News Chief Meteorologist and best-selling author, will headline our sixth annual Every Woman Counts Luncheon on Tuesday, April 28, 2020! The Every Woman Counts Luncheon is our largest fundraising event of the year, and proceeds will benefit the Count the Kicks public health awareness campaign that educates and inspires expectant moms to track their baby’s movements in the third trimester.
About Ginger Zee
Ginger Zee is best-known as the face of ABC News’ meteorology team, as well as for her third-place finish on the 22nd season of “Dancing with the Stars.” Zee is also the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I am One,” which brings readers along her journey to address significant mental health issues.
Zee worked her way up through various news outlets in the Midwest as a weather reporter and storm chaser, but as she puts it, by chasing storms she was avoiding the real one brewing at home. After a string of misguided relationships, including an abusive one that forced her to call the police, Zee found herself in a deep soul search that led to her checking into a mental health hospital only 10 days before starting her job at ABC. She entered inpatient therapy and slowly began to get her health on track.
Today you can find Ginger Zee covering the nation’s weather headlines on “Good Morning America” and across all ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms. She also hosts an ABC News original digital series, “Food Forecast,” focused on climate and its impact on agriculture.
Ginger has covered almost every major weather event and dozens of historic storms for the past 15 years, including Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy. She not only shares her passion for meteorology but also works to present the human side of these storms.
Zee has a genuine passion for the atmosphere and a dedication to getting young people interested in science. She lends her voice to Dr. Zephyr Skye, the storm-chasing alien of Disney Junior’s hit show “Miles from Tomorrowland.” Additionally, Ginger and her husband, Ben Aaron, star in “Renovation Realities: Ben and Ginger” on DIY Network.
On April 28, 2020, Zee will share her raw, poignant message about her life as a natural disaster as she discusses resilience and self-care with attendees at the Every Woman Counts Luncheon.