Announcing The Pitch, Live at #BlogHer15 on Saturday Morning
This morning SheKnows Media announced a new corporate initiative called The Pitch that will come to life Saturday morning at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, and then continue online, serving our mission of women inspiring women.
If you're a Shark Tank fan (and I totally am) you are going to love this keynote!
But First: What is The Pitch?
The Pitch is an original video series that offers women entrepreneurs a comprehensive, cross-platform program to help them share their message with the full audience of the SheKnows Media family of properties, including our aggregated 80 million web visitors and even greater number of social followers.
SheKnows Media created The Pitch to help close the gap between the number of businesses owned by women versus men and accelerate the growth of women-owned enterprises across the country, which are already increasing at a rate of 1.5 times the national average.
How Will The Pitch Come to Life at the Conference?
We're giving six inspiring entrepreneurs the main stage and letting them pitch live to a panel of equally inspiring women business leaders, who will give them live feedback. Then you, the attendees, vote for your favorite. This all takes place on Saturday morning during the opening keynote. The winner gets to claim her victory during the Closing Keynote—you know, sharing a session slot with none other than Ms. Ava DuVernay!
And if you're just a bit inspired to start working on your Pitch and getting mentorship, feedback, and support? There will be a Pitch video area in our SheKnows Media booth in the Expo Hall, where you can give it your best shot. And there is a Writing Lab on Friday afternoon, led by none other than Levo League CEO Caroline Ghosn, who has signed on to help you create "The Perfect Pitch: In 30 words or 30 seconds".
As The Pitch continues as an initiative, we'll work with the women in our community to help you take your passions to the next level, and get direct mentorship and then broad distribution of their big ideas!
So, who's on tap to Pitch Saturday July 18 at #BlogHer15?
- Luvvie Ajayi, Founder and Executive Director, The Red Pump Project
- Majora Carter, CEO, StartUp Box
- Courtney Macavinta, CEO, The Respect Institute
- Meghan Martinez, Founder, Keasy Lock
- Christine Souffrant, CEO and Founder, Vendedy
- Tanya Van Court, CEO and Chief Sower, Sow
And our esteemed panel includes:
- As MC: Courtney Nichols Gould, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, SmartyPants, Inc., plus:
- Jesse Draper, CEO, Valley Girl, Inc.
- Kathryn Finney, Managing Director, digitalundivided
- Ali Pincus, Founder, One Kings Lane
- JJ Ramberg, MSNBC’s “Your Business” host
- Mimi Valdés, Chief Creative Officer, I am OTHER
Thinking about what you'd pitch? By the time this keynote is done, you will be ITCHING to get going, get pitching, and get further with that big idea than you thought you could.
That's all a part of our plan.
So. Lay it on me. What will you work on in our Pitch video booth?