Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns and Malaak Compton-Rock at BlogHer '12!

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Are you excited for BlogHer '12 yet? Well, we thought we'd add another log to the fire, continuing to fuel your excitement for our annual conference. Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns and Malaak Compton Rock will be discussing Women Influencers as Change Agents on Saturday afternoon! The panel highlights these three women and their activism and charitable work.


Soledad O'Brien's photo credit: © Sonia Moskowitz/Globe Photos/

For more on this panel of amazing and strong women, check out our press release.

How Social Media Is Helping Power Activism: Soledad O'Brien Leads Fellow Change Agents Christy Turlington Burns and Malaak Compton-Rock in Conversation at 8th Annual BlogHer Conference

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, announced today that Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns and Malaak Compton-Rock will discuss "Women Influencers as Change Agents" at the 2012 BlogHer Annual Conference on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in New York City. The panel will highlight the activism and charitable work of O'Brien, Turlington Burns and Compton-Rock to BlogHer's audience of influential online women.

Soledad O'Brien is an award-winning anchor and special correspondent for CNN. Soledad and husband, Brad Raymond, are founders of The Soledad O'Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation, providing young women a bridge between obstacles and opportunity, giving them the experiences, education and resources to overcome unexpected barriers to success.

Christy Turlington Burns is a global maternal health advocate and founder of Every Mother Counts, an advocacy and mobilization campaign to increase education and support for maternal mortality reduction globally. Every Mother Counts seeks to engage new audiences to better understand the challenges and the solutions while encouraging them to take action to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide. Prior to the launch of EMC, in 2010, Turlington Burns completed and debuted her documentary film, "No Woman, No Cry," about the global state of maternal health.

Malaak Compton-Rock has leveraged her career in public relations to develop philanthropic cause-related campaigns and programs focused on education and poverty disparities in the U.S. and in Africa. In 2008, as a way to encourage people to live a life of service and as an umbrella organization for the six main causes that she works on full-time, Compton-Rock founded The AngelRock Project, an online e-village that promotes volunteerism, social responsibility, and sustainable change.

"Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns and Malaak Compton-Rock are inspiring examples of women who have used their influence to make tangible change in the world," said Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founders. "The women of the BlogHer community, individually and collectively, have a tremendous amount of power. We hope to galvanize every BlogHer in the room to share how they are using social media to change the world and to explore and expand how they use their power."

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Sounds like this panel will inspire you (and me) to do more with the ideas we have to help others, to use our social media for good by reaching out and changing the world. I can't wait for this one. If you haven't yet registered for BlogHer, you can do so now!


Family/Moms & Events Section Editor Jenna Hatfield (@FireMom) blogs at Stop, Drop and Blog and The Chronicles of Munchkin Land. She is an editor, writer and photographer.


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