BlogHer Conference Update -- April 12, 2013

Happy weekend, friends! So much has happened this week so let's just get started! First, did you hear we announced Voices of the Year?...more
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What I Learned at BlogHer Entrepreneurs: I Am an Entrepreneur!

We've shared some great posts about our attendee's experiences at our BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13 conference. We wanted to take some time and share this new post by Sarah Kimmel at Tech 4 Mommies to inspire our readers. Maybe you have a great idea, but you're trying to talk yourself out of believing that you're an entrepreneur. Maybe, like Sarah thought, you feel comfortable with health insurance and a steady paycheck. But maybe, just maybe, you're lying to yourself. Read on for more inspiration. ...more

BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13: What You Wrote After

It's hard to believe that BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13 has been over for a full week. It feels like just yesterday that I was retweeting a ton of amazing advice from top entrepreneurs! I've been following what our attendees have been writing in their own spaces and around the web since the conference. Today I'm bringing you their thoughts and reactions as they still have a wealth of information to share with those who couldn't attend or those who might have been in a different session....more

BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13: Day Two in Tweets

Yesterday I brought you Day One in Tweets, and as BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13 draws to a close today, it's time for a look at all things Day Two! It was a jam-packed day full of keynotes, breakout sessions and one-on-one mentoring sessions. I know our attendees are saying great things about their experiences, so let's just jump into what they said....more
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BlogHer Conference Update -- March 22, 2013

Happy Friday and Day Two of BlogHer Entrepreneurs! The last day-and-a-half brought moments full of amazing learning and fabulous networking opportunities....more
DianaLW Wonderful! -Momomore

BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13: Day One in Tweets

Day One of BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13 has drawn to a close. The day brought about a lot of chatter in the #BlogHerENT hashtag. I retweeted a lot of gems from our BlogHer Career account. I learned a lot in the process, let me tell you, and I encourage you to not only read some of the best tweets below, but follow along for Day Two tomorrow!...more

Gearing Up for BlogHer Entrepreneurs: Here's What's Being Said

The time is upon us! BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13 kicks off tomorrow in Silicon Valley for two days of inspiration, information and networking. I know our Events staff is busy putting the last minute touches on absolutely everything for our attendees. Likewise, I've been busy getting things ready for those who will be following along with the conference online. Over the next few days, I'll be bringing you the best of tweets from attendees, liveblogs, photos and more in our Virtual Con....more
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Download the Mobile App for BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13!

BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13 kicks off THIS THURSDAY! It's our third annual BlogHer Entrepreneurs event, and the BlogHer Events team is so excited to welcome you back for another year of this special event. We've, once again, created a mobile app for the event, to make your conference experience a little bit easier. In it you'll find a full schedule, speaker and mentor bios, attendee bios, and a Social News Feed. ...more
Yapp Thanks so much! -Momomore

Spotlight On: Our BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13 Media Partners

BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13 is all about helping you take your big idea to the next level. That's why we offer extensive networking periods within the conference, rich programming with practical takeaways, and invaluable one-on-one mentoring sessions with some of the top women in tech and business. And we also have some top resources to help you to continue to develop your ideas, including our stellar line-up of media partners for this event. Hear, in their own words, how each of our partners are doing something unique for women who want to start something....more
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BlogHer Conference Update - - March 15, 2013

Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend! A special shout out to our Irish friends who celebrate St. Patrick's Day; don't get too crazy out there! Okay let's jump in! There's lots going on here and I want you to be up-to-date on all things conference....more
FakePretty No, there aren't live casts, but there will be live blogs. -Momomore


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Catherine Berman is Senior Vice President of Astia. She currently oversees Astia’s portfolio of women-led ventures and drives the organization’s entrepreneurial offering. Catherine has worked with venture-backed companies since 2000 and has worked with over 150 woman-led startups.

Over the past decade Catherine co-founded several successful mission-driven ventures, including the Information Technology Consortium, Deloitte Center for Leadership & Community, and most recently Global Brigades – the world’s largest student development organization. Prior to joining Astia, Catherine maintained a host of management positions including CEO, GB Panama, Director of Marketing at Redefining Progress, Strategy and Operations Manager at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, and Vice President of Evins Communications, LLC. Her international work experience spans from India to Israel with extensive work in Central and South America.

Catherine graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and received her MBA from Oxford University, England, where she founded the Oxford Women in Business Network.

Lauren is an experienced attorney, frequent speaker and start-up advisor who has worked in the field of Internet law and policy since 1995. She is the founder of BlurryEdge Strategies, a legal and strategy consulting firm located in San Francisco that advises technology companies and investors on cutting-edge legal issues. Her clients include: Lookout Mobile Security, Nest Labs, Krux Digital, Trulia, Reddit, Github, Euclid Elements,, Wickr, as well as private and institutional angels and investors, researchers, non-profits, etc. She regularly participates on behalf of clients or as an expert in policy debates including NTIA mobile Notices, W3C Do Not Track, Smart Grid, identity management.

Lauren previously led the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and taught at the Law School and the Department of Engineering. Prior to that she worked in Washington DC on policy issues for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the ACM Public Policy Committee.

At Stanford Law School, Lauren taught Internet Privacy, Governance in Virtual Worlds, Advanced Cyberlaw and Fair Use, and Privacy and Free Speech Online. She helped found State of Play Academy (SOPA), a virtual world law and technology community, sat on the Board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) and served on the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Secure Flight Working Group at the Department of Homeland Security.

Lauren is the co-editor of Securing Privacy in the Internet Age, the author of Privacy, Free Speech and Blurry-Edged Social Networks published by the Boston College Law Review as well as dozens of other articles on Internet issues. Lauren received a B.S. in Biology and Society from Cornell University, an M.S. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from The Elliott School George Washington University, and aw degree from Georgetown University. She is a member of the California Bar.

Carolyn is an Associate in Cooley LLP's Business Department and a member of the firm's Emerging Companies practice group. She is a resident in the San Francisco office. Carolyn's practice focuses on representing emerging technology and high growth companies, and the venture capital investors that support them. Carolyn regularly assists clients in general business and corporate matters, including formation and financing activities, mergers and acquisitions, spin-outs, corporate governance, SEC compliance, and general day-to-day business matters.

Prior to practicing law, Carolyn spent several years working in investment banking at Credit Suisse in New York.

Carolyn received her JD, cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2005. While in law school, she served as a lead articles editor for the San Diego Law Review. Carolyn received her BA, with honors, in economics and her BS Minor in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Carolyn is a member of the State Bar of California.

Laura Pincus Hartman is Vincent de Paul Professor of Business Ethics at DePaul University’s College of Commerce. She is notable in her work in the field as well as scholarship for her unwavering commitment to the power of profitable partnerships between non-profits and traditional corporations in global poverty alleviation. Her work consistently demonstrates that effective and creative collaboration can generate fiscal value to multiple stakeholders and rise tides for all.

For her efforts, Hartman has received her university’s Excellence in Teaching Award, the Spirit of DePaul Award, the Woman of Spirit Award in honor of St. Louise de Marillac, the University Public Service Award, the College Outstanding Service Award, and numerous university competitive research grants.

Previously, Hartman was Director of External Partnerships for Zynga.Org, through which Zynga players have contributed more than $14 million toward the both domestic and international social causes.

She currently serves as Board Chair of the School of Choice Education Organization, which established and now oversees L’Ecole de Choix, a truly unique tri-lingual elementary school in Haiti that offers a high quality education for children living in the most extreme conditions of poverty in Haiti with a focus on leadership development. (

From 2009 - 2011, she represented DePaul University on the Worldwide Vincentian Family’s Vincentian Board for Haiti, a committee responsible for hands-on design and implementation of a micro-development, finance and education system for people living in poverty in Haiti (including its online project,

Hartman has published over 80 cases, articles and books, with her most recent books by Cambridge University Press, "Obstacles to Ethical Decision-Making: Mental Models, Milgram and the Problem of Obedience," just out in March. Her research and consulting efforts have also garnered national media attention by publications such as Fast Company, where she was named to its 2012 “League of Extraordinary Women,” and Fortune Small Business where she was named one of the “Top 10 Minds for Small Business,” as well as the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and the New York Times. Other texts (authored or co-authored) include "Alleviating Poverty through Profitable Partnerships: Globalization, Markets & Economic Well-Being," and "Rising Above Sweatshops: Innovative Management Approaches to Global Labor Challenges."