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#BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Must-Have: The Going to BlogHer Annual Conference Facebook Group

You just purchased your ticket to #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us in New York City from July 16-18. Now what?...more
melisa Hi!  I registered and requested to join, but it's also pending as well: Jacqui Zadik. ...more

I Was in the Closet at Work Until the Vice Principal Asked Me to Lead the LGBT Club

I have long, flowing hair. My nails are almost always immaculately designed thanks to my love affair with fake nails. I have an affinity for basing entire outfits solely around my accessories. ...more
You are an incredible example - I wish I'd had you for English!more

What Being a Survivor Taught Me About Love

There is a richness that comes with survival, an appreciation of life that marks time. A before and after. ...more
Thank you, calmabrave. It is my deepest honor to work with Dr. Mukwege, and be a part of this ...more

Announcing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us 10x10 Project Presenters

Last year, we introduced a new initiative to the BlogHer conferences: The 10x10 Project. During keynote segments at our 10th Anniversary conference, longtime community members got up and shared 10 minutes about the past 10 years. Since long ago we called BlogHer the "conference the community built" it seemed only natural. ...more
I'm looking forward to it! - Denisemore

I Want You to Get to #KnowMe at #BlogHer15

When Kimberle Crenshaw accepted my friend request on Facebook, I squealed and posted the screen shot on Instagram....more
Thank you @feministajones! I love this post.more

From Welfare to Wealthy Woman: How I Became a Financial Expert

I grew up with a single mom who struggled with a serious mental illness – we were on welfare most of the time, living in low-rent apartments and going to the food bank for bags of dented soup cans and crushed bread. ...more
Gracie1015 Thank you for your tips - I haven't read the Dave Ramsey book yet, but I've been ...more

What I'll Be Wearing at #BlogHer15

I can't believe it, but I will be attending my FOURTH BlogHer conference this year! Of course four years of attending one of my favorite conferences, means that I've written a lot of posts about the experiences—including What I Wish I'd Known Before my First Conference and My Whole 2014 Experience Shoved into One Post. ...more
lindasblogs I usually try to plan my daytime outfit as if I might not get a chance to change. ...more

These Safety Nets Will Get You Through Your Next Challenge

I have taken three giant leaps (so far) in my life. The first was coming out as gay. The second was leaving a job I loved. And the third is what I’m still going through right now: resigning from a CEO position to take time for myself and figure out what’s next....more
Elisa Camahort Thank you!more

6 Ways the #BlogHer15 Mobile App Will Make Your Conference Easier

We're thrilled to be bringing back our conference mobile app for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us! our mobile app will allow you to plan out your schedule during the conference, find more information on speakers and sponsors, connect with other attendees, update your social media channels, and take notes on your favorite sessions. Here's a brief run-down of the various features: 1. Attendees & Friends ...more
looking forward to the conference!!!  Is there a page for the suite parties?more

How to Promote Your Personal Brand … Minus the Ickiness

Just be cool, man. J.B.C.M. #jbcm And that includes not getting all weird about your personal brand. Ugh: "Personal brand." My fingers feel a little itchy and sticky just typing that phrase, but we've got to talk about it, or else more excellent and worthy people are gonna sabotage themselves and test the patience of their nearest and dearest. There's no shame here. Very few people come straight from the womb possessed of the skill set to package themselves elegantly, and there's a certain amount of trial and error involved. ...more
A good read. For me, it has taken some time to figure the promoting me vs brand distinction, ...more

Speakers

Elisa Camahort Page co-founded BlogHer, Inc., in 2005 with Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, and serves as the company’s COO. Elisa leads events, marketing, public relations and research for the company and with her leadership, the BlogHer conference business has grown from a single conference hosting 300 attendees in 2005, to five diverse events that will host over 4,000 attendees in 2011. With more than 3,000 attendees expected at this year’s annual conference alone, the flagship event is the largest conference for women social media leaders in the world and has been described as “ComicCon for women who blog” by Variety magazine.

Elisa’s other major focus is to bring the story of BlogHer and the influence of the women in its community, to life via research, helping BlogHer’s customers glean critical insights about how women connect, share and behave online and off.  Elisa’s work leading BlogHer’s consumer insights team, as well as marketing and public relations, has resulted in coverage and profiles from many of the leading media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Advertising Age, Forbes, Fast Company, CNN, The Today Show, the Wall Street Journal, and many more.

Elisa is a frequent public speaker, bringing research data about women and online communities to life in recent keynotes at Marketing to Women, MediaBistro Circus, Fem 2.0, New Communications Forum, BlogPaws and WOMMA Marketing Summit and sessions at Web 2.0, SXSW Interactive and CES.

Prior to co-founding BlogHer, Elisa ran a marketing consultancy, Worker Bees, which was among the first companies to integrate corporate marketing strategies into the social media environment. Before bringing her marketing expertise to the Internet industry, Elisa was a senior-level high-tech marketer, helping develop digital infrastructures for voice, video and data delivery. Her last corporate position was as Senior Director of Product Marketing at Terayon Communication Systems, where she managed a team of product managers and five product lines.

Together, BlogHer co-founders Lisa, Elisa and Jory have been named among the most influential women in Web 2.0 and technology by Fast Company (2008, 2009 and 2010), Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalists (2010) and among the seven most powerful people in new media by Forbes Magazine (2009). In 2011 they were jointly awarded the PepsiCo Women’s Inspiration Award and in 2008, the Anita Borg Institute Social Impact Award. Elisa has been honored as an NCWIT Hero.

As the co-founder of a mission-based for-profit organization, Elisa is a founding Fellow of the Society for New Communications Research and serves on the Board of Directors of the 42nd Street Moon Theatre in San Francisco, the programming advisory committee for SXSW Interactive and the Board of Advisors of the Anita Borg Institute. A native of the Bay Area, she lives in San Jose with her software developer husband.

Stephanie O'Dea made a New Year's Resolution to use her slow cooker every single day in 2008 and write about it online. This simple idea resulted in a highly-trafficked website and four books, one of which spent six weeks on the New York Times best sellers list. Stephanie has appeared on Good Morning America three times, The Rachael Ray Show, featured in Real Simple Magazine, Woman’s World, and Oprah.com. She is a contributing editor to Simply Gluten Free magazine and a recipe contributor to ABC.com. She is currently on television multiple times a day in the Ninja Cooking System infomercial, and is a spokesperson for the product. Further information can be found at stephanieodea.com.

Carolyn Jung is an award-winning food and wine writer based in Silicon Valley, California. She is the recipient of a James Beard Award for feature writing about restaurants/chefs, a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism award of excellence for diversity writing, an award from the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors, and numerous first-place honors from the Association of Food Journalists, and the Peninsula Press Club. She has judged a bevy of food contests, including the biggie of them all, the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

For 11 years, she was the food writer/editor for the San Jose Mercury News. She also was a contributor to the book, “The Slow Food Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area.”

Currently, she is a freelance food writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco magazine, Coastal Living, Food Arts, Wine Spectator, Via, East Bay Express, Oakland magazine, Alameda magazine and other publications, including the online site, Tasting Table San Francisco. She ghost-writes and tests recipes for cookbook authors. She lends expertise as a food industry/food trend consultant. Additionally, she was a judge for the 2009 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Awards.

In 2008, she created FoodGal.com, a food and wine blog that features interviews with celebrated chefs, reviews of intriguing cookbooks and products, the scoop on new restaurants, irresistible recipes, and her singular take on how food touches every aspect of our lives. In 2009, her blog was awarded second place for “Best Food Blog” in the nation by the Association of Food Journalists.

Carley Knobloch is a personal tech expert and Today Show contributor. Carley scours the web to find gadgets and apps that make managing life a little easier. Her Webby-nominated show Digitwirl offers up bite-sized tech tips and gadgets that save time and money.  Carley also decodes social media on eHow's Tech channel and The Ricki Lake Show. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two kids, springer spaniel, and myriad tablets.