One of our favorite days of the year is here and we couldn't be more excited! We are thrilled to unveil the #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year honorees. For ten years, Voices of the Year (or #VOTY as we lovingly refer to it) has been the heart and soul of the #BlogHer conference. The brilliant work created by you - our community - overwhelms us with its beauty, laughter, and impact on the world outside the internet. You shared your stories, pictures, and videos about life in this rapidly changing world we live in, and we heard you. Loud and clear....more
When we decided to roll our food programming and community back into our annual event it was because food is one of our most important categories, and not having it represented at annual felt like we were missing a limb....more
Some of you may remember that Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s “The Chew”, restaurateur, cookbook author, and beloved “Top Chef” competitor, joined us last Fall in Austin for #BlogHerFood16. She moderated a wonderful keynote discussion about how long it takes to achieve “overnight” success (a theme we will be re-visiting at #BlogHer17 with our keynote speaker Luvvie Ajayi, by the way). Carla was an awesome moderator…to a fault. really, because I know I was hungry to hear more from her than time allowed....more
Some days my job is the most fun, like when I get to announce super-cool keynote conversations at #BlogHer17.As we previously announced we’re adding a new health & wellness theme throughout the conference, on the heels of last year’s Wine & Gyn Kick-Off Keynote. So, this year, we will once again kick off the conference on Thursday afternoon with a keynote on this theme, this time with a frank and provocative conversation about women’s bodies, health, rights, and yes…sex too....more
When we first produced #ThePitch: Live at #BlogHer15, we knew we had a new tradition on our hands, so I’m thrilled to announce that our third annual pitch competition for women entrepreneurs will take place at #BlogHer17 on Saturday, June 24th in Orlando....more
Today I am excited to announce that Joy Reid, host of MSNBC’s AM Joy show, will be joining us at #BlogHer17 for a very important keynote conversation about the impact, influence, and importance of media… especially raising women’s voice in media....more
Today I’m announcing a new addition to #BlogHer17 this June in Orlando that also affects our Food Conference. We are merging a food focus back into the annual conference this June, meaning we’re introducing everything from a new food-focused program track to a new “Food Pavilion” sponsor area in the Expo....more
BlogHer17 is headed to Orlando for the first time ever this June, and we're beyond excited. We've already announced Luvvie Ajayi as our first keynote speaker and Janet Mock as our Voices of the Year emcee. We've opened our call for Voices of the Year submissions, too.
Today, we open submissions for the #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year, to be honored at the #BlogHer17 annual conference this June in Orlando. This year is the tenth anniversary of Voices, or VOTY ("voh-tee"), as we like to call it! ...more
Three years ago, I read Janet Mock's New York Times-bestselling memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More with one of my book clubs. We were all swept away by her way with words, but also by her authenticity, perseverance, and resilience. Janet told her story with humor, and sometimes with pathos—just like life is lived.