BlogHer http://www.blogher.com/feed/all/1?search= en Using Her Power for Good: Top Entrepreneurs Pay it Forward Judging “The Pitch” at #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/using-her-power-good-top-entrepreneurs-pay-it-forward-judging-pitch-blogher18-health <!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_article_730x333_BH18Health_Pitch_Judges.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>The Pitch is a platform&nbsp;and&nbsp;live&nbsp;event series that elevates,&nbsp;connects&nbsp;&amp; celebrates female entrepreneurs. The Pitch platform elevates female entrepreneurship and innovation and serves to inspire a global community of women. The BlogHer community, in partnership with an assembly of strong women and men, hopes to change the ratio of women-led businesses.<br />We are stoked to host The Pitch competition on-stage at #BlogHer18 Health this Jan. 31 in New York City. We will hear from some amazing women who are making waves in the health tech and wellness innovation.</p><p>Today, we welcome our brilliant panel of judges who after building successful businesses themselves, use their power to raise up others.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>In recent months, we have engaged in a range of discussions about a league of powerful executives who misused their power to denigrate employees, colleagues and would-be mentees. &nbsp;Amid that unsurprising and overdue cattle call of offenders, we offer a respite to celebrate productive and meaningful use of power for good.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Pitch’s esteemed judges bolster others investing their time and knowledge into a community of women who will continue to pass on the power.&nbsp;</p><p>The Pitch judges will offer their expertise to our newest crop of pitchers. Meet Katherine Ryder, Tonya Lewis Lee, and Jaime Schmidt:</p><p><strong>Katherine Ryder</strong>: Katherine Ryder is the founder and CEO of <a href="https://www.mavenclinic.com/">Maven</a>, an expert health network for women that leverages technology to expand access, lower costs, and make our healthcare system more inclusive. Maven offers on-demand video appointments, texts, and instant access to prescriptions to any woman, anywhere via its best-in-class health practitioner network. Maven Maternity is the leading maternity benefits program, helping expectant parents navigate fertility to the so-called “fourth trimester,” the transition back to work and all points in between.</p><p><strong>Tonya Lewis Lee</strong>: Sharing health &amp; wellness practices alongside the importance of women’s health is something Tonya has always been passionate about. As a self-made producer, writer and entrepreneur, Tonya is promoting self-esteem and positive health outcomes through storytelling online, in books, film and television including her most recent launch of the Netflix sensation, <em>‘</em><a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80117554"><em>She’s Gotta Have It</em></a><em>’</em> with husband Spike Lee. Tonya has devoted her efforts spanning two US administrations for nearly a decade with the program, <em>A Healthy Baby Begins with You</em>, to deliver valuable health information to millions of women. Tonya launched the news platform, <a href="http://healthyyounow.com/">Healthy You Now</a>, featuring insightful articles and advice to encourage women of all ages, shapes and sizes to live happier, healthier lives. Tonya is continuing to expand her role as a women’s health advocate with the recent launch of her new line of premium women’s vitamin supplements, <a href="https://www.movitaorganics.com/">Movita</a>. Created by Tonya and her army of specialists, doctors, and friends, Movita’s first product is a non-GMO, whole food based source of vitamins and minerals, expertly formulated to support each and every woman in her busy life and unique health needs.</p><p><strong>Jaime Schmidt</strong>: <a href="https://schmidtsnaturals.com/">Schmidt’s Naturals</a>, <em>the new face of natural</em>, is leading the charge to change the way people think about natural products making them accessible to all. Inspired by the Makers Movement taking place in Portland, Oregon, Jaime Schmidt began testing and retesting thousands of deodorant scents and formulas in her kitchen to perfect what is now Schmidt’s Naturals. Since the company’s start in 2010 selling products at the local farmer’s market, Schmidt’s has grown to a mass level reaching consumers across the globe. Jaime Schmidt is committed to providing effective, sustainably sourced, all-natural personal care products.</p><p><br /><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_article_730x333_BH18Health_Pitch_Emcee.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>Judges Katherine, Tonya and Jamie will join The Pitch emcee, Camila Alves McConaughey, co-owner of Yummy Spoonfuls, which aims to change the way babies and young children are nourished.&nbsp;</p><p>We are still accepting submissions to pitch your health &amp; wellness startup at #BlogHer18 Health. If you or someone you know is interested, please fill out <a href="https://form.jotform.com/73026224608148">the application here</a>!</p><p>Look forward to seeing you all in Jan.<br /><a href="https://blogher18health.eventbrite.com/?aff=BHArticle"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/register-btn_0.png" alt="Register for #BlogHer18 Health, January 30-31 in NYC" /></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-422507.jpg Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:25:03 +0000 Samantha Skey 2594382 at http://www.blogher.com Holiday Tips from Hannah Bronfman http://www.blogher.com/holiday-tips-hannah-bronfman <!--paging_filter--><p><span><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_article_730x228_BH18Health_HolidayTipsFromHB.jpg" alt="" /></span><br />With the holidays in full swing, we reached out to our fabulous #BlogHer18 Health speakers and experts for some holiday tips! Hannah Bronfman is the founder of HBFit.com, a fitness guru, wellness expert and successful DJ. She is creating a killer soundtrack for the #BlogHer18 Health kick-off event, Find Your Flow, where we will be offering one-of-a-kind fitness, wellness and interactive experiences, along with tasty bites and healthy cocktails. The following day, Hannah will take the mainstage with fellow “welltrepreneurs”, Latham Thomas, Kelly LeVeque and Rens Kroes to discuss how to turn your passion into a thriving business and how to create an authentic and differentiated wellness brand. Check out Hannah’s holiday advice below and <a href="https://blogher18health.eventbrite.com/?aff=BHArticleHB">grab your ticket</a> today – you won’t want to miss her!</p><p><strong>Q: What is your best nutritional advice for the holidays?</strong></p><p><strong>A:</strong> I am a believer in balance and moderation. It's miserable to sit at a family dinner and feel restricted, so I love to create healthier alternatives to indulgent recipes by substituting more nutritionally dense ingredients, like monk fruit sugar or quinoa flour in desserts or using non-dairy ingredients to create creamy textures for sauces and curries.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Q: What tips do you have for staying fit around the holidays?</strong></p><p><strong>A:</strong> Don't look at fitness as work - if it's part of your life, you will find ways to incorporate it when your routine is off during the holidays. Family walks (or runs!), at-home workouts, and restorative yoga classes are all great ways to keep active during the holidays.</p><p><strong>Q: What is your favorite holiday cocktail?</strong></p><p><strong>A: </strong>Anything with Don Julio Tequila.</p><p><strong>Q: Favorite way to de-stress around the holidays?</strong></p><p><strong>A:</strong> A bath! Also, taking the time to reflect on goals and what I am grateful for at the end of the year is always a refreshing way to put the little things into perspective.</p><p><strong>Q: Any new fitness gadgets or gear we should put on our holiday wish lists?</strong></p><p><strong>A: </strong>I am dying to try the new Ash Pearl Laceless Adidas Ultra Boosts.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://blogher18health.eventbrite.com/?aff=BHArticle"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/register-btn_0.png" alt="Register for #BlogHer18 Health, January 30-31 in NYC" /></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-465222.jpg Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:32:05 +0000 amandalynjones 2594033 at http://www.blogher.com Q&A with Camila Alves McConaughey, Emcee of #ThePitch: Live at #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/qa-camila-alves-mcconaughey-emcee-thepitch-live-blogher18-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="730" height="414" alt="" src="http://www.blogher.com/files/BH_article_730x333_BH18Health_Pitch_Emcee.jpg?1512662611" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/BH_article_730x333_BH18Health_Pitch_Emcee.jpg" alt="" /><br />We are so excited to announce that we will be bringing back #ThePitch: Live at #BlogHer18 Health during our Passion to Purpose keynote on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in New York. #ThePitch is a platform, content series and live competition, launched by SheKnows Media in 2015 to elevate, connect and support female entrepreneurs. This year, our Pitch competition emcee is a dedicated mother, lifestyle expert, and entrepreneur, <strong>Camila Alves McConaughey.</strong></p><p>Born and raised in Brazil to a family of farmers, Camila grew up with a strong connection to the taste and aroma of food made using only fresh-picked ingredients. She is the co-owner of&nbsp;<a href="http://yummyspoonfuls.com">Yummy Spoonfuls</a>&nbsp;that has a mission to bring the values of simple manufacturing methods and fresh ingredients to change the way babies and young children are nourished.</p><p>This year, at #BlogHer18 Health, up-and-coming female health tech and innovation entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses to a panel of esteemed judges, who engage with the “pitchers” by asking them thought-provoking questions and providing their critiques in real time on stage. Ultimately, the competition winner is determined by a combination of judge’s scores and audience votes.</p><p>Camila will be leading the competition on stage with the incredible panel of judges who will be announced soon. Want to learn more about what inspires Camila to pursue her career ambitions, how she balances that with family life, and the advice she’d offer to women entrepreneurs? Check out her Q&amp;A below!</p><p>But first, take note: We are now taking applications to compete on stage as a pitcher. If you or someone you know is an up and coming health technology and innovation entrepreneur and interested in participating in #ThePitch at #BlogHer18 Health, please complete the application here! <a href="https://form.jotform.com/73026224608148">https://form.jotform.com/73026224608148</a></p><p><strong>BlogHer:</strong> What was the hardest lesson you learned during the process of growing Yummy Spoonfuls?</p><p><strong>Camila:</strong> Yummy Spoonfuls is the first-of-its-kind on the market and we spearheaded working to redefine healthy eating for a new generation by bringing fresh, organic baby food to the market. There wasn’t a roadmap to any of this. In addition to bringing a new product to consumers, we also work tirelessly to help educate parents and families on the importance of nutrition and unprocessed foods. It’s a huge undertaking, that have brought so many lessons along the way.</p><p><strong>BlogHer:</strong> What do you wish someone had told you when you were just starting your business?</p><p><strong>Camila:</strong> That a lot of times you are in the hands of big corporations and there’s only so much you can control. Therefore, I think I would’ve set my expectations in a different way and understood better the risks and rewards upfront.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>BlogHer:</strong> How does your family inspire you to pursue your career ambitions — and how do you balance both?</p><p><strong>Camila:</strong> My 7-year-old daughter has witnessed parents approach me and overheard parents sharing kind words with me about the brand. She’s also heard me speak on a few panels. Before bed she’ll come to me and say how proud she is of me for choosing to help parents and kids. When I’ve gone into a sales meeting to pitch Yummy Spoonfuls to stores my kids say, “we are praying for you momma, that the product will get in!”</p><p>Those are the priceless moments in our family that continue to inspire me.&nbsp;</p><p>There’s not one method or way to balance it all perfectly. You’re going to feel guilty here and there and will have to choose, sometimes. However, if you’re priorities are straight, then no matter what happens in your day you will always find you way back to what’s important.</p><p><strong>BlogHer:</strong> As a busy entrepreneur, what do you do to ensure you give yourself the self-care you need?</p><p><strong>Camila:</strong> I confess I need to get better at that!&nbsp;What I learned is, I need to find time to exercise and pay attention to how I feel. Lately I’ve been pretty good about incorporating exercise into my daily routine. I’ve also learned that it is important to make time to have uninterrupted quite time to yourself. This has helped work wonders for me, I see and feel the benefits.</p><p><strong>BlogHer:</strong> What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?</p><p>Camila: A successful entrepreneur friend of mine told me, “just breath when everything goes wrong, which it will…just breath.”&nbsp;</p><p><strong>BlogHer:</strong> What advice would you give future aspiring female entrepreneurs?</p><p><strong>Camila:</strong> Don’t walk into a room seeing pants or skirts. Just go for it. Keep your goal in mind – with kindness, and always see one another as human beings. Those things will help you break through a lot of obstacles and “no’s.” Most importantly, the people that are around you, rooting for you, will be the ones that help make the difference on how you overcome obstacles. You owe it to yourself to surround yourself with good people.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/sites/all/modules/custom/blogher_users/default_images/green_solidbkrnd_rev.png Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:03:59 +0000 Jen Denton 2593517 at http://www.blogher.com #BlogHer18 Health Book Recommendations http://www.blogher.com/blogher18-health-book-recommendations <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="730" height="228" alt="" src="http://www.blogher.com/files/BH_article_730x228_BH18Health_AUTHORS.jpg?1512070873" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Looking for great books to gift this holiday season? We have put together a list of our top health &amp; wellness authors, all of whom will be speaking at #BlogHer18 Health!</p><p>&nbsp;<img src="/files/BH_article_730x228_BH18Health_AUTHORS.jpg" alt="" /></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Revolution-Transforming-Your-Night/dp/110190402X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510864200&amp;sr=1-2&amp;refinements=p_27%3AArianna+Huffington">Arianna Huffington </a></strong></p><p><strong>The Sleep Revolution</strong> - We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, with profound consequences&nbsp;to our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What we need is nothing short of a sleep revolution: only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Own-Your-Glow-Luminous-Crowning/dp/1401939171/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510864238&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=latham+thomas">Latham Thomas </a></strong></p><p><strong>Own Your Glow</strong> - Combining spiritual, psychological, and self-reflective tools, Thomas offers an antidote to the hustle-hard, make-it-happen mainstream culture and fosters slowing down, intentionality, and self-care as a pathway to empowerment.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Body-Love-Balance-Yourself-Forever/dp/0062569147/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510866478&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Kelly+Leveque">Kelly LeVeque</a></strong></p><p><strong>Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever - </strong>Celebrity favorite health and wellness consultant Kelly LeVeque shares her secrets for losing weight, attuning ourselves to our bodies’ needs, and freeing ourselves from food drama in this essential wellness guide, which includes 88 delectable recipes!</p><p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/New-You-Improved-Diet-Forever/dp/1609611195/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510864294&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=keri+glassman"><strong>Keri Glassman</strong></a><strong>, MS RD CDN</strong></p><p><strong>The New You and Improved Diet: 8 Rules to Lose Weight and Change Your Life Forever</strong><strong>&nbsp;- </strong>With the abundance of conflicting advice out there, it's easy to see why people struggle with dieting. Dieters want clarity, they want to be told what to do.&nbsp;<em>Women's Health</em>&nbsp;contributing editor and author of&nbsp;<em>The O2 Diet</em>&nbsp;<em>and The Slim Calm Sexy Diet</em>&nbsp;Keri Glassman gives readers the be-all-end-all: 8 simple rules to lose the weight for good.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Finding-My-Shine-Nastia-Liukin/dp/0692561013/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510866091&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=nastia+liukin+book">Nastia Liukin</a></strong></p><p><strong>Finding My Shine - </strong>Nastia Liukin is an Olympic gymnastics all-around gold medalist, but the road to her success was not an easy one. In Finding My Shine, she shares not only her personal journey of success but also her biggest challenges, including her career ending fall during the 2012 Olympic Trials that she now says was the defining moment of her life.&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Got-Teens-Sexuality-Adolescent-Realities/dp/1580055060/ref=la_B001IOH70I_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510865519&amp;sr=1-1">Dr. Logan Levkoff</a></strong></p><p><strong>Got Teens?: The Doctor Moms' Guide to Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities&nbsp;</strong> - The Doctor Moms combine their medical and psychological knowledge with their own personal experiences to address the most cringe-worthy and difficult questions that kids often ask their parents. Topics include body development, emotional changes, bullying, social media, substance abuse, and more -- giving parents the confidence to tackle these subjects with authority and compassion.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Listful-Thinking-Productive-Successful-Stressed/dp/1632280035/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510866376&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Paula+Rizzo">Paula Rizzo </a></strong></p><p><strong>Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Successful, and Less Stressed </strong>- What do Madonna, Martha Stewart, John Lennon, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Johnny Cash have in common? Each is (or was) a list maker. Listful Thinking is the book that will give readers their lives back with indispensable tips on saving time, getting organized, improving productivity, saving money, and reducing stress.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Wellness-Project-Learned-Without-Giving/dp/0553459228/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510866683&amp;sr=1-1-spell&amp;keywords=Pheobe+Lapine">Phoebe Lapine </a></strong></p><p><strong>The Wellness Project: How I learned to Do Right by My Body, Without Giving Up My Life - </strong>The Wellness Project is the insightful and hilarious result of that year of exploration—part memoir and part health and wellness primer (complete with 20 healthy recipes), it’s a must-read not just for those suffering from autoimmune disease, but for anyone looking for simple ways to improve their health without sacrificing life’s pleasures.</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Yeah-Baby-Mastering-Pregnancy-Bouncing/dp/1623368030/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510864148&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=jillian+michaels">Jillian Michaels </a></strong></p><p><strong>Yeah Baby!: The Modern Mama’s Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever - </strong>Jillian, along with her team of top-notch experts, will change everything you think you know about pregnancy, arming you with the most cutting-edge information available, so you can make the right choices for you and your little one.</p><p>What are some of your favorite health &amp; wellness books that were life changing? Let us know by emailing us at <a href="mailto:conferences@sheknows.com">conferences@sheknows.com</a>.</p><p>Reserve your ticket for #BlogHer18 Health here:</p><p><a href="https://blogher18health.eventbrite.com/?aff=BHArticle"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/register-btn_0.png" alt="Register for #BlogHer18 Health, January 30-31 in NYC" /></a></p><p>Can’t wait to see you there!&nbsp;</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-465222.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:47:20 +0000 amandalynjones 2593028 at http://www.blogher.com Announcing Passion to Purpose: Meet the Welltrepreneurs http://www.blogher.com/announcing-passion-purpose-meet-welltrepreneurs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="730" height="414" alt="" src="http://www.blogher.com/files/BH_article_730x414_BH18Health_PassiontoPurposeWelltrepreneurs2.jpg?1513624430" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/BH_article_730x414_BH18Health_PassiontoPurposeWelltrepreneurs2.jpg" alt="" />At #BlogHer17 in Orlando, we introduced a new track, Passion to Profit, which focused on the amazing women taking their online platforms and turning them into successful businesses. This winter at #BlogHer18 Health, we are revisiting Passion to Profit with a health-related flair: Passion to Purpose: <em>Meet the Welltrepreneurs</em>. This is an opportunity to hear from women who have become health advocates and created respected businesses in the health and wellness space.</p><p>At BlogHer, it has been our mission to support female-led businesses, so we are thrilled to incorporate health &amp; wellness makers and shakers into our programming. During <em>Meet the Welltrepreneurs</em>, you will learn how women turned their passion into a thriving business, what it takes to create an authentic and differentiated wellness brand, how to raise money for your business, when to quit your day job, and get your questions answered in our audience Q&amp;A.</p><p>Moderating <em>Meet the Welltrepreneurs </em>on Wednesday afternoon is doula and author, Latham Thomas. &nbsp;She will be picking the brains of wellness entrepreneurs, Hannah Bronfman and Kelly Leveque.</p><p><strong>Latham Thomas</strong> aka Glow Maven, is a celebrity wellness/lifestyle maven and birth doula — transforming not only how women give birth to their babies, but how they give rise to the best version of themselves. Latham is helping women embrace optimal wellness and spiritual growth as a pathway to owning their power. She is the founder of <a href="http://mamaglow.com/">Mama Glow</a>, a lifestyle brand and highly regarded website offering inspiration, education and holistic services for expectant and new mamas.</p><p><strong>Hannah Bronfman</strong> is a DJ, influencer, and the founder of HBFIT, a unique destination for all things health, beauty, and fitness. On HBFIT, she shares everything from her homemade recipes to her studio spotlights reviewing fitness classes across New York City. Furthermore, she has melded her passion for food and wellness with philanthropy by founding Seed Street, an organization that provides equal access to fresh, healthy and local food to communities in need.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Kelly Leveque </strong>is a Certified Celebrity Health Coach and Holistic Nutritionist based in Los Angeles. Guided by a practical and optimistic approach, Kelly helps clients improve their health, achieve their goals, and develop sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life. Kelly is extremely passionate about the science of human nutrition and the desire to help clients achieve their personal health goals. Kelly has parlayed her passion for health, wellness and the science of nutrition into her first book, <em>Body Love</em>. <em>Body Love</em> will help you feel empowered by food and nutrition, live in balance, and free yourself from food woes forever.<strong><br /></strong></p><p>Don’t miss this session on creating mini-empires in health &amp; wellness.&nbsp; Get your ticket to #BlogHer18 Health today!<br /><a href="https://blogher18health.eventbrite.com/?aff=BHArticleHB"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/register-btn_0.png" alt="Register for #BlogHer18 Health, January 30-31 in NYC" /></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> #BlogHer18 Health BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-478333.png Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:15:31 +0000 Jordan.Boswell 2592366 at http://www.blogher.com Calling All Voices of the Year http://www.blogher.com/calling-all-voices-year-blogher18health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="730" height="414" alt="" src="http://www.blogher.com/files/BH_VOTYarticle_730x414_BH18Health_VOTYCallForSubmissions2.jpg?1510783688" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_VOTYarticle_730x414_BH18Health_VOTYCallForSubmissions2.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>Now in its 11<sup>th</sup> year, Voices of the Year (#VOTY) comes to #BlogHer18 Health, continuing the tradition of celebrating women’s voices. Over the past 10 years, BlogHer has recognized content creators whose work deserves to be heard, seen and read.<br /><br />This year, we bring you the Women’s Health Edition.&nbsp; We are looking for inspiring women doing great things to advance women’s health and well-being. <br /><br />Did you use your voice to make a positive impact on the health &amp; wellness space in 2017? &nbsp;Or do you know someone amazing who is an innovator in&nbsp;health &amp; wellness?&nbsp;If so, please nominate yourself or another inspiring and influential woman you feel should be honored for her strong female voice in the following award categories:</p><ul><li>Film &amp; TV</li><li>Photo &amp; Video</li><li>Social Impact</li><li>Written Work (book, blog, article)</li><li>Innovation (for entrepreneurs)&nbsp;</li></ul><p>Nominations for the #BlogHer18 Health VOTY are now open and will close November 26<sup>th </sup>at 11:59pm ET. Enter here: <a href="http://www.sheknowsmedia.com/blogher18-health-voty-nomination">http://www.sheknowsmedia.com/blogher18-health-voty-nomination</a>.</p><p>*Note only ONE submission per category, so please select your best work!&nbsp;<br /><br />Get your ticket below – and see you in Tribeca this January!<br /><a href="https://blogher18health.eventbrite.com/?aff=BHArticle"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://www.blogher.com/files/register-btn_0.png" alt="Register for #BlogHer18 Health, January 30-31 in NYC" /></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-465222.jpg Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:26:24 +0000 amandalynjones 2591921 at http://www.blogher.com Venue with a View http://www.blogher.com/blogher18health-location <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="485" height="485" alt="" src="http://www.blogher.com/files/BH_CON_485x485_Tribeca360.jpg?1510266346" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_article_730x414_Tribeca360.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />In past years, we’ve gathered in some amazing cities and venues.&nbsp; When we decided to host #BlogHer18 Health, since it hadn’t been done before, we had a cool opportunity to rethink our space.&nbsp; We looked at loads of places to find a healthy vibe – a good mix of inspiration and light to drive our conversations forward.&nbsp; And we found it!</p><p>We can’t wait for you to see the spot we’ve chosen.&nbsp; #BlogHer18 Health will take place in the heart of lower Manhattan at <a href="http://tribeca360.com/" target="_blank">Tribeca 360</a>.&nbsp; It’s a beautiful, open space with panoramic views of the city and the Hudson River.&nbsp; We think it is the perfect backdrop for an inspiring and energizing day.<br /><br /><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_article_730x414_Tribeca360_22.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>On the evening of January 30<sup>th</sup>, we’ll kickstart #BlogHer18 Health with <a href="http://www.blogher.com/find-your-flow-opening-night">Find Your Flow</a> – a networking mixer with interactive health &amp; wellness activities taking place upstairs at <a href="http://tribecarooftopnyc.com/" target="_blank">Tribeca Rooftop</a>.&nbsp; This penthouse space has a gorgeous glass ceiling and a dramatic staircase in the center of the room (check it out in the pic above).&nbsp; Throughout the evening, you’ll meet fitness experts and we’ll feature cool interactive stations – perfect for Instagram.&nbsp; And if the January weather is mild enough, we just might set up a special activity on the roof!</p><p>Day Two, January 31<sup>st</sup>, is a full-day program at <a href="http://tribeca360.com/" target="_blank">Tribeca 360</a>.&nbsp; We will transform the whole floor into 3 areas: The Main Stage (where all keynotes and workshop sessions will take place), The Inside Track (where you can network with our sponsors and recharge your phones), and The Refuel Station (where we’ll be serving breakfast, lunch, and lots of healthy snacks). See the full schedule <a href="http://www.blogher.com/node/2580698/schedule">here</a>.</p><p>Next week, we’ll share information on our official hotel, the <a href="https://www.arlohotels.com/arlo-soho/">Arlo Soho</a> – a brand new hotel in the area that’s a few blocks away.&nbsp; (If you can’t wait, <a href="https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=70018&amp;Chain=19470&amp;group=BLOGHER">book a room</a> now for our special $149/night rate!)</p><p>For anyone in NYC, Tribeca 360/Rooftop is just south of Canal on Debrosses.&nbsp; You can get there on the 1, A, C, E – it’s just a quick walk from the Canal Street stop.</p><p>Get your ticket below – and see you in Tribeca this January!<br /><br /><a href="https://blogher18health.eventbrite.com/?aff=BHArticle"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/register-btn_0.png" alt="Register for #BlogHer18 Health, January 30-31 in NYC" /></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-345586.jpg Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:51:02 +0000 Jennifer Gaonach 2591458 at http://www.blogher.com Influencer Workshop Preview: Media Masterclass http://www.blogher.com/influencer-workshop-preview-media-masterclass <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="730" height="414" alt="" src="http://www.blogher.com/files/BH_article_730x414_BH18Health_InfluencerWorkshopPanel2.jpg?1513624646" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="p1"><img src="/files/BH_article_730x414_BH18Health_InfluencerWorkshopPanel2.jpg" alt="" /></p><p class="p1">With #BlogHer18 Health programming shaping up, we’re excited to share the first of three Influencer Workshops with you. One big change with this conference is that all sessions will occur on the&nbsp;mainstage, just like keynotes – no need to pick and choose which sessions you want to attend.&nbsp; At #BlogHer18 Health, you can see everything!&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">BlogHer conferences have always incorporated educational sessions with the main purpose of helping our attendees grow their businesses and connect with one another -- and this year is no different. The trend of influencer marketing isn’t going anywhere and we want to help prepare you for opportunities to work directly with brands and media outlets.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/influencer-workshop-mastering-social-media">Influencer Workshop: Media Masterclass</a>&nbsp;on Wednesday afternoon will include tactical advice on positioning yourself as an expert, communicating your unique value, and an interactive Q&amp;A to test your skills. This session will leave you feeling more comfortable pitching yourself for on-camera opportunities.</p><p class="p1">It will be led by&nbsp;<strong>Keri Glassman,</strong> a renowned celebrity nutritionist and healthy cooking expert and <strong>Candice Kumai</strong>, an internationally-renowned wellness expert, chef and content creator. Joining Keri and Candice will be media coaches,&nbsp;<strong>Paula Rizzo</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Terri Trespicio</strong>, creators of Lights Camera Expert -- an online course geared towards helping entrepreneurs, authors, and experts get media attention. Together they will teach you how to craft your pitch and crush any media opportunities that come your way.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">Stay tuned for additional information and speaker announcements for our other two Influencer Workshops,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/influencer-workshop-business-influence">The Business of Influence</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/influencer-workshop-brand-building">Creating Killer Content</a>&nbsp;where we will cover creating next-level content, how to work with brands, how to negotiate your value/influence and how to navigate tricky FTC rules.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">Get the full schedule&nbsp;<a title="http://www.blogher.com/node/2580698/schedule" href="http://www.blogher.com/node/2580698/schedule" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and see you in New York this January!<br />&nbsp;<a href="https://blogher18health.eventbrite.com/?aff=BHArticle"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://www.blogher.com/files/register-btn_0.png" alt="Register for #BlogHer18 Health, January 30-31 in NYC" /></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/sites/all/modules/custom/blogher_users/default_images/green_solidbkrnd_rev.png Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:40:48 +0000 Jen Denton 2590773 at http://www.blogher.com Meet Our Advisory Board http://www.blogher.com/meet-our-advisory-board <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="730" height="414" alt="" src="http://www.blogher.com/files/BH_article_730x414_BH18Health_AdvisoryBoard.jpg?1508964993" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/images/batch/BH_article_730x414_BH18Health_AdvisoryBoard.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>Each year, we select a handful of thought leaders to advise and inspire us as we’re developing our conferences.&nbsp; This year, we look to the members of our dynamic and diverse #BlogHer18 Health Advisory Board, all of whom are committed to improving women’s health through both sciences and story, to guide innovation and quality in our programming.</p><p>The #BlogHer18 Health Advisory Board comprises many of the most influential and powerful voices in media, health and wellness. Members include:</p><ul><li>Arianna Huffington, Founder &amp; CEO of Thrive Global, and Co-Founder of The Huffington Post media brand</li><li>Aviva Romm, MD, women and children’s integrative medicine expert, midwife, and best-selling author</li><li>Christine Bibbo Herr, fashion, fitness and lifestyle expert and the creator of NYCPretty.com</li><li>Jessica Shepherd, MD, women’s health expert, OBGYN and contributor on Oz</li><li>Kaja Perina, Editor-in-Chief, Psychology Today</li><li>Katherine Ryder, Founder &amp; CEO of Maven</li><li>Keri Glassman, renowned celebrity nutritionist and Founder &amp; CEO of Nutritious Life and The Nutrition School</li><li>Latham Thomas, Wellness Maven, Doula and Founder of Mama Glow</li><li>Neala Rafizadeh, MD, psychiatrist, and certified yoga instructor</li><li>Nitika Chopra, self-esteem coach and host of Host of “Naturally Beautiful” on Z Living</li><li>Phoebe Lapine, author, chef, Hashimoto’s advocate and creator of the Feed Me Phoebe blog</li><li>Reesa Lake, Partner and Senior Vice President, Digital Brand Architects</li><li>Sarah Brokaw, best-selling author, and host of the “Shared Secrets” podcast</li></ul><p>This year’s Advisory Board is spearheaded by me and our President Samantha Skey. In addition, our Editor-in-Chief Justine Goodman and Elizabeth Yuko, MD, Health &amp; Sex Editor at SheKnows.com and Editor of HelloFlo.com, will participate on the board.</p><p>We met as a group yesterday and a great discussion centered around prioritizing self-care, mental health, gut health, fertility, and living with chronic conditions. The standout takeaway was that wellness is often portrayed as glossy and glamorous, when in reality; health is messy, complicated, and unique to each person.&nbsp; This concept gets to the heart of what we envision for #BlogHer18 Health – an unabashed and unfiltered dialogue around important health and wellness issues.</p><p>We can’t wait to share additional speakers and plans in the coming months. So far, we’ve announced media visionary Arianna Huffington; Jillian Michaels, one of the world’s foremost wellness entrepreneurs; Nastia Liukin, a five-time Olympic medalist and nine-time World Medalist in women’s gymnastics, NBC commentator and entrepreneur; celebrity nutritionist and best-selling author Kelly LeVeque; and many more.</p><p>More than 500 content creators, social media influencers, authors, entrepreneurs, brand executives and industry thought leaders are expected to attend #BlogHer18 Health in New York City on January 30-31, 2018. Together, we hope this event informs, inspires, and ignites you – the female content creator -- to use your platforms to build a healthier world.</p><p><br /><a href="https://blogher18health.eventbrite.com/?aff=BHArticle"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://www.blogher.com/files/register-btn_0.png" alt="Register for #BlogHer18 Health, January 30-31 in NYC" /></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> #BlogHer18 Health BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/sites/all/modules/custom/blogher_users/default_images/green_solidbkrnd_rev.png Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:50:55 +0000 Jen Denton 2590145 at http://www.blogher.com Media Icon Arianna Huffington to Keynote #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/arianna-huffington-keynote-blogher18-health <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_ARTICLE_730x414_BH18Health_Keynote_AriannaHuffington.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>We are profoundly pumped to announce that the indomitable&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/arianna_huffington"><strong>Arianna Huffington</strong></a> will join us as a keynote speaker at <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher18-health">#BlogHer18 Health,</a> a conference for health and wellness creators taking place January 2018 in New York City. She will also serve on our Executive Advisory Board to inform our programming and help us to deliver upon our mission to help women lead healthier lives.&nbsp;</p><p>Arianna, who, like Beyoncé, is recognized by first name alone, exemplifies the leadership and impact BlogHer Health endeavors to celebrate.&nbsp; Her voice is informed, personal, candid and insatiably curious.&nbsp; Our goal in launching BlogHer Health is to explore women’s minds and bodies with unabashed honesty, intelligence, and respect.&nbsp; As such, Arianna’s was the first number we called when contemplating collaborators.&nbsp;</p><p>Arianna Huffington leads a conversation that traverses both medical and spiritual health. She employs science along with relatable stories to raise consciousness and stimulate behavior changes to optimize our well-being. &nbsp;#BlogHer18 Health provides tools for life integration.&nbsp; Rather than a balance between two or more forces, we aspire to integrate life’s forces to exist harmoniously -- welcoming the pressure while reveling in the calm. We see a woman’s health as inextricably linked to her performance, her success and her happiness. &nbsp;So, whether we are riffing on sleep, fertility, fashion or career, we look to Ms. Huffington to help us live healthier lives.&nbsp;</p><p>Named to <em>TIME Magazine’s</em> 100 Most Influential People and <em>Forbes</em> Most Powerful Women lists, Arianna Huffington is the co-founder of Pulitzer Prize-winning <em>The Huffington Post</em> media brand. In November 2016, she launched <a href="https://www.thriveglobal.com/">Thrive Global</a>, a media, technology, and corporate services company helping individuals, companies and communities improve their well-being and performance. Thrive Global’s mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based&nbsp;solutions to enhance well-being, performance, and purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology. Recent science has shown that the pervasive belief that burnout is the price individuals must pay for success is a delusion. It is known, instead, that when individuals prioritize their well-being, their decision-making, creativity, and productivity improve dramatically.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>“At Thrive, we are committed to accelerating the culture shift that allows people to reclaim their lives and move from merely surviving to thriving,” Arianna Huffington said. “SheKnows Media and its #BlogHer conference series share a mission to inspire individuals to prioritize their wellbeing to achieve greatness in all aspects of their lives. I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned throughout my career with a roomful of like-minded female content creators.”</p><p>Arianna is a true pioneer, and now she is using her immense influence to help us evolve our thinking about the important, undeniable role that personal well-being plays when it comes to our careers. We could not be more thrilled to welcome her to #BlogHer18 Health to reveal what inspired her to launch Thrive Global after more than a decade at <em>The Huffington Post</em>, and what she believes it takes to live a truly successful life.</p><p>Arianna joins an exciting and growing list of <a href="http://www.blogher.com/fitness-legend-jillian-michaels-keynote-blogher18-health">premier speakers </a>at #BlogHer18 Health, including: <a href="http://www.blogher.com/jillian-michaels-0"><strong>Jillian Michaels</strong></a>, one of the world’s foremost wellness entrepreneurs; <a href="http://www.blogher.com/jessica-shepherd-0"><strong>Dr. Jessica Shepherd</strong></a>, a women’s health expert, OBGYN and contributor on Oz; and <a href="http://www.blogher.com/nitika-chopra"><strong>Nitika Chopra</strong></a>, host of “Naturally Beautiful” on Z Living and a self-esteem advocate; to name a few. In addition, the following key influencers are among the newest to join the #BlogHer18 Health speaker roster:</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_article_730x228_BH18Health_SPEAKERS_1.jpg" alt="" /></p><ul><li><strong>Amy Ziering</strong>, a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker best known for <em>The Hunting Ground</em> and <em>The Invisible&nbsp;War</em>.</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Christine Bibbo Herr</strong>, a fashion, fitness and lifestyle expert and the creator of <a href="https://www.nycpretty.com/">NYCpretty.com</a></li></ul><ul><li><strong>Courtney Nichols Gould</strong>, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of <a href="https://smartypantsvitamins.com/">SmartyPants Vitamins</a></li></ul><ul><li><strong>Eva Amurri Martino</strong>, an actress and creator of The Happily app and the <a href="http://happilyevaafter.com/">HappilyEvaAfter</a> blog</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Hannah Bronfman</strong>, Brand Ambassador and the Founder of <a href="http://hbfit.com/">HBFIT.com</a></li></ul><ul><li><strong>Jordan Younger</strong>, author, yoga teacher, host of the “Soul on Fire” podcast and the blogger behind the wellness and lifestyle blog, <a href="http://www.thebalancedblonde.com">The Balanced Blonde</a></li></ul><ul><li><strong>Kelly LeVeque</strong>, a celebrity nutritionist, wellness expert and author of the best-selling book, <em>Body Love</em>. LeVeque has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “The Doctors” and E! News, and some of her clients include Jessica Alba, Emmy Rossum and Chelsea Handler.&nbsp;</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Keri Glassman</strong>, a renowned celebrity nutritionist, healthy cooking expert and wellness thought leader who has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Rachael Ray Show” and more</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Nastia Liukin</strong>, a five-time Olympic medalist and nine-time World Medalist in women’s gymnastics, NBC commentator and entrepreneur&nbsp;</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Dr. Nesochi Okeke-lgbokwe, </strong>a physician, speaker and health media experts who has been featured in <em>Vogue</em>, <em>Forbes</em>, <em>Glamour</em>, <em>Teen Vogue</em> and more</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Phoebe Lapine</strong>, a writer, gluten-free chef,&nbsp;Hashimoto's advocate,&nbsp;creator of the award-winning blog&nbsp;<a href="https://feedmephoebe.com/">Feed Me Phoebe</a>, and author of the book <em>The Wellness Project</em></li></ul><ul><li><strong>Reesa Lake</strong>, Partner and Senior Vice President, Digital Brand Architects (DBA)</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Sarah Brokaw</strong>, Author, and Host of Shared Secrets Podcast</li></ul><p>Also, singer, songwriter and musician<strong> Brynn Elliott</strong> will perform during a Find Your Flow interactive wellness session at #BlogHer18 Health.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_article_730x228_BH18Health_SPEAKERS_2.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />We hope you’ll join us in NYC!</p><p><br /><a href="https://blogher18health.eventbrite.com/?aff=BHArticle"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://www.blogher.com/files/register-btn_0.png" alt="Register for #BlogHer18 Health, January 30-31 in NYC" /></a></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer18 Health http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-422507.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:50:49 +0000 Samantha Skey 2589423 at http://www.blogher.com