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BlogHer '13 Keynote Speaker Guy Kawasaki Has MORE Free Copies of APE to Give BlogHers!

It's the one-year anniversary of the book's release, and Guy is giving away another 400,000 copies of his book between now and 12/31/13. Yes, you read that right. ...more
Thanks! Appears we have until 1/31 to redeem the promo for the book.... I did it immediately, of ...more

BlogHer Conference Update -- August 29, 2013

It's that time of the year! Summer is coming to an end, kids are back in school, and it's Labor Day weekend here in the U.S. -- but that only means the conference team is taking a few days off, and then we'll have exciting news for you next week! BlogHer PRO in October. We already know the following:...more
@HelenWills I'm with Helen. I told myself I wouldn't miss the next event.more

11 Bloggers Thank Our Amazing BlogHer '13 Sponsors

Did you like the Expo Hall at BlogHer '13? I sure did. I loved interacting with the sponsors this year; I found them engaging and entertaining. (OPTIMUS PRIME! ZOMG!) As we've read through all of your post-conference write-ups, we've found that our attendees really liked the sponsors too....more
My post on Simply Saline booth is up - ...more

What Blogging Voice Need Do You Fill?

There was an awesome moment during the BlogHer'13 Anatomy of a Story panel on Saturday when Vikki said, "Everybody needs a gay... and so I always think about, when I write on my blog, that I'm the gay for people that don't have one." People started laughing and tweeting what she said because it was a great sound bite. But more importantly, Vikki spoke to the role we serve as niche bloggers. ...more
JenAnnHall  Thank you for sharing your experience!more

VIDEO: Relive a Little of BlogHer '13 with Our Videos, Now Live!

Happy Friday! Our BlogHer '13 official conference videos are live! We know that both those who attended and those who couldn't make it love to watch these, so we're thrilled to put them here for your viewing pleasure! Would you like to relive a little of BlogHer '13 with me? Okay, let's go. ...more
@Mediamum Phew, thanks for the catch!more

BlogHer '13 Photos Are LIVE -- and Lookin' Good!

I am pleased to tell you that our Official Photos from BlogHer '13 are IN HOUSE. We are excited to share them with you today. I love me a good picture, and our photographers -- Danielle Tsi, Nader Khouri and Ricky Kluge -- delivered some good pictures. You all are some good lookin' people! It's a treat for the eye, a way to relive all the fun of the conference again. Or, most of it anyway....more
Hello there, Jenna! What a fun, exceptionally inviting post. The photos are just BlogHer-icious. ...more

Thoughts on Attending BlogHer '13 with a Disability

There are many blog posts about the mega BlogHer event that concluded in Chicago almost two weeks ago. Each one I read was wonderful, detailing the unique camaraderie between bloggers, discussing the brands at the Expo Hall, and summing up what each blogger learned both from the sessions and their own personal experiences. As a writer and a health advocate, I can’t sit still without using my own voice about BlogHer from the point of view of a midlifer and someone living with a disability. ...more
cgermans Thanks Christie!  What a lovely thing to say.more

I Left BlogHer '13 Feeling Like a Loser, but Maybe I'm Just on My Own Path

I left BlogHer '13 feeling like a loser. This was not the fault of the hardworking women who organized and led the event. BlogHer is the world's largest blogging conference for women and I felt quite privileged to have had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for this year's event, which was held July 25-27. The breakout sessions were informative and to call the keynote speakers inspiring would be an understatement. I was in awe of the confidence of Ree Drummond (better known as the Pioneer Woman) and can't count how many times she made me laugh out loud. ...more
Girl. Listen... You got this. Trust me, it can all seem overwhelming and underwhelming at the ...more

10 More Bloggers Share their BlogHer '13 Moments

What's the one thing I've been seeing time and time again in the recap posts from our BlogHer '13 attendees? Mention of connection in one way or another. Sometimes it's hard won. Sometimes it's a reminder that good people still exist. Sometimes it's about our readers, or our own family members, or ourselves and our writing. But connections were made this year. ...more
Love reading these recaps!  Took this long to finally be able to synthesize my newbie experience ...more

The Pioneer Woman at BlogHer '13: On Being a Blogger, Writer, Photographer, & Mother

After taking the stage Friday morning, Ree looked nervously at the wide open stage space, hovering to one side, as she jokingly pleaded for her long time gal pals and BlogHer founders, to not leave her alone. Ree wasn’t afraid to appear vulnerable, telling us, “I am not a public speaker, folks,” and winning the audience over by publicly declaring her Spanx discomfort. At that very moment, I too sat squirming in Spanx, and I suspect Ree would have been overwhelmed by the show of Spanx solidarity, if only she had queried the audience. ...more
@SharonRobinson  I am not Ree however I do remember when she wrote a post about her favorite ...more

A Bold, Passionate Career Awaits You

Levo League arms you with the tools to develop your talent, build connections with peers, mentors, and jobs. Stay inspired day in and day out as you grow and develop.  ...more

You're Invited!

Join the New York Women in Communications Foundation for our annual Ladies Who Laugh fundraiser, Tuesday, July 21 at Carolines on Broadway!  ...more

ColorComm

You're invited to the ColorComm Conference in Miami! ...more

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Community Partners

WiRL is offering all BlogHer members a special 25% off discount! Use Promo Code WIRL25 ...more

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Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer, Inc. in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins, and serves as the company’s CEO. With Lisa’s leadership, the company has grown from an idea for a grassroots conference into a diversified media company and a Top 5 women’s network  online, according to comScore, with 2,500+ premium blog contributors, the world’s largest in-person events for bloggers, and an award-winning social hub at BlogHer.com. As principal architect of BlogHer’s distributed, cross-platform media business, Lisa developed innovative models for profitable, premium online media, and for recognizing and compensating a new wave of content creators.

Lisa has shepherded the company to revenue of eight figures trailing for the past two years, during which BlogHer, Inc. was named among the AlwaysOn OnMedia Top 100 for 2011 and Global 250 for 2010, and as one of America’s Most Promising Start-ups by BusinessWeek. BlogHer’s flagship site, BlogHer.com, was named one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by Forbes in 2010.

A traditional journalist who left CNN for the Internet in 1997, Lisa began developing new social media business models during her tenure as the first Internet journalist awarded a coveted Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University in 2002. Lisa first blogged as part of her 2004 election coverage for the Los Angeles Times, the same year she developed and launched the first sponsored blog network for Law.com. Lisa’s expertise and vision has led to numerous innovations in the social media space.

Prior to the Nieman Fellowship, Lisa was among the early drivers of some of the most successful online communities and interactive programming for women. As the executive producer and Editor in Chief/VP, Programming for Women.com, Lisa grew the 18-channel network to a Top 30 site and oversaw all original programming and the development and integration of content community initiatives with Hearst and Rodale magazines, E! Television/Online, HBO’s Sex and the City, Bloomberg, and Gallup and Knight Ridder. 

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.

Lisa has been honored among the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company (2010), the Most Powerful Moms in Media by Working Mother Magazine (2010), AlwaysOn Top 25 Women in Tech (2009) and the Influencers of Silicon Valley by the San Jose Mercury (2009). She is a frequent speaker at leading industry events, including the Montgomery Technology Conference, Online News Association Annual Conference, EconWomen Summit, Fairchild|WWD Summit, Web 2.0, SXSW Interactive, Supernova and the AlwaysOn Summit.

As the co-founder of a mission-based for-profit organization, Lisa is a member of the Advisory Boards for both the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships and the Knight Digital Media Center of the USC Annenberg School for Communications. She lives in Silicon Valley with Christopher Carfi and their children.

In 2009, Ashley Hicks along with her friend, Toni Carey, created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners.

Ashley is a lover of all things creative and outdoors. When she isn’t working, you can find her scouring the shelves of Home Depot for new home improvement projects or experimenting in the kitchen.

Aurelia Cotta is the online pseudonym of a Canadian who has been blogging since 2006 about physical and mental health. She is experienced in leveraging social media to combat isolation, spread accurate information, and amplify unheard voices. A powerful advocate for patients in the health care system, she is skilled in researching complicated and interacting conditions and in explaining medical topics accessibly to others. Individually and structurally, she encourages physicians to focus more on listening to patient experience in coming to clinical decisions. This bottom-up approach will continue to grow in importance as populations age and disability of all kinds becomes more mainstream and better measured.

Aurelia has specific experience in ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, infertility, high risk pregnancy, parenting special needs children, and living with chronic health conditions individually and as a family. Known for her outspokenness on topics ranging from politics to parenting, she has a strong first-person understanding of online privacy issues in relation to health care advocacy. An empathetic and integrative listener with a strong focus on inclusion, she has built a large and loyal following on twitter. She is experienced in helping people articulate their concerns about physical and mental health, advocate for themselves or loved ones with medical professionals, and find pathways to doing things of which they had not thought themselves capable.

Overall, she finds social media to be an effective means for not only sharing experiences and connecting people, but also for cutting across traditional silos to encourage change in government, industry, media and the world at large.  "On twitter we rehearse what we would like to say in real life."

Once upon a time, there was a Plus Size Princess Named CeCe who left her West Coast kingdom to live on the magical island of Manhattan.

She soon discovered that New York life as a curvy girl had its ups and downs. Can CeCe fulfill her passions, love her body, find love, and score the perfect pair of wide calf boots? In New York City, anything is possible… As seen on Wendy Williams, Refinery29, FOX, CNN, Marie Claire, Huffington Post, NPR and more!

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