Jory Des Jardins

Jory Des Jardins is a media consultant, and co-founder of BlogHer. She writes on women's business issues, marketing, blogging, and entrepreneurship for publications such as Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, JackMyers.com, and her personal blog, From Here to Autonomy, formerly Pause.

So, now the unofficial bio: I live in the Bay Area with my husband, Jesse, and my cat, Ginger. I'm a total Gemini.

Formalizing Our Kitchen Cabinet: The BlogHer Sponsor Advisory Board

Since its inception, we've called the BlogHer Annual Conference "the conference the community built." The sessions, the parties, the spirit, even the swag policy have all been continuously developed (and improved) through an ongoing community pulse-taking process. ...more
Hear, hear Jory! Thank you for your extraordinary creativity and support of the @BlogHer ...more

Top Tips from a Power Pinner (Class 3 of 3)

Pinterest Master Class Segment 3 of 3: Even if you can’t be Jill Nystul from One Good Thing by Jillee, you can pin like her. Click here for all the Pinterest master classes....more
She talked about reorganizing boards! I try to do this but it always reverts back to boards ...more

Pinterest Best Practices and Busted Myths (Class 2 of 3)

Master Class Segment 2 of 3: Getting the most bang for each and every pin. Click here for all the Pinterest master classes....more
@Kim Vij As someone who was there in the room, I think you'll LOVE what Jill Nystul of One Good ...more

BlogHer Master Class: Harness the Power of Pinterest For Your Success (Class 1 of 3)

Segment 1 of 3: Take our Master Class on Pinterest best practices. Click here for all the Pinterest master classes....more
I just entered a sweepstakes at the Adventures of J-Man and Miller Bug for a portable DVD Playermore

Femalities: A Breakdown of SXSW and a Lot of Other Stuff from a Woman's Point of View

Don't know what it is--the fact that I've just emerged from a weekend at SXSW, it was International Women's Day on Friday, I got snubbed by a "prominent" male investor/entrepreneur that in the virtual world I respected, though in person not so much--but I am feeling my womanness of late. And no, guys, it's not because it's that time of the month. If anything, it's the world who's experiencing a hormonal shift. ...more
@Tinseltine hey, I'd love to have a new opinion of said AH! It made me sad to be so disappointed ...more

The Parasite Economy

Who would have thunk that Gymboree could shed light on the dilemmas of tech and media businesses? As I do every week, I was with my daughter at a play class for 2 year olds. She has a thing for picking up balls and tossing them into a bin--something I don't discourage. She's rather obsessive about it; she likes to pick up EVERY ball, even the ones in the far corners of the room. I watched her pick up on behalf of the rest of the kids, and just as she was about to toss in the last ball, a little boy intercepted it and carried it away....more
This is a really interesting way of looking at social media, Jory! I find the longer I slog ...more

I'm Getting Involved for Olive

I don’t know the exact day, but it was sometime last year, when I was in my third trimester of pregnancy, and I noticed it—the air I breathe. ...more

Moms Clean Air Force: I'm Getting Involved for Olive

I don’t know the exact day, but it was sometime last year, when I was in my third trimester of pregnancy, and I noticed it—the air I breathe. I was driving to work and sitting in traffic. I realized that I’d forgotten to press the recirculation button on my air conditioning console; I could smell the sour breath of the exhaust from the car in front of me and I panicked. All these years that I’ve commuted to work, listened to loud music, and lived in some of the most polluted urban locales, I never thought twice about air quality. But on this particular day I was terrified, because I had a growing life inside of me who would be sharing the air. The thought of her breathing it in made me sick. ...more
Doesn't matter how you got here millaa--I get it that the iPad helps ;) --thanks for stopping ...more

Announcing PepsiCo's Second Annual Sofa Summit at BlogHer'11: Embracing Fortytude

This year at the second annual Sofa Summit at BlogHer'11, Partner Sponsor PepsiCo will be bringing back Gatorade President North America and Global CMO Sports Nutrition, Sarah Robb O'Hagan to lead a conversation with Sarah Brokaw, the author of Fortytude: Making the Next Decades the Best Years of Your Life ... through the 40s, 50s and Beyond. Brokaw will discuss the five traits women can adopt to grow older with confidence and joy....more

Sounds like a book to read, and am hoping to be at the event!

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Announcing the Fifth Annual BlogHer Business Conference

Mobile … metrics … location-based platforms … social commerce … content curation … What's your burning question about the emerging digital marketing trends of 2011? Once again we dig in at our Fifth Annual BlogHer Business Conference. This year, BlogHer has partnered with Social Week, producer of the Pivot Conference, to bring you a one-day event scheduled October 20, 2011 at the New York Hilton as part of Social Week in New York City....more