New Main Stage Amazingness, including Cat Cora and Gabi Gregg!

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The hits keep coming even as there are less than two weeks to go.

Today we announced some awesome additions to our schedule.

First, I am just thrilled to announced that celebrity chef Cat Cora will sit down with Carla Hall as part of Carla’s previously announced Saturday lunchtime fireside chat. Renowned as an Iron Chef, author, and restauranteur, Cat will bring her own tales of highs and lows to the conversation, as she and Carla dish (pun intended) and compare notes on their respective journeys. I’ve actually tried to get Cat to #BlogHerFood several times in the past, so this a total personal bonus for me to have her joining us :)

The second is an additional panel added to our Thursday afternoon keynote segment exploring moving from Passion to Profit, and featuring three influencers who have built massive online audiences (and subsequently livelihoods) doing what they love best.

The conversation will be led by Tai Beauchamp, a veteran journalist, media personality and entrepreneur who is the founder of You may remember Tai as she was one of our judges at our very first Pitch competition at #BlogHer15.

She’ll be joined Anastasia Ashley, who parlayed being a professional surfer into a career as a model (including in Sports Illustrated) and ultimately an Instagram influencer with more than a million followers on that platform.

Finally, Gabi Gregg is known for making the transition from a style blogger who encourages women of all sizes and cultures to feel beautiful to the swimwear designer behind Gabi Fresh, whose collection has been featured in Glamour, Teen Vogue and on “Good Morning America”. It’s the dream trajectory for many a blogger, and she’ll be at #BlogHer17 to tell us all about how it happened.

Look to hear authentic tales of starting out, starting to scale, and keeping their audiences engaged and integrity intact in all they do, including making a living.

These new additions serve to reinforce the recurring themes that will resonate across our main and break-out stages…pursuing your passion, making impact and making a living, and the fact that women’s empowerment and admirable achievement can come in every sector from athletics to advocacy, from food to fashion.

Elisa Camahort Page is the Co-Founder of BlogHer and Conference Program Chair.  You can find her on Twitter at @ElisaC

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