Our first round of #BlogHer20 Health speakers are here!
These women range from boundary breakers, inclusivity makers, health and wellness experts, and (super)model citizens. Lucky for us, they’re ready to share their life and work experiences to help you build your brand. If you dream of breaking down barriers and being the change you wish to see in the health and wellness industry, you won’t want to miss this event.
Model and Activist Hunter McGrady will join us on February 1st at Rolling Greens for a candid conversation on important breakthroughs for women of every shape and size. Hunter will share her journey from being rejected by the modeling industry at 16 (and a size 2) to becoming one of Sports Illustrated’s curviest swimsuit models. Prepare for self-love, laughs, and unforgettable wisdom from a woman who wants you to feel confident in your own skin (check out her viral #AllWorthy Instagram campaign). We look forward to her opinions and insight on how the modeling and fashion industries are shifting to represent real female figures.
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Next, meet the #badass women speaking alongside Hunter at #BlogHer20 Health. Erin Cutler, Sophie Jaffe, and Dr. Jessica Shepherd will share their knowledge on a range of topics, with a focus on being your best self, with tips on influencer and brand marketing, entrepreneurialism, women’s health, and so much more.
#ICYMI – check out Dr. Jessica Shepherd on SheKnows’ recent episode of Wine + Gyn:
Leave LA (or stay, it’s a great place!) feeling self-assured about your personal and professional health and wellness ventures and adventures. Check out our most up to date schedule, learn more about our recently added speakers, and purchase your ticket today.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Hunter McGrady is a model and activist known for being featured within Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue as the curviest woman to hit their pages for 3 years running. A spokeswoman for the fashion and beauty industry, McGrady has devoted her time in the spotlight to nurturing women of all body types and bringing confidence and awareness of their individual beauty. Recently married, she has worked with brands such as The Knot, Brides, People and Glamour to dispel the rumors that women should change themselves for their wedding day. Additionally, she’s started a fitness movement for women of all sizes with her BabeBody classes; now available throughout NYC.
Born and raised in Southern California, the blonde bombshell grew up in the Malibu Mountains. She is the child of a former model from Iceland and actor/artist, Michael McGrady. Hunter and her 2 siblings were homeschooled and followed their parents around the globe for their work, learning the ins and outs of the modeling and entertainment industries early on. Hunter’s roots run deep at Wilhelmina, the agency where she signed. Her mother was personally mentored by the modeling agency’s namesake and founder, Wilhelmina Cooper. When Hunter followed her dream of moving to New York to pursue modeling, the beauty queen quickly became a signed curve model and a part of the Wilhelmina family.
Hunter has been a size 4 to 18 and can relate to women of all sizes. Hunter’s dream is to communicate to women that they too can be in love within their own skin, and be strong, powerful and confident. Hunter believes that one day there will be no more division of “plus size” or otherwise, we will simply embrace our differences. A constant brand ambassador and model, she’s worked with beauty brands such as Nordstrom, Kohl’s, Target, Amazon, Macy’s, Olay, Almay, StitchFix, Revlon, Jessica Simpson, Lane Bryant, Hanky Panky, Fashion to Figure, Icelandic Water Swimsuits For All, Maggie London and Bare Necessities.
When McGrady isn’t modeling, she is involved in organizations that are near and dear to her heart. 1 Heart 1 Mission is a non-profit providing orphans in Haiti with food, education and clothing. She is personally involved with the staff and children and has recently used her platform to have new shoes donated to the children the charity works with. Additionally, she has recently partnered with the JED Foundation, an organization that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, as a spokesperson.
McGrady currently resides in New York City with her husband, Brian Keys.
Erin Cutler is the Founder of Neon Rose, a leading influencer and brand management agency representing talent in health & wellness, food, fitness, travel and lifestyle verticals.
Erin spent over 8 years as an entertainment, employment, and fashion attorney before she made the transition to successfully launching an influencer division for a nationally recognized health and wellness PR firm. It is there where Erin discovered her love of the wellness space and had the opportunity to implement influencer strategy for dozens of CPG and wellness brands.
Erin began to notice throughout her career that influencers, specifically in the health and wellness space, were lacking the management needed to propel their careers to the next level. As a result, Neon Rose was born with the mission to help guide top health and wellness content creators through the rapidly-growing Influencer Marketing landscape. In leveraging her legal knowledge and strong relationships with both well-known and newly emerging brands, Erin quickly grew Neon Rose into the successful agency it is today – delivering impactful results for major companies including Amazon, Mercedes, Nike, Whole30, Perfect Bar, Vital Proteins, and countless more. Now, with 6 plus years of experience in Influencer and Brand Partnerships, Erin continues to be dedicated to remaining involved in all aspects of the collaboration and prides herself on her reputation to “make it happen,” while ensuring her client’s expectations are exceeded.
Sophie Jaffe is a Los Angeles-based health and wellness expert, who is certified as a raw food chef, yoga teacher and Influencer. Sophie founded her company and wellness brand, Philosophie, with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring, and more delicious to attain optimal health and radiant wellness. She’s a mama of 3 and hosts the IGNTD podcast with her husband Adi.
Sophie also collaborates with huge brands to create magical partnerships visually and energetically, appears on TV Shows, and writes for publications such as Well + Good, The Chalkboard Magazine, The Body Book, and Mind Body Green. She has been featured in Shape Magazine, Yoga Journal, Bazaar, The Los Angeles Times, and Angeleno Magazine and was selected as the cover model for Yoga Journal Russia.
Always looking for a way to give back to the community, Sophie also frequently leads international women’s empowerment IGNTD workshops+podcast, moon circles, and yoga and HIIT classes.
Dr. Jessica Shepherd
Dr. Jessica Shepherd is an OB/GYN, women’s health expert and the founder of Her Viewpoint, an online women’s health forum that focuses on addressing taboo topics in a comfortable setting. She currently practices at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Shepherd is an engaging and well known media personality that is seen regularly as an expert on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Talk, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, CBS News, and FOX news. She is on the Advisory Board for Women’s Health, Healthline and Women’s Health.org and has written in other various journals including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Essence, and Healthline.
Her passion for women’s health has allowed her to be an advocate for women and she has been a speaker at various health and wellness events such as BlogHer, Well Summit and Chronicon
In addition to radio programs nationwide such as Doctors Radio, NPR and Tom Joyner, Dr. Shepherd also gives lectures nationally and internationally on health issues.
As a health care expert, she strives to educate people on their bodies and how to address their physical, sexual, emotional health in addition to the incorporation of wellness. She is a national speaker for Poise, U by Kotex as well as Johnson & John to address women’s health issues.
As a woman that pushes to bring wellness to the forefront, she is also a mother of two young boys. She has been recognized on the cover for Cancer Wellness in February 2019 and also in the Modern Luxury Dallas and CEO Mom publications in 2019.
She is an expert in her field, she has now expanded her reach to keynote talks and her national appeal has allowed her to work with celebrities including Sheryl Crow, Brooke Burke, Erin Andrews, Dr. Jackie Walters from Married to Medicine and Laila Ali.
Her involvement with various foundations as a board member has allowed her to actively make decisions in the women’s health realm. She serves on the board of the Multicultural Leadership Committee of the American Heart Association and also the Texas Women’s Foundation.