meet the amazing mamas of #BLOGHER20 PARENTING…
Welcome Dr. Jessica Shepherd, Jessica Rolph, Constance Ejuma, Christine Michel Carter, Jeanine Edwards, Fatma Collins, Leslie Fram, and SHE Media’s own Lindsay Valdez!
#BlogHer20 Parenting is just around the corner, and man are we feeling LUCKY!
So many incredible ladies are set to appear on our virtual stage next week, and our newest additions are no exception. They are doctors, CEOS and founders, SVPs and SEO experts, and the cherry on top — MOMS! Welcome Dr. Jessica Shepherd, Jessica Rolph, Christine Michel Carter, Jeanine Edwards, Fatma Collins, Leslie Fram, and SHE Media’s Lindsay Valdez.
Join us in welcoming Dr. Jessica Shepherd BACK to the #BlogHer stage — Dr. Shepherd joined us at #BlogHer20 Health back in February (she even recorded an episode of her podcast with fellow speaker Dr. Cara Natterson on-site). She’ll take over your screens for our “Bye, Bye Balance, Hello Work-Life Integration” panel — a candid discussion about mothering during these new and challenging times. She’ll talk creating structure, finding your support network, and the importance of carving out spaces to nurture your passions and projects — while caring for your family.
Jessica Rolph is the CEO and founder of Lovevery, a company dedicated to connecting parents with products and information to help them feel prepared, educated, and empowered while raising their little ones. She’s also the creator of the brand-new podcast, “My Brand New Life,” which focuses on parenting, early childhood development, and all things sweet. We’re so excited to learn from her as a business woman, child mind expert, and dedicated mom.
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Good morning everyone, As an entrepreneur who is growing my business, I am now faced with the task of trying to do so in the midst of a global crisis. While it may not be safe to venture out into the world and socialize, it is still safe (and smart!) to fund entrepreneurs and help them continue to launch and grow their small businesses in order to drive the economy forward. I still plan to host @mompreneurandme events in the second half of the year. We have an amazing partner, and they’ve offered an incredible opportunity for our mompreneurs to advance their education for free. Now more than ever, you need resources, tools and a community to help you thrive professionally. Now more than ever, you should be encouraging fellow mompreneurs to join Mompreneur and Me. Mompreneur and Me prides itself in being open to all mothers. In order to bridge the housework gap, we believe all mothers should have access to professional development content on their own terms and be able to build relationships with other businesswomen, all the while spending quality time with their child. Most of the mothers who attend Mompreneur and Me events are multicultural, so we believe we are also helping underrepresented female entrepreneurs also gain access to key professionals and corporate competencies. A number of my colleagues are hosting virtual meetups and advice for mothers on how to navigate during this uncertain time. While I support their efforts, know that I also feel it’s okay to stay still. To be worried. To feel tired, frustrated, overwhelmed and anxious. These are unique times we’re living in right now, and every mompreneur reacts differently. Above all else, I want you and your family right now to be safe and feel loved. Sincerely, Christine
You know how there’s always the “mom” of the group? Well, Christine Michel Carter considers herself the mom of mom-influencers. She is an author, a feminist, a mother, and an influencer who truly embodies being the change she wishes to see in the world.
SHE Media Partner Network’s Jeanine Edwards is the VP of SHE Finds, a site dedicated to inspiring women to treat themselves. She is a writer and expert digital content creator – and we can’t wait to hear from her on April 24th.
Fatma Collins is the CEO and founder of Ten Little, an incredibly cute and shop-worthy shoe company for kids! Fatma’s career mission is to make the lives of parents’ easier, and kids healthier & happier – a mission we at #BlogHer can certainly get behind. Fatma has led a lengthy and profitable career – during her time with us, she’ll discuss how she got to the top of her field, her career highlights, its messiest moments, the happiest, and beyond. We are so pumped to welcome this incredible lady to the #BlogHer fam.
Leslie Fram is the SVP of Music and Talent at CMT and a loud and proud advocate for women everywhere. Leslie prides herself on actively using her position as SVP to carve out spaces to celebrate female voices and talent in the country music industry – so it’s no surprise she’ll be taking the stage with the incredible Jennifer Nettles, a country queen who made waves at this year’s CMAs for a cape that called out country stations for not giving female artists equal play time.
Constance Ejuma is the Director of SEO at Penske Media. She’ll take our virtual stage with SHE Media’s very own Lindsay Valdez! If you have any questions or uncertainties about the world of Google Analytics or SEO traffic, these back-end-of-site superstars are your go-to gals. These ladies will help us kick off our our conference by sharing their analytical insights and traffic-boosting tips with our audience of tactical queens. Wanna get started right away? Check out some of Linsay’s articles right here on BlogHer.com including 7 Ways That Publishers Can Prepare for Q4 Now and Best Practices for Image Optimization.
Each of these women embody what it means to be a serious, pioneering badass in today’s world. We can’t wait to hear their industry insights and general know-how on April 24th. Register to join us online next week for the inspiring, educational, totally wonderful digital experience of your dreams — oh, and did we mention it’s completely free?
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
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 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, RO Health 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 Blog Her, Well Summit, Blogalicious and ChroniconIn 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.
Jessica Rolph is an entrepreneur and category creator. Passionate about the importance of early life, she is the cofounder and CEO of Lovevery, offering products and information grounded in child development science delivered at just the right time. Lovevery helps parents feel confident they are giving their children the best start in life. Prior to Lovevery, Jessica was the Founding Partner andCOO of Happy Family, helping to launch, build, and lead Happy Family to its position as the #1 organic baby and toddler brand in the US. Happy Family was acquired by Group Danone in 2013. Jessica also co-founded the Climate Collaborative, a non-profit organization helping companies in the natural products industry take meaningful steps to reverse climate change.
CHRISTINE MICHEL CARTER
Christine Michel Carter is the #1 global voice for working moms. Called “the mom of mom influencers,” “the exec inspiring millennial moms,” and “the voice of millennial moms”, Christine clarifies misconceptions about working mom consumers for brands and serves as an amplifier of their personal truths. Christine’s bestselling children’s book Can Mommy Go To Work? was ranked as an “empowering book” and a “life changing book to guide feminist parenting.” Her book MOM AF is a sister circle in a book, inspired both by Carter’s life and her published articles. The creator of Mompreneur and Me, Christine has introduced the first national free mommy and me professional development networking event.
Jeanine Edwards is a writer, editor and digital content creator based in New York City. She held several editorial positions before transitioning to her current sales and marketing role at SheFinds where she oversees native advertising, branded content and affiliate marketing. Prior to joining SheFinds, Jeanine worked at XO Group and InStyle.
Fatma Collins is the CEO and founder of Ten Little. Fatma Collins is Co-Founder and CEO of Ten Little, a doctor-recommended kids brand that makes shopping for healthy shoes that fit growing kids easy. Prior to founding Ten Little, Fatma was the VP of Product at the largest online art platform Artsy, launching its first global transactional marketplace and the most comprehensive art discovery app. Before joining Artsy, Fatma oversaw Partner Experience at e-commerce startup Jet.com, where she built products for Jet.com’s retail and brand partners ahead of the company’s launch, through its hyper-growth phase and following its 2016 acquisition by Walmart. At Walmart, she established the first company-wide data platform enabling specialty category experiences across Walmart US eCommerce.
Leslie Fram (SVP, Music & Talent, CMT) oversees all music integration within the brand, including CMT Music Awards, CMT Artists of the Year, original programs, CMT.com and music video airplay. A staunch and vocal advocate for country music’s female artists, Fram is a true champion for women, working tirelessly to create numerous opportunities via CMT’s Next Women of Country initiative to showcase and support emerging female talent, which includes six nationwide tours, plus her booking of the first all-female Artists of the Year special in 2018. In January 2020, Fram spearheaded the brand’s new CMT Equal Play initiative with a viral 50/50 video airplay pledge and a campaign dedicated to creating measurable industry-wide action to dramatically increase female representation in country music.
Constance Ejuma is an SEO expert with over 10 years of experience. Prior to her current role at Penske Media as the Director of SEO, she was at Demand Media where she worked on sites like Livestrong.com and eHow.com and helped launch TypeF.com, a beauty and fashion site spearheaded by Tyra Banks. Constance’s tenure in the digital space has afforded her the opportunity to do SEO in verticals like health, fitness, beauty, fashion, news and e-commerce. She has spearheaded the implementation of various SEO strategies including on-page optimization, site migrations, redesigns, site clean-ups, content repurposing and troubleshooting algorithm updates. She now oversees SEO for brands like Variety, Deadline, Rolling Stone, SheKnows and a dozen other PMC sites.
Lindsay Valdez Lindsay Valdez is the Director of SEO at SHE Media. She started her SEO career in 2007 at the digital marketing agency, iCrossing, and continued to work agency-side for the next 5 years. At SHE Media, she works with editorial teams as well as bloggers and influencers on SEO best practices, content strategies & audience development. Lindsay lives in Phoenix, AZ with her husband, two kids & dog, Zelda. When she’s not ranking websites, she enjoys skiing, reading and spending time with family.