Jun 01, 2017
NEW YORK, NY – June 1, 2017 – SheKnows Media, a leading women’s media company that averages 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and reaches more than 300 million social media fans, today announced that it has added the following premier public figures to its growing roster of keynote speakers at #BlogHer17, taking place June 22-24 in Orlando:
Actor, Activist and Filmmaker Maria Bello and Equality Now Global Executive Director Yasmeen Hassan will take the stage during the June 24th lunch keynote to talk about the current state of women and girls in the U.S. and across the globe. They will discuss how to advocate for universal gender equality by fighting for policy and legislative change, raising awareness of global injustices, and taking personal action.
“Across the globe, women face adversity when it comes to access to opportunity – whether it’s breaking through class ceilings to achieve new career highs, or acquiring the most basic rights to improve their lives and those of their daughters. Like Yasmeen, I’m passionate about advocating for human rights, and I am looking forward to joining her onstage to talk about this important issue,” Bello said.
Republican strategist and CNN political correspondent Ana Navarro is joining Joy Reid, a political analyst for MSNBC where she hosts “AM Joy,” during the June 23rd opening keynote for a conversation about the importance, impact and influence of news media – especially women’s voices in media. Reid’s participation at #BlogHer17 was announced via press release here.
“Now more than ever, it’s important to encourage women to participate, be part of the political debate, and raise their voices for what they believe is right and true,” Navarro said. “I look forward to being among thousands of action-minded women at #BlogHer17.”
Sarah Spain, a Peabody Award-winning journalist for ESPN, will participate in the previously announced Makers & Creators panel during the June 24th closing keynote. Spain, who co-created the viral video #MoreThanMean, which sheds light on the sexual harassment and cruelty women in sports regularly face, will join Activist and Analyst Zerlina Maxwell and Filmmaker Amy Ziering on the mainstage to explore the life of today’s most influential makers and creators.
“Maria, Yasmeen, Ana and Sarah each bring a unique perspective on what it takes to speak out in the face of adversity to expose injustices and improve the lives of women and girls – whether it’s through filmmaking, advocating for equality, taking a stand despite today’s political climate, or rooting out age-old misogyny in male-dominated spheres like sports,” said Samantha Skey, President and Chief Revenue Officer of SheKnows Media. “We are thrilled to welcome them to the stage at #BlogHer17 where they can connect and engage with the 2,000-plus women bloggers, vloggers, content creators, brand executives and industry luminaries who attend each year.”
About SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is a top women’s lifestyle digital media company that averages 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and reaches more than 300 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, STYLECASTER.com and HelloFlo.com. SheKnows Media also organizes the conference #BlogHer17, the largest annual celebration of women online content creators, social media influencers and brand executives, taking place in Orlando, June 22-24, 2017. With a mission of women inspiring women, SheKnows Media is revolutionizing the publishing industry by forging a new kind of model that seamlessly integrates users, editors and content creators onto a single platform designed to empower all women to discover, share and create. Whether it’s parenting or pop culture, fashion or food, DIY or décor, our award-winning editorial team, Experts, bloggers and social media influencers produce authentic and on-trend content every day. We dig deep to learn what makes our audience tick, revealing unexpected insights on women and digital media. Our robust, end-to-end suite of premium branded content and influencer marketing solutions generate nearly 1 billion ad impressions per month (sources: DFP), allowing brands to distribute authentic content and integrated advertising at scale.
SheKnows Media is based in New York and Scottsdale, Ariz., with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. We also operate internationally in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
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