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Jan 25, 2017

SheKnows Media Announces Executive Advisory Board for #BlogHer17, Taking Place June 22-24 in Orlando, Florida

NEW YORK, NY – January 25, 2017 – SheKnows Media, a leading women’s media company with more than 70 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and a total reach of 309 million social media fans, today announced a new diverse and dynamic 39-member Executive Advisory Board to provide advice and support in the planning and execution of #BlogHer17, the largest annual celebration of women online content creators and influencers taking place June 22-24 in Orlando, Fla.

This year’s Executive Advisory Board is spearheaded by SheKnows Media’s President and Chief Revenue Officer, Samantha Skey, and BlogHer Co-Founder and Conference Chair, Elisa Camahort Page. The board is comprised of activists, entrepreneurs, media influencers, as well as brand and agency executives from powerhouse organizations that include Anheuser-Busch, Best Buy, Glasswing Ventures, Hamilton, iFundWomen, Mattel, MSNBC, AdCouncil, Women Action and the Media, and Equality Now.

Produced by SheKnows Media, more than 2,500 content creators, social media influencers, authors, entrepreneurs, brand executives and marketers and other industry luminaries are expected to attend #BlogHer17. This year’s main-stage speakers include: Luvvie Ajayi, digital personality behind Awesomely Luvvie and author of New York Times bestseller I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual; and Janet Mock, The New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More and host of MSNBC’s “So POPular!” series, who will emcee the conference’s Voices of the Year celebration. Last year, Kim Kardashian West, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mayim Bialik and Aisha Tyler were among the powerhouse women who took the stage to share their journey to becoming some of the world’s most well-recognized content creators, business women and artists.

“The #BlogHer annual conference delivers a uniquely powerful combination of inspiration and education that empowers its attendees to express themselves through content creation, and transform their lives by providing insight into the best practices and opportunities that can help them take their work to their own next level,” Samantha Skey said. “We want to help women draw on that impact all year long, and we look to the women and men of this Executive Advisory Board, whose work we greatly admire, to deliver guidance on creating not only a successful, memorable event for all attendees, but well beyond.”

The Executive Advisory Board joins the previously announced Community Advisory Board to provide insight from the perspective of every kind of stakeholder in the event, its content and its outcomes.

Members of the #BlogHer17 Executive Advisory Board include:

  • Alisa Volkman, Founder & CEO, Knowsy
  • Anastasia Goodstein, Senior Vice President, Ad Council Digital Group
  • Angela Chambliss, Director of Influencer Marketing, Best Buy
  • Beth Kobliner, Financial Author & Advisor
  • Bobby Jones, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Peace First
  • Carla Hall, Chef & Founder, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen and Co-Host of “The Chew”
  • Carmen Ejogo, TV Host, Actress and Musician
  • CeCe Olisa, Creator, PlusSizePrincess.com
  • Cheryl Gresham, Vice President, Global Media & Integrated Marketing, Mattel
  • Danielle Wiley, CEO, Sway Group
  • Dallas Brennan Rexer, Documentary Producer
  • Gesche Haas, Founder, Dreamers // Doers
  • Gina Pell, Content Chief, TheWhat List
  • Jamia Wilson, Executive Director, Women, Action and the Media
  • Jennie Joseph, CEO, Commonsense Childbirth, Inc.
  • JJ Ramberg, Co-Founder, Goodshop and Host of MSNBC’s “Your Business”
  • Jodi Harris, Head of Consumer Insights, Anheuser-Busch
  • Julie Busha, CEO, Nicole Foods (Slawsa Brand)
  • Karen Cahn, Founder & CEO, iFundWomen
  • Kathryn Finney, Founder, Managing Director, digitalundivided 
  • Katie Ford, President, Managing Director, Spark SMG
  • Latham Thomas, Founder, Mama Glow
  • Logan Levkoff, Educator, Speaker, Writer and TV Personality
  • Lorraine C. Ladish, Author & Founder, Viva Fifty Media LLC
  • Nina Lorez Collins, Founder, What Would Virginia Woolf Do?
  • Matt Cherry, CEO & Founder, Influence Social
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry, Actress, Hamilton
  • Robert Hammond, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Friends of the Highline
  • Roxanne Velez, Co-Founder & President, NanoSTEAM Foundation
  • Rudina Seseri, Founder & Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures
  • Ruma Bose, Author & Entrepreneur
  • Shireen Mitchell, Founder, Digital Sisters/Sistas Inc.
  • Starr Barbour, Founder & CEO, STILLGOING
  • Stephanie Hall, Content Supervisor, Spark SMG
  • Tai Beauchamp, Creator, The Tai Life
  • Tanya Steel, Editorial Director, Clean Plates Omnimedia
  • Tanya Van Court, CEO & Chief Sower, iSow
  • Yasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director, Equality Now

To learn more about the #BlogHer17 Executive Advisory Board or SheKnows Media, click here. For more information about the conference or to register, go to www.blogher.com/blogher17.



About SheKnows Media

SheKnows Media is the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company with more than 70 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and 309 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 more than 2 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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