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Jun 08, 2017

SheKnows Media Announces the Emcee and 4 Women Founders Participating in #ThePitch: Live Competition at #BlogHer17 on June 24th in Orlando

NEW YORK, NY –  June 8, 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 Ruma Bose, a business executive, entrepreneur, best-selling author, humanitarian leader and most recently the President of Chobani Foundation and Chobani Ventures, will emcee the third-annual #ThePitch: Live competition, taking place on June 24th at #BlogHer17 in Orlando.

#ThePitch is a platform and video series launched by SheKnows Media in 2015 to elevate, connect and coach female entrepreneurs. At the annual #BlogHer conference, #ThePitch: Live enables women business owners and founders to pitch a high-profile panel of judges who provide their critiques in real time from the stage.

Bose, who is also a member of SheKnows Media’s Executive Advisory Board, will deliver opening remarks drawn from her best-selling book Mother Teresa, CEO, which explores unexpected lessons in leadership Bose learned as a volunteer with Mother Teresa’s mission. She will then be joined onstage by a previously announced panel of judges to conduct a Q&A with and offer critiques to the following list of women founders competing in this year’s competition:

  • Jeanne Lewis, CEO and Founder of Capsure, a mobile app for capture, collaborating and sharing personal moments from the past, present and future in a private space.
  • Lynn Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of Spotlight:Girls, which produces the Go Girls! Camp and celebrates and activates girls and women through multi-media learning experiences, products and events.
  • Esosa Ighodaro, Co-Founder of CoSign, a platform that allows users to earn money by turning their photos into digital storefronts.
  • Yasmine Mustafa, Co-Founder and CEO of ROAR for Good, which works on making the world a safer place with smart safety accessories and empathy education.

#ThePitch: Live winner is ultimately decided by a combination of rankings from the judges and the votes of the #BlogHer audience comprising 2,000 content creators, social media influencers, entrepreneurs, industry luminaries and brand executives. To date, more than 60 women founders and business owners have been mentored by the program as a whole, which has been featured in premier publications such as Fast Company, Ebony Magazine, Business Journals, The Chicago Tribune, MediaPost and Tech Republic.

“We applaud women entrepreneurs who take risks and giant leaps of faith to determine their own destiny – despite the fact that men are still more likely to receive funding for their ventures,” said Samantha Skey, President and Chief Revenue Officer of SheKnows Media. “#ThePitch was created to honor such women, to shed light on the disparity between sexes when it comes to funding, and to give them the critical exposure and feedback they need to grow their business. We are excited to bring #ThePitch: Live back to the stage at #BlogHer17, where it is sure to ignite a tremendous amount of support from the judges and women in the audience who may also be considering embarking on their own entrepreneurial path.”

To learn more about #ThePitch: Live or to register for #BlogHer17, click here. More information about SheKnows Media can be found at www.sheknowsmedia.com.


About SheKnows Media

SheKnows Media is a top women’s lifestyle digital media company that averages more than 70 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and reaches 318 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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