Jan 29, 2018
100% of the Mainstage Speakers at the Company’s Sold-Out #BlogHer18 Health Conference Are Women – 40% of Whom Comprise Women of Color
#BlogHer18 Health Takes Place Jan. 30-31 in NYC
NEW YORK, NY – January 29, 2018 –SheKnows Media, a leading women’s media company that reaches 82 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and more than 300 million social media fans and followers, continues to shatter diversity stereotypes by producing a conference series unmatched and unwavering in its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Many conferences, like CES 2018, have received backlash for a lack of female attendees and speakers – and can even be offensive in their portrayal of women in booths and at event-sanctioned parties. Women comprise 100% of all speaker roles at #BlogHer18 Health, 40% of whom are women of color. This diversity builds on a commitment made by the founders of BlogHer 14 years ago and has not wavered since, as noted in Fortune, Forbes, Essenceand The Huffington Post.
Sold out with 600 total attendees, and taking place Jan. 30-31 at Tribeca 360 in New York City, #BlogHer18 Health is SheKnows Media’s first-ever event focused specifically on women’s health. BlogHer hosts women content creators, bloggers, social media influencers, entrepreneurs, brand executives, and thought leaders in the health and wellness space. The conference will feature a wide range of highly regarded experts on stage, including: Chelsea Clinton, Latham Thomas, Arianna Huffington, HBFIT’s Hannah Bronfman, Julianne Hough, Tarana Burke, Jillian Michaels, Camila Alves McConaughey, Nitika Chopra, Jessamyn Stanley, Yasmeen Hassan, and more.
In addition, the conference’s Voices of the Year Awards celebration the evening of Jan. 30 will pay tribute to honorees who helped make 2017 a revolutionary year for women, including Chelsea Clinton; the Women’s March Global founders, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour and Tamika Malloy; Tarana Burke who started the MeToo movement; Krista Suh, the founder The Pussyhat Project; and Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the Harvey Weinstein story in The New York Times.
At the BlogHer Health event, kicking off on Jan 30, women of color comprise 42% of keynote speaker and 41% of all breakout session speakers.
“Despite the progress we have made in women’s equal representation in U.S. businesses – from rising in the ranks of executive and political offices, to exposing allegations of widespread sexual abuse – we have a ways to go in representing diversity in conference forums,” said Samantha Skey, President of SheKnows Media. “At SheKnows Media, we are committed to empowering all women. Always sold-out, we hope that our ground-breaking BlogHer conference series sets a positive example to others.”
About SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is a top women’s lifestyle digital media company with 82 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and 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. 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.
Jenni Ottum, 480-231-4887