Oct 18, 2016
Luvvie Ajayi, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Longtime BlogHer Community Member, is the First of Many Keynote Speakers to be Announced
New York, NY – October 18, 2016 — SheKnows Media, a leading women’s media company with 81 million unique visitors a month* and 309 million social media fans and followers, is hosting #BlogHer17 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, June 22-24, 2017.
Each year, 2,500 content creators, social media influencers, entrepreneurs, brand executives and industry luminaries attend the annual BlogHer conference, which offers a high-value lineup of keynote speakers and celebrity appearances, as well as an impressive roster of sessions that facilitate learning and networking.
Luvvie Ajayi, creator of the well-respected Awesomely Luvvie blog and author of I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual, an instant New York Times best-seller, is the first #BlogHer17 keynote to be announced. I’M JUDGING YOU is a collection of essays that critique society’s obsession with fame and social media, and encourage readers to do better. A longtime member of the BlogHer community, Ajayi is also a much sought-after speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of technology and activism.
Ajayi joins a long history of prominent BlogHer keynote speakers, including past appearances by leaders such as Arianna Huffington, Guy Kawasaki, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess), Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian West, Matt McGorry, Melinda Gates, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors (founders of #BlackLivesMatter), President Barack Obama, Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman), Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Sheryl Sandburg.
“I attended my first BlogHer conference in 2009, and I went to see what it was about, and I’ve only missed 1 since,” Ajayi said. “Going from attendee to speaking on panels to the mainstage and, finally, one of the keynote speakers at #BlogHer17 is one of those ‘started from the bottom now we here’ moments. Success is truly an elevator ride to the top. Honored. Excited. GEEKED. See you in Orlando in June 2017!”
“Luvvie has been a highly regarded mainstay at the BlogHer conferences,” said Elisa Camahort Page, Chief Community Officer, SheKnows Media. “We have always been in awe of her tireless effort to shed light on important issues impacting humanity – from the cultural critiques on her award-winning blog to the creation of The Red Pump Foundation, a nonprofit she co-founded that raises awareness about the impact HIV/AIDS has on women and girls. Now, we are thrilled to welcome Luvvie to the #BlogHer17 mainstage as a keynote speaker to talk about the inspiration behind her new book, how we can all do better, and what she’s planning to conquer next.”
In addition, SheKnows Media opened the #BlogHer17 Call for Speakers, asking for session ideas and speaker nominations across four key themes: The Art & Science of Blogging, Technology & Tools, Heart & Soul and Health & Wellness. The Call for Entries closes on Nov. 9. Learn more here.
* comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Key Measures Report, Lifestyles Category, August 2016, U.S
About SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company with 81 million unique visitors per month (comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Key Measures Report, Lifestyles Category, August 2016, U.S.) 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. 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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