Dec 15, 2016
NEW YORK, NY – December 15, 2016 – SheKnows Media, a leading women’s media company with 79 million unique visitors per month* and a total reach of 309 million social media fans, today announced that Janet Mock, 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, will emcee the Voices of the Year celebration at #BlogHer17, taking place June 22-24 in Orlando.
Mock’s impressive experience as also includes serving as Contributing Editor for Marie Claire, where she first stepped forward publicly as a transgender woman. Her writing, work and media advocacy have been recognized by premier organizations that include Ms. Foundation, Planned Parenthood and ADCOLOR. TIME called her “one of the 30 most influential people on the Internet,” and Fast Company named her “one of the most creative people in business.” In addition, Mock conducted interviews with transgender individuals for HBO’s newly released documentary, “The Trans List.”
Voices of the Year, now in its 10th year, is a beloved fixture at the #BlogHer conferences – an annual gathering of 2,500 women bloggers, vloggers, writers, social media influencers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and thought leaders. Seeking to inspire and empower attendees to express themselves and their unique points of view through content creation, the SheKnows Media-produced conference culminates in Voices of the Year – a celebration of the most inspiring voices and innovative content creators across the web. This year, Voices of the Year will take place the evening of June 24th, and will showcase a wide range of memorable, heart-stopping, brilliant, humorous and impactful works.
Elisa Camahort Page, SheKnows Media’s Chief Community Officer, said, “As an influential author, advocate and TV host, Janet embodies the authenticity and passion we strive to nurture through Voices of the Year. Her remarkable experience and personal story have inspired and empowered so many to raise their voices and make a positive impact. As such, we are thrilled to welcome her to the stage this year, where we’ll honor the most moving stories created by our talented #BlogHer community that have pushed us to feel more, think more, share more and laugh more.”
Mock joins an impressive and growing line-up of speakers and presenters at #BlogHer17, including keynote Luvvie Ajayi, New York Times bestselling author of “I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi” and creator of the popular blog, Awesomely Luvvie. With her second book about her twenties set to be released in June 2017, Mock will conduct a special book signing for #BlogHer17 attendees during the Voices of the Year reception.
Voices of the Year nominations will open in January, and the list of honorees will be revealed on BlogHer.com in April. To register for or learn more about #BlogHer17, click here. Super Early Bird pricing for tickets ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 31, 2016. More information about SheKnows Media can be found at www.sheknowsmedia.com.
* comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Key Measures Report, August 2016, U.S
About SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company with 79 million unique visitors per month (comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Key Measures Report, 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. 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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