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Sep 27, 2017

SheKnows Media Welcomes Jillian Michaels to Keynote at #BlogHer18 Health, a Conference for Female Content Creators Focused on Health & Wellness, in NYC in Jan. 2018

NEW YORK, NY –  Sept. 27, 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 it is launching #BlogHer18 Health in January 2018 in New York City, its first health and wellness conference designed to provide innovative solutions to content creators whose voices inspire women everywhere. 

Jillian Michaels, one of the world’s foremost wellness entrepreneurs, joins the #BlogHer18 Health speaker roster as a mainstage keynote. Michaels has dominated the health and fitness space with her successful Jillian Michaels app and fitness streaming platform FitFusion, hit television series, bestselling workout DVDs, eight New York Times-bestselling books and an award-winning podcast. As President of Empowered Media, Michaels and her company are also investors in numerous like-minded health and wellness companies.  

The conference marks the start of the highly-anticipated 2018 #BlogHer event series produced by SheKnows Media. It will bring together 500 top social media influencers, content creators, advocates and experts to explore the health and wellness issues women care about most – from reproductive and sexual health to healthy lifestyle tips and techniques.  This will all be discussed through a content creator’s lens, so they can use their platforms and influence to drive meaningful impact for our collective health.

“A long, productive, happy and fulfilled life starts with a commitment to good physical and mental health,” Michaels said. “I am excited to be part of a conference that explores all aspects of living well – from nutrition to fitness to self-care and everything in-between.”

In addition to Michaels, featured #BlogHer18 Health speakers to date include:

  • Jessica Shepherd, MD, women’s health expert, OBGYN, and contributor on Oz
  • Logan Levkoff, a renowned sexologist, author and TV personality
  • Latham Thomas, women's wellness expert, founder of Mama Glow and author of new book, Own Your Glow
  • Nitika Chopra, host of “Naturally Beautiful” on Z Living and self-esteem advocate

 

#BlogHer18 Health builds upon the brand’s long and much-celebrated conference legacy, as well as its founding principle that women’s collective voices, and the communities they build, hold boundless power. Each year, the conference series attracts more than 2,000 attendees, and #BlogHer17 annual was lauded by USA Today, Forbes and Essence as one of the year’s must-attend events. SheKnows Media opened #BlogHer17 with a keynote focused on women’s health, featuring premier speakers such as Chelsea Clinton, Planned Parenthood of America President Cecile Richards, and comedian and activist Margaret Cho. The audience’s positive response to the keynote, as well as SheKnows Media’s unique Wine + Gyn program that facilitates open, straightforward and informative conversation about women’s bodies throughout all life stages, was the inspiration for the launch of #BlogHer18 Health.

#BlogHer18 Health builds upon the brand’s long and much-celebrated conference legacy, as well as its founding principle that women’s collective voices, and the communities they build, hold boundless power. Each year, the conference series attracts more than 2,000 attendees, and #BlogHer17 annual was lauded by USA Today, Forbes and Essence as one of the year’s must-attend events. SheKnows Media opened #BlogHer17 with a keynote focused on women’s health, featuring premier speakers such as Chelsea Clinton, Planned Parenthood of America President Cecile Richards, and comedian and activist Margaret Cho. The audience’s positive response to the keynote, as well as SheKnows Media’s unique Wine + Gyn program that facilitates open, straightforward and informative conversation about women’s bodies throughout all life stages, was the inspiration for the launch of #BlogHer18 Health.

BlogHer sister site and 2017 Webby award-winner, HelloFlo will inform programming and Wine + Gyn will have a central role at #BlogHer18 Health, in addition to the following health and wellness-focused keynote themes:

  • Learn From Her: Credentialed experts, including doctors, therapists and nutritionists, offer insight into new or tried-and-true medical innovations and practices, as well as answer pressing questions about health and wellness.
  • #WinningWomen: Women who have triumphed over major obstacles – from beating cancer, to starting a nonprofit organization, to advocating for policy change – take the stage to share their personal stories and what they learned along the way.
  • Passion to Purpose: Female influencers reveal what inspired them to take their passion for health and wellness and create a platform to become advocates for a healthier world.

“We think there is a space in health to move conversations forward – a different approach that also advances our mission of helping women use their voices for good,” said Samantha Skey, President of SheKnows Media. “BlogHer is our platform and HelloFlo is our voice to inspire influencers -- the media company of one -- to share their stories in pursuit of lasting impact in women’s health. Jillian Michaels has been leading the charge on this in many ways throughout her career and we’re honored to host her on the mainstage.”

The Call for Speaker nominations for #BlogHer18 Health is open here. To get tickets or to learn more about the conference, please visit https://www.blogher.com/blogher18-health.  More information about SheKnows Media can be found at www.sheknowsmedia.com.

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About SheKnows Media

 

SheKnows Media is a top women’s lifestyle digital media company that averages 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and reaches 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.

Media Contact

Lauren Goveo   

Senior Public Relations Manager                 

SheKnows Media                                                                                            

Lauren.Goveo@SheKnows.com

602.320.5613

 

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