On March 22nd-23rd, BlogHer will host our second annual event designed for women who want to start something, whether their goal is to strike out on their own with a brilliant idea, or to bring an entrepreneurial approach to innovation within a company...something often called "intrapreneurism".
The event is called BlogHer Entrepreneurs and is made possible by support from Host Sponsor, Citrix.
Last year's inaugural event was launched in response to the recurring questions: "Where are the women in tech?" and "Where are all the women starting companies?" BlogHer's answer, since 2005 when we launched the first BlogHer Conference, has always been to create the opportunity for women to show up. Show up to learn, connect and advance. Show up to find resources, including one another.
The women who attended received in-depth one-on-one mentoring with some of the leading women in technology and media, an experience that was curated by BlogHer to align each attendee with a mentor who could closely align with her interests and learning needs. Through this mentoring and the three rich tracks of programming, attendees received insight into every step of the entrepreneurial process, and also how to be more entrepreneurial and develop more leadership within a larger corporate framework.
Attendees ranged from women beginning to contemplate a leap into the start-up world, to those who were already leading funded start-ups, to women simply hoping to develop skills that would advance their careers to the next level.
The mentors confirmed for 2012 so far are:
To learn more about last year's event, please visit our VirtualCon, which has recaps of all the sessions and keynotes.
We are once again creating a space for 100 ambitious women to attend BlogHer Entrepreneurs to meet 50 role models and mentors...business leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists and top-level service providers.
Attend BlogHer Entrepreneurs and bet on yourself and your big ideas!
BlogHer Entrepreneurs will kick-off with a three-hour intensive workshop on Thursday, March 22, 2012, 2-5PM, designed to help you make the most out of the following day's mentor and networking sessions. The half-day will close with a Welcome Reception.
On Friday March 23, 2012, the conference will continue with your dedicated mentoring session, directed peer networking, and educational and inspiring content from leaders in the industry.
The Agenda: Hosted by Citrix System at their Santa Clara Executive Briefing Center
Thursday, March 22nd: Kick-off Workshop and Welcome Reception
Friday, March 23rd: Programming, including:
The day will be packed full of current, actionable and focused information. We hope you will join us to take your idea, your company, your career to the next level.
Men are absolutely and enthusiastically invited to attend this event. We invite men interested in funding, hiring or advancing entrepreneurially-minded women to please register and join us. And if you know women who would benefit from this event, contact Kristin Auger about sponsoring a table of them
Other sponsorships are also available: contact Kristin Auger
Read more about BlogHer here: http://www.blogher.com/about-blogher-0
Read more about the BlogHer Founders here: http://blogher.com/founders
About SheKnows Media:
SheKnows Media is a leading women’s media company with more than 78 million unique visitors per month (comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Lifestyles Category Ranking Report, June 2015, U.S.) and 162 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, StyleCaster.com, DailyMakeover.com, and DrinksMixer.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.
SheKnows Media is based in New York and Scottsdale, Ariz., with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Redwood City, Calif. We also operate internationally in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
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