REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BlogHer, the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online, has announced a visit to both the White House and Republican leadership on December 16th. BlogHer executives will share data about the most active women in social media and best practices for listening to and engaging with this highly influential community.
“Women who blog are not a monolithic bloc who think, act, or vote the same. They are a diverse audience, and they are raising their voices about important issues that matter not only to themselves and their own communities, but to the entire world,” said Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer co-founder and COO. “Topics like the economy, healthcare reform and the environment generate highly active discussions across the BlogHer community, and we’re happy to share how we engage with women from all ideological backgrounds about these important topics.”
Camahort Page, along with BlogHer Political Director Erin Kotecki Vest, are scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama’s Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett and the New Media Team, for a packed agenda that includes an in-depth review of BlogHer’s 2009 Women and Social Media Study, by BlogHer, Compass Partners and iVillage. Key insights from the annual study include the reach and influence of women online, and how increasingly difficult American women are to reach via other media channels.
Camahort Page and Kotecki Vest also will present to Republican leadership, at a meeting led by Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Republican Conference Vice-Chair of the United States House of Representatives.
Since announcing a community journalism initiative on health care policy reform in partnership with the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation, BlogHer has hosted conference calls with congressional representatives from both sides of the aisle, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyom.), giving women across party lines a voice with leaders in the current health care reform debate. With this visit, BlogHer looks to continue its efforts to spotlight the voices of women voters, regardless of party or position.
Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer’s mission is to create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. BlogHer is the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online and creates opportunities for its members via a community hub (http://blogher.com), annual conferences and a publishing network of more than 2,500 qualified, contextually targeted blog affiliates. BlogHer provides the highest quality content on a range of topics, with all blogs continually edited to meet strict editorial standards, including content quality, category relevance and blog frequency. BlogHer enjoys a strategic partnership with iVillage, part of Women@NBCU, which includes other NBC Universal brands including Bravo and Oxygen. BlogHer’s investors include Venrock, GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, and Azure Capital Partners.