NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SheKnows Media, a leading women's media company with approximately 70 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and 318 million social media fans and followers, today announced that #ThePitch: Live, an interactive competition for women entrepreneurs, will take place for the third year in a row at the annual #BlogHer conference, June 22-24 in Orlando.
Now in its 3rd year, #ThePitch is a platform and video series launched by SheKnows Media to elevate, connect and coach female entrepreneurs. At the annual #BlogHer conference, #ThePitch: Live enables women business owners and founders to pitch a high-profile panel of judges who provide their critiques in real time from the stage. The competition winner is ultimately decided by a combination of rankings from the judges and the votes of the audience comprising 2,500 content creators, social media influencers, entrepreneurs, industry luminaries, and brand executives. More than 60 women founders and business owners to date have been mentored by the program as a whole, which has been featured in premier publications such as Fast Company, Ebony Magazine, Business Journals, The Chicago Tribune, MediaPost and Tech Republic.
The following expert panel of judges will preside over this year’s competition:
- Agatha Achindu, Founder of Yummy Spoonfuls®
- Doreen Bloch, Founder and CEO of Poshly
- Meredith Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
- Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels
- Zahra Aljabri, CEO and Co-Founder of Mode-sty, and winner of #ThePitch: SMB Edition in 2016
“I have been a part of the #BlogHer community since I was invited to speak at the inaugural Entrepreneurs Conference in 2011,” Oberti Noguera said. “I'm excited to serve as a judge this year for #ThePitch: Live and look forward to sharing helpful feedback with the entrepreneurs who will be pitching. I encourage all attendees – both in-person and online – to leverage our advice to take their own ideas to the next level.”
Contestants of #ThePitch: Live 2017 will be announced in the coming months leading up to the conference.
“So many women in our vast community have taken the brave first steps of turning their passion and vision into much more than that,” said Samantha Skey, President and Chief Revenue Officer of SheKnows Media. “ThePitch: Live not only gives such business owners and founders the opportunity to gain exposure and the critical feedback needed to advance, it serves to inspire, empower and elicit support from all of the women in the audience who may be considering their own entrepreneurial path. The judges have a huge impact as well, and we could not be more thrilled to welcome such a talented and dynamic panel to this year’s competition.”
About SheKnows Media:
SheKnows Media is a top women’s lifestyle digital media company that averages more than 70 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and reaches 318 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 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.