NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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, will kick off the new Health & Wellness theme at #BlogHer17 on June 22 with a frank and provocative conversation about women’s bodies, health and rights.
The conference, taking place June 22-24 in Orlando, will open with a one-on-one interview with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who will discuss hotly-debated issues around women’s access to health care, including contraception, preventive testing, maternity care and reproductive rights.
"At a time when women's rights and reproductive health care are under threat like never before, I'm thrilled to be speaking alongside some of our country's most inspiring leaders,” Richards said. “From the four million people rallying at Women's Marches across the nation the day after Inauguration to the outpouring of support for Planned Parenthood we've seen, it's clear that women aren't going to sit on the sidelines while basic rights are being endangered. I'm looking forward to engaging with the makers and creators at BlogHer – because the work ahead will take all of us."
The keynote will continue with “Between the Stirrups,” a panel presented by HelloFlo, SheKnows Media’s women’s health platform, featuring Comedian, Actress and Activist Margaret Cho, and Logan Levkoff, a renowned sexologist, author and TV personality, and moderated by Naama Bloom, Founder of HelloFlo and SheKnows Media’s Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing. “Between the Stirrups” will be a candid and entertaining chat about women’s bodies and sex across every age, as well as how to empower the next generation with clear information about topics affecting women’s health and wellbeing.
“I know sex and I know women so I know I can talk about sex and women!” Cho said.
#BlogHer17 is a premier conference for women content creators that attracts more than 2,500 women bloggers, vloggers, writers, social media influencers, entrepreneurs, industry luminaries, brand executives and thought leaders each year. Cho, Levkoff and Richards join a highly influential and growing list of mainstage speakers at #BlogHer17, including:
- Joy Reid, an MSNBC Political Correspondent and Host of “AM Joy”
- Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More and her new book, Firsts, which will be ready in time for the conference
- Luvvie Ajayi, New York Times bestselling author of “I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual” and creator of the popular blog Awesomely Luvvie.
“SheKnows Media is grounded in its mission of women inspiring women,” said Samantha Skey, SheKnows Media President and Chief Revenue Officer. “When women are confident, comfortable, knowledgeable and in control over their own bodies, they can accomplish great things. That is why this year’s conference opening evening is centered around women’s health. Cecile, Logan and Margaret each bring a unique perspective to the topic, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to #BlogHer17.”
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 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.