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Join us virtually on June 11th for our biggest event of the year, BlogHer Creators Summit. This year’s Summit will feature top-tier creators, thought-leaders, industry experts, and more! Log on for a day of must-attend workshops, inspirational conversations, giveaways, community building, and networking.
Whether you’re looking to use your platform to create impactful change or interested in scaling your brand or business, Creators Summit 2021 is your one-stop-shop.
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11am ET / 8am PT | Conversation with Kristen Bell & Monica Padman
11:35am ET/ 8:35am PT | Conversation with Corinne Foxx
11:50am ET / 8:50am PT | Passion to Profit | Meet the entrepreneurs who have turned their passions and expertise into a thriving business. Hear about the challenges they faced and what advice they have for you to take your big idea to the next level.
12:15pm ET / 9:15am PT |Conversation with Nicole Beharie
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT | Podcast Promotion 101 | Hello Monday's Jessi Hempel shares her best practices for promoting podcasts, reaching new audiences and deepening listener engagement on LinkedIn.
12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT | LinkedIn For Content Creators | Caroline Fairchild takes the stage to share how content creators can use LinkedIn to strengthen their brand, build community and find success.
1:10pm ET / 10:10am PT | How to Use Data to Land Your Dream Partnership | Hear the inside scoop from CJ Affiliate's Partnership Director, Corinne Travis, and Creator, Sher of Sher She Goes, on how to use your own site and audience data to create standout brand pitches.
1:35pm ET / 10:35am PT | Conversation with MILCK & Traci Kato-Kiriyama
1:50pm ET / 10:50am PT | Spotlight Talk with Catherine Davie, Head of Social Impact, LegalZoom
1:55pm ET / 10:55am PT | BlogHer U: Business and Legal Essentials for Start-Ups | A tactical workshop on how to start a business, trademark your ideas, and arm yourself with all the legal know-how you need to succeed.
2:20pm ET / 11:20am PT | Design Captivating Content with Canva | Rebecca Flint will walk you through designing content that's captivating, engaging, and effortlessly on-brand. You'll get the lowdown on how you can produce quickly and easily even without the professional design skills.
2:40pm ET /11:40am PT | Conversation with Ziwe
Kristen Bell is an actress, philanthropist, and producer who can be seen starring in an all new animated Amazon children’s series “Do, Re, & Mi” this spring, STX Film’s couponing adventure “Queenpins”, and Netflix’s parody comedy “The Woman in the House” series coming this fall. Bell will also be hosting a new family game show “Family Game Fight” with her husband Dax Shepard premiering later this year on NBC.
She also recently starred in the NBC series “The Good Place,” opposite Ted Danson and reprised her role as ‘Anna’ in “Frozen 2,” which with 1.3 billion thus far, has surpassed the $1.2 billion “Frozen” earned worldwide and taken over the top position as the highest grossing animated film of all time. Additionally, Bell executive produced and appeared in a second season of “Encore,” which you can find on Disney’s streaming platform Disney+.
Monica Padman is a podcast producer, producer, writer and actress. She co-hosts and produces the Armchair Expert podcast. Her acting credits include ChiPs, The Good Place, Bless This Mess, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television and will soon be seen in Rutherford Falls. She produces Momsplaining staring Kristen Bell, a digital series on EllenTube about motherhood. She created Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard in February of 2018. It was the most downloaded podcast of 2018 and won the I Heart Radio Award for Best new podcast that year.
Corinne Foxx is following in the footsteps of her award-winning father, Jamie Foxx. The California-native is currently the Executive Producer of the Netflix comedy series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! inspired by her father-daughter relationship and premiered April 14.She is also the co-host and deejay on the hit FOX television show, Beat Shazam, which will return June 3rd for its fourth season.
Most recently, Corinne starred in the Disney+ drama Safety directed by Reginald Hudlin that released in December 2020. The film was inspired by the true story of former South Carolina Clemson Tigers safety Ray McElrathbey. Prior to that, she starred in the Emmy winning Live in Front of a Studio Audio: Good Times. She also starred in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. In August 2020 she launched her own podcast alongside her best friend called, “Am I Doing This Right?” The evergreen podcast acts as a guide book for young people on how to kickstart their adulthood, and already has listeners in over 51 countries!
Yvonne Bulimo, is proudly Kenyan born and American raised. She fell in love with science from an early age, with big dreams of running her own public health organization in Sub Saharan Africa. After graduating from Howard University with her Bachelor's degree in Health Science, she moved back home to reconnect with her roots.
She began hosting a popular Kenyan TV show and it was there when her fitness and entrepreneurship journey began. Yvonne started her first business, a production company with the mission to create compelling and entertainment Digital content. Her first project "The Brunch Series" is still getting views on YouTube. A jane of all trades, she also sold custom made wedding dresses to keep both businesses going.
After embarking on her fitness journey, she noticed she couldn’t find brands that connected with her in Kenya, "I didn't see myself reflected in them. So, I started a new journey, to create what I wanted to see. It is my vision that ZOEZI inspires you to feel good, and by looking good while working out, you'll be more motivated to stay fit".
Natasha Case founded Coolhaus in 2009 with Freya Estreller because they knew they could create better quality and more unique ice cream and because they did not feel represented by the ice cream brands on shelves. They left their jobs in architecture at Walt Disney Imagineering and non-profit real estate, respectively, to create the brand, from product to culture, that they wanted to buy. They launched their architecturally-inspired ice cream sandwich company from a barely drive-able postal van at the Coachella Music Festival to an audience of 100,000 where the brand went viral. Since then, Coolhaus has scaled to a national fleet of trucks in LA and NYC, a flagship store and innovation center in Culver City, and a grocery business of ice cream sammies, pints, cups, mini sammies and soon-to-be cones in dairy and dairy free sold everywhere from Whole Foods to Thrive to Publix and in venues like The Rose Bowl, Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theater and The Forum. Natasha has been named a Forbes 30 under 30 Food & Beverage, Zagat 30 Under 30, Linked in 10 under 35 for Food & Leisure, 10 Most Successful Women in Business by Leaders Globe, and was recently named UCLA LGBTQ+ 2019 Alum of the Year. She co-hosted her own podcast, ‘Start to Sale’ through Eater/Vox Media. In 2019 she joined YPO in the Beverly Hills chapter. Natasha has successfully launched brand partnerships with French’s Mustard, Hulu, Goldieblox (STEM for girls), and Ritz Crackers to name a few and has a signature shoe with K-Swiss. Natasha is a board member of UCLA Arts Dept, Startup UCLA, and a member of the Lyft Council (Los Angeles). Today, Coolhaus is the leading women and LGBTQ-founded and led ice cream brand in the country.
Aurea Sanabria Molaei is the founder and creative director of Flower Bodega. After 10+ years working in event and content production for brands like Complex, Refinery29, 29Rooms, Instagram, and High Snobiety, she launched Flower Bodega, a floral design and content studio based in NYC. Through her experiences in creative and immersive experiential production, Flower Bodega’s work has become known for their sculptural floral designs, experiences and installations for brands like Refinery29, Glossier, Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade, J. Crew and more.
Ellen Yin is the founder of Cubicle to CEO, an online membership teaching service providers how to make their first $10K month, without a large audience or posting every day. To date, Ellen has served over 4,000 entrepreneurs through her online courses + agency services.
She has been featured on the TODAY show with Hoda & Jenna and in publications like Authority Magazine, The Penny Hoarder, LA Style, and Disrupt Magazine.
Ellen is also the host of the award-winning Cubicle to CEO Podcast, which features weekly interviews with successful female founders & business leaders. Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, or Google Play for new episodes every Monday.
Julliard graduate Nicole Beharie most recently starred in Channing Godfrey Peoples’ Miss Juneteenth as “Turquoise Jones,” a single mom and former teen beauty queen who enters her daughter into the local Miss Juneteenth pageant. The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year to critical acclaim and earned Nicole a Gotham Award win, as well as an Indie Spirit Award nomination. Her performance was also featured in Time Magazine’s 10 Best Movie Performances of 2020. Additional feature credits include 42, Shame, American Violet, and Monsters and Men. In television, Nicole can currently be seen in Amazon’s anthology series, Solos, which explores themes of human connection in the near future. She can recently be seen in the Hulu limited series Little Fires Everywhere and the “Striking Vipers” episode of the hit Netflix series BLACK MIRROR.She also recently wrapped production on the HBO limited series Scenes from a Marriage starring opposite Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. Previously, Nicole starred on the FOX supernatural series Sleepy Hollow for three years
Jessi Hempel is a senior editor at large at LinkedIn and host of the Webby-nominated podcast Hello Monday. For the past 17 years, she has been writing and editing features and cover stories about the most important people and companies in technology. Most recently, she was the head of editorial for Backchannel and a senior writer at Wired, where she profiled Dr. Fei-Fei Li and covered Uber’s attempted comeback. Earlier in her career, she was a senior writer for Fortune, where she co-chaired Fortune’s Aspen tech conference. Before that, Hempel wrote for BusinessWeek, and TIME Asia. She has appeared on CNN, PBS, MSNBC, Fox, and CNBC. Hempel is a graduate of Brown University and received a Masters in Journalism from U.C. Berkeley. She lives in New York City.
Jennifer is an attorney in the Estate Planning and Business Law departments at Fears Nachawati. Jennifer has been practicing law since 2000 and is licensed in the States of Colorado and Oklahoma. Jennifer has a varied legal background. Jennifer’s business law practices involves assisting in the formation of business entities, creation of necessary business documents during the formation process and for the successful transaction of daily business, including master service agreements, employment contracts, policy manuals and non-disclosure agreements, among many others. She has broadened her business practice into the application and prosecution of Trademarks to further protect her business clients’ interests. Jennifer has developed a broad estate planning practice, centered on the counseling of clients through the estate planning process, wills and trusts, and representation in probate matters. Jennifer was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended the University of Kansas and graduated in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Jennifer went on to attend Washburn University School of Law where she received her juris doctorate degree, with a focus on psychiatric legal issues via a joint program with the Menninger Clinic. These days Jennifer enjoys spending her personal time with her family, her favorite activity being camping in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She volunteers her time at her local church, sitting on various boards and serving in multiple facets.
Caroline Fairchild is Editor at Large for LinkedIn News. She is also the host of LinkedIn News Live, a daily live show on the most pressing topics facing the world of business. The writer of Working Together, an award-winning newsletter with more than 200,000 subscribers, Fairchild reports on the prominent voices, trends and issues facing the future of work and equity in the workplace. Previously she was a business reporter at Fortune Magazine, where she founded The Broadsheet, a popular daily newsletter on women in business.
Keren Baruch is the Creator Product Lead at LinkedIn, focused on building products to help creators build an engaged community, spark productive conversations, and connect to meaningful opportunities. She brings a deep expertise in consumer tech, growth, and B2B advertising through her work on the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions team, launching LinkedIn Salary as part of the LinkedIn Careers team, and leading the growth team for Yahoo Mail. As an active Angel Investor and startup advisor, Keren seeks to unlock momentum in the founders she works with.
Corinne Travis is Director of Influencer & Brand Partnerships at CJ Affiliate, where she helps influencers maximize monetization through affiliate and demystifies influencer marketing for top-tier brands. She created, and now leads, the successful VIP Influencer Campaign service at CJ after noticing brands and influencers were consistently looking for ways to create meaningful long-term partnerships. Prior to joining CJ, she built content strategies for B2B clients and analyzed media coverage for brands across verticals. She has spoken in front of both brands and influencers on topics such as monetization and influencer campaign management.
Sher is a New York City based blogger with a thirst for travel and a perpetually overflowing suitcase. An avid trip planner, she originally founded her travel and lifestyle blog Sher She Goes, to satisfy friends and family seeking itinerary advice. Today, the website is one of the Top 25 most-read travel blogs in the world. Follow along at SherSheGoes.com for adventures in the Big Apple....and around the world!
Having “cemented her status as one of music’s voices for the women’s movement,” LA-based artist and activist, MILCK continues to use her art as a means to work towards social justice. Her hit song “Quiet” sparked a revolution during the women’s march and has been translated into multiple languages by choirs all over the world, been featured as part of NPR's American Anthem Series, and was Billboard's No. 1 protest song of 2017.
MILCK’s most recent song “Somebody's Beloved” came out last October during the Black Lives Matter protests and chronicles the life-shattering effects of systemic racism in America. The song is complimented by a fundraising campaign helping seven different organizations building power around racial justice, feminism, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform and mental health. In January, MILCK was invited to participate in The Kellogg Foundation’s National Day of Racial Healing and performed a powerful duet of “Somebody’s Beloved” with acclaimed poet Amanda Gorman. MILCK’s essay on bravery was just published in the book Hungry Hearts which came out via Penguin Random House on February 9. Hungry Hearts is a collection of essays on courage, desire and belonging.
Traci Kato-Kiriyama Is a writer/actor and one half of the award-winning PULLproject Ensemble; director/co-founder of Tuesday Night Project - presenter of the Tuesday Night Cafe series (currently the longest-running Asian American-produced mic series in the country); and Writ Large Press author of a new book still in the birthing process. She has been presented as a performer, poet, theatre deviser, guest lecturer, speaker, facilitator, emcee, and Artist-in-Residence at innumerable venues from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Hawai'i to Philadelphia, Florida, New York and Toronto.
Catherine is a brand expert, writer, and social impact advocate who is driven by a passion for organizational purpose and thoughtful communications. Throughout her 20+ year career, she has worked withFortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and start-ups in brand building, messaging, social impact, design, and employee experience. She believes when work is driven by the greater good, we create richer and more meaningful experiences for customers and employees.As Head of Social Impact for LegalZoom, she leads the company’s philanthropic efforts in making legal help accessible to people and communities who need it the most. She also works on internal employee programs to support LegalZoom’spurpose-driven culture.
When she’s not zipping around the office, Catherine can be found doing all kinds of physical activities, playing guitar, working on pro bono projects for nonprofits, and most recently writing a book based on a quirky, yet lovable character she created.
Cynthia Andrew is many things (Attorney, Compliance Professional, Digital content creator, Brand Ambassador) and as such has been keen on challenging the norms of what it means to be a litigator, a Black woman in travel, a digital content creator, and what it means to balance them all. As a result of her varied background and experiences, Cynthia has worked on social media campaigns with global brands across a variety of industries such as Google, Intel, Ralph Lauren, Four Seasons, United Airlines, KLM, Air Italy, Maserati, Audi, American Express to name a few. She has also been featured in Elle Magazine, Elle South Africa, Essence, AFAR magazine, Stories from the Influencer Next Door, Dame Traveler: Live the Spirit of Adventure book to name a few. Cynthia holds a JD from Fordham Law as well as a Masters in Media Management from Fordham Graduate School of Business. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and twin boys.
Rebecca has over 20 years experience in business building, branding and design. Her passion for helping small business owners grow has lead her to work with Canva communities to help empower the world to design.
Ziwe is a talented comedian, writer, and actress, who has taken the Internet by storm and captured audiences nationwide with her signature candor, wit, and salient commentary on race and politics in America. Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 2021and critically acclaimed by The New York Times, TIME, and Variety, the multi-hyphenate comedic voice of 2020 garnered attention during the early months of the pandemic with her provocative and hilarious interviews on her Instagram Live & YouTube talk series, Baited. The show featured interviews full of hard truths with the likes of Caroline Calloway, Alison Roman, Rose McGowan, and Jeremy O. Harris.
Currently, Ziwe hosts the A24 produced late-night variety sketch show, Ziwe, which premiered on Showtime on Sunday, May 9. As one ofTIME’s100 Next Gen Leaders, her refreshing approach to broadcast journalism represents the renaissance of late-night.
Ziwe is currently writing a much-anticipated book of essays, entitled The Book of Ziwe, slated for release this fall. Additionally, Ziwe is in the studio recording new original music, which she plans to share later this year.
Ziwe has an impressive career history in the television and comedy fields; she was previously a Story Editor on Apple TV+’s Dickinson and voiced roles on CBS All Access’ Tooning Out the News and Showtime’s Our Cartoon President, not to mention writing on Showtime’s Desus & Mero, The Onion, and BET’s The Rundown with Robin Thede. Ziwe has built a fanbase in the podcast space as well, as a co-host of Crooked Media’s Hysteria. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ziwe also hosted the hit live event, “Pop Show,” where she performed original pop songs and consistently sold out Brooklyn’s Bell House.
Ziwe is based in Brooklyn, NY and originally hails from Lawrence, Massachusetts. She began her career as an intern at Comedy Central and quickly rose up the ranks, becoming a late-night TV writer at just 25-years-old. She is undoubtedly one to watch in 2021.
Before joining BlogHer, Nikki Brown was the Senior Beauty Editor for StyleCaster—another brand under the SHE Media umbrella—where she oversaw beauty content and contributed to sitewide efforts, including social media initiatives and digital issues. Her other previous experience includes managing digital hair and beauty content for ESSENCE, as well as writing for other notable outlets. Nikki is also pursuing a Master of Arts in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism at The New School. When she’s not working or learning, you’ll most likely find her curled up with a book or taking way too many pictures of her cats. Follow her on Instagram @missnikkibrown.
For over 15 years, Reshma has been creating video content with a focus on women's rights and health. She began her career in film and television production in New York, working with notable directors and actors. Her work has been featured on The Daily Show, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC, HuffPo, Jezebel, Fox, etc. At Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she produced, directed, and wrote the majority of their video content, and managed their celebrity supporters. Today, she heads video for SHE Media, which includes BlogHer, SheKnows, Stylecaster, Soaps.com, and HelloFlo.
Samantha Skey is Chief Executive Officer for SHE Media, a lifestyle company reaching 81 million women each month (comScore Jan, 2021). In addition to the company’s owned and operated brands: SheKnows.com, STYLECASTER, BlogHer, soaps.com and HelloFlo, SHE Media operates the largest network of independent publishers in the US. SHE Media was acquired by Penske Media Corporation in March, 2018.
Skey launched the SHE Media Partner Network in 2014 with a focus on supporting under-represented publishers. The Network now reaches an audience of 50 million+ and contributes over $25MM annually to independent publishers, helping women and minority-lead businesses to scale both their profits and their social impact.
Skey serves on the board of directors for The Ad Council and the World Surf League. She serves on the advisory boards of Digital Ascendant, SmartyPants Vitamin Company, Fyllo Compliance Cloud and The Bronx Academy of Letters.