BlogHer, Inc and The White House Project to Encourage Women to Run for Office at Sixth Annual BlogHer Conference

The two non-partisan powerhouses to provide training and encouragement to politically active women considering elective office.

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Belmont, CA (PRWEB) March 2, 2010

BlogHer, the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online, is partnering with The White House Project, the premier nonpartisan, nonprofit women's leadership training organization in the U.S., to produce a half-day workshop to help women bloggers with a politics and public policy bent become aspiring public servants.

Coinciding with the sixth annual BlogHer Conference in New York City, The White House Project Workshop at BlogHer will be held on August 5th, 2010 from 12-5PM.

“The White House Project is thrilled to partner with BlogHer, a leading non-partisan resource for women online”, said Marie Wilson, The White House Project founder and president, “Through The White House Project's unique blend of inspiration and practical grassroots training we look forward to engaging with members of the BlogHer community from across the ideological spectrum to take the next step in their political leadership.”

The workshop agenda will include a panel conversation with women who have successfully attained various levels of government office. Attendees will share personal experiences and concrete advice about how to advance political ambitions. A skills training session will provide the kind of practical, tactical information needed to craft a strategy and plan to run for elective office.

“BlogHer is committed to presenting diverse programming options to our conference attendees, for whom politics and public policy are of enormous interest,” said Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer co-founder and COO, “The White House Project has long been leading the charge to bring more women into the political process. Workshops such as these that go beyond talk and help our community take action!”

Interested parties can sign up through the BlogHer ’10 registration page at the cost of $59 per person: http://blogher10.eventbrite.com

About BlogHer
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.

About The White House Project
The White House Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency—by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women. For more information, please visit http://www.thewhitehouseproject.org.

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  • Elaine Wu
    BlogHer, Inc.
    650-551-1364 ext. 245
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  • Marie Wiltz
    Ketchum Public Relations
    646-935-4056
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