BlogHer ’13 Keynote Spotlights Majora Carter, Lisa Donovan, Brit Morin, Randi Zuckerberg among New Breed of Makers and Creators

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Keynote to focus on unique opportunities and challenges for today’s digital innovators and change-agents.

BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, announced today that Majora Carter, Lisa Donovan, Brit Morin and Randi Zuckerberg, all renowned innovators, makers and creators, will share the main stage at BlogHer ’13, on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Chicago. The 9th annual BlogHer Conference is the largest national event for women online influencers, bringing 5,000 attendees together, including major brand-name sponsors and top national media.

BlogHer’s attendees are content creators at the intersection of storytelling, social consciousness, commerce, and technology. This dynamic, forward-thinking panel is made up of women who are each independent spirits and innovators in next-generation industries, crafting authentic lives of passion and purpose by making their own rules and shunning labels, as they build influential, impactful collaborations with traditional media and industry.

“Majora, Lisa, Brit, and Randi embody a movement; they are the new makers and creators, effecting personal, professional, and political change via their online platforms,” said Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founders. “We hope to galvanize every BlogHer in the room to build her own personal roadmap that incorporates passion, purpose, and potentially profit into their own authentic model for success.”

More about our speakers:

MAJORA CARTER is an internationally renowned urban revitalization strategy consultant and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster who has been responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training and placement systems. Her long list of awards and honorary degrees include accolades from groups as diverse as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. Her 2006 TED talk “Greening The Ghetto” was one of the first 6 videos to launch their groundbreaking website.

LISA DONOVAN is the co-founder of Maker Studios, a next-generation media company and the largest multi-channel network of online video content, home to the world's top digital stars and YouTube channels. Due to the success of her own YouTube channel
(LisaNova), Lisa was one of the first online content creators to cross over into mainstream Hollywood when she was cast on MADtv in 2007. Then in 2009, Lisa and her co-founders formed Maker Studios with a 360 approach to producing, creating and distributing original content. Maker garners 3 billion+ views a month and in the past year has doubled its subscriber base to 225 million+. With over 15,000 channel partners from across the globe, Maker Studios’ reach and influence is unmatchable.

BRIT MORIN is the founder & CEO of Brit + Co., an online community for creative living, making and doing in the digital age. Brit has branched out into DIY commerce and events as she’s grown her reach. When she's not coming up with inventive ideas to share with her fellow makers, Brit can be seen on Katie as Katie Couric's tech correspondent, and on the TODAY Show as a regular lifestyle contributor.

RANDI ZUCKERBERG is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and Editor in Chief of Dot Complicated. As an early executive at Facebook, Randi created and ran the social media pioneer's marketing programs. She led the company’s U.S. election strategy and created Facebook's live streaming video capability. Randi was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the 2010 mid-term elections. Randi is passionate about communicating the impact technology has on society and helping people untangle their complicated, wired lives. Her first book, Dot Complicated, on this topic, will be released through HarperCollins in Fall 2013. Randi holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University and lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and two-year-old son.

BlogHer ‘13 takes place from July 25 to July 27 at the Sheraton Chicago and McCormick Place, Chicago. To register for the conference, please visit:

About BlogHer:
Reaching 55 million U.S. women each month (Nielsen Site Census, January 2013), BlogHer ( is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women social media leaders. BlogHer developed and leads the marketplace with the most robust economic and networking opportunities for women in social media, as well as brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialogue with those women. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer publishes and syndicates news, information, advice and recommendations to and from more than 7,000 influencers across premium blogs, Pinterest™, Facebook®, Twitter™ and social media. The Company also delivers uniquely insightful research on women in social media across interest areas, hosts the world’s largest conferences for women in social media, and curates the daily news service,

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