NAWBO SFBA 2013 Educational Speaker Series

How Passion, Purpose and Point of View Can Create a Business that Impacts the World

As women entrepreneurs, you’re focused on the “how-to’s” of building, optimizing, promoting and delegating in your businesses. But as you grow, your perspective of what matters grows as well. You begin to ask yourself “how do I want to impact the world, now that I know what I am capable of. How do I hold sight of this bigger vision while still running my business, paying my employees and managing my profit and loss?”

Join NAWBO and our special guest, Jory Des Jardins as she shares her story of how BlogHer.com was created and what it took to co-found a business that has become an unstoppable movement, inspiring women to find their voices and turn their passions into content, community and commerce

Jory Des Jardins co-founded BlogHer, Inc. in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone, and serves as the company’s President of Strategic Alliances and lead evangelist to top revenue partners. With Jory’s leadership, BlogHer has developed its own distinctive brand of strategic partnership, helping to facilitate constructive dialogue between some of the world’s major brands and women who are social media leaders and their readers.

Prior to co-founding BlogHer, Jory helped high-technology start-ups Pluck and Rojo develop the models to launch successful blog syndication initiatives and served as producer as Third Age transitioned from traditional web destination to a network of bloggers.

Together, BlogHer’s co-founders were in the Ernst & Young Winning Women Class of 2011, have been named among the most influential women in Web 2.0 and technology by Fast Company, and among the seven most powerful people in new media by Forbes Magazine. In 2011 they were jointly awarded the PepsiCo Women’s Inspiration Award and in 2008, the Anita Borg Institute Social Impact Award.

Jory is BlogHer’s representative on the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Board of Directors, and serves on the advisory board of start-ups FeedBlitz and Juno Baby. Jory also serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations, The Coach initiative and Mothers and More.

Monthly networking dinner. Specific program information available on our homepage www.nawbo-sfba.org

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First Time at a NAWBO event: registered by Tuesday before event: $50; at the door $55. First time guests: same as members for first three months when you register as a guest.

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