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BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Friday, March 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Clara, CA
On March 22nd-23rd, BlogHer will host our second annual event designed for women who want to start something, whether their goal is to strike out on their own with a brilliant idea, or to bring an entrepreneurial approach to innovation within a company...something often called "intrapreneurism".
The event is called BlogHer Entrepreneurs and is made possible by support from Host Sponsor, Citrix.
Last year's inaugural event was launched in response to the recurring questions: "Where are the women in tech?" and "Where are all the women starting companies?" BlogHer's answer, since 2005 when we launched the first BlogHer Conference, has always been to create the opportunity for women to show up. Show up to learn, connect and advance. Show up to find resources, including one another.
The women who attended received in-depth one-on-one mentoring with some of the leading women in technology and media, an experience that was curated by BlogHer to align each attendee with a mentor who could closely align with her interests and learning needs. Through this mentoring and the three rich tracks of programming, attendees received insight into every step of the entrepreneurial process, and also how to be more entrepreneurial and develop more leadership within a larger corporate framework.
Attendees ranged from women beginning to contemplate a leap into the start-up world, to those who were already leading funded start-ups, to women simply hoping to develop skills that would advance their careers to the next level.
The mentors confirmed for 2012 so far are:
To learn more about last year's event, please visit our VirtualCon, which has recaps of all the sessions and keynotes.
We are once again creating a space for 100 ambitious women to attend BlogHer Entrepreneurs to meet 50 role models and mentors...business leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists and top-level service providers.
Attend BlogHer Entrepreneurs and bet on yourself and your big ideas!
BlogHer Entrepreneurs will kick-off with a three-hour intensive workshop on Thursday, March 22, 2012, 2-5PM, designed to help you make the most out of the following day's mentor and networking sessions. The half-day will close with a Welcome Reception.
On Friday March 23, 2012, the conference will continue with your dedicated mentoring session, directed peer networking, and educational and inspiring content from leaders in the industry.
The Agenda: Hosted by Citrix System at their Santa Clara Executive Briefing Center
Thursday, March 22nd: Kick-off Workshop and Welcome Reception
Friday, March 23rd: Programming, including:
The day will be packed full of current, actionable and focused information. We hope you will join us to take your idea, your company, your career to the next level.
Men are absolutely and enthusiastically invited to attend this event. We invite men interested in funding, hiring or advancing entrepreneurially-minded women to please register and join us. And if you know women who would benefit from this event, contact Kristin Auger about sponsoring a table of them
Other sponsorships are also available: contact Kristin Auger
Read more about BlogHer here: http://www.blogher.com/about-blogher-0
Read more about the BlogHer Founders here: http://blogher.com/founders
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 premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women and creates opportunities for its members via a community hub (http://blogher.com), annual conferences and a publishing network of more than 3,000 qualified, contextually targeted blog affiliates who reach 55MM unique visitors a month. 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.
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