Yesterday was another exciting day at BlogHer16. It started with a talk by Chad Hodge, creator of the upcoming TNT series, Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary of Downton Abbey). Looks promising! Next the folks from SheKnows Media discussed some exciting upgrades to their web empire coming up soon. Then at the morning keynote presentation, Sarah Michelle Geller discussed her new projects, and life after “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” She is a very bright, focused young woman. After a couple of more workshops, we gathered for lunch, and were excited to see Sheryl Crow talk about her involvement with women’s health issues, her family, and what projects she has upcoming on the music side of things.
Then Kim Kardashian West came on and was interviewed about her life and career. Kim is an almost blindingly beautiful woman, and also has a very positive and down to earth attitude. She works very hard on her projects and it’s no fluke that she has achieved the high level of success she enjoys.
After another breakout session, in the evening we gathered for dinner and the Voices of the Year event and reception, which was quite moving. It’s incredible the power the authentic, talented bloggers have to express their deepest emotions, chronicle their lives, and even change the world! That was followed by an Open Mic which shared more of the bloggers’ wonderful writing.
Right before lunch I had a chance to sit down briefly with Philippe Guelton, the charming CEO of SheKnows Media. I asked him if men could attend the conference, and he said of course, they are welcome. He also said since SheKnows Media had acquired BlogHer for the last two years, it's been a very successful association. Both entities share many of the same goals. SheKnows Media is based in New York City, with offices in Arizona, San Francisco, etc. He has been CEO for over 3 years. Very nice fellow!
The last day of BlogHer16 is tomorrow, more photos from BlogHer16 are on my Flickr page here: Joy’s Flickr.