Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Women Influencers as Change Agents


BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, announced today that Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns and Malaak Compton-Rock will discuss "Women Influencers as Change Agents" at the 2012 BlogHer Annual Conference on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in New York City. The panel will highlight the activism and charitable work of O'Brien, Turlington Burns and Compton-Rock to BlogHer's audience of influential online women.

Soledad O'Brien is an award-winning anchor and special correspondent for CNN. Soledad and husband, Brad Raymond, are founders of The Soledad O'Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation, providing young women a bridge between obstacles and opportunity, giving them the experiences, education and resources to overcome unexpected barriers to success.

Christy Turlington Burns is a global maternal health advocate and founder of Every Mother Counts, an advocacy and mobilization campaign to increase education and support for maternal mortality reduction globally.

Malaak Compton-Rock has leveraged her career in public relations to develop philanthropic cause-related campaigns and programs focused on education and poverty disparities in the U.S. and in Africa.

"Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns and Malaak Compton-Rock are inspiring examples of women who have used their influence to make tangible change in the world," said Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founders. "The women of the BlogHer community, individually and collectively, have a tremendous amount of power. We hope to galvanize every BlogHer in the room to share how they are using social media to change the world and to explore and expand how they use their power."
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