SheKnows Media, a women’s lifestyle digital media company, announced that #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, taking place in New York, July 16-18, 2015. The opening general session will focus on next generation online content creators, activists and leaders.
Taking the main stage to present will be Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, Soledad O’Brien, Founder and CEO of the Starfish Foundation, and Samantha Skey, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer at SheKnowsMedia, along with girls and young women whose lives have been positively impacted by each organization’s respective initiatives, and who represent the next generation of “Experts Among Us”.
O'Brien is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and critically acclaimed author, speaker and philanthropist. She reports for HBO Real Sports, National Geographic, Al Jazeera and other media organizations. O’Brien and her husband, Brad Raymond, created the Soledad O’Brien & Brad Raymond Starfish Foundation to help disadvantaged young women get to and through college. O’Brien will be joined onstage by top Starfish scholars with diverse interests, talents and educational paths. Together, they will share their experiences, the opportunities afforded by their education, and goals for the future.
"I'm thrilled to be taking part in #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us,” O’Brien said. “I'm excited for the opportunity to share the Starfish Foundation's mission of empowering and educating girls, alongside Girl Scouts of the USA and SheKnows Media. Empowering young women is the top focus of my organization, from the 25 core scholars within our daily program to the hundreds of high school- and college-aged girls we reach through our PowHERful Summit. I'm excited to be bringing along a few of our fabulous scholars to the conference to highlight firsthand what our Foundation does."