December 08, 2011 11:29 ET

EmpowHER Media to Present at The AlwaysOn Venture Summit Silicon Valley 2011

Top Social Health Company Lauded as a Next Generation, Breakout Company Driving Innovation in Women's Health Online

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - Paving the way for Health 3.0 by spear-heading the social health movement, EmpowHER, an award-winning social health company for women, today announces participation in The AlwaysOn Venture Summit Silicon Valley 2011. EmpowHER's President, Thom Brodeur, is one of the progressive company heads selected to present to a power-packed group of top investors, strategists, and corporate development professionals from around the country.

Venture Summit Silicon Valley, "Where Big Ideas Meet Big Money," is a two-day gathering where 500 cutting-edge Internet CEOs in Digital Media and OnDemand computing meet top venture investors, corporate strategic partners, government and university officials, and members of the press and blogging communities. Internet entrepreneurs and their innovations are transforming and decentralizing large industries, including entertainment, commerce, finance, advertising, and media. At the Venture Summit, AlwaysOn introduces the next generation of "breakout" company CEOs and Founders driving the next wave of innovation in a series of industry trend debates, and in CEO Showcase presentations. The event takes place December 12th - 14th, 2011 at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA.

"EmpowHER is at an exciting inflection point as a company," says EmpowHER Media President, Thom Brodeur. "Significant growth in all of our key performance measures over the past year has positioned us to consider outside investment to help scale the company and fulfill our mission of driving change in consumer health and in the system that serves consumers by combining the power of our social networking platform with premium, gender-specific health content and self-empowerment advocacy tools and resources and delivering it to the largest consumer and buyer of health care and health and wellness goods and services in the world -- women. AlwaysOn's VSSV provides us a platform for presenting the EmpowHER Media opportunity to savvy investors and potential strategic partners who understand the importance of doing good and doing well."

Since its launch in 2008, EmpowHER has achieved a leading position in the women's online health and wellness space, today recognized as the fastest growing and most robust social health community for women. In 2012, on, the company expects to reach more than 40M women -- more than double its reach this year. The company will curate and syndicate its premium content library to another 240M monthly unique visitors through a powerful syndication network that includes partners like Glam Media, Yahoo! Health, Shine, Hearst's RealAge, Rodale's Healthy Living Network, Fox News Health and others. With more than 130,000 pieces of video, article and user-generated content spanning 700+ women's health conditions and wellness topics, EmpowHER owns the largest library of original, premium women's health content on the web. It is this combination of social community and quality content that distinguishes EmpowHER in the health space.

Other presenters at the Venture Summit include Crowd Science, Morphlabs, Blu Cat Networks and WeVideo, a collaborative, cloud-based video editor. EmpowHER also understands the power of video; bringing not only educational videos to the female health consumers it serves, but enabling real women to share their personal health and wellness stories with each other. Through EmpowHER's video syndication partners including AOL's 5Min, blinkx, Howdini and HealthGuru Media, the company's video library can reach another 160M women every month across the web.

Brodeur's presentation will illustrate the evolution of consumer behavior on the web from Health 1.0 to Health 3.0, the power and importance of the female health consumer, and how health and wellness marketers, practitioners and providers will need to reach, engage and influence female health consumers in social health environments. Brodeur will present on December 13th at 1:00 p.m. PST.

About EmpowHER Media
EmpowHER Media is an award-winning, HON-certified, social health company for women. The Company's flagship and Top 5 women's health and wellness site and community -- -- is the home for female health consumers on the web with a unique consumer value proposition of social community and premium, original women's health and wellness content. Health care professionals, brands and agency professionals rely on EmpowHER Media for reaching the most influential health and wellness buyer on the Internet -- women. EmpowHER expects to reach more than 60 million women onsite and through syndication in 2011, and more than 250 million in 2012.

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