BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, announced today that it was chosen as the 2013 Innovator of the Year, as well as the 2013 Women Owned Business Innovator, at the inaugural Infusionsoft Innovation Summit on March 15, 2013. BlogHer was recognized with other select San Francisco Bay Area businesses and entrepreneurs who exemplify the spirit of innovation in one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial areas of the country. As Innovator of the Year, BlogHer will receive the grand prize, valued at more than $10,000.
BlogHer was honored for its innovation in creating "The BlogHer Economy." Through its work building a new kind of media company -- one created by, for and with primarily women -- BlogHer has paid over $25 million to 5,000 writers and social media influencers for their work and their reach. During these past few years of economic downturn, The BlogHer Economy has been life-changing for thousands of women, while helping major Fortune 500 brands bring their marketing approach into the new social media marketing age with successful, quantifiable results.
Reaching 55 million U.S. women each month (Nielsen Site Census, January 2013), BlogHer (www.blogher.com) is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women social media leaders. BlogHer developed and leads the marketplace with the most robust economic and networking opportunities for women in social media, as well as brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialogue with those women. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer publishes and syndicates news, information, advice and recommendations to and from more than 7,000 influencers across premium blogs, Pinterest™, Facebook®, Twitter™ and social media. The Company also delivers uniquely insightful research on women in social media across interest areas, hosts the world's largest conferences for women in social media, and curates the daily news service, BlogHer.com.