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BlogHer

February 26, 2013 11:00 ET

Third Annual BlogHer Entrepreneurs Conference Hosted by Skype

Leading Investors, Technologists, and Business Leaders Are Paired With the Next Generation of Women Innovators for Unique Mentoring, Networking, and Learning Event

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2013) - BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, today announced the third annual BlogHer Entrepreneurs Conference, an event that brings together established and emerging women leaders at the intersection of technology and media. The conference will take place March 21-22, 2013 in Mountain View, CA, made possible by Skype, a division of Microsoft Corp.

The centerpiece of BlogHer Entrepreneurs continues to be curated one-on-one mentoring sessions between each attendee and one of the dozens of women role models volunteering who already have achieved peak results. This year's speakers and mentors include Lila Ibrahim (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), Wendy Lea (Get Satisfaction), Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures), Kim Polese (Clear Street), Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Joyus), Ann Winblad (Hummer Winblad), and Heidi Roizen, Venture Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, who shared this perspective about the event, "I've been to a lot of conferences. I can honestly say I've never been to one that has more thoughtful and energizing conversations than BlogHer Entrepreneurs. I always come away learning valuable lessons and meeting amazing people."

"The goal of BlogHer Entrepreneurs is to fill the start-up pipeline with more women leaders by delivering current and actionable information from experts throughout the tech and media industries, making meaningful connections for and with entrepreneurs, and spotlighting role models," said Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founders. "We're grateful to Skype for hosting BlogHer Entrepreneurs 2013 and helping us to support these entrepreneurs."

"We jumped at the chance to support entrepreneurial women in technology at an inspiring event like BlogHer Entrepreneurs," said Elisa Steele, Chief Marketing Officer at Skype. "I'm personally committed to helping women succeed and grow in the tech industry. And of course, sharing experiences and empowering small businesses through technology is a natural fit for us. We're committed to helping entrepreneurs grow and stay connected, wherever they are."

To register, please visit:
https://events.thepulsenetwork.com/attendee/BHEntrepreneurs2013.htm

To review the agenda, please visit: http://www.blogher.com/node/1018544/schedule

To support women leaders via sponsorship please contact Kristin Auger at Kristin@blogher.com.

About BlogHer
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.

About Skype
Skype is a communications software whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. At low cost, they can also call landlines or mobiles virtually anywhere in the world. Founded in 2003 and based in Luxembourg, Skype is now a division of Microsoft Corp. Skype can be downloaded onto computers, mobile phones and other connected devices for free at www.skype.com.

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