This past weekend I communed with my blogging sister-girlfriends at BlogHer ’14 in San Jose, California a.k.a Silicon Valley. This was the second time I attended this conference and I was excited about reconnecting with and meeting new female bloggers.
It is really hard to describe the feeling to be a part of this creative “tribe” of women. The networking, sharing and bonding is truly unique and dispels the myth that women are competitive with one another. We strategize on improving our writing craft and monetizing our blogs. We celebrate our ability and freedom to lift our written voices to inform and engage others. We honor those who are blazing trails in this arena. We applaud dynamic women that are making a difference in our society through medicine, business, government and the arts.
There were many great women that shared with us throughout the conference and, just to give you an idea, here are the names of four of them:
- Arianna Huffington – Chair, President, Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group
- Richelle Parham – Chief Marketing Officer of eBay North America
- Kerry Washington – Emmy nominated Actress and star of the hit TV show “Scandal”
- Demetria Lucas – Author of “A Belle in Brooklyn” and known as the “Black Carrie Bradshaw”. She interviewed Kerry Washington at BlogHer ’14.
At the end of the conference, McDonald’s threw us a party and Rev. Run of Run DMC was our DJ. It was a blast!
I am already looking forward to next year!
Here are some pictures: