No wonder women were gathered at the shipping counter of New York's Hilton Hotel last week; every attendee had the chance to leave BlogHer with multiple shopping bags of swag offered by desperate brands vying to get her attention. Yep, even I left with a big burlap bag full of Playdoh, alarm clocks, coffee cups, and coupons--and that's after I sorted through and recycled what I didn't want. (They took the Playdoh at airport security, FYI.)
We've heard the stats before -- only a quarter of those involved in computer and mathematical occupations are women. And yet, in the ever-evolving world of Web 2.0, women have often been pioneers, redefining the way we interact online. We tracked down the most influential of these. Our list wasn't chosen by star power, nor by career altitude. Rather, we feature the biggest innovators.
Mediabistro Circus’s session about blogging featured Eric Hellweg, Editorial director for harvardbusiness.org; Noah Shachtman, Contributing editor for the Danger Room Blog (on Wired.com); Anil Dash, Vice President of Six Apart; and Elisa Camahort, cofounder of Blogher.
Next week, on May 20th and 21st, Mediabistro.com will hold its first conference – Mediabistro Circus.
"Most conferences are dry and boring. That's why we're calling ours a circus," says mediabistro.com founder Laurel Touby.
A gathering for creative content producers that is aimed at senior-level professionals, the 2-day event will include sessions on mobile technology, online video, social networking, blogging, digital publishing, and user experience design.