Content creators and influencers make a huge impact on the way we all use, view, and communicate through the internet. No matter if it’s an individual blogger from the comfort of their own home, or a world-renown celebrity looking to start a movement on social media — it’s all about inspiring, empowering and celebrating others!
With millions of women finding their voice and building powerful brands and businesses of their own, it’s about time there was a conference dedicated to such an audience. It’s not just about creating an event, it’s about having forward movement.
BlogHer is one of the hottest conferences and events in the world today, which focuses on all of the topics mentions above, and much more.
Or to sum it up best, in their own words…
“INSPIRING, EMPOWERING AND CELEBRATING WOMEN INFLUENCERS SINCE 2005”
Even more exciting, is their ability to secure some of the world’s most famous speakers and celebrities in the world today.
With names like Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chelsea Clinton, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Martha Stewart, and many more paving the way for women empowerment and inspiring others, it’s all part of the end goal for helping each other and living our best lives possible.
With social media and content creation paving the way for individuals around the world to have a voice of their own while giving creators the opportunity to start powerful brands and businesses of their own, that’s exactly what we wanted to highlight in this article today.
#BlogHer18 Creators Summit and World Events
The latest #BlogHer18 Creators Summit took place in New York City on August 8th and 9th. It was an excellent event and featured some of the biggest names in social media, content creation, business and more. There were also be some big-name celebrities and influencers, among many other experts, bloggers, media companies and more! Even Amy Schumer made a guest appearance, which everyone enjoyed.
Here are nine of the top female celebrities to follow on Twitter.
Starting out as a model at the age of 18, she quickly garnered success with publications like Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Elle, GQ, and Glamour. She transitioned into acting 8 years ago and currently wears several different hats as a series regular on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, mom of a toddler and a newborn, and co-founder of FINERY, the world’s first automated digital wardrobe platform.
Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BrooklynDecker
Christy Turlington Burns
Christy Turlington Burns is a mother, global maternal health advocate, and Founder & CEO of Every Mother Counts. After experiencing a childbirth-related complication following the delivery of her first child in 2003, Christy directed and produced the documentary feature film, No Woman, No Cry, to explore challenges and solutions that impact maternal and infant health around the world. In 2010, she founded Every Mother Counts to heighten awareness about the global maternal health crisis. Every Mother Counts invests in programs around the world to ensure all women have access to quality maternal healthcare. The non-profit is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.
Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CTurlington
Actress, activist, entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Union is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable stars. Not only can she be seen on the small screen in BET’s “Being Mary Jane”, but she recently starred in the box office hit “Breaking In” and will soon begin production on the upcoming drama series ” LA’s Finest”, set to premiere in 2019. Additionally, Gabrielle is a successful entrepreneur with her hair care line Flawless and her exclusive namesake collection for NY&Co. She recently added New York Times bestselling author to her resume with the release of her celebrated memoir We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True. As an activist, Gabrielle is a passionate champion of causes such as breast health and combating sexual violence.
Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/itsgabrielleu
Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994), but rose to prominence at 19 years old as lead actress in the television series Dark Angel (2000–2002), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She later appeared in Honey (2003), Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck (2007). Alba has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and has co-founded The Honest Company, a consumer goods company that sells baby, personal and household products.
Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jessicaalba
Emmy Award-winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author, Maria Menounos, has set numerous industry milestones. She hosts SiriusXM’s daily morning show and podcast, Conversations with Maria, where she reflects on her life and engages in intimate discussions with stars, newsmakers and successful women. In the digital space, Maria and fiancé, Keven Undergaro, co-founded AfterBuzz TV, one of the largest digital broadcast networks, producing over 400 TV ‘after-shows’ for top TV shows and over 150 hours of original programming per week. Last year, Maria’s mom was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer and Maria was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. Both women had their tumors removed, and this experience inspired Maria to advocate for others with cancer and other health crises.
Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mariamenounos
Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies, Marie’s mission is to help you build a life you love and use your gifts to change the world. She’s the creator of the award-winning online show MarieTV with over 37 million views on YouTube with an audience in 195 countries. She’s the founder of B-School, an online business school for modern entrepreneurs. Through her Change Your Life, Change The World initiative, every product purchased helps support a person in need.
Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/marieforleo
Tamron Hall is an award-winning journalist and the host of “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall,” on Investigation Discovery. Previously, she was a co-host on NBC News’ TODAY and the anchor of “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.” She has also hosted several MSNBC and NBC special reports, including the Emmy Award-winning “Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall,” and served as an NBC News correspondent for “The Inauguration of Barack Obama,” which won an Emmy for Outstanding Live Coverage. Most recently, she was named a Variety Power of Women Honoree.
Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tamronhall
Tiffani Thiessen returned to the small screen in the NETFLIX original sitcom ALEXA & KATIE. Simultaneously, her first cookbook, “Pull Up a Chair” will make its debut October 2nd. For three seasons, Tiffani hosted DINNER AT TIFFANI’S on the Cooking Channel. As a beloved TV star, fans were able to fall in love with her all over again as she showcased her classic-with-a-twist recipes and knack for hosting a good time. Now, in “Pull Up a Chair,” readers can bring home Tiffani’s delicious food and warm hospitality. With recipes and tips for pleasing the pickiest of eaters, feeding a crowd or pulling off a party, “Pull Up a Chair” will be the book that fans and avid home cooks alike will want to include in their collection. Tiffani currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TiffaniThiessen
Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba is an American actress. She is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black (2013–present), for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015. She is one of only two actors to win an Emmy Award in both the comedy and drama categories for the same role, the other being Ed Asner for the character Lou Grant. Aduba was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Nigerian parents, of Igbo origin. She grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Medfield High School in 1999. She attended Boston University, where she studied classical voice and competed in track and field. She describes her family as a “sports family”. Her younger brother, Obi, played hockey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and went on to play six seasons professionally.
Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/UzoAduba
** Special thanks to Wikipedia and BlogHer for the descriptions and write-ups on each of the featured influencers and industry experts above.
How to Start a Brand Following of Your Own
Would you like to have an online following and voice of your own? One of the best ways to accomplish this, is by having a blog of your own. Best of all, it’s extremely easy to get started.
The first step is to follow along on our blog walkthrough. Then it’s simply a matter of creating your content, sharing it on social media, then making a voice and following of your own!