Lisa Stone

2017 Speaker

LISA STONE is an entrepreneur and digital media strategist who develops scale consumer movements using storytelling, user aspiration and technology. Most recently, she was CEO and co-founder of BlogHer Inc., where she grew an idea for a grassroots conference into a leading start-up reaching more than 100 million women each month, $30 million in annual revenues and a proprietary technology platform for engaging social influencers. She also executive-produced BlogHer’s conferences, the world’s largest for women in social media.  In 2014, SheKnows Media bought BlogHer Inc, creating the #1 women’s lifestyle digital media company. Previously, Stone pioneered the first blog publishing network at, and was VP, programming and editor in chief at Networks, where she led original programming and partnerships (Bloomberg, Gallup, E! Online, HBO’s Sex and the City), and helped launch 11 Hearst and two Rodale magazine sites. Although she left CNN for WebTV in 1997, she has continued to write. Her honors include a Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur award, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and an Ernst & Young Winning Women award. She was the first Internet journalist awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University. @lisastone

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