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Wednesday
Mar142012

Meals with Mentors @SXSW

We would like to thank everyone who made our first Meals with Mentors (MWM) a success. The brunch took place Sunday, March 11th during SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. Our mentor and distinguished guest was B. Bonin Baugh, Vice President of Global Digital and Consumer Engagement for Kraft Foods.

Mentees in attendance included:

Donell Creech, Griot Media

Elizabeth Bert, Total Leadership Ventures

Kiratiana Freelon, Principal at Eunique

Lemu Coker, MBA Candidate Ross School of Business at University of Michigan

Mary Pryor, Digital Audience Development & Engagement Manager at Black Enterprise

Gina McCauley, BWB Founder

Aminah Hanan, BWB Executive Director

What did we discuss? Find out for yourself. Stay tuned for the next announcement in our MWM Series.

Clarence Wooten was unable to attend. We look forward to working with him in the future.

Friday
Mar022012

BWB Presents Meals with Mentors

Blogging While Brown is proud to announce our new Meals with Mentors series. These small intimate meals are a chance for guests to have informal discussions with some of the greatest minds in business and technology.

In conjunction with Blacks in Technology or inaugural meals will take place during SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. Our two distinguished guests will be B. Bonin Baugh, Vice President of Global Digital and Consumer Engagement for Kraft Foods and Clarence Wooten, Entrepreneur, Venture Catalyst and founder and CEO of Arrived, Inc.

Interested in being a guest at our first Meals with Mentors brunch during SXSW? Just fill out our reservation form for a chance to be selected. The brunch will take place Sunday, March 11, 2012.

Interested in being a guest at our first Meals with Mentors brunch during SXSW? Click here to fill out the reservation form for a chance to be selected. The brunch will take place Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hope to see y'all in Texas.

Wednesday
Feb082012

BWB 2012 Panels & Speakers

Who's Speaking @BWBConference 2012?

Blogging While Brown is a little more than three months away. Have you registered yet? We hope to see you in Philadelphia, PA, June 1-2, 2012!

We are proud to announce the first wave of programming for our 5th annual conference.  More speaker announcements coming soon. View full speaker bios on our Speakers Page.

 

Your Personal Brand: It actually IS all about you! 

Scott Hanselman, Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen

Luvvie Ajayi, Awesomely Luvvie,  Red Pump Project

Adria Richards, Adria Richards

 

Building & Managing an Online Community

Lamar Tyler, Black and Married With Kids

Akotoa Ofori-Atta, The Root

 

Netroots, Blackroots, Grassroots:Social Media and Social Change Five Years Later 

Tamika Mallory,  National Action Network Executive Director

Naomi Christine Leapheart, Congreso

 

More than words: The Power of Video & Imaging 

Aymer Jean Christian, University of Pennsylvania, Aymer Jean Christian

Erin Bailey, Scandalous Beauty

 

Social Media & Technology: What's Next?

Marlin Page, CEO, Knowledge Brokers and Diversity Recruiter for Microsoft 

 

The Brothers of Blogging:  Making it in a Woman’s World

Shawn Williams, Dallas South News,  ShawnPWilliams.com

Slim Jackson, Single Black MaleThe Real Slim Jackson

Wayne Bennet, The Field Negro

Darryl Frierson, From Ashy to Classy

 

Love is a Battlefield: Navigating from the Trenches 

Kaneisha Grayson, Kaneisha Grayson 

Damon Young, Author of Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm At NightVerySmart Brothas

Michelle Talbert, Black Love Rules  

 

Blogging Without Bounds: Taking Your Blog Offline into Local Communities

Toni Carey & Ashley Hicks of Black Girls Run

See these speakers and more by registering today!
Thursday
Feb022012

National Action Network Executive Director Joins BWB 2012

Blogging While Brown is proud to announce that Tamika D. Mallory, Executive Director of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) will be a panelist at the 2012 Blogging While Conference that will take place June 1-2 in Philadelphia at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

“We are thrilled that Ms. Mallory will be participating in our political activism panel in a very important discussion amongst those who use social platforms and their influence to be catalysts of change within their communities. The panel will be a dialogue between traditional civil organizations and younger activists during a presidential election year. Mallory has continuously demonstrated that our individual voices can be powerful when joined together and social media makes such a collective effort an effective means to peacefully organize political and social action,” stated Aminah Hanan, Blogging While Brown Executive Director.

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Wednesday
Jan112012

BlogHer Returns to Blogging While Brown 2012

Blogging While Brown is proud to welcome BlogHer back as a sponsor for our 2012 conference. Founded in February 2005, as a labor of love, by Jory Des Jardins, Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone, BlogHer’s mission is to create opportunities for women online to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. BlogHer creates opportunities for more than 34 million women via annual conferences, a Web Hub and publishing network of more than 2500 qualified, contextually targeted blog affiliates and their ad network .

Committed to supporting other grassroots events born of passion and commitment BlogHer is proud to sponsor Blogging While Brown for the fifth consecutive year.