Miss Lori wants you to be memorable at conferences like Blogher

We are down to the wire. BLOGHER 2012. In fact some people are already in New York City. I myself won’t arrive until Wednesday night, (#MissLoriConcert duty calls early in the day in Chicago). The excitement is palpable as you watch the twitter stream fly by as well as all of the posts on Facebook. But amidst all of the excited posts are posts of anxiety, fear and even some self doubt. [Read more…]

Miss Lori offers 4 ways for brands to use sponsored influencers at Blogher

Blogher 2012 in New York City is almost here. If you know what Blogher is then you know the high level of excitement that is already pumping through the conference hashtag even 8 days out. That’s because Blogher is the SuperBowl of blogging conferences. Everyone wants to be there, brands and influencers alike. [Read more…]

Miss Lori is a Blogher Voice of the year but one of many victim voices

Next Friday I will be at the Blogher conference in New York City. It is destined to be my favorite time attending the conference in four years. How do I know in advance? Well, because this year I was named one of the 2012 Blogher voices of the year. But that’s not the full reason either. I was named a Voice of the Year for my post about child sexual abuse victims, fueled by the crimes of Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky, but more importantly inspired by my own history as a child victim of sexual abuse. [Read more…]

Miss Lori will not be derailed by the label of PRESS

The semantics stopgap. I love this New World of empowerment and social media. It has afforded me so many opportunities to do more of the work that I have always wanted to do, in service of others. It has also provided my children with unique opportunities for education, enrichment, and of course fun! And it has made my business stronger and more effective. It’s wonderful! But not all of it. [Read more…]

Miss Lori wants to be a part of the solution not the narrative at Clinton Global Initiative

Today I attended the Clinton Global Initiative #CGIAmerica Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago. I was thrilled to be invited to apply for a press pass. Shocked that I was granted one. But it went through. I was legitimate, and most importantly I was in; in on an incredibly important conversation heralded by an incredibly important President, President Bill Clinton. [Read more…]