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Lisa Stone

Blogger & Entrepreneur

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Lisa Stone shares her path from a traditional journalism career at CNN to the new world of blogging and what led her to co-found BlogHer.
Lisa Stone is the CEO and Co-Founder of the award-winning social hub BlogHer. Stone left a traditional journalism career at CNN for the internet in 1997 and has not looked back since. In 2002, she was the first internet journalist awarded a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University. As Executive Producer and Editor in Chief/VP, Programming for, Stone was responsible for developing some of the most successful online communities. In 2005, she and co-founders Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins launched BlogHer, a publishing and social network and annual conference which reaches 37 million women each month. has been on Forbes Top 100 Websites for Women in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Stone has also been honored as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and as one of The Most Powerful Moms in Media by Working Mother Magazine.

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