I received this email several months ago about a recently launched initiative aimed at inspiring women bloggers to work together using the blogosphere to affect social change. If you’d like to find out more about this ‘initiative to harness the incredible power of women online’, check out the links below:
Also read this Press Relase:
MommyBlogsToronto joins the BlogHers Act initiative by launching “BlogHers Act Canada”, a one-year blogging activism initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO, July 8, 2007 – MommyBlogsToronto (http://mommyblogstoronto.com), the “better than a playdate” destination for Canadian parents, has joined forces with BlogHer (http://blogher.org), the Web’s number one guide to women bloggers, to promote blogger action on political and social issues.
BlogHer recently announced a new global activism initiative called BlogHers Act (http://blogher.org/node/20421). This initiative will harness the energies, ingenuity and influence of women who blog to execute on a 12-month plan of action focused on a single global issue.
MommyBlogsToronto is proud to announce plans to work in parallel with this initiative, leading a uniquely local charge to encourage Canadian bloggers and blog readers to take action on an issue of concern to Canadian women. They are currently seeking input from readers to identify this issue and will announce the chosen direction at BlogHer Conference ‘07, taking place in Chicago on July 27-29.
Catherine Connors, editor of MommyBlogsToronto, says, “we were beyond inspired by the passionate response to the BlogHers Act call to action, and began having discussions about how we could carry some of that inspiration into the Canadian blogHERsphere. Our goal is to bring Canadian women bloggers together to take action on a Canadian issue. To effect real change.”
“We are pleased and proud that BlogHers Act has inspired the women of MommyBlogs Toronto to spearhead their own focused BlogHers Act project as part of the BlogHers Act initiative,” said BlogHer co-founders Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone. “We expect BlogHers Act to tackle the causes the community develops, and we look forward to seeing what the community of Canadian bloggers sets out to accomplish.”
To learn more and join in the inspiring discussion visit MommyBlogsToronto at http://mommyblogstoronto.typepad.com/mommy_blogs_toronto/2007/07/we-talk-a-lot-a.html
and BlogHer at http://blogher.org/node/21784
Founded in 2006 by Catherine Connors and a team of southern Ontario parents, MommyBlogsToronto.com is a blogzine written by some of the most popular parent bloggers in Canada. Updated daily, this collective of blogs focuses on topics of interest to the Canadian parent, including sex, food, politics, books, gossip and – from time to time – parenting. All the fun of the playground with none of the screaming children: It’s better than a playdate.
Contact: Catherine Connors, Co-founder and Editor, MommyBlogsToronto;
Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer, Inc.’s mission is to create opportunities for women bloggers to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. The BlogHer Community (www.blogher.org) is the Web’s number one guide to blogs by women, where 60+ editors write guides to the hottest blogging by women in 20+ popular topics. In 2007, in addition to the BlogHer Conference ’07 (July 27-29), BlogHer hosted its first Business conference in New York (March 22-23) to great success. The company’s latest initiative is the BlogHer Advertising Network, BlogHer’s qualified, targeted environment for contextual advertising showcasing more than 160 women bloggers across multiple verticals, including parenting, food and lifestyle. For more information visit http://blogherads.com.