Jory Des Jardins
Digital media geek, entrepreneur, lover of social marketplaces
Digital Pioneer and Scale Expert
President and Co-Founder, BlogHer
Jory Des Jardins co-founded and sold BlogHer, a venture backed, category-defining women’s digital lifestyle company that enables premium digital publishers to grow their platforms and monetize their content. She spent 10 years on the founding team, enabling strategy from pre-venture funding through post-acquisition phase.
While with BlogHer, Jory and her co-founders Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone received recognition for building meaningful profitability at scale:
Frequent speaker, mentor, promoter and champion of innovative companies and entrepreneurs
Jory is a tireless crusader for entrepreneurs and business leaders, sharing her personal growth story, contacts, and insights learned from 10 years of growth hacking, digital community building, strategy development and fundraising.
In partnership with another entrepreneur, Stephanie Agresta, she formed Virago, a project with a mission to generate unprecedented outcomes for female entrepreneurs by cultivating a community of entrepreneurs, investors, and executives. Virago's first summit, The Scale Collective, launches November 2, 2016.
Among the companies she advises:
She is a member of HiPower, a networking organization for senior women in the Bay Area.
She has spoken about entrepreneurship at the Commonwealth Club, NAWBO, Watermark, EWIP, BlogHer, Mom 2.0, the C-Suite Conference and others.
Digital Media Innovation Evangelist
Presenter, partner, and lover of new digital ecosystems
As the strategic partner lead for BlogHer, Jory has presented best practices in digital and social trends to Fortune 500 companies and digital/media agency leadership. She launched BlogHer’s event sponsorship business and pioneered new buying channels from mobile, video, ad technology, programmatic, licensing, and ecommerce technologies.
Jory served on the Board of Directors of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the standard-bearing association serving the world's top digital publishers. She has spoken as a tech/social media evangelist and entrepreneur at Brand Innovators, ad:tech, SES, Marketing to Moms, IAB, ANA, WOMMA, EWIP, EBWIB, CIMA, and at numerous companies, including P&G, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft, Unilever and General Motors.
On the Internet
Some of my latest work...
Upcoming and recent events
The Scale Collective
November 2, 2016; New York, NY
A conference for women-led and founded startups, brought to you by Virago.
Promoting BlogHer and the BlogHer Conference, and sharing some data on the outsize influence of women online.
BlogHer'14 Interview with The Bloggess
One of my favorite main stage interviews with one of my favorite bloggers. (Hint: I'm not the funny one).
BlogHer Makers & Creators Panel
Another one of my favorite panels to moderate, featuring Majora Carter, Lisa Donovan of Maker Studios, Brit Morin of Brit + Co., and Randi Zuckerberg of Zuckerberg Media.