Jory Des Jardins
Digital media geek, entrepreneur, lover of social marketplaces
Digital Pioneer and Scale Expert
President and Co-Founder, BlogHer
Jory co-founded BlogHer, a category-defining women’s digital media company, ultimately generating over $50MM in income for digital influencers in the past 5 years. She spent 10 years on the founding team, enabling strategy from pre-venture funding through post-acquisition phase.
While with BlogHer, Jory and BlogHer 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.
She sits on the Board of Advisors for NQuotient, a software company that enables women to meet their professional goals via social networking and supports Exceptional Women in Publishing (EWIP) and organization supporting female leaders in print or digital content businesses. 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 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...
Some of my favorite projects
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.