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Memorable Quotes From BlogHer 2017

“Memorable Quotes From BlogHer 2017” by Thea Wood, TheaWood.com

I made a last-minute decision to pack my bags and fly to Orlando last week for BlogHer 2017.  It was one of the best choices I’ve made as a blogger, fashion-lover, and SheSpark editor.  Over 2,200 women gathered for a variety of informative panels and engaging keynote speakers who attracted standing-room-only crowds.

While I wasn’t able to attend Saturday’s events, I did my best to write down quotes from Thursday and Friday sessions that struck a chord.  SheSpark isn’t a political or business pub; but we definitely root for “sisters who are doin’ it for themselves” (thank you Annie Lennox), especially those who represent the over-40 crowd.  The diversity of women at BlogHer 2017 was awe inspiring. Black, white, asian, hispanic, old, young, even babies! You name it, she represented.

Disclaimers:  Yours Truly is not a professional photographer (many of these are shots of the stage screens) and I can only write/type so fast, so my sincere apologies if a quote is missing a word(s) or grammar/tenses are wrong. If you have a transcripts and can provide a more accurate version, please leave it in the comments. If you attended BlogHer 2017 and have additional quotes that you really loved, please post them with attributions in the comments!

 gabi gregg blogger 2017

Gabi Gregg, GabiFresh.com

“Be so good, they can’t ignore you.”

Cecile Richards BlogHer 2017

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood

“Normally, we show soap operas, but that day we played ESPN. It was vasectomy day.” — describing men’s services at Planned Parenthood

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Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Foundation

“… if there’s someone here who would like to run for president.  And I have lots of thoughts on that if you do.”

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Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In

“We are more vulnerable than we ever thought, but we are stronger than we ever imagined.”

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Margaret Cho, MargaretCho.com

“The outlet was so far from the bed, I thought ‘This is a hate crime!'” — discussing the importance of self pleasure

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Dr. Logan Levkoff, LoganLevkoff.com

“There’s something about becoming older that has enabled me to look at my body through a different lens.”

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Ana Navarro, CNN Political Commentator

“I’m still praying to baby Jesus that Oprah will run.” — In response to who she thinks will run for president in 2020.

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Kuae Mattox, Mocha Moms

“On my 43rd bday, I decided I was going to give myself an hour a day.” — how she practices taking care of self first

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Serena Williams, Serena Williams and AllState Foundation Purple Purse

“I hate to lose. I feel like when I’m down, I give my final push. If something’s not working, I change it.”
“…seeing women represented not only nationally but internationally. I’ve sat with so many heads of people, and there wasn’t another woman there.”
“Women do stick up for one another and don’t get enough credit for it.”
“It’s okay to love. It’s okay to be friendly and be competitive at the same time.”

 

Thank you to Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Page, and Jory Des for founding BlogHer.  SheSpark will definitely be attending next year’s conference and would be more than happy to contribute in any way possible.

 

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