BlogHer 2012 starts this Thursday in New York, and Johnson & Johnson will be there this year again as a sponsor. For anyone who’s not familiar with BlogHer, it’s the world’s largest conference for women in social media. It’s a great way to meet new people, connect with the bloggers we already know, and get the word out about the amazing things our community partners are doing to improve health for mothers and children around the world.
Women have been important to Johnson & Johnson since our founding in 1886, when half of our first 14 employees were women. Since then, conversations with women – both as consumers and as inspiration for new products -- have led to some of our best-known heritage consumer brands. We’re continuing those conversations today through social media: through our blogs, this blog and Kilmer House, through our Twitter handles, @JNJComm, @JNJStories, @JNJVideo and @JNJHistory, through our Facebook Network and our Health Channel on YouTube. We’re also looking forward to having some of those conversations in person over the next few days. So for everyone who will be attending BlogHer 2012, come and meet us at the Johnson & Johnson booth in the Mercury Rotunda. Here are some of the folks who will be there, both speaking during a session and at our booth:
Sharon D’Agostino, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, who leads our global contributions group at Johnson & Johnson, will be speaking at one of the sessions, and members of her team will be at our booth. You can follow Sharon on Twitter at @SharonDAGostino. (She's also on LinkedIn and Google+) Don’t miss Sharon and several special guests –Carolyn Miles (@carolynsave); Dr. Sara Berkelhamer, from Northwestern Hospital; Dr. Nawando Olayiwola from Community Health Center; and Lisa Belkin (@lisabelkin) at our session: The State of The World’s Mothers on Friday morning at 10:30am.
Our partners Save the Children, Text4Baby, Helping Babies Breathe, and Safe Kids Worldwide will also be there, as will our colleagues from some of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies’ best known consumer brands.
You’ll also be able to meet the faces behind our corporate social media: Kilmer House, JNJBTW, our Facebook Network, and our @JNJComm, @JNJStories and @JNJHistory Twitter handles, see photos of some of the work our community partners are doing for moms and children across the world, and tell us what inspires you to care for others.
So please come and say hello, get your passport stamped (I can’t tell you any more about that – you have to come and visit us to find out!) and if you’re tweeting or looking for our updates on Twitter, our hashtags are #inspirecare, #JNJ and #BlogHer12.
We hope to see you there!