BlogHer 2009 was held in Chicago on July 24-25. The conference officially kicked off when the BlogHer co-founders — Elisa Camahort Page, Lisa Stone, and Jory Des Jardins — took the stage. Their welcome speech included some statistics from BlogHer's women in social media survey, which is highlighted in this brief video.
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Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.