It’s time for BlogHer19 Day 1 and I, for one, am so excited! The doors opened at 2pm and I was coming over from Jersey to the Brooklyn Expo Center, the chosen venue for the event this year.

blogher19 day1

Honestly, it was a great venue. The Expo Center is in a good location and it was a decent size for the number of people there. Not sure how many more will attend tomorrow who were not there today, but it’s a good size and there are lots of different rooms and spaces to move around in. And also the rooftop balcony!

2:15PM – 3:00PM


barre3 Workout & Talk: Get energized with a special workout with Catie Fharner and get practical advice on how to follow your entrepreneurial spirit rather than listening to your inner critic to help you accomplish your dreams.

StyleCaster Beauty Bar: Get dolled up for #BlogHer19 Creators Summit with glam sessions from your favorite brands at the StyleCaster Beauty Bar.

These makeup artists are so good! I wish I had them with me every day because I would look like a movie star always.

3:05PM – 6:00PM


Welcome & Opening Remarks | Team BlogHer and SHE Media CEO, Samantha Skey will welcome attendees to kick off #BlogHer19 Creators Summit.

Keynote with Connie Britton | Opening our two-day event, the actress, producer and advocate will take the stage for a fireside chat to discuss her decorated entertainment career and her commitment to philanthropy.

Reshma Gopaldas, Connie Britton

Keynote with Sarah Jessica Parker | Emmy® Award-winning actress, producer, and businesswoman will take the stage for a fireside chat with SHE Media CEO, Samantha Skey, to discuss her newest business venture and inspire the inner entrepreneur in all of us.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Did I mention she has a new wine? Wine for everyone!

Spotlight Talk | Influencer Strategies: Behind the Curtain with Messenger Kids

I actually use this with my kids and it’s so awesome. If you’re not using it yet, or have questions, feel free to reach out to me.

Almost Family Spotlight | Preview of FOX’s New TV Drama Series

  • Annie Weisman Annie Weisman is the executive producer and showrunner of FOX’s new TV drama, ALMOST FAMILY, premiering Wednesday, October 2nd at 9/8c on FOX.

RepresentHER Awards | In partnership with Hollywood Life, this award is given to women in the entertainment industry, either in front of or behind the camera, who are revolutionaries in their craft, as well as in their philanthropic ventures.

Bonnie Fuller, Annie Weisman, Violet Beane, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Katherine McNamara

Beyond the Shade | In this inspiring conversation, we heard from women leaders in beauty who are using their platforms to inspire diversity and inclusivity for all.

I’ve gotta say, that has been one of my favorite parts of BlogHer19 so far – the diversity! Women of ALL types are truly being celebrated here and it’s a beautiful thing to be a part of.

Passion to Profit | Meet the women who have built thriving businesses and are revolutionizing the beauty and wellness space as we know it.

Keynote with Keke Palmer | Television host, actress, and songwriter will join SHE Media CEO, Samantha Skey, to discuss the importance of inclusion in the media.

6:00PM – 7:30PM


After a full opening day at BlogHer, we were able to relax, sip on cocktails and enjoy some bibbles while we listened to Hannah Hart talk about business, her new book, and going for what you truly love and want.

Hanna Hart and Samanta Skey

All in all, BlogHer19 Day 1 was a huge success. I have a VIP afterparty to go to (also in Brooklyn) and an early start tomorrow. You can follow my live tweets of the event at @copywithheart.

Check in tomorrow for a Day 2 recap.

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