Lisa Stone

Co-Founder & CEO, BlogHer

210 - Building a Business Network... and Beyond

Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer, Inc. in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. With Lisa as CEO, the company has grown from an idea for a grassroots conference into a diversified media company reaching 55 million unique visitors monthly, and is one of the Top 5 lifestyle networks for women 18-34 (comScore) with 3,000 premium blog contributors, the world's largest in-person events for bloggers, and an award-winning social hub at Lisa works across BlogHer on strategies that partner Fortune 500 brands with a new wave of content creators.

Lisa has shepherded the company to revenue of eight figures trailing for the past three years, during which BlogHer, Inc. was named among the AlwaysOn OnMedia Top 100 for 2010-2013, as one of America's Most Promising Start-ups by BusinessWeek, and as Innovator Of The Year by InfusionSoft. BlogHer's flagship site,, was named one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by Forbes for 2010-2012.

Lisa left the traditional newsroom (Oakland Tribune, CNN) for the Internet in 1997. Lisa was Editor-in-Chief and VP, Programming for, and then became the first Internet journalist awarded a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University in 2002. She has been honored among the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, the Most Powerful Moms in Media by Working Mother Magazine, AlwaysOn Top 25 Women in Tech and the Influencers of Silicon Valley by the San Jose Mercury. Lisa is a member of the International Women's Media Foundation board of directors.