Since 2000, Maggie Mason’s lifestyle site Mighty Girl has drawn hundreds of thousands of readers a month. Her Mighty Life List has been sponsored by Fortune 500 companies, and she is a co-founder of Mighty Events, which hosts Camp Mighty and the Mighty Summit. Mason pioneered the shopping blog space with Mighty Goods, named one of Time Magazine’s Top 50 Cool Sites of the Year and Best Shopping Site by Forbes and BusinessWeek. That site was acquired by Staircase Ventures in 2010, along with sister sites Mighty Haus and Mighty Junior. Mason is author of No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog, a Twitter power user (@Maggie), and a two-time Bloggie nominee for lifetime achievement. She keynotes and speaks regularly at conferences including SxSW, Mom 2.0, the ALT Design Conference, and Blogher. She is a member of Intel’s social media advisory board, and her work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition Sunday, in The New York Times, and Elle Magazine among others. She lives in San Francisco with her son.
Laura Mayes is a co-founder of Mighty Events and the Mom 2.0 Summit. She is an Emmy-winning writer who records her daily adventures at Blog con Queso. She also co-founded kirtsy.com, a user-generated content aggregator for online news, which released a book titled Kirtsy Takes a Bow: A Celebration of Women’s Online Favorites (Bright Sky Press).