I'm so excited to announce a new blogging partnership with the SmartTalk series! They're an amazing group that brings even more amazing speakers to the Cincinnati area every year. Lucky for me - and you - I'll be attending each show AND giving away tickets to each show!
This year's speakers are very exciting as well - the series of speakers are targeted toward women. With SmartTalk you get to know the private, personal side of some very famous people. I'm SO excited!
Who does Cincinnati have on tap this year?
If there ever has been a fearless woman it would be Arianna Huffington. In 2005 she launched a widely read and cited online news site called “The Huffington Post”. Along with this she is a nationally syndicated columnist and an author of 13 books. (Wed, Feb 22/7:30pm)
Kara DioGuardi is best known for annoying me for an entire season of American Idol (haha). She's soon going to be on stage in Chicago as Roxie Hart on Broadway. Thu, Mar 22/7:30pm
Vy Higginsen has achieved some very impressive milestones including being the first black female radio personality in the prime time New York City market. She was also the first woman in advertising sales at Ebony magazine, the first black woman to produce a drama on Broadway and the first black female writer, producer, director of the longest-running Off-Broadway musical in the history of American theatre. Along with this Vy is the CEO of The Mama Foundation as featured on 60 minutes, ordained as a minister and has been named a Harlem Hero in “Harlem Is”. Tue, Apr 17/7:30pm
Actress and activist, Andie MacDowell. Most known for roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Groundhog Day, she's been in tons of movies. When not in front of the camera, MacDowell is a devoted activist. Having lost her mother to heart disease at an early age, she has since dedicated her life to raising healthy heart awareness and helping audiences nationwide change their lives for the better. (Thu, May 24/7:30pm)
And then..I'm actually saving the first speaker for last. I'm GIDDY beyond belief to announce the first speaker. Tim. Freakin. Gunn!!!!!!!
Sat, Jan 14/7:30pm
If you don't want to take a chance on winning tickets from me - you can find out more about purchasing tickets here.
I'm so excited about this partnership with SmartTalk and I hope you are too! Can't wait to see all these amazing speakers.