|Laura Mayes is an Emmy-winning writer and founder of kirtsy.com, a user-generated content aggregator from 30 editors and hundreds of thousands of women. Today, Kirtsy is a thriving community and a profitable company. |
Kirtsy created and hosts the Mom 2.0 Summit each February. Kirsty has also partnered Microsoft Office Live to launch a nationwide "Hands-On Social Media" and “Hands On Small Business” programs to educate women about social media. In addition, Laura wrote and edited, Kirtsy Takes a Bow: A Celebration of Women's Online Favorites in October.
In her spare time, she continues to write for a variety of new-fangled blogs, review sites, and publications, including Kirtsy, The Queso, and Cool Mom Picks and is one of the four founders of the Broad Summit, a gathering of top female bloggers to discuss best business practices. Her online reach extends to hundreds of thousands of women through her networks on Kirtsy, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. Hers is a sought-after voice regarding social media and women and she's regularly invited to speak at conferences, contribute to articles and consult companies with that topic in mind.
She lives with her husband James and their son Harry in Houston, Texas.
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Kirtsy Takes a Bow: A Celebration of Women's Online Favorites