Introducing the Speakers for Our Everygirls Rise Conference in Chicago

Our Everygirls Rise Conference in Chicago is right around the corner, and we’re oh so excited to announce the fierce, inspiring women who will be speaking our on panel. Conference attendees will get to hear from these women in person (and ask them questions!)


If you weren’t able to snag a ticket, you’ll be able to live-stream the panel discussion on Instagram Live the day of. Click here to make sure you’re following!


Here’s who you’ll see in Chicago:


Danielle was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Sociology. She launched her first blog, Breakfast at Toast in 2007 and a graphic design business that led her to design thousands of blogs for clients around the world. After spending most of her 20s feeling lost, she knew it was time for a change and wanted to do something to inspire other women like her who wanted to figure their lives out. One year after making the move to Chicago, she teamed up with Alaina to launch what would be The Everygirl Media Group, a company that reaches over 2 million readers every month and has expanded to a team of more than 10 editors.


Katie Sturino is a New Yorker who believes great style can happen at any size. In 2019, Katie changed her Instagram from the 12ishstyle to her name to reflect a more inclusive message, which shifted from just clothes and how to get dressed to more of a body positive approach at any size. Katie brings a unique personal style and insider access to the size inclusive fashion space. Katie is also the founder of Megababe, a woman’s personal care brand targeting problems like thigh chafe and boob sweat. Megababe can be found at Ula, Target, Goop, and

While attending Texas A&M University, Allyson made a major career shift and switched her aspirations to media and journalism. In 2012, while attending school and working a full-time job, she landed The Everygirl’s first remote intern position. Allyson continued interning for almost a year before packing up her things and moving across the country for a marketing position in Los Angeles. After three years, her persistence paid off: Alaina and Danielle reached out to see if she would be the first full-time hire at The Everygirl. Within a few months, the strategies she implemented doubled the Everygirl’s traffic and allowed them to grow the team even further. Several years and a few job titles later, Allyson is now the Editorial Director of The Everygirl Media group and a driving force behind content creation, scheduling, and team management. Allyson has a lot to say about growing your online presence, landing your dream job (even if you don’t live in the dream city), and the hard work it takes to stand out from the crowd and pursue your passion.


Joy’s mission in life is to empower on/offline communities. She currently works at Instagram as a Brand Marketing Coordinator, where she represents the voices of teen users in global campaigns by focusing on community engagement and representation. Joy began her career at Instagram as an intern in the summer of 2017. Prior to Instagram, Joy interned at Lucasfilm, thredUP and USC Annenberg. Previously, she has worked with many brands including Facebook, Star Wars, LA Times Festival of Books and NAACP Image Awards. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Refinery 29, Afropunk, People, AdWeek, Blavity, and more. Joy is a proud alumna of the University of Southern California, USC African American Cinema Society and Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. In her free time, Joy is a portrait photographer.


Luvleen Sidhu is the Cofounder, President, & Chief Strategy Officer at BankMobile. Prior to her current role, she was a management consultant at Booz & Co. in their financial services practice. Before attending business school at Wharton, she worked as the director of corporate development at Customers Bank. While at the company, Sidhu introduced several growth projects, including partnering with a New York City-based start-up to improve the banking experience through innovative technology.


As Director of Marketing for La Marca Prosecco, Joyce drives the strategic development of the brand. She has a fondness for developing brand strategy, an insatiable curiosity for understanding consumers and is passionate about fostering teamwork driven cultures & leaders. Joyce grew up in the Bay Area of California after moving from Taiwan to the U.S. and attended the University of California Berkeley studying Mass Communications & Public Policy. Joyce is a passionate world traveler, practices yoga & enjoys spoiling her Frenchie fur baby. Outside of work, she writes for blog publications and is a certified life coach focused on helping others find purpose, passion & empowerment.


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This post was sponsored by La Marca Prosecco but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl Media Group editorial board.