2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

#FeelingBeautiful: Social Media and Women's Egos

Friday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 8
110 E 2nd St

#FeelingBeautiful: We all know that the amount of time we spend on social platforms has a direct effect on how we see ourselves as women. The pressure to post images showing off thin thighs, perfect skin and sexy poses is not just on teenagers. Recent studies have linked plastic surgery requests and eating disorders to social media habits. But, thankfully, there is another side that has emerged — a side of positivity that includes pop performers like John Legend and Meghan Trainor; ad campaigns like "Like a Girl" and grass-root efforts like the #NoFilterProject. How can we collectively use social media to help build confidence among women and girls? What can we do as individuals? How do we feel about brands who are jumping on this bandwagon? Do their messages work?

The conversation will include author Katherine Schwarzenegger, television host Amanda de Cadenet and blogger Gabi Gregg. Led by InStyle's Angela Matusik.


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Amanda de Cadenet

Owner & Founder

The Conversation Group

Angela Matusik

Exec Editor/Digital

InStyle Magazine

Angela Matusik is the Executive Editor of Digital at InStyle. In addition to overseeing day-to-day publishing at InStyle.com, Matusik also leads the brand's social media strategy across all platfor...

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Gabi Gregg

Founder, Blogger

Gabi Fresh

Gabi Gregg is the creator of the plus-size fashion and personal style blog GABIFRESH (formerly Young, Fat and Fabulous), which she started in October 2008. Named one of the Ten Best Fashion Blogs b...

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Katherine Schwarzenegger

Lifestyle Expert & Author


Katherine Schwarzenegger, twenty-four, is an author, activist, and entre preneur. She is also the bestselling author of Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Some...

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