Mayim Bialik of 'The Big Bang Theory' to Keynote at #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us

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Welcome to our very first keynote speaker announcement for #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us, this August 4-6 in Los Angeles: Actress, author, advocate, web publisher, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik.

She's the Emmy-nominated star of television's #1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory. She's authored a (vegan!!) cookbook and a book on parenting. She's a tireless advocate for STEM careers for girls and women. She's the creator of Grok Nation, an online community of self-proclaimed nerds that activate change. Oh, and did I mention that she's a neuroscientist?

Mayim Bialik of 'The Big Bang Theory' to Keynote at #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us

Yeah. So I think it is entirely appropriate to say: Mayim Bialik is all that.

I have a lot of questions for Mayim myself, like:

Why is The Big Bang Theory the only great network sitcom on air (at least the only one I TiVo)? I'm sure she'll be way more diplomatic in her answer than called for by my question. And why does she think an unlikely story of utter and total geeks has resonated with such a big mainstream audience... including her own lovable, quirky character Amy Farrah Fowler?

What's harder? Getting your Ph.D in neuroscience, getting more kids interested in STEM topics earlier and more consistently, or dealing with the modern-times-resistant sexism of Hollywood?

Why is "grok" such a great word, in general and for her website? Yet why do I get strange looks when I use it? (Mayhaps I use it too much? Hmmm... think I just figured out my "why.")

And: Isn't being #vegan the awesomest? 

But enough about what I want to learn from Mayim. As always, we want to know what you want to know from her. Lay those questions on us below in comments!

Elisa Camahort Page
BlogHer Co-Founder and Chief Community Officer, SheKnows Media
@ElisaC

 

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