A respected blogger and conference speaker, Sheila is the founder Lookiloos.com a nationally syndicated home and garden site about Silicon Valley homes and style. Sheila’s style articles are featured in the San Jose Mercury News’ Home section. She serves on the Yahoo! Mother Board and is an ambassador for Graco Baby Products, where she is a featured blogger on their “Ready for the Road” site. She blogs under the pseudonym XiaolinMama with a variety of sites including MOMocrats and Silicon Valley Moms Blog. Sheila recently spoke at Blog World Expo on “Pitching to Women Bloggers” and “Building communities” and is a founding principal of the social media consultancy Clever Girls Collective. She has presented at Blogalicious conference and Altitude Design Summit on monetizing blogs and building tribes. She is CGC’s resident SEO and evaluation guru and loves to talk data with anyone who will listen.
Whether for 50 or 10,000, Sheila Bernus Dowd can throw one heck of a party, raising a ton of money for a worthy cause or garnering stellar coverage for her clients. Sheila led communication strategies for nonprofits for over a decade locally and nationally, for Public Allies and American Red Cross. A lifelong music lover, Sheila is the co-founder of Left Coast Live, a music festival and conference that features the best emerging artists of the West Coast music scene.