Stefania Pomponi is a long-time blogger and blog editor/producer as well as co-founder/President & Chief Evangelist of Clever Girls Collective, Inc. where she leads business development and corporate communications efforts. Named one of Forbes' Ten Mommy 'hood Gurus, Stefania has an extensive
background in traditional partner marketing/co-branding and social media
consulting. She was on Disney’s Family.com Parenting Advisory Board,
UpTake.com’s Marketing Advisory Board, and currently serves as a member
of Graco and Hidden Valley Parent Advisory Boards.
Stefania is an inspiring, dynamic and sought-after speaker at at social media conferences from BlogHer to EngageHer to the Mom 2.0 Summit. In 2012, she will present at BlogWorld Expo, the Asian American Marketing Summit, and Blogalicious. Tenative 2013 plans include panels at the Woman's Club of Palo Alto and the White House Tech Inclusion Summit. She is also part of the 2013 cast of San Francisco's Listen To Your Mother show.
Her recent honors include being named Babble.com's #1 "In the Know" Twitter Mom & Top 50 Mommy Blogger, being selected as a Parents' Magazine "Power Mom", and being "nominated" as One of 10 Social Media Women That Deserve a Vanity Fair Article. Her award-winning blog, CityMama, won SheKnows.com’s 2010 Parents’ Choice Award for Best Website for Parents. In August 2011 she was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered."
As a freelancer she contributes to various corporate websites and has articles published in the August 2008 issues of Good Housekeeping and Redbook and the June 2010 issue of Redbook. CityMama™, with over 4,000 RSS subscribers, is a Bloglines Parenting "QuickPick" and was named a Top 100 blog by the Blogger Black Book. Her work has appeared in various parenting magazines, in the New York Times, KoreAm Journal, and on The Huffington Post.
Stefania lives in Palo Alto, California with her three children.
Babble isn't alone in celebrating the woman behind CityMama; Forbes recently rated Stefania Pomponi Butler one of their one Top Ten Mommy 'Hood Gurus. Pomponi describes herself as a radical, political, local-food-sourcing, mostly organic, cooking-from-scratch, full-time working parent. In her words, "Cooking well for my family is a political act, dammit!"
Mommy bloggers like Pomponi, whose devotion to their special passions have not diminished but rather grown with the advent of children, deserve our recognition. There's no room for indifference in the top 50 mommy bloggers, so even if City Mama strikes you as slightly shrill in her call to take your kids to a u-pick farm, at least you know where she stands. Lest we overstate her political presence (some of which has leaked over from her other site MOMocrats, a progressive politics mom-gathering spot of which she is the founder), her menu plans will get you craving and planning delicious family sit-downs.
With her keen eye for observation and her sharp wit, CityMama™ (Stefania Pomponi) takes on a variety of subjects-parenting, urban and suburban life, pop culture, cultural identity and world events with equal aplomb. Not one to mince words, she doles out praise and throws down rants that leave her readers nodding admiringly and keeps them coming back for more. Warm, witty, and well-spoken, CityMama tells it like it is, and we just can't get enough.
—The Mommy Bloggers