Michelle King Robson (pronounced Robe-son) is the Founder, Chairperson and CEO of EmpowHer, one of the nation’s leading women’s health and wellness advocates. EmpowHER is one of the fastest-growing and largest health media companies dedicated exclusively to women’s health and wellness. She started the company in response to dealing with her own personal, debilitating health condition that left her sick, alone, hopeless and on the verge of taking her own life.
She went to numerous doctors, read dozens of books, and searched the Web for countless hours, and still, could not find the answers she was looking for. After reading one last book, being treated by the doctor who wrote it, and taking her health and wellness into her own hands, Michelle finally got well. Then she got angry. The solution for her was so easy, but finding it was so difficult. That is when she became determined to commit the rest of her life to ensure that no other woman would suffer in silence as she had. And that is how EmpowHER was born.
The company’s website, EmpowHER.com, provides women with access to health and wellness information, world-class medical resources, and a dynamic community of experts and advocates committed to their well-being. Launched only 18 months ago, the site is already a top 5,000 Web site on the Internet (source: Compete.com), and a top 5 women’s health and wellness site (source: Quantcast). In 2009, nearly 3 million women came to EmpowHER to access health and wellness content and to participate in the site’s active community of women where they can ask their health questions and share their personal health stories.
In 2010, an estimated 12 million visitors are expected to EmpowHER.com. The company has been named as a Stevie Award Finalist for New Company of the Year by the American Business Awards, and Michelle is also a Stevie Award finalist for Chairman of the Year. Michelle King Robson and EmpowHER have been featured in the Huffington Post, NBC, ABC and on CNN among others.
Michelle is an active philanthropist and community volunteer whose work on various women’s and children’s causes as well as the arts has earned her numerous awards and citations, including the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation’s Founder’s Award, the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s Health Communications Award, which she received with fellow award-winner actress Sally Field, and the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation’s Discover Award, an honor she received among esteemed recipients including Dr. Richard Carmona, former Surgeon General of the United States.
Michelle was Chairman of the governor-appointed Arizona Character Education Blue Ribbon Task Force. She was also appointed to serve on the Governor’s Commission on Women’s and Children’s Health. She has served as the Co-Chairman of St. Joseph’s Hospital/Barrow’s Medical Center’s $31 million Pushing Boundaries Capital Campaign, and was the Vice Chairman for the Tibet Fund Symposium, which raised over $1 million. She is also the only female Board Member of The Biltmore Bank of Arizona and is a past Board Member of the Josephson Institute on Ethics. Michelle resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Ed and daughter Amanda.
Enough said! Congratulations Michelle! Now go visit EmpowHer.com and improve your health!