The best way to describe Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn
Leeke is with a six-word memoir. Yoga + Creativity + Internet Geek = Ananda Leeke. Leeke is a lawyer turned “Jill of
many trades:” innerpreneur, author, artist, coach, digital communications professional, and yoga teacher. Currently,
she serves as CEO of Ananda Leeke Media, a digital social enterprise company that provides value to clients through digital
citizenship, communications, sisterhood, and wellness. Her clients include AARP, Blogalicious, BlogHer, Everywhere Agency,
Karat Cakery, Macy’s, Project Bully Free Zone, Serve DC, Spelman College, T-Graves, Washington National Cathedral, and
In 2010, her passion for
women’s issues, building community, and the Internet inspired her to create the Digital Sisterhood Network, a media
channel that celebrates women in social media and technology through leadership, lifestyle, and living well initiatives. She
is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by Blogalicious, BlogHer, Howard University, Ignite DC, and Spelman College.
Black Enterprise named her as one of the Black Women in Tech You Should Follow on Twitter in 2011. The Hot Mommas
Project, a women’s leadership research venture housed at the George Washington University School of Business, selected
her as an author for its 2012-2013 case study library.
more than 20 years, Leeke has been actively pursuing her career as an author and artist. Through her poetry chap books and
participation in the Washington, D.C. arts movement, her poetry appeared in Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry
for the 21st Century (2002). She penned Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One, a novel (2007),
That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (2009), and Digital Sisterhood:
A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (2013). Her six-word memoir was published in It All Changed in an Instant: More
Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure (2010). Click here to learn more about Leeke.