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My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign Launches!

2012 Digital Sister of the Year Jessica Solomon
2012 Digital Sister of the Year Jessica Solomon

On the first day of Digital Sisterhood Month, Digital Sisterhood Network is launching the “My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign.” Check out what 2012 Digital Sister of the Year Jessica Solomon said about her Digital Sisterhood Community.

Jessica Solomon's sign for My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign
Jessica Solomon’s sign for My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign

My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign invites women in social media and tech to give shout outs to the Digital Sisters and women’s online and offline communities, groups, and organizations that nurture, support, and affirm them. It’s easy to participate. See the four easy steps below.

Campaign Materials

4 EASY STEPS:
  • Get a piece of paper and something to write with (a pen or magic marker). Feel free to create a document on your lap top or computer.
  • Write or type the following statement on the paper and include the names and/or Instagram/Twitter IDs of the Digital Sisters and women’s online and offline communities, groups, and organizations that nurture, support, and affirm you in the blank: My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is ___________________.
  • Have someone take a photo of you and your sign. Be sure to SMILE!
  • Post your photo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the #DigitalSisterhood and #DSMonth hashtags. We’ll repost it on DSN social media sites.

 

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Celebrate 5th Annual Digital Sisterhood Month in December!

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Happy Digital Sisterhood Month 2014!

Did you know 2014 marks the fifth annual celebration of Digital Sisterhood Month (#DSMonth)? That’s right Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is celebrating FIVE years!!!!!

This year’s theme is “Gratitude for #DigitalSisterhood Communities.” Click here to read more about #DSMonth.

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Great News! Check Out Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 Schedule

This year Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is hosting the third annual celebration of Digital Sisterhood Month from December 1 to December 31, 2012. “Creativity + Great Health =  Fierce Living Women” is the theme. Online events featuring the announcement of the Digital Sisters of the Year, Digital Sisterhood Leader profiles, giveaways, guest blog posts, Digital Sisterhood Radio interviews, and Twitter chats will be held. Offline events will be held in Washington, D.C. and New York City. See the schedule below. Additional online events including Digital Sisterhood Radio interviews will be added by November 30.

Helpful Information

FYI – Feel free to post the badges and use it on your blog, web site, or social media sites.  They were created by Dariela Cruz of Dari Design Studio.

1) December 1: DC Field Trip – TEDxAdamsMorganWomen, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

  • Location: Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Road, NW, #101, Washington, DC (in Adams Morgan)
  • Instructions: Click here to register and purchase a $35 ticket on Eventbrite (deadline is November 23).
  • Event Description: TEDxAdamsMorganWomen is sponsoring ‘The Space Between,” a half-day presentation of dynamic speakers who will focus on how to move past dichotomous thinking and see the gray area in between. The speakers include: Nicole C. Lee, the first female President of TransAfrica; Karen Dolan, Fellow at Institute for Policy Studies; Kethia Clairvoyant, Founder at Fit for Life by KC; Shonali Burke, Vice President, Digital Media & Marketing at MSL Group; David Deal, CEO at Community IT Innovators; Nicolette Pizzitola, CEO at Compass Point Associates LLC; and George Koch, Founder and Chair Emeritus Artomatic, Inc.
  • NOTE:  Ananda Leeke, Digital Sisterhood Network founder, will attend the event from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2) December 2: DC Event – Fierce Living in Fashion 15 Minute Flash Mob on U Street, 1:00-5:30 p.m.

  • Location: Boutiques on U Street between 15th and 16th U Streets, NW in Washington, DC
  • Instructions: Click here to register on Eventbrite. Follow @breaellis and @digitalsisterhd and use the #dsflashmob hashtag on Twitter for event updates.
  • Event Description: Come celebrate Digital Sisterhood Month on December 2, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m with a “Fierce Living in Fashion” event that takes you on a “15 Minute Flash Mob” tour of U Street’s amazing boutiques and vintage shops located between 15th and 16th Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. All you need are $15 or more and comfortable walking shoes. The tour will be led by Brea Ellis, a fourth generation Washingtonian and the founder of What I Wore: tip to toe, a personal style blog. Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke, a U Street resident, will also serve as a tour guide. The “15 Minute Flash Mob” tour will begin with a meet and greet at a local cafe on U Street. Group members will be responsible for purchasing their own beverages and snacks. After the meet and greet, the group will visit the boutiques and shops. Group members will be asked to spend at least $15 during the tour so that local businesses receive financial support.  Also, the group will spend 15 minutes in each boutique or shop. Please note group members will be able to spend more time in the various boutiques and shops. The tour will end with a wrap up get-together at a local cafe on U Street (group members will purchase their own beverages and snacks).

3) December 5: Tech Women’s Creativity Twitter Chat, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

4) December 7: DC Yoga Field Trip to Embrace DC to Shawna Renee’s Embrace Flow Class (for all levels), 6:15-7:15 p.m.

  • Field Trip Location: Embrace DC, 1650 Columbia Road, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC – 202.525.1083 (located in Adams Morgan – several blocks from Columbia Heights Metro Station on Green/Yellow Line)
  • Admission Fee for Regular Students: $17
  • Admission Fee for New Students: $20
  • Instructions: You must REGISTER ONLINE and PAY in advance for the yoga classes at the studios: http://embracedc.com/classes/class-schedule. Availability is based on a first come, first serve basis. Digital Sisterhood Network did NOT make any special arrangements or secure any discounts for the yoga classes. Ananda Leeke, Digital Sisterhood Network founder, will attend the yoga class. She’ll be wearing a Digital Sisterhood t-shirt.

5) December 8: DC Event – Salon Series on DC Style, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Event Location: Tenley-Friendship DC Public Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Large Meeting Room #10, Washington, DC (located across the street from the Tenleytown/American University Metro Station on the Red Line)
  • Instructions: Click here to register on Eventbrite. Follow @breaellis and @digitalsisterhd and use the #dsstylesalon hashtag on Twitter for event updates.
  • Event Description: Calling fashion and style bloggers, designers, enthusiasts, and professionals! Come celebrate Digital Sisterhood Month with a Salon Series on “DC Style: Past, Present, and Future.” It will feature a discussion on DC style during the past 30 years, a fashion and style blogger town hall on the present trends in DC style, and a conversation with DC designers on the future of DC style.

6) December 9: DC Museum Field Trip to the National Museum for Women in the Arts, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • Field Trip Location: 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (two blocks from the 13th Street exit at Metro Center on Blue, Orange, and Red Line)
  • Admission Fee: $10
  • About Exhibition (text taken from NMWA web site): Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, and Power” exhibition is a provocative exhibition that illustrates the importance of women in the world of popular music from the 1920s to present day. It highlights the flashpoints, the firsts, the best, and the celebrated and sometimes lesser-known women whose artistry advanced the progress of rock-and-roll music. Featuring more than 250 artifacts and performance videos, the exhibition moves through rock-and-roll eras, demonstrating how women have been engines of creation and change.
  • Instructions: The group will meet at the information desk at 3:30 p.m. and will go to the exhibition at 3:40 p.m. Ananda Leeke, Digital Sisterhood Network founder, will serve as the event hostess. Everyone is responsible for purchasing their admission ticket.
  • Contact Information: You can reach Ananda Leeke via email at kiamshaleeke@yahoo.com or @AnandaLeeke and @DigitalSisterhd on Twitter.

7) December 11: DC She Writers Meet Up at Teaism, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

  • Meet Up Location: 400 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC (by the National Archives Metro Center on the Green/Yellow Line) – www.teaism.com/Restaurant/PennQuarter.aspx?SubModuleID=7
  • Event Description: Calling all DC area women writers! Join Digital Sisterhood Network for a DC area women writers meet up group. Please bring a copy of your book or a favorite book that you would like to swap with another writer.  We will also discuss our writing journeys and upcoming events. Ananda Leeke, Digital Sisterhood Network founder, will serve as the event hostess. Everyone is responsible for purchasing their own beverage and meal. The group will meet on the second level. Be sure to visit SheWrites.com, an online community of women writers.
  • Contact Information: You can reach Ananda Leeke via email at kiamshaleeke@yahoo.com or @AnandaLeeke and @DigitalSisterhd on Twitter.

8) December 12: The Creativity of Beauty, Fashion, Style, and Lifestyle Bloggers Twitter Chat, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

9) December 14: NYC Drop By and Chat Meet Up at Argo Tea, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

  • Meet Up Location: Argo Tea, 275 Seventh Avenue (located at Seventh Avenue and W. 26th Street), New York, NY
  • Event Description: Calling all NYC area digital sisters! Drop by and chat with Ananda Leeke, Digital Sisterhood Network founder at Argo Tea. It’s informal. There’s no need to make an appointment. Just come on by and chat about what you are working on, any lessons learned from 2012, and plans for 2013. Everyone is responsible for purchasing their beverages and snacks.
  • Contact Information: You can reach Ananda Leeke via email at kiamshaleeke@yahoo.com or @AnandaLeeke and @DigitalSisterhd on Twitter.

10) December 15: NYC Field Trip to the Brooklyn Museum, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (followed by a lite snack in Museum Cafe)

  • Field Trip Location: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
  • Admission Fee: $12
  • Event Description: The group will meet between 11:30-11:40 a.m. in front of the Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe exhibition on the fourth floor in the Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing of the Brooklyn Museum. Ananda Leeke, Digital Sisterhood Network founder, will serve as the event hostess. Everyone is responsible for purchasing their admission ticket and any beverages or snacks in the Museum Cafe.
  • About Exhibition (from the Brooklyn Museum web site): Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate, collage-inspired paintings, embellished with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Her depictions of African American women explore a spectrum of black female beauty and sexual identity while constructing images of femininity and power. Origin of the Universe, Thomas’s first solo museum exhibition, highlights recent bodies of work that examine interior and exterior environments in relation to the female figure. Their settings are often inspired by her 1970s childhood.
  • Contact Information: You can reach Ananda Leeke via email at kiamshaleeke@yahoo.com or @AnandaLeeke and @DigitalSisterhd on Twitter.

11) December 17: DC Yoga Field Trip to Tranquil Space for Kimberly Wilson’s Yoga & Meditation Class, 8:00 p.m. 9:15 p.m.

  • Field Trip Location: 1632 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC – 202.328.9642 (located several blocks from Dupont Circle Metro Station on Red Line)
  • Admission Fee: $19
  • Instructions: You must REGISTER ONLINE and PAY in advance for the yoga classes at the studios:http://www.tranquilspace.com/yoga/schedule.html. Availability is based on a first come, first serve basis. Digital Sisterhood Network did NOT make any special arrangements or secure any discounts for the yoga classes. Ananda Leeke, Digital Sisterhood Network founder, will attend the yoga class. She’ll be wearing a Digital Sisterhood t-shirt.

12) December 19: Using Creative Ways to Make Fitness and Healthy Eating Fun Twitter Chat, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

13) December 20: “Sweet Treats: Coffee, Tea and Dessert” Meet Up for Women Bloggers and Social Media Influencers at the Mediterranean Spot, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Meet Up Location: Mediterranean Spot, 1501 U Street, NW, Washington, DC – 202.232.7108 (located at the corner of 15th and U across the street from Cake Love; two blocks from the U Street/Cardozo Metro Station on the Green/Yellow Line)
  • Event Description: Ananda Leeke, Digital Sisterhood Network founder, will host an open discussion with women in social media and tech on how to use the power of creativity in their digital experiences, interactions, and work. Everyone is responsible for purchasing their beverages and snacks. Beverages (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, chai, apple cider, lattes, frappuccinos, smoothies, sodas, juices and bottled water) cost $1.00 to  $4.50. Desserts (cakes, pies, brownies, baklava, muffins, cookies, and croissants) cost $1.99 to $3.99.

13) December 26: Fierce Living Women’s Commitments for 2013 Twitter Chat, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

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Happy New Year! My Heart Belongs to Haiti This Month!

Happy New Year All!

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted.  Why? Digital Sisterhood Month!  31 days of celebrating women online and the connections they make, conversations they have, communities they build, causes they support, collaborative partnerships they establish, and commerce they engage in with women they meet online and offline. Visit the Digital Sisterhood Network web site to learn more.

This month my heart belongs to Haiti because I want to honor the resiliency of the Haitian people who experienced a devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010.  Last year I taught an online yoga class for Yoga Day USA that was dedicated to the people of Haiti. At the beginning of the class, I asked viewers to donate money to Doctors Without Borders to support their work in Haiti. Click here to watch the video.

This year I am serving as an ambassador for the Heart of Haiti campaign, a Macy’s partnership that was created to provide sustainable income to Haitian artisans impacted by the January earthquake.  Read my November 29th post to learn more. Also, listen to the following December episodes of Digital Sisterhood Radio that mention my work with the Heart of Haiti campaign:

  • December 20th show featuring ‘Digital Native’ Lauren Thomas, founder of Digital Aftershock: I discussed how I met Lauren Thomas, former Digital Coordinator of Everywhere, at the Heart of Haiti booth during Blogalicious 2010 and had a powerful conversation that convinced me to sign up for the campaign.  I also shared how I interviewed Lauren about the Heart of Haiti campaign with my cell phone for my Cinchcast audio blog at Blogalicious.
Water Carriers by Dr. Lois Mailou Jones, Haiti 1985 - acrylic, 25 ¼ x 19 ¾ in.

 

I almost forgot to mention that I organized a Digital Sisterhood Month field trip for DC area  women in social media to visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts on December 3 to see the “Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color” exhibit.  During her lifetime, Dr. Jones (born November 3, 1905 – died June 9, 1998), a Howard University art professor (one of my favorite artists), created a body of artwork that was inspired by Haiti and her marriage to Haitian artist Louis Vergniaud Pierre-Noel.  One of my greatest treats was showing the women who attended the museum field trip some of my favorite Haitian-inspired paintings created by Dr. Jones.  Check out the amazing “Water Carriers” painting on the left side of the blog post.

What do you think?

I LOVE IT and HAITI!

Drop by my blog this week and next week for more posts about my passion for Haiti and work with the Heart of Haiti campaign!

Enjoy your day and week!

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Re-Cap of DC Digital Sisterhood Focus Group on 12/12: How Women in Social Media Discuss Beauty, Fashion, Hair & Lifestyles

 

Photo of Digital Sisterhood Focus Group Panel on 12/12/10

Day #12 of Digital Sisterhood Month was a special digital diva day for me because I moderated the Digital Sisterhood Focus Group on how women in social media discuss fashion, beauty, hair, and lifestyles at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. The dynamic digital sister panelists included:

1. LaWanda Amaker, Founder of L.A. Beaute Beat and Media Mingle;

2. Monica Byrd, Founder of Fashionista Flea Market, Pregginista, and Charm Chat, and DC Women’s Style Examiner;

3. Kelly Collis, Founder of City Shop Girl;

4. Glory Edim, Founder of I Hate My 9 to 5 blog;

5. Sheena D. Franklin, Founder/CEO of Bella Bush;

6. Aisha Massac, Esthetician, Makeup Artist, and Founder of I.C. Faces;

7. Courtney Powell, founder of ThinkandGrowChick.com;

8. Laquita Thomas-Banks, Founder of All Naptural blog and DC Natural Hair Examiner; and

9. Dana Williams-Johnson, Founder of The Art of Accessories.

Many thanks to Xina Eiland for serving as the event videographer, Sharon Malachi for serving as the event photographer, and Glory Edim’s mother Ms. Henrietta for making “Digital Sisterhood” cupcakes (they were yummy) for the ladies!

  • Click here to see photos from the event.
  • Click here to listen to my audio blog recap of the event.
  • Click here to watch a video (21 minutes) that introduces the panelists and their blogging passions.
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Ananda’s Digital Sisterhood Month Adventures @ DC TED Women on 12.7.10

The first week of Digital Sisterhood Month 2010 ended with me attending a local DC TED Women event – on December 7, 2010. The event was co-sponsored by Melanie Spring, Amy Liz Martin, and Nicolette Pizzitola at Nicolette’s offices. These three women brought together a group of approximately 13 digital sisters and one digital brother to watch the TED Women’s webcast which featured a group of dynamic women a and men speakers who gave short talks about how women and girls are reshaping the world. It was an amazing afternoon and evening. It was just the kind of Digital Sisterhood Month outing I needed to keep myself moving through December!

Click here to listen to my audio blog re-cap about the speakers I admired.

Click here to see photos of the DC TED Women event.

I have included some of my favorite tweets by women who attended the DC TED Women event and photos of several TED Women speakers (photos were taken by James Duncan Davidson for TED).

  1. @TEDWomen: E Lesser started listening to mystics to avoid what Einstein called “the optical delusion of everyday consciousness” #TEDWomen Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:59:48 PM via HootSuite

  2. @tbdunmasked: Tony Porter – thank YOU for breaking out of the Man Box and inviting others to do so. #TEDWomen first standing ovation. Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:59:08 PM via HootSuite
  3. @TEDWomen: Elizabeth Lesser is deeply disturbed by the way cultures are demonizing “the other” #TEDWomen Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:43:35 PM via HootSuite Retweeted by NicPiz
  4. @NicPiz: Elizabeth Lesser suggests new movement to counter our habit of ‘otherizing’ – the take the other to lunch movement Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:46:47 PM via TweetDeck
  5. @TEDWomen: Tony Porter: My liberation as a man is tied to your liberation as a woman. #TEDWomen Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:41:48 PM via HootSuite
  6. @Sisarina: When a coach says ‘you play like a girl’ why does it destroy a man? What are we teaching guys about girls? #TEDWomen Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:32:56 PM via TweetDeck
  7. @Sisarina: .@monaeltahawy learned that Orthodoxy was much kinder to men than women so she became Liberal Muslim. #TEDWomen Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:08:28 PM via HootSuite
  8. @Sisarina: I totally can’t do @monaeltahawy justice. She’s ridiculously incredible. #TEDWomen#WOW Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:08:06 P via
  9. @kristasande: Mona Eltahawy #TEDWomen: “This is an incredibly exciting time to be a Muslim woman.” Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:05:50 PM via web Retweeted by NicPiz and 1 other
  10. @NicPiz: Sheryl Sandberg is so on target – love hearing a C level exec with this message! Tuesday, December 07, 2010 5:50:57 PM via TweetDeck
  11. @NicPiz: Messages 4 women who want to stay in the workforce:Sit at the table.Make your partner a real partner.Don’t leave before you leave. #TEDWomen Tuesday, December 07, 2010 5:48:29 PM via TweetDeck
  12. @NicPiz: Courtney Martin, Feministing #TEDWomen mother told her “I will not stand for your desperation.” 5:37 PM Dec 7th via TweetDeck
  13. @NicPiz: Courtney Martin, Feministing – “we don’t want just one hero.” #TEDWomen – YES! 5:35 PM Dec 7th via TweetDeck
  14. @healthpolicygrp: Pres Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: I’ve been a *Victor* of circumstances. #TEDWomen Video Q&A posted http://bit.ly/esob8g ht @TEDxDeadSea @NicPiz 3:36 PM Dec 7th via Mobile Web Retweeted by NicPiz and 1 other
  15. @Sisarina: Embrace the differences between women & men. It’s not either/or. Embrace the balance. Just do good business. – Halla #TEDWomen 3:44 PM Dec 7th via HootSuite
  16. @jbhertel: Lisa Witter: “Women want to give because they want to feel connected.” #TEDwomen 3:34 PM Dec 7th via TweetDeck Retweeted by NicPiz
  17. @NicPiz: Halls Tomasdottir #TEDWomen. We believe in profit with principles. We care how we make profits. 3:26 PM Dec 7th via TweetDeck
  18. @NicPiz: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – I’ve been a victor of circumstances #TEDWomen – brilliant! 3:20 PM Dec 7th via TweetDeck
  19. @NicPiz: Hanna Rosen #TEDWomen forget the glass ceiling – the high bridge is a better image. (spot on!) 3:06 PM Dec 7th via TweetDeck

TED Women Speakers I admired:

Courtney E. Martin - Photo Credit James Duncan Davidson / TED
Iyeoke Ivie Okoawa - Photo Credit: James Duncan Davidson / TED
Elizabeth Lesser - Photo Credit: James Duncan Davidson / TED
Sheryl Sandberg - Photo Credit: James Duncan Davidson / TED

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Ananda’s Digital Sisterhood Month Adventures at Fabulous Women Business Owners’ December Meeting

Digital Sisterhood Month Week #2 started with a bang. I taught an online kind and gentle office yoga class that you should check out if you have 18 minutes and a need for some OM energy in your day. Click on the link to watch the video: http://stickam.com/anandaleeke.

I also launched the weekly Digital Sisterhood Wednesday celebration and hosted the Tweetchat about women’s most popular Twitter conversations. Both Twitter events inspired me and really helped me reach into my heart to give thanks for the beauty and power of women sharing online.

The highlight of my offline day was attending the DC Fabulous Women Business Owners holiday party and mentoring meeting that was hosted by Christina Bailey, co-founder of Tindale Real Estate, at Hounshell Real Estate offices. Visit www.tindalerealestate.com to learn more about Christina and her business. I took several photos. Click here to see them on Flickr.

Kathy Korman Frey, Chief Hot Momma and founder of the Hot Mommas Project, was the keynote speaker. Kathy talked about the power of mentoring in women and girls’ lives. For more information, visit www.hotmommasproject.org.  Sarah Massey, founder of the Fabulous Women Business Owners group  and Massey Media, jumpstarted the evening with a mentoring sharing circle that allowed women to share their business, mentoring expertise, and mentee needs. Click on the link to listen to my audio blog about the event (it begins with my 12/9 morning reflection on – 16 minutes): www.cinchcast.com/anandaleeke/133841.

I love the Fabulous Women Business Owners group because the women are about business and being bright lights of sisterhood. Many thanks to all of the women who made the event a sisterhood sensation!

Do you belong to any local women’s groups that meet offline?

What makes these groups so fabulous in your world?

Share your thoughts in the comment section of this blog. Thank you.

Digital Sisterhood Month Blessings,

Ananda Leeke

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Celebrate the First Annual Digital Sisterhood Month in December 2010

It’s time to celebrate the First Annual Digital Sisterhood Month in December 2010! Visit http://digitalsisterhood.wordpress.com.

Digital sisterhood is the feminine currency women use to create relationship wealth through the connections they make, conversations they have, communities they build, causes they support, collaborative partnerships they establish, and commerce they engage in with women they meet online and offline.

I created Digital Sisterhood Month to give women an opportunity to celebrate their connections, conversations, communities, collaborative partnerships, and commerce.

Digital Sisterhood Month Events

1. December 1

#DigitalSisterhood Wednesday Twitter Celebration: Tweet about digital sisters, organizations, and causes like the Red Pump Project that promote HIV/AIDS awareness.

7:00-7:15 am EST – Digital Sisterhood Online Yoga

9:00-10:00 pm EST – #DigitalSisterhood Tweetchat: Discussion topic is how did you use the power of your online voice to raise awareness in 2010.

2. December 2

8:00-9:00 pm EST –  Digital Sisterhood Radio: Sisterhood Collaborators Success Coach Dr. Nicole Cutts and Certified Financial Planner Marie Isabel Laurion on Taking Your Dreams from Design to Destiny: The Next Level

3. December 4 (offline in DC)

2:00-3:45 pm – Field Trip to Yin Yang Yoga Class @ Tranquil Space, 1632 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC ( several blocks from Dupont Circle Metro)

Please bring your own yoga mat and register for the class online by paying $18 (drop in class fee) several days in advance.  Click here to register.  If you wait until December 4 to register online  or at the studio, the class may be filled.  The studio IS NOT offering any special discounts to Digital Sisterhood field trip participants.

Meet Ananda Leeke in the the studio’s tea lounge after class for a cup of tea. If people want to hang out after the yoga class, then the group can pick a place like Sweet Green or another local cafe for a impromptu afternoon meet up.

4. December 5 (offline in DC)

3:30-4:30  pm – Museum Meet Up Visit to Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color exhibit @ National Museum of Women in the Arts,  1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005-3970 

Directions: Metro Center is the closest metro stop. Parking is limited and a bit challenging. Please meet Ananda Leeke and the group at the museum information desk by 3:30 pm.  The event is FREE because it is held on the first Sunday of month. The group will walk to Teaism for dinner (10 minute walk)

5:00-6:30 pm – Dinner Meet Up @ Teaism, a woman-owned Asian-inspired tea cafe, 400 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Directions: Everyone is responsible for their own dinner.  The group will eat together on the lower level.  Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

5. December 7

9:30-10:30pm EST – Poet Yael Flusberg on Blogatique with Ananda Leeke on BlogTalkRadio

6. December 8

#DigitalSisterhood Wednesday Twitter Celebration

7 :00-7:15 am EST – Digital Sisterhood Online Yoga

9:00-10:00 pm EST – #DigitalSisterhood Tweetchat: Discussion topic is  the most popular conversations women launched and/or participated in on Twitter in 2010.

7. December 9

9:00-10:00 pm  EST – Digital Sisterhood Radio: Lessons Learned from BlogHer 2010

8. December 12 (offline in DC)

3:00-4:30 pm – DC Focus Group: Women in Social Media Who Discuss Fashion, Beauty, Hair, and Lifestyles, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, Room A-10, Washington, DC (Metro Center and Gallery Place Metro stations are located within walking distance. Parking is challenging!)

9. December 13

9:00-10:00 pm EST – Digital Sisterhood Radio: Women in Social Media Who Discuss Fashion, Beauty, Hair, and Lifestyles

10. December 14

9:00-10:00 pm EST – Digital Sisterhood Radio: Lessons Learned from Blogalicious 2010

11. December 15

#DigitalSisterhood Wednesday Twitter Celebration

9:00-10:00 pm EST – #DigitalSisterhood Tweetchat: Discussion topic is share the women businesses, services, products or events you patronized and/or financially supported in 2010.

12. December 16

9:00-10:00 pm EST – Digital Sisterhood Radio – Feminism Online

13. December 20

9:00-10:00 pm EST – Digital Sisterhood Radio – Digital Native Lauren Thomas

14. December 22

#DigitalSisterhood Wednesday Twitter Celebration

7 :00-7:15 am EST – Digital Sisterhood Online Yoga

9:00-10:00 pm EST – #DigitalSisterhood Tweetchat: Discussion topic is share the types of online women communities you created, discovered, and/or participated in this year.

15. December 29

#DigitalSisterhood Wednesday Twitter Celebration

7 :00-7:15 am EST – Digital Sisterhood Online Yoga

9:00-10:00 pm EST – #DigitalSisterhood Tweetchat: Discussion topic is share the digital sisters who inspired and/or informed you in 2010.