August is off to a great start in my world. On Monday, I participated in the Women in Tech Campaign’s #TechIsMore digital event. It was truly a #DigitalSisterhood experience that included sitting in a room surrounded by dynamic Digital Sisters in real time and via Google Hangout, Periscope, and Twitter. We had a double chocolate delicious discussion about women in tech issues including diversity, inclusion, challenges, and success strategies. Click on link below to read the #TechisMore Storify blog recap prepared by Women in Tech Campaign founder Emily Rasowsky.
Yesterday I learned that BlogHer published its 2012 study of women and social media. What timing! I was hoping the study would come out in time for me to include in my last chapter of my Digital Sisterhood book. The Internet geek in me is jumping for joy. Time to read the study and learn more about digital sisters!
Click here to see the BlogHer SlideShare presentation.
Click here to read more about the BlogHer 2012 Study.
Calling all women in social media! Join me for my first Sisterhood the Blog Twitter chat about digital sisterhood on October 6 at 9:00 pm EST. To access the chat log onto Twitter and use the #STB10 hashtag. During the chat, we will discuss our personal definitions of sisterhood, digital sisterhood connections – how/why we create and sustain them, and lessons learned from our digital sisterhood connections.
Our Twitter chat stream will be used as research for my book project Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (December 2011 – click here to donate to my Kickstarter.com fundraiser for my book project. TY in advance for your support!).
-July 5 @9pm EST – Women who attended Blogging While Brown conference on June 18 and 19 in DC
-July 6 @8pm EST – Najeema Thompson
-July 8 @8pm EST – Amanda Jones
-July 12 @8pm EST – Shon Bacon
-July 20 @8pm EST – Michele McGraw
-July 26 @8pm EST – Devra Renner
-July 29 @8pm EST – April Davis
5) Listen to Ananda host Sisterhood the Blog Radio’s July 31st episode at 1:00 pm EST featuring a discussion with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. members about their use of social media during Boule 2010 (national convention) held from July 14 to July 22 in Palm Springs, California. FYI – Ananda is a member of Sigma! The show will also include a discussion on how Ananda’s Sigma sorority sisters use social media in their businesses. www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.
I was able to capture the amazing panelists, Blogalicious co-founders Nyasha Smith and Stacy Ferguson, DC Meet Up organizer/PR professional Xina Eiland,and Niambi Jarvis, Director of the Office on Women’s Policy & Initiatives, in action with my Creative Vado video camera. Check out the videos below.
1) Definition of Social Media – Part One by Rhea Brown, Terri Holley, and Michele McGraw
2) Definition of Social Media – Part Two by Rhea Brown, Terri Holley, and Michele McGraw
3) Meaning of Digital Footprint by Terri Holley
4) Blogalicious co-founders Nyasha Smith and Stacey Ferguson
5) DC Meet Up organizer/PR professional Xina Eiland
6) Niambi Jarvis, Director of the Office on Women’s Policy & Initiatives
Check out several photos from the Meet Up below (photo credit: Blogalicious co-founders Nyasha Smith and Stacey Ferguson). Click here to see more photos.