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Ada Lovelace Day

March 24, 2009 Leave a comment

I have been fortunate enough to know many wonderful women who are trailblazers, namely in the IT/Internet/Social Media world.

*Aliza Sherman founder of Cybergrrl, Webgrrls and Femina.com. Webgrrls paved the way for DCWebgrrls, which morphed into DC Web Women. Aliza founded the first full-service Internet company owned by a woman (1995, Cybergrrl, Inc.

*Shellie Holubek and
*Debbie Weil, co-founders of DC Web Women (formerly known as DC Webgrrls)

Shellie Houbek and Debbie Weil, both tech-savvy women living in Washington, DC, decided to co-found a DC chapter of DC Webgrrls in 1995. Now known as DC Web Women, this group,  which has never charged for membership, supports over 2,000 women in the greater Washington, DC area.

-Shellie Holubek now resides in Paris, France where she oversees her family and her consulting practice there.

Debbie Weil has become a corporate social media consultant and trainer (specializing in blogging and Twitter) and a sought-after speaker based in Washington DC. Her clients include Global 100 and Fortune 500 companies. She is the author of the widely praised The Corporate Blogging Book published in the U.S. by Portfolio, and also in Italian, Mandarin Chinese and a UK edition. Since 2003 she has written BlogWriteForCEOs, a leading blog on social media marketing. She is also a Top Twitterer in Washington DC with over 3,800 Followers.

*Emma Antunes, one of the original members of DC Web Women, was interviewed by Chris Dorobek about social media at NASA. Listen online

*Jamila White, an active member of DC Web Women, was recognized as belonging to the elite group, 50 of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media

All of these women are so inspiring – some of the coolest women you’ve never heard of! DC Web Women rock!

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