Women nurture greater penchant for sharing and now they have taken their sharing activities to the digital media â€“ the burgeoning social media space. And fascinatingly, their sharing activities are not limited to their family, friends or associates; rather they have taken it to further serious enterprising levels.
Women are using social media for promoting causes, hosting and giving speeches in social media events and campaigns as well. They are pioneering social media and blogging activities for many organizations. Some even freelance or double their roles as social media consultants (for profit and non-profit organizations) as a second career. Many of them are imparting knowledge on technology, are leading speakers at webinars and social media events and are developing strategies in digital marketing. They have also been touted as the powerhouse of resources in social media. Hence, I wanted to highlight these womenâ€™s extensive experience and contribution to social media networks as to share with and inspire my readers of Mizwhiz.
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The one whose surname most commonly associates the repute of â€˜LinkedIn Expertâ€™, Viveka von Rosen, is a social media enthusiast, a trainer and a speaker at many social media seminars. She has authored the book â€˜Linked Into Businessâ€™ to help organize and harness the power and impact of marketing through LinkedIn. She also hosts discussions and shares her expertise through #LinkedInChat. Meet her at Smart Blonde Media.
She is known for her multifarious roles and appearances in social media space. She has rocked as a recurrent speaker at several eminent social media events including SXSW, BlogHer, BlogWorld. She has authored, has been a spokesperson, and has also co-founded Techset. She has also been a key contributor in developing digital marketing strategies for organizations like Windows Phone, Microsoft, HP, PepsiCo, and P&G. Meet her at her blog StephanieAgresta.com.
The co-founder and CEO of BlogHer, one of the top names at social media events for women, Lisa Stone is known for empowering women by creating opportunities and exposure, offering resources for women startup enthusiasts, and for contributing to their economical and educational empowerment. Led by her, the BlogHer network nestles more than 2,500 blogs. She has been the mastermind of the social media marketing of entertainment behemoths like Sex and the City of HBO, E! Television and E! Online. Her name in the Fast Companyâ€™s list of 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2010 has added a bright feather to her hat of recognition.
I have to also name a few more women who have been shining bright and rocking in the social media space for years such as Lisa Grimm, Alisa Leonard, Ann Handley, Kellye Crane, and Liz Strauss. My list requires honorary mentions of more women who are ruling the social media space. If you know some of them, then share in the comment below.