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2013

Women of Power Virtual Summit

June 25-27th


The Women of Power Virtual Summit is the First of it’s kind and ONLY Conference that leverages an innovative platform, curates a massive virtual learning environment for 3 days and is specifically for women. This conference eliminates the income and location boundaries by offering access to 15 action-oriented, profit-focused content sessions 100% complementary, and virtually to anyone with internet access.

Powerful. Tenacious. Commanding. Persistent. Courageous. Brave. Daring. Determined. We are here - Women in business. 10.4 million strong and growing. It has been announced that this is the time of the female entrepreneur. We’re being taught to #leanin, to lead even if alone, to perfect the ask, and to capitalize on our skills. But how? What does all of this momentum and information mean for the current business woman? What does it mean to Women CEO Project?To us, it meant that we should build a platform to meet business women where they are and give them what they need with no cost or location boundaries. We built this conference in 2012 and it was a resounding success with over 1000 attendees. We have turned this powerful event into an annual summit and are offering it again June 25-27th. Women CEO Project puts together a POWER Packed Lineup of 15 Local and Global Business Women to Teach a FREE, Live, Virtual Summit on June 25th- 27th, with 5 sessions per day from 12pm-7pm Central. This combination of diverse experience, a plethora of knowledge, the use of innovative technology, and the lessons ranging from startup pros to million dollar business builders, is sure to make the Women of Power Virtual Summit an event EVERY current or aspiring business woman should attend.

Women Of Power Virtual Summit 2013


Women of Power Virtual Summit Creator and Founder of Women CEO Project Kristi L. Jackson, MBA is an Award Winning Humanitarian, Founder of Women CEO Project, was recognized by the White House as a Citizen Innovator and Entrepreneur and was 1 of 40 in the US, invited to DC to participate on the Social Opportunity Series Summit July 3, 2012. Women CEO Project was created to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs locally and globally, at every level in their business, a more strategic way of thinking, planning, and growing her business. They do this by offering a curriculum of classes, trainings, seminars and events virtually and in person. Winning Women’s Organization of the Year 2013, Women CEO Project creates POWERFUL Collaborations with other businesses and brand to host over 40 events and trainings per year in Business, Social Media, Marketing, Business Planning, Strategy, Goal Setting and Power Networking. Jackson has served as a Business Mentor for Startup Weekend Houston, was a Judge and “Shark” for the Houston Area Urban League Entrepreneur Incubator Program, participated in the IBM SME Startup Grant, has been nominated for the Business Startup Award, and has been given a Humanitarian Innovator of the Year Award for her work to better the education of women in business. Kristi is also the Founder and a writer for Power Culture Magazine a digital resource dedicated to the Powerful Passions, Attitudes, and Connections today’s business woman must make and have. She is the business columnist for SheNOW and she has also been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal, African American News and Issues, Examiner, Girl Power Blog, Alive Magazine, the AfriPro Journal, Human Performance Motivation and MSNBC’s Your Business. Kristi has successfully leveraged many powerful partnerships to work with Women CEO Project including: Apple, Google, Wells Fargo, Dress for Success, Accion Texas Micro-Lenders, H 360 Venture Capitalists, and Poppin.

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Speakers & Schedule June 25th 12:15pm 1:30pm 2:45pm 4:00pm 6:30pm

Farnoosh Brock Kelli Gilpin Jacquette Timmons Linda Hollander Sophia A. Nelson

June 26th 12:15pm 1:30pm 2:45pm 4:00pm 6:30pm

Wendi J. Turner Tiffany Peterson Felecia Hatcher Nikki Groom AnneMarie Cross

June 27th 12:15pm 1:30pm 2:45pm 4:00pm 6:30pm

Kris Gilbertson Lena West Amber Cooney & Shay Aliza Sherman Tamara Brenes

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Farnoosh Brock was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After leaving Iran at the age of 11 and living in Turkey for 3 years, she moved to the United States. She studied electrical engineering and French at university and then entered the corporate world. First, she worked for a start-up and then she moved to a large Fortune 100 technology company. In 2011, she left a nearly 12-year successful career to start her own media and publishing company, Prolific Living Inc. Today, she is a published author, speaker, business coach, podcaster, social media enthusiast and an expert green juicer. She is passionate about showing you how to define your own freedom in first your health and then your career. She is a multipassionate entrepreneur that does not believe you need to give up one passion to pursue another! She infuses her love of green juicing and green smoothies, Ashtanga yoga, writing, photography, languages, and world travel into her brand and inspires you to pursue your dreams and your creative genius. Her favorite quote, the one that led to that resignation from Corporate America, is this: “The lust for comfort kills the passions of the soul.� ~ Khalil Gibran.

Farnoosh Brock Prolific Living Inc. Women Of Power Virtual Summit 2013


My career has kinda been a roller-coaster ride, probably a lot like yours. Today I coach people just like you, bright women, emerging leaders in their career, on exactly how to break through their own limiting beliefs, negotiate for what they deserve, and ask for what they want to create the career they love and the life they deserve. And I arrived where I am today by walking in your pumps – or power shoe of choice! I worked in financial services for over 20 years and as a business consultant for more than five. Actually, I was hired into the financial services industry at my high school graduation (inner gasp at how quickly time flies by). I started work the very next day, and that began my professional schooling. And, trust me, I got schooled! As a young, enthusiastic female starting out in the male-dominated, financial services industry the challenges I faced were daunting! I often found myself as one of just a few women in a meeting of all men. Or being the youngest person in a room of primarily men. I had to fight to get my message heard. I was discounted or dismissed by people twice my age. On my first day of work I felt I could conquer the world but as time went on I kinda began believing the unspoken messages I was receiving – that I couldn’t possibly have something important to say. Does any of this sound familiar? Over the years, I had to conquer my little part of the world over and over and over. It sucked at the time, but all of these situations were gifts to me. They forced me to find a way to be noticed, to be heard, to OWN My Room – whatever room I found myself in – and this is what differentiated me from 99% of those around me. As I started OWNing my rooms and skyrocketing my career success, people noticed – especially my women colleagues who were struggling to move ahead. They started taking me to the side and saying “Kelli, how did you get another promotion in less than a year and I haven’t gotten one in several years?” “What am I doing wrong? Can you help me?” I’d give them two or three things to do right away and told them to keep me posted. Virtually every time, in a short amount of time, they were telling me about the advances they were making or the raise they got! I started sharing my OWN Your Room practices with my colleagues, family, and friends, and when they followed them, they began radiating confidence and power! They started asking for what they wanted and getting it – including earning more money! As I continued to earn more and advance as a business consultant to executives running billion dollar, Fortune 500 companies, I realized that I was happiest when I was helping other women do what I had done – create success that exceeded their wildest imaginations! Not just in work but in life. AND based on the twists and turns I took, I was shortening their learning curve – so they were getting there fast! That’s when I took a ginormous LEAP of faith! I left my corporate, high-paying, full benefits, consulting job and (GULP) launched my business, Kelli Gilpin International.

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Financial coach +strategist, author, speaker, media personality...financial rebel & “money is never just about money” evangelist President, CEO – Sterling Investment Management, Inc. Jacquette M. Timmons is a self-described financial rebel and “money is never just about money” evangelist. So tired of the financial services industry focus just on the numbers – which is really the easy part of the money equation, she’s taken a stand and has proudly made a commitment to move beyond the numbers & spend more time on the psychology + emotions of money! It is her belief that this is a more powerful way to manage your money and your financial choices. This stance infuses everything she creates whether it is live experience, on-demand product or program, or in written form. Ms. Timmons is the author of “Financial Intimacy.” She is a sought-after speaker, financial coach, workshop leader and media expert on money, choices, relationships and life. She is also the creator of the Financial Intimacy Conference, and founder of Sterling Investment Management, Inc., an investment education and financial coaching firm. She has worked in the investment industry for twenty-six years, dedicating more than a decade to teaching intelligent people how to be smarter with their money. Ms. Timmons holds an MBA in finance from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business and a BS in marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her media appearances include CNN’s “Headline News,” “Your $$$$$” with Christine Romans and Ali Velshi and “Your Bottom Line” and “The Help Desk” with Gerri Willis, American Public Media’s “Marketplace Money” with Tess Vigeland, CBS Radio’s “Rules of Engagement” with Amber Kelleher-Andrews on KFWB 980 – Los Angeles, WBAI’s “Women: Body & Soul” with Nathalie Thandiwe, “Your Time with Kim Iverson,” – a syndicated radio show, “Black Enterprise Business Report,” Bloomberg Radio, WNBC’s “Today in New York” and Fox TV’s “Good Day New York” and “Good Day Street Talk.” She has been quoted in the NY Daily News, Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Wall Street Journal, and has written for or been quoted on blogs such as DailyWorth & Yodlee and in magazines such as EBONY, REDBOOK, Essence Magazine, Curve Magazine, Forbes.com, the Root.com, Match. com’s Happen, Real Simple, Teen Vogue, Black Enterprise, Heart and Soul. Prior to creating Sterling in 1995, Ms. Timmons spent nine years with Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank). The last five years of her tenure were spent in the Private Bank. Among her many accomplishments was the successful launching of Private Investment Planning, an advisory business targeted primarily to emerging affluent individuals and smaller institutions. She served as the sole manager of this business unit for two years and was responsible for business development, client servicing and operations management. Ms. Timmons is on the Board of Directors for The Laundromat Project, an arts organization. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors for the New York Chapter of the National Association of Securities Professionals, an organization she co-founded.

Jacquette M. Timmons Sterling Investment Management, Inc. Women Of Power Virtual Summit 2013


Linda Hollander has become known as the “Wealthy Bag Lady”. She is the industry leader in teaching entrepreneurs about corporate sponsorships.She is the author of the #1 best-selling book, Bags to Riches: 7 Success Secrets for Women in Business. She is also the founder of the Women’s Small Business Expo and the CEO of Sponsor Concierge. Her sponsors include Wells Fargo, Epson, Citibank, Fed Ex, American Airlines, Staples, Health Net, Smith Barney, Wal Mart, Bank of America and IBM. She has over 20 years of experience as a small business owner and she is the only person to be featured in both Entrepreneur and Female Entrepreneur magazine in the same month. She has also been on NBC, CBS, FOX Television, Bloomberg Radio and Remarkable Women. She started out worse than broke. She was buried in debt and couldn’t find a way out of the poverty trap and abusive relationships. But that’s not what really bothered her. It was that she was short and had frizzy hair to boot. ­ She and her best friend, Sheryl Felice, used their girl-power to the max. They launched a packaging business which sells custom-printed shopping bags to leading-edge companies. Her company was formed in 1988. She devised a sales and marketing plan which made the fledgling business profitable in a very short amount of time. As revenues for the company increased every year, she met entrepreneurial women, understood what motivates them and how she could increase their success. By the way, she is still short with frizzy hair. Hey, some things you just can’t change. Disney, Cisco Systems, Mattel, Universal Studios, Nissan, Yamaha, Sony, Revlon, Dunn Edwards Paints, Sanyo, Avery Dennison, Columbia Tri Star, CBS, City of Hope, Union Bank, ASCAP, Kaiser Permanente, IBM, Variety, Ocean Spray, Sears and Infiniti are some of her sponsors and clients. Her passions are business, sponsorships, marketing, promotion and packaging (she is a “Bag Lady”, after all). Linda Hollander owes her success to the wonderful people in her life: Her parents, Bob and Blossom Hollander, Rhoda and Howard Goldie, and her best friend, Sheryl Felice. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Leslie Greenfield, and their two cats, Carmella and Sneakers.

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Sophia A. Nelson, Esq. is “redefining” the rules for 21st Century living and success. She is the author of the award winning book “Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama” (May 2011). She writes a national lifestyle & political column for NBC’s theGrio.com titled “Living Redefined”, and she is a contributor to Essence Magazine, Heart & Soul, USATODAY and NPR. You can watch Sophia regularly as a noted political pundit & social commentator on MSNBC, CNN, TvOne’s Washington Watch with Roland S. Martin & FOX during the 2012 Presidential Campaign. Her second book “Reconnect” is due out in 2013 and it deals with the power of human “connection” and how to focus on what matters in our lives in a busy 21st Century world.

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Wendi J. Turner has worked for over 15 years in community outreach. She specializes in positively impacting at-risk youth and adults by means of “relationship empowerment.” Realizing the need to extend her services for those who have no voice, she dedicated her efforts to bring liberation and relevancy to those in the Houston and surrounding areas. She has been invited as a featured keynote speaker on radio, television interviews and as a seminar leader; conducting workshops and classes on leadership, empathy and rapport development within corporate organizations, diversity and tolerance, conflict resolution, anger management and college readiness. She has also spoken in many churches, sharing her passion for people through inspirational messages. Currently, she is teaching professional development classes to teachers nationwide as well as collaborating with leaders in education on strategies to improve better working relationships with their employees as it relates to empathy and rapport building. Additionally, she is the Chief Operating Officer and spokesperson of the Conrad O. Johnson Legacy, which encompasses the award-winning documentary Thundersoul, executively produced by Academy Award Winner, Jamie Foxx. When she is not travelling, Wendi responds to the call of empowering people as an educator, life coach, anger management therapist, and a personal trainer in order to reach the whole person-mind, body and spirit. Wendi’s Philosophy -Education and Self-Empowerment is a lifeline for success and growth. As part of a strong and historic legacy of educators of more than 100 years (one being the legendary Conrad “Prof” Johnson), her educational background is a badge of honor and privilege. It’s been truly a rewarding experience to be the recipient of numerous teaching awards, teacher of the year honors and to have her teaching concept models used for teacher training videos for Houston-area school districts. Through her more than 15 years in education, community outreach, and pursuit of a doctorate in counseling psychology, she’s been exposed to a various socioeconomic classes, ethnicities, and age groups; however, one thing remains constant within each individual: the desire to be understood and respected-an integral part of our existence. This became even more apparent when her personal journey forced her to reckon with her own health, and self-awareness. Through the challenges of her journey, she realized that there are other ways she would be led to reach people Wendi’s purpose became even clearer. Through her personal transformation both mentally and physically, she realized that she can assist others in unlocking the power within! Wendi Johnson Turner stepped away from working full time in education to focus further on the mind, sprit, and the body where she received her certifications in Anger Management Therapy, Life Coaching, and Personal Training. Life’s Path took Wendi full circle…Wendi believes that every person has the chance to receive healing and freedom if they choose it. Wendi’s life purpose is to reveal this to people through dynamic teaching, relevant messages, and her personal witness. Wendi’s life journey is dedicated to empowering the human condition...one life at a time.

The Heart Initiative Wendi J. Turner Women Of Power Virtual Summit 2013


Tiffany Walke Peterson has an impressive and detailed repertoire of experience in the personal and professional development industry. Tiffany is a seasoned success trainer, speaker, coach, and facilitator helping individuals and organizations alike in creating stellar results and lasting change in their professional, financial, and personal lives. Before founding her own company, Tiffany worked with and for many popular authors and groups, both selling and teaching the content for Franklin Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Jack Canfield, The Success Principles, and The Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and Robert Kiyosaki, of the world famous Rich Dad, Poor Dad series. The opportunity to be mentored and trained by some of the world’s best authors, teachers, and content has significantly influenced her own successful results and the results she helps others to achieve today. Tiffany’s career began and successfully grew in the sales and marketing side of the professional and personal development industry. Tiffany serviced many Fortune 500 accounts in her career, including FedEx, Delta Airlines, and Siemens while working closely with C level executives. Tiffany received many promotions in her corporate life experience, managing multiple sales teams and projects, with a responsibility for sales budgets that ranged from $7.5 million to $40 million in annual sales revenue. Due to her record breaking sales achievements, she was sought after to train and mentor her proven sales style, process, and techniques to other sales associates, of which ultimately led her career and her passion for training, speaking, and coaching to evolve into what is now her own business. Tiffany has successfully trained and coached hundreds of sales people, with an average of 30% increase in sales revenue due to her proven methods. Tiffany is the Founder and President of The Lighthouse Principles, Inc, a training and development firm offering proven methods and strategies to align individuals and organizations in creating success with their own goals, results, and purpose. Tiffany is a radiant, dynamic, and captivating influence for positive change. Affectionately named, “The Hope Giver”, Tiffany is highly sought after to speak and train to groups and causes of all sizes and influence. She is well known for her passion of success principles and personal growth. She is vibrantly on purpose when she is speaking, coaching, and inspiring others to discover and achieve their own personal and professional potential. Tiffany and her family reside in Salt Lake City, Utah. - See more at: http://thelighthouseprinciples.com/meet-tiffany...

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Felecia Hatcher, Chief Popsicle – Feverish Ice Cream and Gourmet Pops – Felecia is the author of How to Start a Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget, and the C Students Guide to Scholarships, a social entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream & Gourmet Pops. Before launching Feverish, Felecia worked as a experiential marketing manager for Nintendo, Sony, Wells Fargo and the WNBA. Hatcher has been honored by the White House as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs under 30, Featured on the NBC Today Show, The Cooking Channel, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise and Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History. Felecia has presented engaging talks on Embracing Failure at Google, Entrepreneurship and Managing Investor Relations at SXSW, White House Young America Series, TEDx Miami and TEDx Jamaica. Felecia is also the founder of Black Tech Miami and Social Change Mob both initiatives help to increase tech entrepreneurship training and funding in underserved communities.

Feverish Ice Cream Tamara is Founder and CEO of Demohire.com, the first video hiring job board. As an entrepreneur, she leverages her knowledge, network and expertise gained from her highly successful career in finance. She began her career in banking, after graduating college at the age of 19. She became the head of the Accounting and Tax Division of a billion dollar bank at the age of 21 and led the bank’s US Controller division through the largest merger in its history. She moved to Chicago, to be CFO for a private firm where she diversified their revenue mix. At age 25, she took a position in Miami as CFO (and interim COO) of an international bank, effectively overseeing the entire “back office” of the bank. Tamara founded three ventures prior to DemoHire; her first was sold for a profit and is currently the 2nd largest independent insurance brokerage in South Florida.

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I’m an artist. I paint—with words. And I’m a writer. I write for supernovas and star ‘preneurs. I write for women (and some bold, switched-on men.) I write for love. I write for the love of it. I’m spontaneous, adventurous (whoa, baby) and I’m versatile. I can dial your words in or let them run riot. I adore stripping out the stuffing from stuffy prose and liberating your inner voice so you can say exactly what it is you need to say. I believe that writing is an art and that copywriters artists are the future. I believe that writing is messy and chaotic and—as Ernest Hemingway once said—there’s nothing to it. You just sit down and bleed. I believe in freedom of choice. I believe in wearing heels at every opportunity. I believe in leaving your hometown and moving half way across the world if you feel called to do that (I did that.) I believe that LOVE is everything, dammit. I stand for doing it all on your own two feet. In never giving up. For being who you say you are. For being impossible to ignore. And for doing things your way. I stand for love. For passion and compassion in equal measure. For big ideas. For courage. For laughing ‘til your face aches, toes in the sand and necklaces to your navel. For home (it’s where my heart is.) I’ve been a lover AND a Muay-Thai fighter. And I spent a decade earning my chops juggling marketing strategy either side of the Atlantic. I’ve been heartbroken, heart open, and everywhere in between. I read—a lot. I usually overdress. I travel—wherever an airline ticket will take me. I’ve backpacked from the South to the North of Vietnam, traveled to cities as diverse as Vegas, Budapest, and Bangkok—and moved my entire existence from the U.K. to the U.S. in three small suitcases four five short years ago. I’ve been touted as “THE Copywriting Artist to Watch” by whip-cracking business confidence expert Erika Lyremark, received high praise from a multitude of entrepreneurial mavens, and been hailed as a force of nature and a rising superstar. I’m officially in love with my Schnoodle, Samson, and I believe that, if your dreams don’t scare you they’re simply not big enough.

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Annemarie Cross is a Money, Marketing & Mindset Business Coach who supports ambitious women entrepreneurs in unearthing and communicating their inner brilliance (their brand) so they can boost their credibility, visibility, celebrity and profitability.She specializes in working with women entrepreneurs – especially coaches, consultants, speakers and authors, guiding them through her Unearth Your Inner Brilliance Signature Branding, 6-Figure Business Blueprint and Money Mindset Breakthrough Secrets programs. These programs show them how to stand out from their competitors, build solid business foundations and marketing strategies, while transform their hours-for-dollars services into lucrative information products and programs so they can get paid what they’re worth and build the business of their dreams, doing what they love. The online credibility- and visibility-building strategies that Annemarie teaches her clients has enabled her to generate her own impressive results being listed among the top 1% of viewed Linkedin Profiles. She caught the attention of Money Power Web in the US, who ranked her at number 16 in their “200 Fearless Women Online and on Social Media” annual report. Annemarie has also worked closely with one of Australia’s leading educational institutions - Chisholm Institute to develop their Introduction to Digital Marketing Certificate – Social Media and the content for their Vocational Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing – Australia’s first-ever Industry-endorsed course. Reputed for her dynamic, inspiring and engaging presentations, Annemarie has become a sought-after speaker and presenter both nationally and internationally, and has shared her empowering message “How to Get Paid What You’re Worth” on the speaking platform alongside other high-profile 6- and multi 7-figure women in business. Annemarie is also an International Award-winning podcast host and the CEO/Founder of media corporation - the Ambitious Podcast Network, and is regularly sought after by print, online, podcasting and radio media representatives to share her branding, business- and visibility-building expertise.

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Kris Gilbertson is the author of Podcasting 2.0: How to Generate More Leads, Traffic, and Sales by Partnering with iTunes, the Founder of the Podcasting Pro System, and a leading expert in how to partner with iTunes and create your own podcast. Her clients praise their podcast enables them to reach their ideal customer, create a thriving tribe, increase their traffic to their website from over 40% and do what they love by simply using the power of their voice. Kris’ podcast Secrets of the Extraordinarily Successful is listened to in over 103 countries and receives thousands of downloads on a weekly basis and is featured in the What’s Hot in the iTunes Marketplace. Her show inspires thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs through key Expert and Multi-Millionaire Interviews on how to leave the world of frustration and create a business lifestyle of Freedom. To learn more about how you can start your own podcast please visit http://krisgilbertson.com to subscribe for Free Updates on podcasting and marketing tips for your business.

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Lena L. West is the leading expert on how women entrepreneurs can monetize social media. She is also the Founder of InfluenceExpansion.com, the home of the Influence Expansion Academy, the only social media mastermind program created specifically for women entrepreneurs. As the CEO & Chief Social Media Strategist of Influence Expansion (formerly xynoMedia), she has helped thousands of women entrepreneurs profit from the power of Social Media and the Internet. West says, “What makes Influence Expansion different is we don’t just offer some of the best social media marketing ideas and strategy in the world; we can also uniquely identify with women CEO’s. We know they need strategies that cut to the chase and produce results not just now, but RIGHT now.” As a certified technical expert, West learned about the intricate aspects of computers and networking while consulting with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Pitney Bowes, Philips Magnavox, Hyperion Software and MasterCard International. After cutting her ‘technical teeth’, she founded xynoMedia in 1997. West’s expertise has been widely acknowledged. She is the winner of several business awards, among them: The Network Journal’s “40 Under Forty”, AlleyCat News’ “25 Women of Silicon Alley”,The Women’s Congress’ Entrepreneurial Champion for Women in Business and was dubbed an “Entrepreneurial Hero” by NCWIT.West has also been featured as the cover story for publications such as The Westchester County Business Journal and Black Enterprise. A sought-after writer and speaker,West writes and speaks regularly about the merits and potential pitfalls of social media. She communicates her expertise about social media, web 2.0 and online technologies through Social Media 360, her expert blog on FastCompany.com; her Seriously Social column and blog for Entrepreneur Magazine; as well as feature articles for both InfoWorld and Jupitermedia. She has spoken on Capitol Hill and for organizations such as American Express, Wharton School of Business, SCORE, National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), Syracuse University and The Learning Annex. A firm believer in the adage, “To whom much is given, much is required”, West is deeply committed to her pro bono work as well. She sits on the BlogHer Business Advisory Board, the Center for Women’s Business Research Advisory Council and the National Advisory Board for The Women’s Congress. West strongly believes that social media is a catalyst to uniting the world’s people and will continue to lead businesses and individuals toward greater levels of environmental accountability, social responsibility and corporate transparency – hence her passion for the medium. Influence Expansion’s goal is to make social media profitable for women business leaders.

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Aliza Sherman is an award-winning author, speaker and Web pioneer with a mission to empower women through technology. She is an authority on digital marketing and has been online since 1987, consulting clients about the Internet since 1992. She is frequently invited to speak around the world about the Internet, social media, and cutting edge technology, as well as tech and business issues specific to women. She also writes about those issues for sites and publications ranging from Mashable to Entrepreneur. In 1995, Newsweek named her one of the “Top 50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet” after she founded the first woman-owned, full-service Internet company, Cybergrrl, Inc. and the first global Internet networking organization for women, Webgrrls International. In 2009, Fast Company named her one of the “Most Powerful Women in Technology.” She has been featured numerous times in national publications including USA Today, US News and World Report, Newsweek, Time, and the Wall Street Journalas well as on major network news shows on CBS, CNN, CNN-FN, MSNBC, and CNBC. She has produced segments for local and national public radio including “Marketplace,” and produced a 12-part documentary series for Wyoming Public Television.”

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2013 Women of Power Virtual Summit Speaker Guide  

3 Days, 15 Speakers, 15 Action-Oriented, Profit-Focused POWER Sessions, for the Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs. 100% Virtual, Totally compli...

2013 Women of Power Virtual Summit Speaker Guide  

3 Days, 15 Speakers, 15 Action-Oriented, Profit-Focused POWER Sessions, for the Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs. 100% Virtual, Totally compli...

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