DC/MD/VA Digital Sisters Attend 12/12 #DSMonth Tea Meet Up @11:30AM-1:30PM


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Greetings Digital Sisters,

Join Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke for tea, lunch, and a discussion about Digital Sisterhood milestones on December 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ching Ching Cha, 1063 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (in Georgetown). You will have an opportunity to share your 2014 Digital Sisterhood milestones and 2015 plans. Each person is asked to purchase at least one beverage to support Ching Ching Cha during the meet up. Click here to register for the meet up on Eventbrite.

Happy #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday: Our April Creativity Conversations & April 30 DC Digital Sisterhood Meet Up


Happy Digital Sisterhood Wednesday Digital Sisters,

It’s hard to believe today is the last day of April. This month, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) promoted the theme, “Giving Birth to Your Creativity” as a Creativista. Click here to read more about what it means to be a Creativista. What have you given birth to this month and year?

Photo Credit: Ida Wainschel

Photo Credit: Ida Wainschel

DSN has given birth to a series of creative conversations. Earlier this week, we hosted an episode of Digital Sisterhood Radio that featured an interview with Tech Creativista  Ida Wainschel, Senior Director for Global Product Innovation and Strategy at Dun and Bradstreet. Click here to read about and listen to the interview (approximately 20 minutes).

April 23rd DSN Breakfast Meet Up at Teaism

April 23rd DSN Breakfast Meet Up at Teaism

Last week, DSN founder Ananda Leeke hosted the DC Digital Sisterhood Network’s Breakfast Meet Up at Teaism, a woman-owned tea house (see photo above). Learn what happened at the meet up by clicking here to listen to the podcast Ananda recorded with Valerie Trammel, founder of Trammel Communications. Valerie was the first person who arrived at the meet up. She won a Digital Sisterhood mug filled with Tazo Passion tea bags and chocolates. She also received a complimentary 20 minute creativity coaching session (which we had today). They had a great time chatting about creativity and overcoming challenges with Nia, founder of Karat Cakery, a DC Dessert Food Truck (makes the best carrot cake in the universe!!!!).

April 9th Altanta DSN Meet Up

April 9th Altanta DSN Meet Up

On April 9th, Ananda hosted a creativity conversation during the Atlanta Digital Sisterhood Meet Up held at Proof and Provision, a bar and restaurant located in the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Click here to listen to the podcast she recorded with the amazing women who attended the event.

April 30th DSN Meet Up Location

April 30th DSN Meet Up Location

APRIL 30 DC EVENT

If you are in DC on April 30, join Ananda for the DC Digital Sisterhood Meet Up: Sip Tea & Coffee, Eat Dessert & Chat About Creativity from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Mediterranean Spot, 1501 U Street, NW, Washington, DC (located on the corner of 15th and U Streets, two blocks from the U Street/Cardozo Green/Yellow Line Metro). Click here to register for the event on Eventbrite.

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Come ready to chat with Ananda about creativity and her new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online. She’ll have copies of the book for sale ($23.95 – credit card via Square or PayPal and cash accepted). Be sure to read the Digital Sisterhood Network blog for clues that can help you win a prize (the first person to arrive will win a special prize).

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MAY 15 ONLINE EVENT

Do you know what creativity looks like in your life? Do you need to open your creative heart? Do you know what your creative voice sounds like? Are you able to access it? What is it telling you? Are you ready to give birth to your creativity? Do you need support and tips on how to give birth to your creativity or navigate your creative process?

If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, join Ananda on Thursday, May 15 for the “Giving Birth to Your Creativity” online workshop from 8:30 p.m. EST to 10:00 p.m. EST. The online 90 minute workshop will offer a small group of five participants the following:

•Creative Self-Care Practices (breathing exercises, guided meditation, affirmation, and kind and gentle office yoga for your eyes, hands, mouth, and shoulders).

•Ice Breaker Exercise and Sharing Circle.

•Talk on “Giving Birth to Your Creativity with a Creativity Recipe.”

•Journaling Exercises with Sharing Circle and Creativity Coaching Feedback.

•Action Planning Steps and Tips for Giving Birth to Your Creativity.

•Two creativity coaching email check-ins (one in June and one in July).

•A special discount on creativity coaching sessions and packages.

That Which Awakens Me by Ananda Leeke

That Which Awakens Me by Ananda Leeke

The workshop is based on exercises and information contained in her book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (available on Amazon). It will be delivered via conference call. So all you need to participate is your telephone. Once you register and pay $26.26 ($23.95 workshop fee and $2.31 Eventbrite fee) for the workshop, she will email you an agenda with handouts, the special discount on creativity coaching sessions, and the telephone number for the conference call. Click here to register for the workshop.

Attend April 23 DC Digital Sisterhood Breakfast Meet Up: Chai, Creativity Conversations & Community at Teaism


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Logo by Dariela Cruz

Calling Digital Sisters in DC, Maryland, and Virginia!

Have you ever celebrated Digital Sisterhood Wednesday?

Drop by the DC Digital Sisterhood Meet Up: Chai, Creativity Conversations & Community and meet Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke on April 23, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Teaism, a woman-owned tea house, 2009 R Street, NW, Washington, DC (located just off the corner of Connecticut and R Streets, two blocks north of the Dupont Circle Red Line Metro; exit on the Q Street side). Click here to register to attend on Eventbrite.

Photo Cedit: Teaism.com

Photo Cedit: Teaism.com

Teaism offers some of the best chai tea in DC and other yummy teas and beverages. The breakfast menu is AWESOME. Click here to learn more.

PS: Read this “Are You A Creativista?” blog post for clues on prizes you could win at the April 23rd Meet Up.

Digital Sisterhood and Fierce Living at Spelman College on April 10


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Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke is headed to Atlanta this week to participate in a conversation about fierce living online on April 10 with 2012 Creativista Digital Sister of the Year Dr. Ayoka Chenzira, founder of Spelman College’s Digital Moving Image Salon. They’ll be talking about digital sisterhood and social media too. Copies of Ananda’s new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online will be available for sale. If you are in Atlanta, plan to attend the event which will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the NASA Auditorium in Spelman’s Science Center, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Atlanta, Georgia.

Copyright: Proof and Provision

Copyright: Proof and Provision

PS: For Digital Sisters in Atlanta: Drop by the Digital Sisterhood Meet Up: Cocktails & Conversation on Creativity and meet Ananda on April 9, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Proof and Provision at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree Street, NE. Click here to register on Eventbrite.

Join 12/15 Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) Lean In Circle Meet Up at Teaism (Penn Quarter)


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Calling DC Metro Area Digital Sisters!

Come celebrate Digital Sisterhood Month 2013 and the launch of the Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) Lean In Circle Meet Up on Sunday, December 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC (a few blocks from the National Archives Metro Station on the Yellow/Green Lines). Teaism is a woman-owned tea café.

Click here to register on Eventbrite. The group will meet on the lower level. Please make sure you purchase at least one beverage to support Teaism during the meet up.

Photo Credit: LeanIn.org and Mightybell.com

Photo Credit: LeanIn.org and Mightybell.com

Photo Credit: Sheryl Sandberg

Photo Credit: Sheryl Sandberg

The DSN Lean In Circle will serve as a support group for women seeking greater accountability on their dreams and goals in 2014. The group will use  Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In book and the LeanIn.org principles and meeting ideas as inspirational guidelines for its 2014 meet ups.

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

The group will also use excerpts from Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online during its meet ups. A few copies of the Digital Sisterhood book will be available for sale ($23.99 — credit card payments are welcomed and will be processed via Square). You can also visit Amazon.com and purchase a copy in advance. Be sure to bring your copy of the book and have it signed.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO BEFORE MEET UP:

Download the Circle Kickoff Kit and bring it to the December 15th meet up.

-Click here to join the DSN Lean In Circle on Mightybell.com.

Join @DigitalSisterhd & Ananda Leeke for 10/23 #DigitalSisterhood Book Twitter Chat at 9pm EST


Happy Digital Sisterhood Wednesday!

Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is launching the #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday Question of the Day (QOTD). It is based on Ananda Leeke’s new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online. Many thanks to our digital sisters Julie Diaz Asper and Xina Eiland for brainstorming the idea.

Today’s QOTD is: Who are the digital sisters that have influenced you the most?

Ananda Leeke and her mother, Theresa B. Leeke

Ananda Leeke and her mother, Theresa B. Leeke

This morning, Ananda shared an Instagram photo of her digital sister. Guess who it is?

Her mother, Theresa B. Leeke. Click here to read how her mother has influenced her digital journey and life. Listen to the audio blog too.

Photo Credit: Twitter.com

Photo Credit: Twitter.com

Also, join Ananda for the #DigitalSisterhood Book Twitter Chat and a deeper discussion about this topic tonight from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST. Follow @digitalsisterhd and use #DigitalSisterhood to participate in the conversation. HootSuite.com, Tweetchat,com, and Tweetgrid.com are great tools for tracking the discussion.

9781491706398_COVER_FQA.inddYou can purchase Digital Sisterhood on Amazon.com.

Women Are Talking About The Power of Digital Sisterhood in October & November


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Logo by Dariela Cruz

9781491706398_COVER_FQA.inddWith the release of Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) founder Ananda Leeke’s new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (available on Amazon), women are talking about the power of Digital Sisterhood online and offline this month. In Chapter 14 of Digital Sisterhood, Ananda writes,

“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. The relationship wealth of digital sisterhood is based on what women care about and their shared interests and experiences. This wealth supports women as they stand in their own power and reclaim themselves online and offline. When they do so, they move with a power not seen before. It is rooted in women being fully,

P – Present when they

O – Own their lives as

W – Women who believe they have

E – Everything they need to live out their

R – Revolution of authenticity.

When all women know their investment in themselves and each other, they will yield a high return!”

What do you think about her definition?

What is your definition of Digital Sisterhood?

Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Check out the list of upcoming events sponsored by DSN, 85 Broads Boston, Everywhere, Spelman College’s Digital Moving Image Salon and Art of Genius Creative Technology Series below that women are participating in to discuss, explore, and learn about the power of Digital Sisterhood.

 

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SPECIAL NOTE: Digital Sisterhood Month (#DSMonth), the fourth annual celebration of women in social media and tech, will be held December 1 through December 31. This year’s theme is “Fierce Living: Too Bold for Boundaries.” During #DSMonth, DSN will announce the 2013 Digital Sisters of the Year, a dynamic group of 100 digital diva leaders known as the “Digital Sisterhood 100.”

Launch of Digital Sisterhood Book 11 Day Countdown to 10/19 DC Book Reading – Day #1


Today marks the launch of the Digital Sisterhood Book 11 Day Countdown to 10/19 DC Book Reading. For the next 11 days, Digital Sisterhood Network will be sharing audio blogs, blog posts, photos, radio shows, and videos that offer an inside look into author Ananda Leeke’s book writing and publishing journey

Photo Credit: VoiceBo

Photo Credit: VoiceBo

For Day #1 of the Countdown, we invite you to listen to a VoiceBo audio blog (4 minutes) that features Ananda reading an excerpt from her Digital Sisterhood book introduction. Also, check out her Internet Geek Tuesday blog post that includes an excerpt from her author interview (published in book).

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Reminders:

You can purchase Digital Sisterhood on Amazon.com.

If you are in Washington, D.C. on October 19, please plan to attend my author talk and book reading from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street, NW (three blocks from the U Street/Cardozo Green Line Metro Station). Click here to register for the event. See you on October 19th!

9 Things You Can Do Before October 19th Book Reading:

You Are Invited to Ananda Leeke’s Digital Sisterhood DC Book Signing on October 19


Photo Credit: Artwork by Dariela Cruz, http://daridesignstudio.com; Copyright 2013 by Madelyn C. Leeke

Photo Credit: Artwork by Dariela Cruz, http://daridesignstudio.com; Copyright 2013 by Madelyn C. Leeke

 

You’re invited to attend an author talk and book signing for Ananda Leeke’s third book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery located at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (three blocks from the Green Line U Street/Cardozo Metro Station). The book will be available for sale ($23.95) during the book signing. Click here to register on Eventbrite.

About the Book

Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke became a pioneer in the digital universe twenty-seven years ago, when she logged in to the LexisNexis research service as a first-year law student at Howard University School of Law. She was immediately smitten with what the World Wide Web could do. Later, while attending the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, Leeke found herself in an Internet café, where she experienced an interaction that changed her life.

Over time, through interactions and conversations both online and in-person, Leeke developed the concept of “digital sisterhood.” Embracing this revolutionary concept led to a complete career reinvention that finally allowed her to embrace her enormous creative spirit. She found in her digital sisters true “sheroes” and virtual mentors. Her blogging and social media adventures highlight the lessons she learned in the process, the reasons she launched the Digital Sisterhood Network, and the experiences that caused her to adopt what she terms the “fierce living” commitments.

In her memoir, Digital Sisterhood, Leeke details her journey, sharing experiences and insights helped her and her digital sisters use the Internet as a self-discovery tool and identifying leadership archetypes that shaped her role as a social media leader. 

About the Author

Ananda Leeke is a lawyer turned “Jill of many trades.” She is an innerpreneur, author, artist, coach, and yoga teacher. She founded the Digital Sister Network and currently serves as a blogger ambassador for AARP, Macy’s Heart of Haiti campaign, and Maiden Nation. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. Visit www.anandaleeke.com.

11 Things You Can Do Before October 19th Book Reading

Digital Sisterhood DC Summer Field Trip: FUNNEL CAKE FLOWERS & THE URBAN CHAMELEONS by HaJ on July 2@8pm at American University


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Join Digital Sisterhood Network for a summer field trip to the Washington Women in Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring the D.C. premiere of FUNNEL CAKE FLOWERS & THE URBAN CHAMELEONS by HaJ on July 2, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at American University.  FUNNEL CAKE FLOWERS & THE URBAN CHAMELEONS  highlights real life stories of code switchers, people who seamlessly transition from white America to their kinky hair taming– coco butter wearing– tipping up the courthouse steps in Manolo Blahniks to bail cousin Pookie out of jail—America.  With her uniquely hilarious, deadpan style, Funnel Cake Flowers reveals the truth and complexity behind why Urban Chameleons…chameleon. Click here to watch a preview of Funnel Cake Flowers in action. She will rock your world!

Ayoka Chenzira and HaJ

Ayoka Chenzira and HaJ

This creative project is a mother-daughter collaboration between and HaJ and her mother, Dr. Ayoka Chenzira. HaJ, an Emmy nominated writer, producer, performer, and founder of Tickles.TV, wrote the show and plays Funnel Cake Flowers in the show. Dr. Ayoka (Ayo) Chenzira, an Award-winning filmmaker and interactive digital media artist, will direct the show. One of the first African American women to write, direct and produce a 35mm feature film, Ayo is currently adapting the novels of New York Time Best-Selling Author Pearl Cleage to the screen. She is also the founder and director of Spelman College’s Digital Moving Image Salon.

Event Location: Katzen Arts Center Studio Theatre on the campus of American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC (American UniversityTenleytown/Metro on Red Line)

Event Fee: $12 for Adults and $10 for Seniors (over 65) and students  –  You must buy your tickets in advance or at the door. Click here to buy them online. Digital Sisterhood Network is NOT selling tickets directly or providing free tickets or a ticket discount. You MUST purchase your tickets in advance or at the door.  

Digital Sisterhood Eventbrite Notice: Please click here to sign up for the Summer Field Trip. When you sign up, we will know who to look for on the day of the event. Thank you!