Meet 2013 Digital Sisters of the Year – #DigitalSisterhood 100

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

Happy #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday and Digital Sisterhood Month 2013!

The Digital Sisterhood Network is proud to announce the 2013 Digital Sisters of the Year. They represent the #DigitalSisterhood 100. Each Digital Sister of the Year truly embodies the theme of Digital Sisterhood Month 2013: “Fierce Living: Too Bold for Boundaries.” To learn more about them, check out the #DigitalSisterhood 100 list below.

The list is organized into seven categories: Creativista, Empirista, Empowerista, Enchantista, Evangelista, Flowista, and Lifestylista. The categories are based on the Digital Sisterhood Leadership Archetypes.

  • A Creativista is a woman who gives birth to creativity (art, books, films, products, services, and webisodes).
  • An Empirista is a woman who thinks of herself as CEO of her own corporation, ME, Inc.; maintains an entrepreneurial mindset; and gives birth to ideas and transforms them into businesses, economies, institutions, networks, and organizations that add value to people’s lives.
  • An Empowerista is a woman who creates and curates content, shares information and experiences, connects with others and establishes positive relationships, and builds and participates in communities that empower her and others.
  • An Enchantista is a woman who taps into the magic of her spirit as she focuses her energy, opens her heart, trusts her intuition, embraces her fears, and shares her gifts in service to others.
  • An Evangelista is a woman who supports and advocates a philosophy, a values system, a lifestyle, a cause, or a campaign that improves her life and others’ lives.
  • A Flowista is a woman who unplugs from her digital life and tech devices for periods of time so she can recharge and take care of herself; and encourages women to unplug from their digital lives by incorporating mindfulness and self-care practices.
  • A Lifestylista is a woman who lives her life as a work of art; expresses it through her passion for beauty, entertaining, fashion, food, home décor, personal style, and travel; and inspires others to live their lives as works of art.
Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Learn More About Digital Sisters of the Year and Digital Sisterhood Leadership Archetypes

Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke’s new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (available on Amazon for Kindle and as a paperback) includes a list of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. It also features an appendix that helps you explore and identify your own Digital Sisterhood Leadership Archetypes. The interactive exercises encourage you to journal your thoughts in the book’s notes section.

Special Message for 2013 Digital Sisters of the Year — #DigitalSisterhood 100

Please feel free to post the Digital Sister of the Year badge on your blog, web site, and social media sites. The code is also included below.


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Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

2013 #DigitalSisterhood 100 List

1) Creativistas

2) Empiristas

3) Empoweristas

4) Enchantistas

5) Evangelistas

6) Flowistas

7) Lifestylistas

Celebrating 28 Black Women’s Digital Sisterhood Leadership in Creative Crowdfunding Projects


Happy #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday!

Black History like Women’s History is made every day. During the month of February, Black History celebrations are held online and offline to recognize the contributions of Black people in America. Today, Digital Sisterhood Network’s Leadership, Lifestyle, and Living Well Initiative is celebrating 28 Black women who are making history as they use crowdfunding platforms to bring their creativity and dreams to life with art, books, blogs, creative learning opportunities, dramatic performances, films, music, photography, social entrepreneurship, webisode series, and travel experiences. These women represent the best of Digital Sisterhood Leadership. Their efforts are AMAZING because they inspire and empower others to dream and act bigger. They embody our 2013 theme, “Too Bold for Boundaries = Fierce Living.” See the list below.

We encourage you to get to know them and their work by visiting their web sites and blogs regularly in 2013. Talk about them to your network. Support their creative efforts. Follow them on Twitter. LIKE them on Facebook. Connect with them on Flickr, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Vimeo, YouTube, and other social media sites. Celebrate their beauty, brilliance, courage, creativity, and leadership in the digital space!

About Crowdfunding: Crowdfunding is a web-based financial model that allows individuals to network and pool their money in community to support projects and ventures initiated by other people and organizations. gofundme, indiegogo, and Kickstarter are three of the most popular reward-based crowdfunding platforms. PayPal is also another platform people use to collect crowdfunding donations. To learn more about crowdfunding, click here to see Ananda Leeke’s Crowdfunding Pinterest board of resources.

Celebrating Black Women’s Digital Leadership in Creative Crowdfunding Projects:

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Photo Credit:

1) Crowdfunding Projects You Should Know About

2) gofundme Campaigns

3) indiegogo Campaigns

4) Kickstarter Campaigns

NOTE: This post is an excerpt from Ananda Leeke’s Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (2013). If you would like Leeke to facilitate a workshop, give a presentation, or speak about crowdfunding, please contact her at or 202.607.3509. Visit

Digital Sisterhood Network in 2013

DSN_LLL150Greetings Digital Sisterhood Community!

2013 is a new year filled with many opportunities to expand the reach of the Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN). As DSN moves into its fourth year of operation, we will continue to use the #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday weekly Twitter celebrations, #DSLead Twitter chats with Digital Sisterhood Leaders, Digital Sisterhood Radio interviews with women in social media and tech, and Digital Sisterhood Month (held in December) to celebrate women in social media and tech.

Our new Leadership, Lifestyle, and Living Well Initiative will include the Digital Sisterhood Leadership Project (#DSLead), build partnerships, engage and inspire the Digital Sisterhood community through our  #DSFierceLiving Remix of Inspiring Content on various social media platforms, participate in blogging campaigns, share information, and sponsor online and offline events that encourage women to express their leadership skills, embrace balanced and creative lifestyles, and live well.

We will also promote Ananda Leeke’s upcoming book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (2013).

In order to make this year a true success, we need your feedback.  See the questions below. Please share your responses in the comment section.

  • Share three ways DSN can support you in 2013.
  • How can DSN create a more engaged community with our social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter etc.)?
  • What types of topics would you like featured as a part of the Leadership, Lifestyle, and Living Well Initiative (blog posts, information, blogging campaigns, Twitter chats, radio show interviews, and offline events including meet ups, workshops or panel discussions)?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

We appreciate you!!!!