Happy Digital Sisterhood Month 2015!


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Happy Digital Sisterhood Month 2015 Digital Sisters!

Today marks the beginning of the sixth annual  celebration  of  Digital Sisterhood Month. “Connect 1:1 = #DigitalSisterhood” is this year’s theme. It encourages Digital Sisters to invest time in cultivating one-on-one relationships with a small group of Digital Sisters. Quality vs. Quantity is what we are encouraging you to seek in nurturing your Digital Sisterhood relationships.

During the first week of Digital Sisterhood Month, we invite you to focus on your most important Digital Sisterhood relationship. The one you have with YOURSELF. Connect one-on-one with YOURSELF! Spend quiet time (unplugging) asking yourself what do you need to know, think, say and do to move through the final days of 2015 and start 2016 as a Fierce Living woman! Resources and tips will be posted on the DSN blog and social media tonight.

Enjoy Day #1 of #DSMonth!

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Celebrating Digital Sisterhood Month 2014 in London


Greetings Digital Sisters!

This year’s fifth annual celebration of Digital Sisterhood Month focused on “Gratitude for Digital Sisterhood Communities”.  Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke was able to express her gratitude when she visited and met with several digital sisters during her recent trip to London, England.

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Leeke’s first London #DigitalSisterhood meet up was with 2014 Digital Sister of the Year Marilyn Fontaine  , an artist, author, holistic and creative coach, and yogini. They met for a Caribbean dinner at the Stratford Centre in East London. During their meet up, they discussed how much they have informed and inspired each other since they first connected online in 2006. They also shared lessons learned in maintaining a healthy lifestyle with life coaching support and self-care practices, being an artist and yogini, building community with women online and offline, managing and growing a business as a female entrepreneur.  Since they were both yoginis, they scheduled a second meet up that included a Saturday vinyasa yoga class taught by Digital Sister Rosemarie St. Louis, a yoga teacher and transformation coach, and tea at Coffee7, a cafe in Forest Gate (East London).

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St Louis’ vinyasa yoga class was a soulful surrender kinda of experience for Fontaine and Leeke. Each yoga pose allowed them to reconnect to their spirit, heart, mind, and body with ease and grace. Throughout the class, St. Louis assisted them in stretching beyond their comfort zones and shared yoga wisdom as food for thought.

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After class, Fontaine and Leeke had tea and hot chocolate at Coffee7. During their conversation, they started brainstorming about ways they could support each other in 2015 and beyond.

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They also shared resources for their businesses and social media efforts. What an affirming #DigitalSisterhood Community experience!

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Supporting digital sisters who own businesses is a great way to build #DigitalSisterhood Community. That’s what Leeke did when she visited Franklin Tree, a boutique specializing in vintage and handmade clothing and accessories established by Hymy and Lynn, on Brick Lane in East London.

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Check out the grey cape and winter white coat she purchased from Franklin Tree.

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As you prepare to leave 2014 behind and enter 2015 with great
expectations, think about the positive and affirning #DigitalSisterhood Community moments and relationships you have experienced. How can you expand on them in 2015?

Have a prosperous 2015!

Celebrating Digital Sisterhood Month 2014 in London


Greetings Digital Sisters!

This year’s fifth annual celebration of Digital Sisterhood Month focused on “Gratitude for Digital Sisterhood Communities”.  Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke was able to express her gratitude when she visited and met with several digital sisters during her recent trip to London, England.

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Leeke’s first London #DigitalSisterhood meet up was with 2014 Digital Sister of the Year Marilyn Fontaine  , an artist, author, holistic and creative coach, and yogini. They met for a Caribbean dinner at the Stratford Centre in East London. During their meet up, they discussed how much they have informed and inspired each other since they first connected online in 2006. They also shared lessons learned in maintaining a healthy lifestyle with life coaching support and self-care practices, being an artist and yogini, building community with women online and offline, managing and growing a business as a female entrepreneur.  Since they were both yoginis, they scheduled a second meet up that included a Saturday vinyasa yoga class taught by Digital Sister Rosemarie St. Louis, a yoga teacher and transformation coach, and tea at Coffee7, a cafe in Forest Gate (East London).

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St Louis’ vinyasa yoga class was a soulful surrender kinda of experience for Fontaine and Leeke. Each yoga pose allowed them to reconnect to their spirit, heart, mind, and body with ease and grace. Throughout the class, St. Louis assisted them in stretching beyond their comfort zones and shared yoga wisdom as food for thought.

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After class, Fontaine and Leeke had tea and hot chocolate at Coffee7. During their conversation, they started brainstorming about ways they could support each other in 2015 and beyond.

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They also shared resources for their businesses and social media efforts. What an affirming #DigitalSisterhood Community experience!

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Supporting digital sisters who own businesses is a great way to build #DigitalSisterhood Community. That’s what Leeke did when she visited Franklin Tree, a boutique specializing in vintage and handmade clothing and accessories established by Hymy and Lynn, on Brick Lane in East London.

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Check out the grey cape and winter white coat she purchased from Franklin Tree.

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As you prepare to leave 2014 behind and enter 2015 with great
expectations, think about the positive and affirning #DigitalSisterhood Community moments and relationships you have experienced. How can you expand on them in 2015?

Have a prosperous 2015!

DC #DSMonth Meet Up on December 6 from 9-10:30AM at Love ‘n’ Faith Cafe


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DC/MD/VA Digital Sisters you are invited to attend the Digital Sisterhood Month Breakfast Meet Up on Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Love ‘n’ Faith Cafe, 2424 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC (a few blocks from the U Street/Cardozo Metro Station on the Green and Yellow Lines). Love ‘n’ Faith Café is a woman-owned business.

The topic of discussion is Digital Sisterhood Communities. Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke will lead the discussion.

Each person is asked to purchase at least one beverage to support Love ‘n’ Faith Cafe during the meet up.

PS: You don’t need to sign up for the event. Just come, bring your Digital Sisterhood smiles, and be ready to chat!

Announcing 2014 Digital Sister of the Year Communities


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Greetings Digital Sisters,

During Digital Sisterhood Month, we spend time honoring women in social media and tech. This year’s theme of “Gratitude for #DigitalSisterhood Communities” helped guide us in selecting 25 communities, groups, and organizations that nurture, support, and affirm women in the digital space and in real life as our 2014 Digital Sister of the Year Communities. See the list below.

1) Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology @anitaborg_org

2) Black Business Women Owners Online@blackbizwomen 

3) Black Girls Run – @blackgirlsrun

4) BeBlogalicious@beblogalicious

5) BlogHer – @blogher

6) DC Web Women@dcww 

7) FemFessionals – @femfessionals

8) Girl Develop It@girldevelopit

9) Global Tech Women – @globaltechwomen

10) Hot Mommas Project – @hotmommasproj

11) Latina Bloggers Connect – @lbconnect

12) Latina Leadership Institute of ELLA Institute – @latinaleaders

13) Lean In – @leaninorg

14) Lesbians Who Tech – @lesbiantech

15) Mocha Moms Inc. – @mochamoms

16) MomsRising – @momsrising

17) Owning Pink – @owningpink

18) She’s Geeky@shesgeeky

19) SheWrites.com – @shewritesdotcom

20) Webgrrls International@webgrrls

21) Women 2.0@women2

22) Women in Wireless@womeninwireless

23) Women’s Media Center@womensmediacntr

24) Women Who Code@womenwhocode

25) Women Who Tech@womenwhotech