Thank You for Supporting Digital Sisterhood Network from 2010-16!


 

 

Thank you for supporting the Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN), Digital Sisterhood Radio, and my book Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online! It was truly my honor to serve as the founder of DSN and host of Digital Sisterhood Radio from 2010 to 2016. I blessed by all of the w am deeply grateful to all the women I met online and offline. Your presence, passion, powerful stories and businesses, and service for organizations, causes, and communities enriched my life, digital career, and book tremendously.

I hope you will use the DSN website, blog, and resources in your digital life and career. Feel free to visit AnandaLeeke.com to learn about my current work as a mindfulness teacher, author, consultant, and artist. Contact me on ananda@anandaleeke.com.

Blessings,

Ananda

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!

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

 

Celebrating Digital Sisterhood Network’s AARP Caregiving Partnership


Photo Credit: AARP.org

Photo Credit: AARP.org

Happy Autumn Digital Sisters!

November begins tomorrow. So does National Family Caregivers Month and the Digital Sisterhood Network’s (DSN) third year anniversary celebration of working with AARP to promote caregiving and resources for America’s 42 million caregivers, many of whom are women and our fellow digital sisters. AARP is a nonprofit organization that helps people who are 50 and over turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning.

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DSN started working with AARP’s #CareSupport Campaign as a part of our living well initiative in 2012. Since then, we have been able to share information and resources that have given support to a diverse group of digital sisters and their families. Last year, DSN founder Ananda Leeke worked with AARP staff and bloggers to promote AARP’s caregiving resources and web site at the BlogHer annual conference. We also joined forces with AARP’s Thanks Project to express deep gratitude for the caregiving work provided by caregivers. AARP created ThanksProject.org to encourage and allow individuals to post messages of support and thanksgiving for and about caregivers. We think it is an awesome way to express digital affirmation and gratitude in a public forum that builds a community of support and inspiration. It also informs  others about the important roles caregivers play in their loved ones’ lives.

Photo Credit: AARP.org

Photo Credit: AARP.org

November is a great month to express gratitude for the caregivers in your family, circle of friends, and community. One way you can demonstrate your gratitude is by showing caregivers how to access AARP’s Caregiving Resource Center and Guide to Caregiving (free). The web site has great articles and tips that caregivers can use to support their wellness journey as they care for their loved ones.

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Logo by Dariela Cruz

Disclaimer: This blog post was written in support of Digital Sisterhood Network’s Leadership, Lifestyle and Living Well initiative and participation in AARP’s #CareSupport Campaign.

 

Celebrate Social Media Day Today & Get Ready for Digital Citizenship Month (7/1-7/31)


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Happy Social Media Day!

Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to celebrate and honor the digital revolution that happens every moment. People host meet ups around the world to celebrate this global movement.

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Since today is Social Media Day, take a few moments to declare your social media independence by making a My #DigCitizen Supports Campaign sign for Digital Citizenship Month (launches on July 1).

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Write the phrase: My #DigCitizen Supports _________.  Fill in the blank with your ideas and/or interests. Use your mobile phone, digital device or camera to take a photo. Post it on Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter with the #DigCitizen hashtag. We’ll repost it.

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Recruit your family and friends to participate. Visit http://digcitizen.tumblr.com. Follow @DigCitizenMonth on Instagram and Twitter.

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