Meet 2014 Digital Sisters of the Year – #DigitalSisterhood 100


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Greetings Digital Sisters,

The Digital Sisterhood Network is proud to announce the 2014 Digital Sisters of the Year during Digital Sisterhood Month (#DSMonth). Click here to learn about the #DSMonth events including the My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign, Twitter chats on December 5 and 10, and the Meet Ups on December 6 and 12 in Washington, DC.

The Digital Sisters of the Year represent the #DigitalSisterhood 100. To learn more about them, check out the #DigitalSisterhood 100 list below. It 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.

Special Digital Sister of the Year Tribute

Benita Robinson Osbey, Founder of Photo Credit: TealButterflies.org

Benita Robinson Osbey, Founder of Photo Credit: TealButterflies.org

This year, we pay special tribute to 2014 Digital Sister of the Year (Evangelista) Benita Robinson Osbey. Osbey is the Founder of  Teal Butterflies, a nonprofit organization that educates women about early detection of Ovarian Cancer and empowers them with resources and information to become intimate with their bodies and bring awareness to the early symptoms of this disease. She established her organization after being diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer in 2011. She used her organization’s web site and social media (Facebook and Twitter) to educate, increase awareness, share resources, give inspiration, and build community. In March, she celebrated her third anniversary as a survivor. On December 3, she made her life transition and left a powerful legacy and digital footprint behind for all to see and learn from. We honor her for answering the call on her life and using her voice online and offline to be the change she was called to be in the fight to end Ovarian Cancer. Click here to learn more about Teal Butterflies.

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 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 2014 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

2014 #DigitalSisterhood 100 List

1) Creativistas

2) Empiristas

3) Empoweristas 

4) Enchantistas

5) Evangelistas

6) Flowistas

7) Lifestylistas

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Happy June Digital Sisters: Are You An Empirista?


Happy June Digital Sisters!

This month Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is celebrating the theme, “Lean In and Build Your Empire.” How are you serving as CEO of your life in 2014? What does CEO mean to you? What is your empire? How are you building it?

Today’s blog invites you to explore who you are as an Empirista. Check out the Empirista Profile below. It is an excerpt from Ananda Leeke’s new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online.

Empirista - Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley, www.leighmosley.com

Empirista – Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley, http://www.leighmosley.com

Empirista Profile

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. If you identify with one or more of the Empirista’s characteristics, please check out the Empirista Manifesto collage below. Consider making one to jumpstart your writing process. All you need are some of your favorite magazines, construction or poster board paper, scissors, and glue sticks. Look for words, phrases, and images that represent your definition of an Empirista Paste them on to your paper. If you need to write some of your words and phrases, use magic markers, crayons, or pens. After you finish the collage, give yourself a few days to look at it. Record any thoughts you have while looking at it. Use them  as writing prompts for your Manifesto. Feel free to use the one contained below as a sample or adopt it as your own.

Empirista Collage by Ananda Leeke

Empirista Collage by Ananda Leeke

Manifesto:

I am a woman whose time has come as an entrepreneur, trailblazer, thought leader and pioneer. I am amazing in motion, taking aim, and leading by example. Carpe Diem is my mantra. It helps me start something that matters. It reminds me I got the power. So I own it. I can do what I love and love the rewards. All I have to do is focus, dream it, plan it, and do it. I can take it to the next level when I think outside of the box, act boldly, spark a change, and have fun. Being confident and taking risks makes me unstoppable. I build, adapt, develop diverse perspectives, plot the future, and even make mistakes. I own my tomorrow now!

Chakra Connection:

Empirista’s energy is connected to the:

§  Root, or first, chakra which corresponds to survival issues including food, shelter, money, and financial independence. It governs the feet, legs, bones, and spine.

§  Sacral, or second chakra, which corresponds to creativity, pleasure, sexuality, and well-being. It governs the bladder, circulatory system, and sexual and reproductive organs.

§  Solar plexus, or third chakra, which corresponds to willpower, persistence, self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. It governs the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, and spleen.

§  Third-eye, or sixth chakra, which corresponds to intuition, imagination, wisdom, and the ability to think and make decisions. It governs the eyes and base of the skull.

Chakra Colors

Chakra Colors

Color Connection:

Wear or surround yourself with the colors red (first chakra), orange (second chakra), yellow (third chakra), and indigo blue (sixth chakra) to connect with Empirista’s energy.

Gemstone Connection:

Wear or surround yourself with garnet or ruby (first chakra), amber or carnelian (second chakra), citrine or tiger’s eye (third chakra), and lapis lazuli (sixth chakra) gemstones to connect with Empirista’s energy.

Goddess Connection:

Empirista is connected to the following goddesses mentioned below.

§  Atira, the Pawnee Native American goddess of the earth; Coatlicue, the Mexican goddess of the earth; and Gaia, the Greek goddess of the earth (first chakra)

§  Oshun, the Yoruba goddess of creativity, and Sarasvati, the Hindu goddess of the arts (second chakra)

§  Al-Uzza, the Arabian goddess of confidence, vigilance, and preparation; Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess of royal power; Durga, the Hindu warrior goddess; and Sekhmet, the Egyptian warrior goddess (third chakra)

§  Tara, the Tibetan goddess of wisdom (sixth chakra)

Yoga Connection (Click here to search Yoga Journal’s web site for instructions on how to do each pose):

Practicing mountain, warrior two, standing forward fold, and bridge poses (first chakra); bound angle, downward facing dog, triangle, and wide-angle poses (second chakra); bow, boat, warrior one, warrior two, warrior three, sun salutation, and all twisting poses (third chakra); and bridge, child’s, downward facing dog, shoulder stand, and standing half forward bend poses (sixth chakra) can help you connect with Empirista’s energy.

Badge designed by Dariela Cruz

Badge designed by Dariela Cruz

During Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 and 2013, the women listed below were named Empirista Digital Sisters of the Year. Take a few minutes to learn about them. They are great Empirista virtual mentors.

2012 Digital Sisters of the Year

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Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Visit Amazon.com to read about and purchase Ananda’s Digital Sisterhood book (available for Kindle and as a paperback). The book 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 the Empirista and the six other Digital Sisterhood Leadership Archetypes. The interactive exercises encourage you to journal your thoughts in the book’s notes section.

AnandaLeeke.com logo by Madelyn C. Leeke

AnandaLeeke.com logo by Madelyn C. Leeke

If you are in Washington, DC on June 18, plan to attend the DSN June Meet Up and Book Signing for Ananda’s Digital Sisterhood from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lettie Gooch, a high-end specialty boutique for women, 1517 U Street, NW, (located on 15th and U Streets, two blocks from the U Street/Cardozo Green/Yellow Line Metro). Click here to register for the event.

 

Happy March, Women’s History Month & IWD Day: Finding Your Digital Tribes


Empowerista Digital Sisters of the Year Photo Collage

Empowerista Digital Sisters of the Year Photo Collage

Happy March, Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day Digital Sisters!

This month, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is celebrating the theme, “Finding Your Digital Tribes.” The phrase “Digital Tribes” refers to online communities that empower you. What online communities empower you?

Today, we would like to introduce you to Empowerista, one of the Digital Sisterhood Leadership archetypes. 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.

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

Badge Design by Dariela Cruz

During Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 and 2013, the women listed below were named Empowerista Digital Sisters of the Year. Take a few minutes to learn about them. They are great Empowerista virtual mentors.

2012 Digital Sisters of the Year

2013 Digital Sisters of the Year

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Visit Amazon.com to read about and purchase Ananda Leeke’s Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (available for Kindle and as a paperback). The book 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 Empowerista and the six other Digital Sisterhood Leadership Archetypes. The interactive exercises encourage you to journal your thoughts in the book’s notes section.

Photo Credit: State.gov

Photo Credit: State.gov

PS: Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 by participating in the U.S. Department of State’s #WeAreCourage campaign. Visit Instagram or Twitter and post a photo of your woman of courage with the hashtag #WeAreCourage.

Happy February: “Tapping Into the Magic of Your Heart”


Happy February Digital Sisters!

This month, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is celebrating the theme, “Tapping into the Magic of Your Heart.” Click here and listen to DSN founder Ananda Leeke introduce the theme and share her poem, “Loving Me” (published in her book, That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery).

The podcast also includes a breathing exercise that is intended to help you relax, become still, and reconnect with your heart. What does tapping into the magic of your heart mean to you?

Photo Collage of Enchantista Digital Sisters of the Year

Photo Collage of Enchantista Digital Sisters of the Year

Today, we would like to introduce you to Enchantista, one of the Digital Sisterhood Leadership archetypes. 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. Click here to listen to a short podcast that explores the meaning of an Enchantista.DSoftheyear300 During Digital Sisterhood Month 2012 and 2013, the women listed below were named Enchantista Digital Sisters of the Year. Take a few minutes to learn about them. They are great Enchantista virtual mentors.

2012 Digital Sisters of the Year

2013 Digital Sisters of the Year

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Cover Art by Dariela Cruz

Visit Amazon.com to read about and purchase Ananda Leeke’s Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (available for Kindle and as a paperback). The book 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 Enchantista and the six other Digital Sisterhood Leadership Archetypes. The interactive exercises encourage you to journal your thoughts in the book’s notes section.

Digital Sisterhood Radio: Tune into 12/19 Interview with Myavana Mobile App Founders & Digital Sisters of the Year


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Photo Credit: Myavana.com

Photo Credit: Myavana.com

Celebrate Day #19 of Digital Sisterhood Month 2013 by tuning into Digital Sisterhood Radio’s interview with Creativista  Digital Sisters of the Year Chanel Martin, Candace Mitchell, and Jess Walton, Techturized Inc., founders of Myavana, a hair mobile application (see photo below), from 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Click here to listen to the show.

Photo Credit: Myavana.com

Photo Credit: Myavana.com

Digital Sisterhood Radio: Tune Into Digital Sister of the Year Boni Candelario’s December 11th Interview


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Photo Credit: Boni Candelario

Photo Credit: Boni Candelario

Celebrate Day #11 of Digital Sisterhood Month 2013 and #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday by tuning into Digital Sisterhood Radio’s December 11th interview with Empowerista Digital Sister of the Year Boni Candelario, an author, career strategy and empowerment life coach, speaker, and founder of CoachMUp.com,  from 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Click here to listen to the show.

Get Ready for 12/8 Digital Sisterhood Radio Interview with Sylvia Wong Lewis


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Celebrate Digital Sisterhood Month 2013 by tuning into Digital Sisterhood Radio’s interview with 2013 Lifestylista Digital Sister of the Year Sylvia Wong Lewis on December 8 from 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST. Click here to listen to the radio show.

Photo Credit: Sylvia Lewis

Photo Credit: Sylvia Lewis

 

Photo Credit: Sylvia Wong Lewis

Photo Credit: Sylvia Wong Lewis

 

Lewis is the founder of Narrative Network, a legacy and lifestyle blog and media consulting firm based in New York City. She is also a proud alumna of Smith College (2013 Digital Sister of the Year Women’s College), chef, foodie, gardener, genealogist, and Examiner.com columnist. Be sure to follow her on Twitter @sylviawonglewis.