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.

Join Digital Sisterhood Month 12/10 Twitter Chat @12:30PM EST


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Greetings Digital Sisters,

Join the #DSMonth Twitter chat on December 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a discussion on the seven types of digital sisters. During the chat, you will learn what type of digital sisters you are.

Follow @DigitalSisterhd and use the #DSMonth hashtag during the chat. Feel free to use HootSuite.com or Tweetchat.com to participate and track all of the conversations

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

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

 

My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign Launches!


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2102 Digital Sister of the Year Jessica Solomon

On the first day of Digital Sisterhood Month, Digital Sisterhood Network is launching the “My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign.” Check out what 2012 Digital Sister of the Year Jessica Solomon said about her Digital Sisterhood Community.

Jessica Solomon's sign for My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign

Jessica Solomon’s sign for My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign

My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign invites women in social media and tech to give shout outs to the Digital Sisters and women’s online and offline communities, groups, and organizations that nurture, support, and affirm them. It’s easy to participate. See the four easy steps below.

Campaign Materials

Campaign Materials

4 EASY STEPS:
  • Get a piece of paper and something to write with (a pen or magic marker). Feel free to create a document on your lap top or computer.
  • Write or type the following statement on the paper and include the names and/or Instagram/Twitter IDs of the Digital Sisters and women’s online and offline communities, groups, and organizations that nurture, support, and affirm you in the blank: My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is ___________________.
  • Have someone take a photo of you and your sign. Be sure to SMILE!
  • Post your photo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the #DigitalSisterhood and #DSMonth hashtags. We’ll repost it on DSN social media sites.

Happy Digital Sisterhood Month 2014 – Event Schedule


Art Work by Dariela Cruz

Art Work by Dariela Cruz

Happy Digital Sisterhood Month 2014!

Did you know 2014 marks the fifth annual celebration of Digital Sisterhood Month (#DSMonth)? That’s right Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is celebrating FIVE years!!!!!

This year’s theme is “Gratitude for #DigitalSisterhood Communities.” Check out the #DSMonth helpful information, badges, and event schedule below. 9781491706398_COVER_FQA.inddHelpful Information

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#DSMonth Event Schedule

1) December  1-31: My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign

My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is Campaign invites women in social media and tech to give shout outs to the Digital Sisters and women’s online and offline communities, groups, and organizations that nurture, support, and affirm them. It’s easy to participate. See the four easy steps below.

Campaign Materials

Campaign Materials

4 EASY STEPS:
  • Get a piece of paper and something to write with (a pen or magic marker). Feel free to create a document on your lap top or computer.
  • Write or type the following statement on the paper and include the names and/or Instagram/Twitter IDs of the Digital Sisters and women’s online and offline communities, groups, and organizations that nurture, support, and affirm you in the blank: My #DigitalSisterhood Community Is ___________________.
  • Have someone take a photo of you and your sign. Be sure to SMILE!
  • Post your photo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the #DigitalSisterhood and #DSMonth hashtags. We’ll repost it on DSN social media sites.
Badge designed by Dariela Cruz

Badge designed by Dariela Cruz

2) December 2: Announcement of the 2014 Digital Sister of the Year Communities

3) December 4: Announcement of the 2014 Digital Sisters of the Year a/k/a Digital Sisterhood 100

4) December 5: #DSMonth Twitter Chat on #DigitalSisterhood Communities from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST

The Twitter chat will discuss participants’ favorite #DigitalSisterhood Communities. Follow @DigitalSisterhd and use the #DSMonth hashtag during the chat. Feel free to use HootSuite or Tweetchat to participate and track all of the conversations.

5) December 6: #DSMonth Breakfast Meet Up 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)

Join DSN founder Ananda Leeke for a discussion about #DigitalSisterhood Communities and her book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living OnlineEach person is asked to purchase at least one beverage to support Love ‘n’ Faith Cafe during the meet up.

6) December 10: #DSMonth Twitter Chat: What Kind of Digital Sister Are You?from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST

The Twitter chat will discuss the seven types of digital sisters. Participants will learn what type of digital sisters they are. Follow @DigitalSisterhd and use the #DSMonth hashtag during the chat. Feel free to use HootSuite or Tweetchat to participate and track all of the conversations.

7) December 12: #DSMonth Tea Meet Up from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ching Ching Cha, a Chinese tea house, 1063 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Join DSN founder Ananda Leeke for tea, lunch, and a discussion about Digital Sisterhood milestones. Digital Sisters will have an opportunity to share their 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.

Digital Sisterhood Month Kicks Off on 12/1!


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Greetings Digital Sisters!
This weekend, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is getting ready for the fifth annual Digital Sisterhood Month which kicks off on Monday, December 1. This year’s theme is “Gratitude for Digital Sisterhood Communities.” To get a sneak peek of #DigitalSisterhood Month online events and DC meet ups, follow @DigitalSisterhood on Instagram.
Be sure to LIKE DSN on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/digitalsisterhood.
One last thing … follow @DigitalSisterhd on Twitter and use the hashtags #DigitalSisterhood and #DSMonth on Twitter.
The full #DSMonth schedule will be posted on December 1.
Have a great weekend!
PS: Do you need a break from your digital devices before December begins? Join the Digital Sisterhood Unplugged Weekend on November 29-30. It’s easy to participate. You decided when and how long you unplug. Click here for tips.

 

Digital Sisterhood Network Lean In Circle Update


Greetings Digital Sisters!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today we thought we would give you an update on the Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) Lean In Circle that DSN founder Ananda Leeke launched as a part of Digital Sisterhood Month in December 2013. Before we dive into the update, we thought you might like to know what inspired Leeke to “lean in” and create the Circle.

BlogHer interview with Sheryl Sandberg

BlogHer interview with Sheryl Sandberg

She read Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, over the course of one weekend last year. She found Sandberg’s book filled with several golden nuggets of wisdom she could use in her life and share with other women. Reading the book inspired her to write and submit a case study entitled “Lean In and Listen to Yourself” for the Hot Mommas Project that was included in her book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online.

Several months later, she attended the 9th Annual BlogHer Conference and listened to Sandberg’s interview with Lisa Stone, BlogHer Co-Founder and COO. Her key takeaways from the interview included:

  • Believe in yourself.
  • I am unapologetically a feminist (inspired by Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments and one of my virtual mentors from the 1990s).
  • Reach for any ambition.
  • Ask yourself what would you do if you weren’t afraid, and then reach for those ambitions.

At the end of the interview, Sandberg challenged audience members to write what they would do if they weren’t afraid on paper signs her LeanIn.org provided, take photos with the signs, and tweet and post the photos on LeanIn.org Tumblr. Check out the statements Leeke wrote below.

Ananda Leeke at BlogHer 2013 Conference with her Lean In statement

Ananda Leeke at BlogHer 2013 Conference with her Lean In statement

Writing these statements helped her get clear on what she really wanted to do with her passion, gifts, energy, and time. That experience inspired her to establish the DSN Lean In Circle as a support group for Washington, D.C. area women seeking greater accountability on their dreams and goals in 2014.

Launch of DSN Lean In Circle at Teaism in DC, December 2013

Launch of DSN Lean In Circle at Teaism in DC, December 2013

The kickoff meetup for the Circle was held on December 15 , 2013, at Teaism, a woman-owned tea café. Seven women attended the meetup. As they sipped tea and ate Asian-inspired food, they discussed their reasons for joining the Circle, Lean In experiences, 2014 goals, and expectations for the Circle. At the end of the meetup, the group selected their 2014 meeting dates, established its January discussion topic, and agreed to invite a small group of women to join the group in January with the caveat that it would be closed to new members after the next meeting.

During the January meeting at The Mediterranean Spot, a café owned by a wife and husband team, two new members joined the Circle. Members gave updates on their 2013 top accomplishments and challenges, discussed their 2014 goals and accountability needs, reviewed a list of education meeting topics, finalized 2014 meeting dates, agreed to create a Facebook private group since most members were not using the Mighty Bell web site, and decided to post Facebook group status updates about their goals, challenges, success news, and requests for assistance on Thursdays.

The group returned to The Mediterranean Spot for its February meeting. Challenges and how to overcome them were the main topics of discussion. Group members listened to each other and provided constructive feedback and resources for each member’s challenges.

Judyth Weathers, Ameriprise Financial Advisor

Judyth Weathers, Ameriprise Financial Advisor

The March meeting will be held this weekend. It will feature Judyth Weathers, an Ameriprise Financial Advisor, as the education speaker. Weathers will give a talk on “Financial Wellness for Women.”

PS: Read Lisa Bonos’ Washington Post article, “A year after ‘Lean In,’ these are  Sheryl Sandberg’s truest believers.” It features a quote by Leeke.

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

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.