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Women's eNews
May 20, 2010

I first learned of Women's eNews in 2004 when they recognized the Women's Technology Cluster's (now known as Astia) work in increasing access to capital for women in business. As I learned more about Women's eNews, I realized the power and impact of a media source that spoke for women dedicated to shedding a light and perspective on the news of the day. Rita Henley Jensen and her team consistently report, day in and day out, on issues affecting women everywhere in the world - healthcare, the economy, politics, culture - in a manner that tells the impact on women. This is no small feat. Women's eNews impact isn't limited to their journalism however, Their annual 21 Leaders for the 21st Century provides a platform for recognizing outstanding women and men whose work makes a difference in women's lives. So often in recognitions, women are overlooked or delegated to a "women's" category. The 21 Leaders program recognizes leadership in business, non-profits, the arts, healthcare and civic engagement. Moreover, for many of these leaders, the recognition gives their organizations and efforts greater access to resources and the opportunity for a larger impact. Women's eNews is beginning to get up to speed in social media (they have a Facebook fan page and a Twitter feed @womens_enews) and I hope they will aggressively use social media to reach women wherever they are on line.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the attention the 21 Leaders award gave to my organization, the Women's Technology Cluster, and to my own career. The national recognition set me apart and opened up new opportunities.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedication and responsibility they carry in covering news and its impact on women.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be the NPR/Economist for half the world's population, reflecting their interests and concerns.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & 21 Leader in 2004, Advise on Technology issues.