TeleSummit Panel Recordings

2015 TeleSummit

10:30 to 10:40 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

SPEAKER

Allyson Kapin
Founder, Women Who Tech & Rad Campaign

10:45 to 11:10 – KEYNOTE: Breaking the Mirror-tocracy

ABOUT

The lack of diversity, or non-defaults, in the business of making technology is a problem in both the startup world and the established tech industry generally. Mirror-tocracy is the phenomenon where people like to work with and fund people who look like them, usually white straight men. This usually leads to the exclusion of any non-defaults. The fix isn’t just a “slap a solution onto a symptom” like speaker trainings, or companies hiring more non-defaults, or ensuring that more speakers at conferences are women, or lean in/lean out, or STEM training for every non-default out there, or…any other tactical salve that might appear at first to save us from the culture of work we have in our society. The underlying problem is complex, but an integral part of the solution is just starting the conversation about emotional intelligence (EI). There are very different modes for getting all genders up to speed in EI, and how we effectively talk about this going forward. If we don’t focus on emotional intelligence, we don’t solve the overall problem. This is because the salves listed above, and many more, don’t make us aware of the unconscious beliefs we all carry, that keep those who are different out. It is becoming aware of these beliefs and deciding we can do better, and different, that will then allow these tactical solutions to take effect.

SPEAKER

Mary Hodder
Founder, Dabble.com

11:15 to 12:10 – Disrupting the Startup Brogrammer Culture

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Launching a startup is one of the toughest jobs you will ever love. But do women face more roadblocks than your average male startup founder? Join us for this thought-provoking panel on how women launching startups can disrupt the startup “brogrammer culture” and issues such as:
– Lack of funding networks
– Imposter syndrome
– Sexism and/or harassment
– Ageism
– Being labeled as too bitchy or too meek
This is especially important for women who are NOT known or funded. Often, women end up backing down and cannot afford to keep on running their startup. Let’s talk about real world strategies for overcoming these issues and pushing ahead.

SPEAKERS

Lynne d Johnson
Former Senior Editor at Fast Company, and Content + Community Engagement Consultant
Shireen Mitchell
Director of Web & Interactive Media at the Women’s Media Center
Amy Vernon
Co-founder and CMO of Predictable.ly
Nicole Sanchez
Co-founder of Vaya Consulting

MODERATOR

Allyson Kapin
Founder of Women Who Tech

12:30 – 1:30 – Finding Your WHY: Startup Vision Workshop

Defining your ‘WHY’ is what separates successful, innovative startups from the status quo. This hour long virtual workshop takes this theory and combines it with the psychology of creativity, giving participants the opportunity to create a foundation for their startup or social enterprise by discovering their personal and professional ‘manifesto’. By using exercises based in neuroscience that are designed to tap into your brain’s natural potential, you will gain a deeper understanding of your core values and the skills to authentically communicate your startup’s mission to investors, partners, and clients/customers. You will also learn how most of us have been trained to approach our goals and future in a limited way and that by engaging ‘right brain’ thinking, there is a natural expansion of effectiveness, problem-solving skills, and the ability to overcome challenges in all aspects of your life.

SPEAKER

Stephanie Staidle
Author of The Right Brain Entrepreneur

12:30 to 1:30 – Pitfalls to Avoid When Launching Your Startup

When it comes to your startup or social enterprise, even seemingly harmless oversights could cost you a lot of time and money in the long run. Find out the biggest mistakes founders should avoid when launching startups. Learn how to deal with growth issues, a place where many startups fail. This panel will provide you with firsthand insight about roadblocks to steer clear of so that nothing will slow you down or get you off track.

SPEAKERS

Kimberly Longey
COO, Free Press
Shelly Kramer
Founder, V3im.com
Wendy Tan White
CoFounder, Moon Fruit

MODERATOR

Diane Tate
Program Manager, Mozilla

2:00 to 3:00 – How I Launched My Startup and Got Acquired

What does it take to transition a startup from an idea to a scalable business? How do you find the right CoFounders? How long do you bootstrap for? How can you pivot quickly when things are failing? Sit down with the founders of BlogHer to hear intimate details about their startup journey from launch to acquisition. This panel will reveal tips and strategies to fulfill your startup dreams.

SPEAKERS

Lisa Stone
CoFounder, BlogHer

Elisa Camahort Page
CoFounder, BlogHer

Jory Des Jardins
CoFounder, BlogHer

MODERATOR

Susan Mernit
CoFounder, Hack the Hood

2:00 to 3:00 – How to Rock Your Pitch

You’ve got one shot to market yourself to an investor and one deck to make a first impression. This panel will discuss best practices for developing an engaging pitch and deck. The panelists will also highlight major pitfalls to avoid. By the end of this session, you’ll have everything you need to know to rock your next pitch.

SPEAKERS

AdaPia d’Errico
Chief Marketing Officer, Patch of Land
Stephanie Palmeri
Principal, SoftTech VC
Elizabeth Kraus
CoFounder, MergeLane
Jessica Peltz
Principal, kbs+Venture

MODERATOR

Amy Wan
General Counsel, Patch of Land

3:30 to 4:30 – Funding Your Startup

Your startup needs money to thrive and survive. This panel will help you navigate the different types of funding sources ranging from the traditional to non-bank funding sources to crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. Funding isn’t a one size fits all endeavor. Check out this soup to nuts panel featuring an all-star lineup of entrepreneurs and investors who have successfully launched and/or invested in startups and have lots of wisdom and advice to share.

SPEAKERS

Sarah Kunst
Partner, Fortis Partners
Rebecca Eisenberg
General Counsel, Formerly of Paypal and Reddit
Julie Wainwright
CEO, The RealReal
Breanna DiGiammarino
Founding CoHead, Indiegogo Life

MODERATOR

Leslie Bradshaw
Managing Partner, Made by Many

2012 TeleSummit

Failing Fast and Agile Development

This video was recorded in a format that can only be viewed on desktop.
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Agile development and failing fast in startups often go hand in hand. You need to be able to prototype a product feature as quickly as possible, in order to test it, and generate community feedback, so that you can quickly tweak it and adapt. Join us for this rawk star panel filled with some of the best experts about agile development and why failing fast can foster more innovation and better products.

SPEAKERS

Tara Hunt
Co-founder of Buyosphere

Sarah Allen
Blazing Cloud

Shaherose Charania
Founders Labs and Women 2.0

Jen Consalvo
Co-founder, Tech Cocktail

Fireside Chats

This video was recorded in a format that can only be viewed on desktop.
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A frank discussion with Cathy Brooks and Di-Ann Eisne of Waze.com about how to face challenges in your startup.

SPEAKERS

DiAnn Eisnor
Waze.com

Cathy Brooks
The Everything Project

Women Who Tech Globally

This video was recorded in a format that can only be viewed on desktop.
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This panel is an invigorating global discussion about women in tech around the world ranging from Africa, the Middle East, and South India’s fast emerging digital landscape and what types of contributions they are making. We explore the challenges and benefits for professional tech women and the inspiring stories of women who are leading the way for girls empowerment and women’s economic sustainability with technology.

SPEAKERS

Beth Kanter
Author and Trainer

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
Ph.D Founder and Executive Director, Akili Dada

Heather Ramsey
Director Women’s Leadership Program, IIE and TechWomen Program

Using Technology and Social Media to Build Social Justice Movements

This video was recorded in a format that can only be viewed on desktop.
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Are you a social change maker or NPtechie? Then this panel is for you. We explore what it takes to build a powerful movement online filled with passionate people and matched with the right technology and tools to connect and engage our activists and donors across multiple online channels.

SPEAKERS

Claire Diaz Ortiz
Social Innovation, Twitter

April Pedersen
Co-Founder, Salsa Labs

Michael Silberman
Global Director of Digital Innovation, Greenpeace International

Amy Sample Ward
Director of Membership, NTEN

Funding Your Own Startup

This video was recorded in a format that can only be viewed on desktop.
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Do you have an awesome startup idea? Great, how do you plan to fund it? Should you go the angel investor route? Or is the lean startup route a better option? Do you have a sound business plan to show funders? Do these questions sound familiar? Check out this soup to nuts panel featuring an all-star lineup of entrepreneurs and investors who have successfully launched and/or invested in startups and have lots of wisdom and advice to share.

SPEAKERS

Joanne Wilson
Angel Investor

Amanda Steinberg
Founder, DailyWorth

Pemo Theodore
Startup Coach

Amy Errett
Maveron

Changing the World with Open Source

This video was recorded in a format that can only be viewed on desktop.
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Open Source technology is revolutionizing software development. Join us for this riveting panel featuring Jane Wells of Automattic, Liz Henry of BlogHer, Sarah Novotny, of OSCON, and Arthur Richards of Wikimedia Foundation who discuss how open source is literally changing the world today.

SPEAKERS

Sarah Novotny
Program Chair, OSCON

Jane Wells, Master of Suggestion
Automattic

Liz Henry
BlogHer, Web Developer

Arthur Richards
Wikimedia Foundation, Software Engineer

 

Harnessing Your Power

This video was recorded in a format that can only be viewed on desktop.
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This thought-provoking panel will dive into mindsets and tactical steps to be a leader. Bringing diverse leadership experience to the table, our speakers discuss strategic and emotional decisions that help harness their power in actionable ways. How can women improve their skills as owners and drivers of businesses, both within a larger workplace and within their own business? What kind of emotional intelligence, mindset and conviction does it take to be as powerful and clear as you can be in your life—and apply that to whatever you do? Find out more about some of the critical skills and mindsets that support success, how to nurture those in your own spirit, and how to make them a part of your ongoing life. This is a not to be missed conversation if you want to grow your leadership skills, and take action to achieve your professional ambitions.

SPEAKERS

Susan Mernit
Co-Founder Oakland Local

Lynne Johnson, Director of Strategy and Engagement
Whispr Group, Inc.

Elisa Camahort Page Co-Founder
BlogHer

Jill Foster, Founder
Live Your Talk

Digital Rights and Online Privacy

This video was recorded in a format that can only be viewed on desktop.
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There’s an old saying, if you want to keep something a secret, don’t share it on Internet. And Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook said there is no privacy on the internet, in response to critics about Facebook’s controversial privacy issues. Join us for this lively discussion as we debate radical transparency, your digital rights, and online privacy.

SPEAKERS

Sarah Granger
Center for Technology, Media & Society

Kaliya Hamlin
Founder, She’s Geeky

Jon Pincus
Senior Vice President, Accellion

Laurel Ruma
O”Reily Media

 

Diversifying your Tech Teams

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When we create technology, we often create it for the masses. Yet, many tech teams aren’t diverse which squashes innovation and diverse perspectives. Join Shireen Mitchell of Digital Sistas,  Adria Richards, Cathryn Posey, founder of Tech By Superwomen, and Kriselle Laran of Bullfrog Media who discuss why diversifying tech teams makes stronger products as well as strategies to recruit diverse techies.

SPEAKERS

Adria Richards
Developer Evangelist, SendGrid

Shireen Mitchell
Founder, Digital Sista

Cathryn Posey
Tech By Superwoman

Kriselle Laran
Bullfrog Media

2010 TeleSummit

Lightning Talks

Speak Up: Pitching and Public Speaking Mojo

Whether it’s through social media or public speech onstage, the chance for women in tech and social media to impact and influence is huge …. as long as we speak up. Women Who Tech opened it’s 3rd year with this lightening talk on the power of making our voices heard. Allyson Kapin, Women Who Tech founder and Partner at Rad Campaign and Jill Foster of Live Your Talk principal talk shop on public engagement skill online and off, the conference pitch, and women in technology leading their public, distinct voices.

SPEAKERS

Allyson Kapin
Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign

Jill Foster
Live Your Talk

Diversifying Your Tech Teams

When we create technology, we often create it for the masses. Yet, many tech teams aren’t diverse which squashes innovation and diverse perspectives. It also leads to poor usability issues such as HP’s recent fiasco where its facial recognition software did not recognize people with darker complexions. #Fail. Shireen Mitchell of Digital Sistas and Liza Sabater of Culture Kitchen discuss why diversifying tech teams makes stronger products as well as strategies to recruit diverse techies.

SPEAKERS

Shireen Mitchell
Digital Sistas

Liza Sabater
Culture Kitchen

Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation
SPEAKERS

Tara Hunt
Author

Deanna Zandt
Author and Technologist

How to Survive an Online Snark Attack

How do you deal with negative comments, verbal sniper’s and the inevitable trolls?As women entrepreneurs and techies, are we held to a different standard in responding online? Are we’re afraid of being labeled a bitch? Connie Reece, Founder Every Dot Connects and Co-Founder of Social Media Club International has seen it all and discusses the best tactics to take on these snark attacks so we will no longer fear “but what if they say something negative?”

SPEAKER

Connie Reece
Every Dot Connects

Apps and Tools to Energize Your Base

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Want to build a powerful movement online? You need two key ingredients – people and tools to connect and engage with them. From “texting” to location based apps like FourSquare this panel gives you the nuts and bolts of the latest apps and tools organizations can use to effectively moblize and energize people online.

SPEAKERS

Amy Sample Ward
NetSquared

Corvida Raven
Technologist

Sarah Dijulio
M+R Strategic Services

Launching Your Own Startup

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Have a good start-up idea but don’t have a clue on what steps you need to take to launch it and be successful? What makes a sound business plan? Should you go out for VC money or apply for a small business loan? How do you choose the right business partners? What happens if you fail? Do these questions sound familiar? Check out this soup to nuts panel featuring an all-star lineup of entrepreneurs who have successfully launched their own startups and have lots of wisdom and advice to share.

SPEAKERS

Geoff Livingston
Zoetica

Rashmi Sinha
SlideShare

Amra Tareen
AllVoices.com

Social Media ROI

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Do you know what kind of an impact social media is having on your brand, mission, or bottom line? How do you put a monetary value on branding? This panel discusses realistic metrics and benchmarks any organization can use in their campaigns and ensure that your using the right strategies and tools to listen and engage your audiences on different social networks.

SPEAKERS

Cheryl Contee
Fission Strategy

Beth Kanter
Blogger and Zoetica

Lauren Vargas
Radian6

Building the Ultimate User Experience

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What’s the latest best practices (including usability do’s and don’ts,) of web usability from websites to applications and web 2.0 technologies? Some of the best usability experts discuss strategies for building the ultimate user experience. The panel also discusses the ROI of good usability practices and some of the key challenges and the implications for designers, developers, users, and marketers.

SPEAKERS

Irene Au
Google

Oonie Chase
IfWeRanTheWorld

Maria Giudice
Hotstudio

Amy Jo Kim
ShuffleBrain

Self Promotion: Is This Really a Rant About Gender?

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In A Rant About Women, Clay Shirky provoked a big debate in the blogosphere. Do enough women have what it takes to behave like arrogant self-aggrandizing jerks to get ahead? This panel examines how people in a position of power judge and promote others. How do we deal with filters and responses to the self promoting culture that appears to discern a gender imbalance in hiring, funding, and speaking? Is it a gender problem or is it a filter problem? We also tackle how we can refocus to include more than those just very good at self promotion.

SPEAKERS

Clay Shirky
Author

Mary Hodder
Dabble.com and Technologist

Lynne D. Johnson
Advertising Research Foundation

Kevin Marks
British Telecommunications 

Allyson Kapin
Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign

Greening Your IT

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Have you really taken into account your IT Department’s impact on the environment?  Green IT has moved beyond efforts to discourage employees from not printing emails. This panel discusses creating a green IT strategy, gives a green software and hardware overview, talks about virtualization, and covers sustainable design and printing.

SPEAKERS

David Deal
Community IT Innovators

Anna Jaeger
TechSoup Global’s GreenTech Initiative

Ann Yoders
Green IT Consortium

Women and Open Source and Identity

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If open source is so “open”, how come 95% of the open source community is dominated by men? This panel explores getting women involved in creating successful Open Source communities, the foundations of openness, and Open Standards.

SPEAKERS

Kaliya Hamlin
She’s Geeky

Sarah Mei
Pivotal Labs

Michelle Murrain
Open Issue

Female Ferocity

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This panel explores how tapping your own personal Alpha Bitch can be a good thing.

SPEAKERS

Genevieve Bell
Intel

Cathy Brooks
Social Media Hour

Elisa Camahort Page
BlogHer

Heather Harde
TechCrunch

2009 TeleSummit

Women and Open Source

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This panel explored getting women involved in creating successful Open Source communities, the foundations of openness, and Open Standards.

SPEAKERS
Michelle Murrian
NOSI

Amy De Groff
Howard County Library

Amanda Steinberg
Soapbxx

PODCAST

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Breaking Through the Digital Ceiling

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Women in tech and social media experts identified strategies for breaking through the digital ceiling. The panel discussed topics such as getting heard by upper management, how to effectively advocate for your work and expertise as well as how to break through the barriers of being too young or too old in the tech sector.

SPEAKERS

Lynne D. Johnson
Fast Company

Charlene Li
Co-Author of Groundswell and Founder of Altimeter

Susan Mernit
Consultant

Connie Reece
Every Dot Connects and Social Media Club

Allyson Kapin
Rad Campaign and Women Who Tech

PODCAST

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Tech Marketing in a Recession

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When the economy struggles, the Public Relations and Marketing budget is often the first to be cut. How can organizations create or maintain a healthy marketing campaign on an already squeezed budget? Tune in to hear from a panel of experts from all facets of the industry – a seasoned PR veteran, a fresh social media expert and a previous technology industry analyst. Looking at the angle from all sides, the panel will provide a comprehensive approach to this timely topic. From “back to basics” strategies to embracing the power of social media, the panel shares insight and practical tips on how to stand out in a struggling economy.

SPEAKERS

Fran Boscker
Vantage Communications

Hilary Zwerdling
M+R Strategic Services 

Jennifer Kutz
Vantage Communications

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Social Networks and Diversity Barriers

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This panel continues the discussion from Fem 2.0, and She’s Geeky regarding how to build support, direct advocacy and raise awareness on women’s issues, women’s rights and women in government. Focusing in on strategies and tactics for online collaborative projects, the panel addresses some of the pressing issues of getting key women in technology and stakeholders working together.

SPEAKERS

Shireen Mitchell
Digital Sistas

Glennette Clark
CITI

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Tools Galore in Online Communications

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From Google Earth to Wiki’s and Twitter this panel gives you the nuts and bolts of the latest tools organizations can utilize to ramp up their next online campaign.

SPEAKERS

Natalie Foster
DNC

Rebecca Moore
Google Earth Outreach

Laura Quinn
Idealware

Amy Sample Ward
NetSquared

PODCAST

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Innovation and Tech Career Reinvention

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This panel discusses useful topics such as how to differentiate yourself by using Web 2.0 tools strategically. Specifically we discuss 7 career reinvention actions you must take now. Sniffing out the projects that play to your strengths (and move your career forward). Career migration and cutover–what to bring along and what to leave behind. Succession planning as part of your reinvention strategy–when does it make sense?

SPEAKERS

Christine Adzich
Big Picture Productions

Sheryl Chamberlain
EMC

Megan Fitzgerald
Career By Choice

Nancy Wheeler
Intel

Dee McCorery
Risktaking for Success, LLC

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Launching Your Own Startup

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Do you have a fantastic idea for a start-up but just don’t understand what it really takes to launch it and be successful? How do you fund it? How do you choose the right business partners? Check out this soup to nuts panel featuring an all-star lineup of women who have successfully launched their own startups and have lots of wisdom and advice to share.

SPEAKERS

Rashmi Sinha
SlideShare

Amy Muller
Get Satisfaction

Lisa Stone
BlogHer

Mary Hodder
Dabble.com

PODCAST

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What Shirky Didn’t Tell Us

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This panel looks at problems that are arising along gender, class and race lines within the new paradigms of Web 2.0, 3.0 and beyond. When we remove explicit structure from the organizing and tech equation, inherent structure arises– illustrating through technology just how far we have to go for social equality. But we don’t want to just kvetch about the problems: this panel will present and brainstorm solutions together.

SPEAKERS

Allison Fine
techPresident and Personal Democracy Forum

Shireen Mitchell
Digital Sistas

Tanya Tarr
AFSCME

Deanna Zandt
Consultant

PODCAST

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Video Activism

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This panel discusses what nonprofits and campaigns are doing with video online to create social change. The advent of web 2.0 tools, video and photo enabled phones, and the ubiquity of YouTube has changed our landscape. How are these tools, along with storytelling, being harnessed for good — to create a more just and equitable world. Furthermore we explore how can individual female activists leverage the power of video to deliver a strong message about issues we care about (equal pay, health care, choice, education, etc). Statistics show that the uploader base on YouTube skews heavily male so how can women reverse this trend and make sure our faces our seen and our voices are heard?

SPEAKERS

Ramya Raghavan
YouTube

Yvette Matisse Bustos Hawkes
Witness

Erica Priggen
Free Range Graphics

Shirley Sexton
See3 Communications

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Transparency and Government 2.0

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Learn about insanely useful websites that give you the tools you need to track who is funding lawmakers, how they are voting, what earmarks they are sponsoring, and much, much more. This panel also discussed how Obama is moving government into the 21st century from a tech perspective – what does this mean for us and how we communicate with government officials. How do we make government more efficient and responsive?

SPEAKERS

Ryan Alexander
Taxpayers for Common Sense

Sheila Krumholz
Center for Responsive Politics

Nancy Watzman
Sunlight Foundation

PODCAST

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Social Media ROI

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How much are all your friends, followers and fans worth? How can an organization tell if your social media campaign is meeting your goals? How do you put a monetary value on branding? This panel discusses realistic metrics and benchmarks any organization can use in their next online campaign.

SPEAKERS

Heather Holdridge
Care2

Cheryl Contee
Fission Strategy

Monique Elwell
Conversify

PODCAST

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2008 TeleSummit

Breaking Through The Digital Ceiling

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Experts identify strategies for getting heard and how to effectively advocate for your technology program as well as how to break through
the barriers relating to budgets, resources and lack of vision by upper management.

SPEAKERS

Cassandra Koenen
IFAW

Holly Ross
NTEN

Lynn Labieniec
Beaconfire

PODCAST

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Get Your Local Campaigns On!

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This panel explored what it takes to act local and achieve big results running local campaigns by synchronizing your offline and online tools and strategies.

SPEAKERS

Jo Lee
Citizen Speak

Clarissa Goodlett
Color of Change

Dani Simons
NYC Department of Transportation

Julia Rosen
Courage Campaign

PODCAST

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Tooting Your Own Horn

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Do you take credit for all of the fabulous work you do? Do you feel that you are forging ahead in your career or are you being overshadowed
by your male colleagues? This panel explored personal branding and provided tips and strategies to help enhance your careers and visibility.

SPEAKERS

Megan Fitzgerald
Career By Choice

Lynne D. Johnson
Fast Company

Angie Chang
Women2.org

PODCAST

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Build An Online Campaign And Change The World

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The latest tricks and tools in online campaign organizing and recruitment and making them go viral.

SPEAKERS

Sarah Dijulio
M&R Strategic Services

Emily Logan
Care2

Nita Chaudhary
Moveon.org

Ruby Sinreich
Orange Politics

PODCAST

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Women And Social Capital

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Networking, schmetworking…why is it that women are statistically more ‘social’ than men, but have statistically less powerful business networks than men? This panel explored how the women who have entered boys clubs and built powerful Social Capital have done it and gave ideas to women on how to build their networks.

SPEAKERS

Joan Blades
Moveon.org and MomsRising

Arianna Huffington
Huffington Post

Tara Hunt
Citizen Agency

PODCAST

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Firing Up Your Online List

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Are you burning out your list with action alerts and fundraising appeals? This session is for you. Our all-star panel identify strategies to rejuvenate your online constituents and ramp up your online advocacy and fundraising.

SPEAKERS

Marie Michelson
Greenpeace

Shirley Sexton
Easter Seals

Farra Trompeter
Big Duck

Kelly O’Neal
Consultant

PODCAST

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Women And Open Source

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This panel explored how to get women more involved in developing technology and contributing to Open Source and Open Standards. What are the current barriers? What can we do to break these barriers?

SPEAKERS

Michelle Murrain
NOSI

Leslie Hawthorn
Google

Kaliya Hamlin
She’s Geeky

PODCAST

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Improve This Blog Pitch

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Real-live outreach programs from our attendees. A panel of experts offered constructive improvements…to creatives, calls to action and blogger targeting since they have been on both sides of the marketing/blogger equation…and can feel your pain, even as they hoped to help you not get blown up by the bloggers. This session was a special preview of the BlogHer Business Conference and is sponsored by BlogHer.

SPEAKERS

Susan Getgood
Marketing Roadmaps

Mir Kamin
WouldaShoulda Blog

Maria Niles
Consumerpop Marketing Consulting

Liz Gumbinner
momblogpreneur

PODCAST


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Mobile Activism

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How can we use mobile technology to fight for social justice issues and raise money for organizations?

SPEAKERS

Katrin Verclas
MobileActive.org

Catherine Geanuracos
Live Earth 

Julie Germany
Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet

PODCAST

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Web 2.0: Hot Or Not?

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Twitter! Facebook! Ning! Panelists shared their opinions on the latest trends in Web 2.0 and how organizations can effectively use them to build community as well as as how to measure the real ROI’s.

SPEAKERS

Heather Holdridge
Care2.com

Connie Reece
Social Media Club and Frozen Pea Fund

Beth Kanter
Author

Allyson Kapin
Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign

PODCAST

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Embracing Your Power

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What is the mindset it takes to be a leader? How can women improve their skills as owners and drivers of businesses, both within a larger workplace and within their own business? What kind of emotional intelligence, mindset and conviction does it take to be as powerful and clear as you can be in your life—and apply that to whatever you do?

This talk with Susan Mernit, who’s created content, developed product and run businesses—and non-profit endeavors—in a wide variety of settings, from companies as large as AOL to her own small startup—drew on her 15+ years of experience working in tech and media, and on conversations with dozens of entrepreneurial women. Susan is the co-founder People’s Software Company and former AOL., Netscape and Yahoo executive.

Find out more about some of the critical skills and mindsets that support success, how to nurture those in your own spirit, and how to make them a part of your ongoing life. This is a don’t miss conversation if you’re looking to connect the dots and better integrate your own professional ambitions and your inner life.

SPEAKER

Susan Mernit

Podcast

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