Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Business, Communicate, Community, Influential Women, Twitter | 0 comments

(Disclaimer: No one on this list willingly grows social media facial hair.)

It’s January and I despise the “2010 lists” as they all end up being popularity lists with no value. This list crosses many verticals but all use online technologies to benefit their particular brand.

This list is unique as it is a collection of women who are in technology or are using an array of  tech tools online including social media. They are implementing their ideas and strategies across other verticals. They understand the value that they offer, they have a passion for their ideals and finally they implement these concepts daily. These are the women who will push past the pack in 2010. You should pay attention. They are making their own rules and boundaries. Most will also present at your event or conference.

They are “Game Changers“.  (Upcoming interview series)

It is up to you to find valuable content online and to be objective when you consume such content. This list consists of many women you may never have heard of. They are not focused on gaining popularity they are focused on their vertical and content. Some are entrepreneurial and some are corporate based, but all are implementing their concepts daily.  It is up to you to recognize their talents.

You can also find more influential women at the Women Of Web 3.0 Group.

Did I miss someone? You can add more women worth recognizing to this list in the comment section below.



Elise Bauer
Twitter: @simplyrecipes
Platform: Simply Recipes

Carla Binberg

Twitter: @MizFitOnline
Platform: MizFitOnline.

Deirdre Breakenridge
Twitter: @dbreakenridge
Platform: New PR

Rhea Drysdale

Twitter: @rhea
Platform: CoFounder, Outspoken media

April Dunford

Platform: Product Marketing, VersePoint

Ree Drummond

Twitter: @thepioneerwoman
Platform: The Pioneer Woman.

Katrin Eismann
Platform: Photoshop Diva, Photographer

Sarah Evans

Twitter: @prsarahevans
Platform: PR, Sevans Strategy

Laura Fitton
Twitter: @Pistachio
Platform: Cofounder, OneForty

Elizabeth Hannan

Twitter: @ElizabethHannan
Platform: Search Marketing & Community Architect

Tara Hunt
Twitter: @missrogue
Platform: Owner, Citizen Space

Ariel Hyatt

Twitter: @CyberPR
Platform: Music Industry

Nicole Jordan
Platform: Start ups

Beth Kanter
Twitter: @Kanter
Platform: Non- Profit

Donna Krstec
Twitter: @DonnaKrstec

Platform: CEO,

Jennier Leggio

Twitter: @mediaphyter
Platform:Corporate,network security appliance, Fortinet

Charlene Li

Twitter: @CharleneLI
Platform: Business Development, Altimeter Group
  Valeria Maltoni
  Twitter: @ConversationAge
Platform: Conversation Agent
Kate Morris
Twitter: @katemorris
          Platform: Search Marketing & Social, Marketing Demons

Katie Paine
Twitter: @kdpaine
Platform: Metrics, Founder, KDPaine & Partners

Jane Quigley
Twitter: @jquig99
Corporate: VP of Client Relations, Crayon

Stephaie Quilao

Twitter: @SkinnyJeans

Platform: Founder, Noshtopia

Kathy Sacks
Platform: KathSacksPR
Leni Schwendinger
Platform: Fusing Art Lighting Design Projects
Twitter: @sugarrae
Platform: Founder, MFE Interactive

Pam Slim

Twitter: @pamslim
Platform: Founder, Ganas Consulting

Ria Sharon

Twitter: @riasharon
Platform: Co-Founder, My Mommy Manual

Liz Strauss
Twitter: @LizStrauss
Suzanne Tucker
Twitter: @zenmommy
Platform: Co-Founder, My Mommy Manual

Wendy Suto

Twitter: @searchcircus
Platform: Ceo, SearchCircus

Corporate or Institutional

Reem Abeidoh
Twitter: @rabeidoh
Platform: Director of Social Media, GroupM Search

Lisa Barone

Twitter: @lisaBarone
Platform: Outspoken Media

Kristy Bolsinger
Twitter: @kristy
Platform: Real Networks

Michelle Conlon

Twitter: @michelleconlon
Platform: Web Media Manager, Pragmatic Marketing

Candace Flemming
Platform: CEO, Crimson Hexagon

Heather Herr

Twitter: @MsHerr
Platform: Social Media Specialist, Terralever

Rebecca Kelley

Twitter: @rebeccakelley
Platform: Director of Social Media

Cindy Kim
Twitter: @cindykimpr
Platform: Dir. of Corp Comm & Social Media for Lumension

Joanna Lord

Twitter: @joannalord
Platform: CMO at YourJobStop

Stephanie Miller
Platform:Return Path
Amber Nashlund
Twitter: @ambercadabra
Platform: Community Director, Radian6

Alicia O’Brien

Twitter: @aobrien
Platform: Marketing Director, DNA 13

Debbie Qaqish

Twitter: @DebbieQaqish
Platform: B2B Marketing, Principal, Pedowitz Group

Jane Quigley

Twitter: @jquig99
Platform: Crayon

Debbie Stier

Twitter: @DebbieStier
Platform: Harper Collins

Diane Sullivan

Platform: Sports Sponsorship & Social Media, Yale Pilot Pen Tennis

Linda Thor
Platform: Presidnet, Rio Salado College
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@simplyrecipes</a><br />Platform: Simply Recipes<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Carla Binberg</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@MizFitOnline</a><br />Platform: MizFitOnline. <br /> <a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><br />Deirdre Breakenridge</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@dbreakenridge</a><br />Platform: New PR<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Rhea Drysdale</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@rhea</a><br />Platform: CoFounder, Outspoken media<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>April Dunford</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter:<a href=”” target=”_blank”>@aprildunford</a><br />Platform: Product Marketing, VersePoint<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Ree Drummond</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Twitter:<a href=”” target=”_blank”>@thepioneer</a></span></span><a href=”” target=”_blank”>woman</a><br />Platform: The Pioneer Woman. <br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br />
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Katrin Eismann</span> <br />Platform: Photoshop Diva, Photographer<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><br />Sarah Evans</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@prsarahevans</a><br />Platform: PR, Sevans Strategy<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Laura Fitton</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@Pistachio</a><br />Platform: Cofounder, OneForty<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Elizabeth Hannan</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@ElizabethHannan</a><br />Platform: Search Marketing &amp; Community Architect, Blue Blazing Media<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><br />Tara Hunt</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@missrogue</a><br />Platform: Owner, <span class=”bio”>Citizen Space</span><br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Ariel Hyatt</span></div>
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  <p>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@CyberPR</a> <br />
    Platform: Music Industry<br />
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Beth Kanter</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@Kanter</a></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Platform: Non- Profit<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Donna Krstec</span> <br />Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@DonnaKrstec</a></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Platform: CEO,<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Jennier Leggio</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter:<a href=”” target=”_blank”> @mediaphyter</a><br />Platform:Corporate,network security appliance, Fortinet<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><br /><br />Charlene Li</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@CharleneLI</a></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Platform: Business Development, Altimeter Group<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a></div>
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<div style=”margin-left: 40px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Kate Morris</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 40px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@katemorris</a></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 40px;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Platform: Search Marketing &amp; Social, Marketing Demons<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href=” ” target=”_blank”>;</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />
<div style=”margin-left: 40px;”><span class=”fn”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Katie Paine</span> </span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 40px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@kdpaine</a><br />Platform: Metrics, Founder, KDPaine &amp; Partners<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a></div>
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Jane Quigley</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>@jquig99</a><br />Corporate: VP of Client Relations, Crayon<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Stephaie Quilao</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@SkinnyJeans</a></div>
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  <p>Platform: Founder, Noshtopia<br />
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Kathy Sacks</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><a href=”” target=”_blank”>Twitter: @KathySacks</a></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Platform: KathSacksPR</div>
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Leni Schwendinger</div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Platform: Fusing Art Lighting Design Projects</div>
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>SugarRae</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@sugarrae</a><br />Platform: Founder, MFE Interactive<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Pam Slim</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@pamslim</a><br />Platform: Founder, Ganas Consulting<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Ria Sharon</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@riasharon</a><br />Platform: Co-Founder, My Mommy Manual<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Suzanne Tucker</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@zenmommy</a><br />Platform: Co-Founder, My Mommy Manual<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Wendy Suto</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@searchcircus</a><br />Platform: Ceo, SearchCircus<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /></div>
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Reem Abeidoh</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><a href=”” target=”_blank”>Twitter: @rabeidoh</a><br />Platform: Director of Social Media, GroupM Search<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Lisa Barone</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@lisaBarone</a><br />Platform: Outspoken Media<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><br />Kristy Bolsinger</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@kristy</a><br />Platform: Real Networks<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Michelle Conlon</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@michelleconlon</a><br />Platform: <span id=”qsro” dir=”ltr”>Web Media Manager, Pragmatic Marketing</span><br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@MsHerr</a><br />Platform: Social Media Specialist, Terralever<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /> <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Rebecca Kelley</span></div>
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  <p>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@rebeccakelley</a><br />
    Platform: Director of Social Media <br />
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Cindy Kim</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@cindykimpr</a><br />Platform: Dir. of Corp Comm &amp; Social Media for Lumension<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Joanna Lord</span></div>
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  <p>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@joannalord</a><br />
    Platform: CMO at YourJobStop<br />
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Stephanie Miller</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter:<a href=”” target=”_blank”> @StephanieSAM</a></div>
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Amber Nashlund</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@ambercadabra</a><br />Platform: Community Director, Radian6<a href=”” target=”_blank”><br /></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Alicia O’Brien</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@aobrien</a><br />Platform: Marketing Director, DNA 13<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Debbie Qaqish</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@DebbieQaqish</a><br />Platform: B2B Marketing, Principal, Pedowitz Group<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Jane Quigley</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>@jquig99</a><br /> Platform: Crayon<br /><a href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /><br /><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Debbie Stier</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@DebbieStier</a><br /> Platform: Harper Collins<br /> <a title=”” href=”” target=”_blank”></a><br /> <br /> <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Diane Sullivan</span></div>
<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”>Twitter: <a href=”” target=”_blank”>@pilotpentennis</a></div>
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  <p>Platform: Sports Sponsorship &amp; Social Media, Yale Pilot Pen Tennis<br />
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<div style=”margin-left: 80px;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Linda Thor</span></div>
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Elizabeth Hannan is a seasoned Digital Business Strategist recognized by Inc. Magazine, CBS, Business Journals and others. At Blue Blazing Media she serves as Chief Digital Strategy and User Experience Designer consultant. In 2013, her first book Naked Experience will publish. When not creating content you can find her speaking.

Elizabeth is also the founder of WhenToZen, a community of traveling women entrepreneurs and executives finding healthy life balance and adventure offline.

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