This is a great idea from Suw Charman-Anderson to blog about women in IT that inspire us on Ada Lovelace Day. See http://findingada.com/ and http://www.pledgebank.com/AdaLovelaceDay for more information.
So I’m going to write about three women, working in the area of IT / Social Media who inspire me big time. The three are grouped together because I actually met all three of them within 2 months back in October / November 2007 and in that year and a bit they have enriched my life so significantly.
Catherine Eibner – A wonderful inspiration to me, Catherine has the bright, bubbly personality of a natural evangelist but is also very technical and loves to write code occasionally. She has also taught me lots of technical stuff and is a very patient teacher. Catherine’s SSIS blog has actually been a great resource for tips and tricks for me in my work recently.
Kate Carruthers – Kate just knows everyone and everything – she is the most connected person I know, and that is handy sometimes :). Kate is the master at connecting people with other people and people with the right systems and technologies that they need to know about in today’s business world.
Kate has actually written a great blog post about Ada Lovelace today.
Laurel Papworth – Laurel is all about the strategy – what strategies businesses need to adopt to make it in this new world of Social Media. Laurel is also the one I call upon when I need a personal Social Media strategy, and she is always willing to help.
It’s also Laurel’s Birthday today, so Happy Birthday Pixie!
It is interesting that these three wonderful women were also mentioned in another blog post (and comments) a while back when Catherine was working in her own business. All three of them were working in thier own successful businesses – something that I admire so much because I know how hard it is, and how it is something that I know that I can’t do.
I am so very proud to be friends with these fantastic women.