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Women, Work, and the Web
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In a tight economy women entrepreneurs are making progress in a field that has been traditionally (along with science, math, and engineering) one which women haven't been well represented-technology. Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities is by contributors from the United States and Canada sharing how the Internet has opened doors, leveled the playing field, and provided new opportunities. How the Internet has helped women with young children, caretakers of disabled family members, women with disabilities. How it has helped female veterans gain employment, put women into work boots, publish in a male dominated world, become editors, online instructors, and hold the First International Day of the Girl. The twenty-eight chapters are divided into five parts: *Fostering Change *Running a Business *Educational Applications *Personal Aspects *Publishing and Writing. It is exciting to see how the creative contributors of different ages, backgrounds, and goals, are using the Web to further their careers and the status of other women as they progress online.
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Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Part I Fostering Change 1. Blogging to Create Change Amanda Peach 2. Creating Opportunities for Women on the Web: A Mother's New Mother's Quest Denise Powell 3. Girls' Human Rights and Virtual Empowerment: Celebrating the First International Day of the Girl with a Virtual Summit Emily Bent 4. Establishing Online Business Identities: How Female Small Business Owners Use Social Media to Market Their Business Kara Poe Alexander 5. Find a Hub Kanina Holmes 6. Keeping My Place at the Table: Growing With a Business Liz Webler Rowell 7. KHORAI: Promoting Reproductive and Maternal Mental Health Through an Innovative Web Presence Marie Hansen, Tasha Muresan, Aurelie Athan 8. Leveraging the Power of the Web for Work: Female Veterans' Online Efforts to Combat Unemployment D. Alexis Hart and Mariana Grohowski 9. Tips for Starting Your Own Dream Business on eBay and Etsy in 30 Days or Less Kathleen Clauson Part II Running a Business 10. Fashion Plus Size Blogging for a `Size' of Our Own â ¨ Jill Andrew, Aisha Fairclough 11. Leveraging the Linky Party: Knowledge Sharing in the Blogosphere Jennifer Russum 12. Looking at the Technology Trends of Life Coaches: Finding and Using Successful Online Business Building Tools Melissa Cornwell 13. Social, Digital and Business Entrepreneurship: From Online Community to Business Opportunity Jennifer Sintime 14. Vodcasting for Profit Amanda Peach 15. Women in Work Boots: A Website Profiling Women in the Trades Jennifer Sintime Part III Educational Applications 16. Entrepreneurship Research: Using the Tools at Your Local Library Lura Sanborn 17. Editing Student Writing Amy J. Barnickel 18. Online Instructors: the New Face of Education Judy Donovan, Julie Adkins, Debbie Carpenter 19. The Six Ps of Editorial Assistantships: How the Web Paid For My Doctoral Education Jenny Ungbha Korn 20. Teaching Online from Home Katherine Sanger 21. A Woman's Journey Through The Web Robert Simpson Part IV Personal Aspects 22. Getting the Most Out of a Virtual Internship Laura Francabandera 23. How the Internet has Opened Doors for Women with Disabilities K Royal 24. Reducing the Caregiver's Burden Darra Hofman Part V Publishing and Writing 25. Founding an Online Magazine Inspired by Travel Written by Women Sarah Menkedick 26. Founding and Running Sheila Bender's Writing It Real Sheila Bender 27. Founding Female Editors: Your Voice, Your Vision and How to Make it a Reality Nicole M. Bouchard 28. Self-Publishing in a Male-Dominated Publishing World Leanne Olson Bio List of editors, foreword writer, contributors Index

About the Author

Carol Smallwood coedited Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching on the list of Best Books for Writers by Poets & Writers Magazine; Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing (Key Publishing House, 2012); Lily's Odyssey (All Things That Matter Press, 2010). Her library experience includes school, public, academic, special, as well as administration and being a consultant. Carol has founded, supports humane societies. Bringing the Arts into the Library (2014) is her sixth book for the American Library Association; Divining the Prime Meridian is forthcoming from WordTech Editions.

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This anthology compiles 28 essays that discuss how the Internet can be utilized to aid women in the workforce. Essays are organized according to five themes-'Fostering Change,' 'Running a Business,' 'Educational Applications,' 'Personal Aspects,' and 'Publishing and Writing'-and cover topics such as blogging, growing a business, teaching online classes, and working remotely. The narrative draws from the contributors' personal experiences, presenting a unique aspect on how the Internet can provide women new and empowering opportunities. Most chapters also include helpful tips and recommendations to employ for the reader's own personal success. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Booklist An excellent addition to the field. -- Karla J. Strand, Gender & Women's Studies Librarian, University of Wisconsin A great resource for women with an established business or just starting out. -- Linda A. Wade, unit coordinator of digitization, Western Illinois University Women, Work, and the Web gives practical advice and evokes a greater understanding of Internet culture. -- Ada Fetters, college teacher and editor, The Commonline Journal, www.commonlinejournal.com Gain insight and ideas from this book by women who teach, learn, publish, advocate, and thrive online. -- Dorothea J. Coiffe, Media Librarian, A. Philip Randolph Memorial Library, New York City ...provides solid, varied, and practical information for any woman seeking to expand her Internet knowledge base. -- Rebecca Marcum Parker, contributor, Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use Offers teachers, entrepreneurs, mothers, and editors expert help for business and personal opportunities on the world wide web. -- Christine Redman-Waldeyer, founder/editor of Adanna, a literary journal for and about women Inspiration from creative people extending their niche through the web. -- B. Lynn Goodwin, managing editor, Writer Advice, www.writeradvice.com

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