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  Erin Weed
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a speaker, author and social entrepreneur that focuses my writing on entrepreneurship, women's issues and social innovation. I founded my first company, Girls Fight Back (GFB), ten years ago at the age of 23.

I wrote a year-long column for CosmoGirl in 2005 and my first book is titled, Girls Fight Back! The College Girl's Guide to Protecting Herself. A second edition followed in 2008, and currently a 3rd is going to print.

In addition to founding my own social enterprise, I also consult for Ashoka Changemakers, which promotes social innovation across the world through entrepreneurship.

I blog at girlsfightback.com, changemakers.com and my personal site erinweed.com.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 7 Years
Writer 8 Years
Social Media 5 Years
Specialty
Entrepreneurship 10 Years
Philanthropy 10 Years
Women's Issues 10 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
CosmoGirl! (6-10), Oxygen.com (1-2), Boulder Press (1-2)
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Outlook
Technical Skills
Photo editing (Photoshop), web design (joomla, WordPress), video production (iMovie)
Equipment
MacBook air laptop, iMac desktop, Nikon 12 mega pixel SLR digital camera, Canon Optura mini DV camera, Flip video camera
Foreign Language Skills
Spanish
Work Permits & Visas
None
Unions
None
Awards
CosmoGirl! of the Year
Hometown Hero Award - given by John Walsh
Associations
Independent Publishers Association
National Speakers Association
Alpha Phi
Rotary Club International
Other
I am a proven social entrepreneur, with over 10 years experience starting/building a business, and also consulting with other companies/nonprofits. I have been writing a blog and for media the entire time.
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Denver, CO. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(CosmoGirl!, 12/1/2004)
Please visit my website to download PDFs of all the columns I have written for CosmoGirl! Go to www.girlsfightback.com and clilck on "media."