Lauren Dugan Social strategist @lauren_dugan Lauren is a social media strategist dedicated to covering all angles of the emerging phenomenon that is Twitter. She explores how social media is used to communicate, market, advertise, and inform from a variety of industry perspectives: political, non-profit, educational, and mainstream media. She truly believes that social media is changing the world, and she wants to be part of the action. With an eclectic background in English literature, political science and media studies, Lauren comes fully armed to face the diverse and rapidly changing world of social media.
Cindy Ratzlaff Founder, Brand New Brand You Cindy Ratzlaff launched her own consulting firm, Brand New Brand You Inc., in 2007 and works with publishers, authors, and Fortune 1000 companies on integrating social media into their brand building strategy. She is a frequent contributor to Business Insider, writing on social media and marketing strategy, and her essays have appeared on Oprah.com, CNN.com and Wowowow.com, among other online publications. She was named to the Forbes “20 Best Branded Women on Twitter” list and Forbes Woman called her one of the “Most Influential Women Tweeting about Entrepreneurship."
Lynette Young Content Marketing Manager, AWebber Lynette Young is currently the Content Marketing Manager at AWebber, CEO of Purple Stripe Productions, and partner in the newly-formed consultancy Faucet Group. A long time mentor and advocate for women in the technology field, Lynette started the Women of Google Plus community to help inspire, empower, educate, and highlight women using social media and technology platforms, specifically Google+. With over 1.5 million followers in Google+, Lynette is an active and vocal leader in the community and strives to help women become online leaders of their own communities.
Jacquelyn Schroder Account Manager, Digital Surgeons Jacquelyn Schroder manages social media and account strategy at Digital Surgeons, recently taking on the Nexxus Hair account. Prior to Digital Surgeons, she managed social media at Upromise by Sallie Mae for 3 years. Jacquelyn also works as a freelance social media professional with clients like The Center for Research, New Haven Regional Water Authority, and Nathan Frost Realtor. She earned her master's degree from Emerson College in Communication Management.