Lauren Dugan Social strategist @lauren_dugan Lauren Dugan is an author, speaker and social media marketing consultant. She has several published books to her name, including FT Press' Twitter 101: Everything You Need to Know about Twitter Marketing. Formerly the founding editor of MediaBistro's AllTwitter, the largest Twitter-specific resource on the web, Lauren has been writing about all things social media marketing since 2010. When she's not helping small and medium businesses develop effective social media marketing strategies through her consulting firm, Lauren also teaches marketers, public relations professionals and business owners how to optimize their social media presence as an online course instructor.
Emily Miethner Founder, FindSpark + MCG SOCIAL @emilymiethner Emily Miethner is founder of FindSpark, the largest Meetup for college students and recent grads in the country, an organization for which she has produced dozens of events promoted entirely through social media platforms. She is also the founder and lead strategist at MCG SOCIAL, an agency focused on social media and event strategy. Emily has spoken about the power of community building at Columbia University, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, and New York University. She is a board member of Techies Give Back, and has been featured in The New York Times, U.S. News, and Fast Company.
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."
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.
Lynette Young Social Strategist, Purple Stripe Productions Lynette Young is 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.