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Ain’t I Latina? Founder Janel Martinez Among Top ‘Digital Sisters of the Year’

(Image: Dariela Cruz)

(Image: Dariela Cruz)

My, oh my, how things change in a year.

Last year when the Digital Sisterhood Network unveiled its “Digital Sisters of the Year” list, I quickly took to the web to congratulate many of the women honored and even penned an article about the influencers, innovators and all-around awesome women in the digital space that were highlighted by DSN. Like 2012, I planned to do the same thing until…I found out I made the list! (If you know me, yes, I’m screaming and dancing—the running man is my victory move, so you can only imagine.)

But on a serious note, words can’t express how grateful I am to be named among this year’s cohort of Digital Sisters (#DigitalSisterhood 100). Huge thanks to DSN founder Ananda Leeke, a digital pioneer who sparked a movement that consists of a national and international following; an entire month dedicated to women in social media, Digital Sisterhood Month, which takes place in December, and her team.

The Digital Sisterhood 100 is comprised of seven categories: Creativista, Empirista, Empowerista, Enchantista, Evangelista, Flowista, and Lifestylista. DSN placed me in the Empowerista section, describing that archetype as “a woman who thinks of herself as CEO of her own corporation, ME, Inc.; maintains an entrepreneurial mindset; and gives birth to ideas and transforms them into businesses, economies, institutions, networks, and organizations that add value to people’s lives.” Other power players in that category include Damarys Ocana Perez, director of digital content at Latina, Angelica Perez-Litwin, founder of ELLA Leadership Institute and New Latina, and Lucky Editor-in-Chief Eva Chan, among others. I’m still in shock with the news coming literally days after the launch of Ain’t I Latina?

I’m beyond honored! Congrats to this year’s honorees!

The theme of Digital Sisterhood Month 2013 is “Fierce Living: Too Bold for Boundaries.” While I aim to live fearlessly and without limitations daily, it’s easier said typed then done, so I’ll continue to work toward mastering that. But this recognition is a welcomed reminder to continue walking in my purpose and working toward the goals I set for myself. I challenge each of you to live without boundaries and would love to hear how you plan to work towards that. Let me know in the comments section, below, or on Twitter (@aintilatina) or Facebook.

Click here to see the complete list. 

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