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Michelle Bonat has a track record driving innovative initiatives to success at the executive level, backed by 20+ years of experience spanning marketing, technology, social media, analytics, and finance.

Her current venture RumbaFish develops analytics technology that lets organizations take a methodical and common sense approach to optimizing results from their social media activities.  With RumbaFish, organizations get insights on how social activities are connected to business goals and ROI, along with competitive benchmarking that helps them understand it in relation to their peers. RumbaFish takes organizations beyond the information provided by single provider social networks and listening platforms, seamlessly integrating insights across time, platforms, and types of information. Organizations can also get access to advanced tools that help spot trends and provide market insights – true social intelligence.

Suzi Dafnis is Co-Founder of Rich Dad's Seminars, Co-Founder of Pow Pow Events International and Community Director of the Australian Businesswomen's Network.

Suzi Dafnis founded Pow Wow Events International in 1994 with her partner, Peter Johnston (PJ) to provide transformative education to Australians. She sold Pow Wow Events in 2007.

Suzi is passionate about supporting women in business and has been involved Australian Businesswomen's Network - the leading organisation for women in business in Australia, since 1995. She became director in 1998.

In 2000, she helped establish a new company, Rich Dad's Seminars in Phoenix, Arizona to take the same leading edge seminar technology that has made her previous business, Pow Wow Events, a market leader – to the enormous market of the USA.

Anneke has been a champion of innovative sales thinking for over twenty years. She is the founder of Phone Works, a sales strategy and implementation services firm with unique expertise in phone/Web/social selling. Phone Works has helped over 400 clients increase revenue at decreased cost using Sales 2.0 practices – measurable, predictable, scalable selling combined with better engagement with customers.

Anneke is the coauthor of Sales 2.0: Improve Business Results Using Innovative Sales Practices and Technology.

Starting her career as the 12th employee at Oracle, Anneke was the was the company’s first female sales executive and designer of its now multibillion dollar global inside sales organization. Anneke is honored to be the most recent recipient of the AA-ISP’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is the founder of the Telebusiness Alliance, and is involved with Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), and the blogger advisory board for Social Media Today’s “The Customer Collective” online community.

Elisabete Miranda’s company Translation Plus provides specialized translation and interpretation services for complex subjects and diverse cultures, helping the United Nations, the federal government and numerous Fortune 500 companies reach their global and US ethnic audiences effectively.

Translation Plus was recognized as a 2010 Top 500 US Diversity Business by DiversityBusiness.com, a 2011 National Minority Supplier Development Council Regional Supplier of the Year as well as 2011 New York/New Jersey National Minority Supplier Development Council Supplier of the Year.

Active in the translation, localization, and interpreting industry, Elisabete is an expert in multicultural and multilingual communications. She has acted as a cultural consultant to healthcare projects targeting various ethnic communities in the U.S. and has written articles and an industry white paper on the subject. y.

Elisabete was also selected by a distinguished panel of independent judges from a competitive pool of applicants across the US to be honoured as an Ernst & Young Winning Woman in 2010.

Rhonda Abrams is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on growing companies and entrepreneurship, and writes the most widely distributed column on small business, appearing weekly in USAToday.

She’s the author of over 15 books on entrepreneurship, including the best-selling business plan guide in America: Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies. She is in great demand as a public speaker. She has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley and one of the top Small Business Influencers.

Her company, PlanningShop, is the leading publisher of content on entrepreneurship and small business, used in over 700 business schools, including the top 22 of 25 entrepreneurship programs in the US. PlanningShop books are based on years of real-world experience, sharing advice from successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, lenders, and seasoned business experts. 

Female Internet Hero Andiara Petterle is an experienced entrepreneur in the Brazilian digital market.

Currently Digital Strategy and New Business Director at Grupo RBS and previously CEO Bolsa de Mulher, the largest online women's communications group in Brazil.

Andiara has MA and BA degrees in Social Communications from PUC-Rio, was a guest researcher at Brown University, studied Interactive Media Development at the University of British Columbia, and participated in the Women's Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. She is co-author of the book "Poderosas Consumidoras: o que quer e pensa a nova mulher brasileira".

We spoke to Andiarra about how to target women through digital media; the most common piece of advice she gives to start-ups; and how her journey in tech started on her 15th birthday.

In the words of Fast Company, Nora Abousteit is a "rare leader who can pull together technology, publishing, and fashion, and inspire people".

Nora recently founded Kollabora.com, a social marketplace for craft and hobby supplies with multiple maker communities. Kollabora will launch in the first quarter of 2012 with fashion forward DIY projects in jewelry, knitting, and sewing.

With a love for interaction and innovative technology, before starting Kollabora, Nora reinvented an old sewing magazine into the DIY fashion community BurdaStyle.com, with over 700,000 members; now an icon in the sewing community.

Nora began her career at German power-publisher Hubert Burda Media and is part of the founding team of the DLD (Digital Life Design) conference. 

Silvia de Tommaso is the President of A ITAARTE, a stone, interior décor and jewellery company in São Paolo.

Virginia Poly is the founder and President of Poly Placements, one of Canada’s fastest-growing recruitment solutions companies.

Poly Placements has earned a lot of recognition in the past couple of years –the PROFIT HOT50, PROFIT W100, Branham300, the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Deloitte Startup Award 2010, and, most recently, one of the Toronto Star’s ‘10 To Watch in 2011’.

Before starting Poly in 2006, Virginia spent more than 10 years as a top-producing sales professional and trainer in IT, getting to know a wide variety of organizations from the inside out.

Virginia launched Poly Placements with a simple mandate: The ROI of Happiness. Happy clients and happy candidates means reduced time-to-hire, reduced recruiting costs, reduced turnover – and, ultimately, a better bottom line.

Sue Chen founded Nova Medical Products in 1993 when she was just 23 years old with a strong vision – offer stylish designs and choices to people using mobility equipment.

Today, Nova has grown to become an industry leader in Mobility and Bathroom Safety products, providing greater independence and well being to people at all stages of life, with products that reflect the beauty, style and confidence of their customers.

Sue is changing the look and perception of medical equipment and improving the lives of millions of Americans reliant on assistive devices by incorporating fashion and function in products such as designer canes and colorful walkers. Through her trademark “Mobility Makeover,” Sue helps customers show their style and pursue an active lifestyle with the help of their mobility equipment.

Most recently, Sue was a finalist for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, recipient of the Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, and named one of the ten Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women issue.