January 2009 Women 2.0 Mixer & Book Swap!

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Join Women 2.0 for drinks and a book swap on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm at Citizen Space (425 2nd Street, Ste. 300, San Francisco, CA - map). Tell us the best book you read in 2008, and what you are eager to read in 2009. Be sure to bring your business/tech/entrepreneurship books to swap for other Women 2.0 members' books! Get $5 off a regular price ticket if you bring at least one business/technology/entrepreneurship book to trade!

Our special guests:

  • Tara Hunt, The Whuffie Factor: Using the Power of Social Networks to Build Your Business Tara is co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Citizen Agency, an Internet consultancy specializing in community-centric strategies around product research, design, development and marketing. She has over 11 years experience in web design, 8 years in online marketing, and over 4 years of blogging on HorsePigCow. Tara is the author of The Whuffie Factor (coming mid-2009), an insightful and practical guide to connecting with the online communities that matter to your business in ways that enrich both.
  • Sramana Mitra, Entrepreneur Journeys Volume 1 Sramana is a Silicon Valley based serial entrepreneur who founded three companies after earning her master's degree from MIT. She is a strategy consultant who has worked with some 75 companies, a weekly columnist for Forbes, and author of the widely syndicated business blog Sramana Mitra on Strategy. In her book, she spotlights a diverse group of innovative entrepreneur CEOs and analyzes and discusses how they got their high-tech start-ups off the ground.
  • Clara Shih, The Facebook Era: Tap Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach More People, and Sell More Stuff Clara runs the AppExchange product line at Salesforce.com and is the creator of Faceconnector, the first business application on Facebook. Previously, Clara worked in strategy and business operations at Google and as a software developer at Microsoft. Through case studies and CEO interviews, Clara's book paints a vision of how businesses can transform their sales, marketing, recruiting, and product development initiatives through use of online social networks. Clara was a finalist in the 2007 Women 2.0 Pitch Startup Competition! Special thanks to Julie Blausten for taking the pictures you see here and more at Women 2.0's Flickr group.

She's Geeky is an "unconference" on January 30-31st, 2009 in Mountain View, CA for enthusiastic women in technical fields to share their professional interests and passion for geeky things.

What is an unconference? Beginning at 9am each day, we start with a blank wall and create a multi-track conference agenda that is relevant and inspiring to everyone. Rooms are assigned to each topic and participants attend sessions they are interested in. Notes from each session are collected and a book is compiled with all the notes from the conference and distributed to everyone who attends. For a 3-minute peek at last year's unconference, click here.

To register for She's Geeky, click here. Register by January 15th and early bird price for one day is $59 or $108 for both days. Use coupon code "women2" to save 10% on your unconference ticket!

Women 2.0 is proud to be a media sponsor of She's Geeky.