Six Fascinating Entrepreneurial Women I Met in 2011

What a better way to start the new year than to acknowledge some of the wonderful connections I’m grateful to have made in 2011. I look forward to sharing new adventures with them in 2012.

Here are six of the fascinating entrepreneurial women that I know you’d love to connect with as well:

Debra Jason and Georgina SweeneyGeorgina Sweeney – I “met” Georgina virtually when she was a guest speaker on a teleseminar and we connected afterward on Facebook. I was honored to meet her in person and start working with her at the end of 2011. She helps heart-centered women entrepreneurs create their own freedom – the freedom to be who they are, do what they love and earn what they want, NOW! She is passionate about empowering women to listen to their heart. She shares her story here.

Debra Jason and Stephanie LH CalahanStephanie LH Calahan – A productivity specialist, Stephanie helps you find more time in your day, more space on your desk and regain the traction you need to move your business forward™ . Stephanie and I met via Twitter and communicated that way for a while (at least a year, if not more). In 2011, we met via Skype and then, had the opportunity to meet face-to-face and became fast friends. Sign up for her free productivity tips here.

Debra Jason and Michelle ShaefferMichelle Shaeffer – In 2010 I listened to Michelle during a teleseminar about blogging. I didn’t know her personally at that time. However, in 2011, we met during a workshop in California and I feel so fortunate to have made the connection with her. She’s been a guest on my blog and vice versa. Michelle shares her knowledge teaching other solopreneurs how to overcome technical problems, leverage their websites and blogs so you get noticed, get clients, and generally simplify the chaos that comes with doing your business online. You may find her by clicking here.

Lianda Ludwig and Debra JasonLianda Ludwig – The best diet is one you don’t know you’re on. Lianda works with frustrated, disappointed women (and men, as well) who are on a “diet” or trying to transform to live a healthy lifestyle, but fall back into their old patterns. Visit her and request your free copy of “5 Dirty Little Secrets the Dieting Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know” here.

Andrea Feinberg – Both being from the east coast (I was born and raised in NYC), Andrea & I connected when we met in late 2011. During the 11 years she has coached business owners, she discovered a they all shared the desire to have more free time; to be engaged in activities that, for them, represent passion, personal growth, more money and, ultimately, freedom. Andrea helps you assess if you’re a “time junkie” here.

Terry WildemannTerry Wildemann – As a business intuitive, Terry takes an integrative “heart centered” approach to gently guide teams, entrepreneurs and professionals to break out of their shell and shift towards becoming better team members, better managers, and better company representatives. You may connect with her here.

There are more people on my list, but I’d like to know about your year. Did you meet some fascinating women (and/or men) in 2011? Please share your experiences in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you.

Happy new yearHere’s wishing you a fabulous 2012 – may today and everyday be filled with love, laughter, good health and success!

Debra Jason

Marketing & writing with heart, not hype at at The Write Direction
A recipient of the “Creative Person of the Year” award, Debra educates and empowers creative solopreneurs and enthusiastic business owners to create a lifestyle business that provides them with the flexibility, fun and freedom to do what they love. She also inspires you to communicate your marketing message in a way that captivates and converts your prospects into loyal, raving fans - even if you have been struggling with how to transform your ideas into words in the past.


  1. Debra –
    Thanks so much for including me in this list. I’m honored to be included in such great company. All of these women are fabulous and giving. What a beautiful combination.

    I just love social media for connecting and getting to know different people. I have had the opportunity to talk to people for years over my keyboard and then being able to meet in person makes it just that much better. 🙂

    Your readers may be interested to know that Georgina and Andrea will be joining me on a productivity telesummit called Fire Up Your Biz – Reclaim Your Life starting Jan 18. I can’t wait to hear what they share.
    To your success!
    Stephanie LH Calahan recently posted…Small Biz Gifts to Help You Simplify and Celebrate! You’ve got to check these out.My Profile

    • @Stephanie, you’re welcome. The keyboard connection was certainly true for how we met – our fingers truly did do the walking and then, voila! How wonderful it was to have the opportunity to meet in person and connect face-to-face.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the link to your productivity telesummit. What a fabulous line up of speakers and topics. Here’s to getting all fired up!

  2. Debra ~

    Thanks so very much for the acknowledgement and the thrill of finding myself included in this wonderful list! And clearly there’s a desire to help and the skill set to do so as I found myself engaged w/each of these women as well: enjoying Georgina’s Break Through to 6 Figures group; enjoyed Lianda’s recent food-based webinar, got a great tip from a brief conversation with Terry, gained huge sign-ups via Michelle’s recent Small Business Christmas Giveaway, am enjoying the great organizational magic Stephanie is revealing daily with Fire up your Biz/Reclaim Your Life and got new readers to my blog via your own guest posting. So I guess it’s always true: give and receive!
    Andrea Feinberg recently posted…Serve and Be ServedMy Profile

  3. It’s a blessing when the God/Universe/Source delivers just the right people to you, not only for your business, but your life as well. Just like you Debra, I made a special connection with each one of these outstanding women( and include you, of course) in the group. They are each special in their own individual way; but share the outstanding characteristics of being heart centered, creative and competent people who happen to be women!
    I am so grateful to have found you and to benefit from your amazing clarity and ability to come up with the “write” words so that I can share programs with more women who need them.

    Thanks so much for including me and your blog!
    Lianda recently posted…New Year’s Diet Resolution- Lose Weight Without DietingMy Profile

  4. Debra,

    Thank you for included me with such an auspicious group of amazing women. Your energy is inspirational
    and meeting you in October, along with Lianda, Stephanie, Michelle, Georgina, and Andrea was delightful and each provided thought provoking insights that I will keep in my heart forever.

    Looking forward to working with you in 2012.



  5. @Andrea, @Lianda and @Terry – many thanks to each of you. I believe it is no accident that we all connected and have stayed in touch.

    Each of you (and this includes @Georgina, @Stephanie and @Michelle) has the gift of love and generosity of spirit that comes from the heart. I’m grateful and honored to have met you. And, look forward to wonderful times ahead.

    With deep and everlasting gratitude,

  6. Hey Debra, thanks so much for including me in such awesome company. I’m so glad my path crossed with you and all of these ladies.

  7. You’re welcome @Michelle. My feelings exactly. ~Debra

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