Biography

I'm the author of 5 books to date and working on my 6th, "The Everything Blog Book" for Adams Media.

You can read more of my work at Mediaegg or about my documentary film in progress at Moonbow Productions, Inc..

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"It's a man's world out there in cyberspace - but not if Aliza Sherman has anything to say about it. Her mission: empower women and girls through technology." -- The Wall Street Journal

Aliza Sherman is the Original Cybergrrl - an Internet thought leader, highly sought-after online marketing expert and passionate evangelist for the Internet, particularly as a valuable and useful tool for our personal and professional lives. She is a motivational and inspirational speaker who has spoken around the world about the Internet, entrepreneurship and women's empowerment. A list of speaking credits can be found here.

Named by Newsweek as one of the "Top 50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet," Aliza Sherman is a Web pioneer, online marketing expert, published author, international speaker and regular contributor to national magazines and web sites.

New Directions:
Sherman was recently the producer, writer and narrator of an original 12-part documentary series for Wyoming Public Television - "Wyoming Families First."

She and her husband have started a production company - Moonbow Productions - to develop film projects, publish books and create art with a purpose.

She is also working on a book about her year-long solo travels across the country in an old RV and a book about miscarriage to help break the silence of this apparent women's health taboo.

She has produced segments for Wyoming Public Radio, most recently a story about domestic violence and the Internet, and is working on her first segment for NPR's "Marketplace."

Recent Accomplishments:
Sherman received the Small Business Administration's annual Small Business Journalist Award in the state of Wyoming in 2004.

She is also a regular monthly columnist for the Wyoming Business Report, focusing on women and minority business owners in Wyoming.

Last year, spoke about women and cyberspace issues at the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. She presented at a major workforce conference to be held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in June 2004 with Jimmy Orr, former Whitehouse Internet Director. She also teaches Internet, business and marketing workshops throughout the state of Wyoming and has finished teaching her second semester at the University of Wyoming.

She is currently contributing regularly to ENTREPRENEUR magazine (monthly women in business column), HOME BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL WOMAN and many others.

Pioneering Work:
Sherman founded Cybergrrl, Inc. in the early days of the World Wide Web, the first woman-owned, full-service Internet company. She also founded Webgrrls International, the first women's Internet networking group that grew to over 100 chapters world-wide in its first year. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her innovative work on the Internet including the prestigious Avon Spirit of Enterprise Award.

In 1995, she built the first 3 websites for women (Cybergrrl.com, Webgrrls.com, Femina.com), preceding both Women.com and iVillage.com, and is considered the pioneer who helped pave the way on the Web and in the New Media industry for women.

In addition to serving on the Advisory Board for Wyndham's "Women on Their Way" program, the "Frank About Women" program and Oxygen/Markle Pulse, she is an advisor to several nonprofit organizations for girls including GenAustin and numerous websites and women-owned businesses including HipGuide and College Broadband. She was part of the American Association of University Women's gender and technology task force and has served on the SBA Braintrust for women-owned businesses.

Extensive Press Coverage:
She has been profiled internationally as well as in U.S. publications such as PEOPLE, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL, US NEWS and WORLD REPORT, TIME DIGITAL, and ELLE magazine. She has been featured on CBS News with Dan Rather, CBS "This Morning," Fox "Good Day New York," Lifetime TV's "New Attitudes," and has had frequent appearances as an Internet expert and book author on CNN, CNN-FN, MSNBC, and CNBC. Radio credits include NPR, CBS Radio, Newsweek Radio and numerous local radio talk shows and Internet radio shows.
In 1999, she appeared on the cover of USA TODAY as part of a technology summit and was the only woman and the only small business owner on the panel of today's technology leaders including Michael Dell of Dell Computers and the CEOs of Lucent Technologies, 3Com and Comcast.

Writing Credits:
She is the author of PowerTools for Women in Business: 10 Ways to Succeed in Life and Work (ENTREPRENEUR), Cybergrrl @ Work: Tips and Inspiration for the Professional You (PENGUIN PUTNAM) and Cybergrrl: A Woman's Guide to the World Wide Web (BALLANTINE).

She also writes the regular women's business column for ENTERPRENEUR magazine and contributes to numerous national magazines and web sites including HomeBusiness, FSB.com, Professional Woman, Fido Friendly, Animal Fair, SELF, HomeBusiness Journal, among others.

Personal:
Sherman spent all of 2001 on an extended double booktour promoting her 2nd and 3rd books, traveling the country in an RV with her chihuahuas. Her travel diary can be read at RVGirl.com.

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Interests

blogs and blogging, action/adventure/sci-fi movies, RVing, Chihuahuas, writing, reading