As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human.
As someone in the technology/web/social space, I often travel and attend various events in the industry and notice a huge lack of diversity, and when it comes to getting attention from mainstream media/tech blogs it’s almost impossible. That’s why I’m starting 28 Days of Diversity on SocialWayne.com. The goal of 28 Days of Diversity is to feature someone new everyday for the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. The list will include some of leaders in the social web space, startups, bloggers, conference organizers, IT professionals and friends not ranked in any particular order. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. So for the next 28 days, come back to visit SocialWayne.com to see who’s on the list. For day three, I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Gwen Peake
Gwen is a communications and marketing professional whose career spans a number of industries, including publishing, education, automotive, fashion, television, stage, film, and communications. Gwen holds a BBA in Information Technology and dual-Masters degrees in Journalism/Mass Communications and Television/Film Production.
The award-winning filmmaker and nationally syndicated editor is also the author of the best-selling relationship manual for women, If It Walks Like a Duck…and Other Truths My Mother Taught Me.
Her work in the digital space has directly influenced over a billion social media impressions. Throughout her career, she has coordinated numerous social media integrations and brand alliances, most notably with the Martha Stewart Show and the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Additionally, her work has been featured in numerous web articles, and her expertise in the field has been sought out and quoted in the a number of nationally distributed publications.
As a member of Ford Motor Company’s corporate communications staff, Gwen holds the title of Global Digital Communications Manager, and helps navigate the digital & social media waters for the Fortune 10 company. Under the leadership of Scott Monty, she is part of the strategic execution team on all corporate social media and digital communications activities.
Come back tomorrow to see who’s next on the list.