Australia: Community Managers (Women)

*UPDATED – adding women community managers*
Rod Peno from The Australian (IT) is asking for a list of the most influential Australian Women in Social Media.

50 of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media
Ron Hudson
– In every industry there are a few people who are inarguably outstanding at what they do. In addition to that, they are typically charismatic, energetic, and creative. In an effort to find some of these people I asked my twitter friends to nominate people who they thought were some of the most powerful and influential women in Social Media. It was no surprise that they quickly and enthusiastically responded with the list of ladies below.

Read ‘50 of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media’ at Immediate Influence.

Rod – Local nominations anyone? Laurel Papworth springs to mind but there must be others?

Update – I’ll summarise any suggestions made here and send thru to Ron.

One of the questions raised on the American list is asking if blogging is enough. Or do you have to be working in Social Media, maybe running a community?

Nice earrings. Now, where did I nick this foto from?

Here are the women in Australia who don’t necessarily blog but run communities, making them the most powerful women in digital media.

Know of any others? Nah don’t tell me, tell Rod at The Australian (in comments).

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

5 thoughts on “Australia: Community Managers (Women)

  1. Thank you for including me in the list Laurel. Although I have to say, most days I don’t feel like I have any influence in social media or anywhere else for that matter 🙂

    But most of the credit really belongs to all the women who have supported Australian Women Online over the last year.

  2. You give women a voice – women who may be at home with young children, or a carer of aged parents. Women who otherwise would have a limited scope to have their voice heard. Women who may not be comfortable with the commitment and fuss of having to blog daily so take their social nourishment from an online forum of peers

    I, for one salute you. As dippy as that sounds, I mean it. 🙂

  3. Hi Laurel,

    gotta put a word in for Maxine – apart from the fact she’s in Bhutan right now, she’d never do it for herself.

    No one is more instrumental in the success of Web Directions, and I’d like to think that plays a good role in this arena in Australia.

  4. Women’s voice is more dominant over social networks. Our studies show that top influencers over MySpace are 55% women and 45% men.

    A more staggering number is that 42% of the MySpace top influencers are older then 35 years old!!!

    As for personal note, I also advice of hiring women as community managers.

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