Ananda Leeke

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Digital Sisterhood Network Founder
Twitter handle: 
anandaleeke

Yoga + Creativity + Internet Geek = Ananda Leeke. Leeke is a lawyer turned “Jill of many trades”: innerpreneur, author, artist, coach, and yoga teacher. Her mission is “Empowering U2BU through creativity coaching, Reiki, self-care, social media, volunteerism, and yoga.” She uses her Author Ananda Leeke blog to express her mission through weekly posts on #YogaMondays, #InternetGeek Tuesdays, and #CreativityThursdays.Her Ananda@16thandU: Lifestylista in Love with DC blog celebrates her “eat, shop, play” lifestyle love affair with her favorite neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

Currently, she serves as a blogger ambassador for AARP’s Care Support Campaign, the Everywhere Society, Macy’s Heart of Haiti Campaign, and MaidenNation. In 2010, her passion for women, the Internet, and technology inspired her to launch the Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN), a media channel that celebrates women in social media and tech through leadership, lifestyle, and living well initiatives. DSN uses the Digital Sisterhood Leadership Project, Digital Sisterhood Radio programs on Talkshoe.com, #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays weekly Twitter celebrations, and Digital Sisterhood Month, an annual series of online and offline events, to give women an opportunity to celebrate their connections, conversations, communities, collaborative partnerships, and commerce.

Leeke is writing Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (2013). She penned That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery (2009) and Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One, a novel (2007). BlissDom, Blogalicious, BlogHer, Feminist Majority, Holy Cross Hospital, Howard University, Ignite DC, Latinos in Social Media, She’s Geeky, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Spelman College, Society for the Arts and Healthcare, Walter Reed National Military Medical Ce nter, Washington Hospital Center, Washington National Cathedral's Sacred Circle Conferences, and YWCA USA have featured her as a speaker.