Elianne Ramos (@ERGeekGoddess) Nominated for the Women’s Media Center Social Media Award

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Elianne Ramos (@ERGeekGoddess) Nominated for the Women’s Media Center Social Media Award
Baltimore, MD – October 3, 2014 – Speak Hispanic, a woman’s owned and operated social enterprise, today is proud to announce that its Principal, Elianne Ramos, has just been nominated as a candidate for the Women’s Media Center’s Social Media Award. The award will be presented by the Women’s Media Center at its awards dinner on the evening of October 29, 2014 in New York City. Voting just began this week, and you can vote for Ms. Ramos at the public voting site. Public voting for the award will continue until Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
The Women’s Media Awards recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing women’s and girls’ visibility and power in media. Ms. Ramos is one of a five nominees on the cutting edge of social media, representing a diverse group of journalists, bloggers, activists, and other innovators who spread their online messages with unusual creativity, resourcefulness, and impact. The work done by Ramos and the other nominees complements the work of the Women’s Media Center to make sure women’s and girls’ voices and stories are visible and powerful in media.

The 2014 Women’s Media Awards are co-chaired by Donna Deitch, Lauren Embrey, Sheila Johnson, Pat Mitchell, Bonnie Schaefer, Regina K. Scully, Mary and Steven Swig. To buy tickets or for more information about The 2014 Women’s Media Awards, click here.  According to research from WMC, women are outnumbered by men in the news industry — in television, newspapers, online and wires. The Women’s Media Center was co-founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem with the goal of making women and girls visible and powerful in media.  By deciding who gets to talk, what shapes the debate, who writes, and what is important enough to be visible, the media shapes our understanding of who women are and what they can be.

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S MEDIA CENTER
The Women’s Media Center makes women visible and powerful in the media. Led by our President, Julie Burton, the WMC works with the media to ensure that women’s stories are told and women’s voices are heard. We do this in the following ways: media advocacy campaigns, media monitoring for sexism, creating original content, training women and girls to participate in media, and promoting media experienced women experts. We are directly engaged with the media at all levels to ensure that a diverse group of women is present in newsrooms, on air, in print and online, in film, entertainment, and theater, as sources and subjects.The Women’s Media Center was founded in 2005 as a non-profit progressive women’s media organization by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.

ABOUT SPEAK HISPANIC
Speak Hispanic Communications is a 100% virtual, woman-owned and run, socially-conscious company on a mission to help non-profits bridge the gap between awareness and action, in the Latino market and beyond. We believe in the power and potential of online tools to create, support, and sustain individual and group social and civic engagement. We operate at the crux of commitment, community and social activism, helping to build awareness about the organizations, causes and initiatives that share our passion, vision and values.

ABOUT ELIANNE RAMOS
Elianne is the Principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications. Known online as @ERGeekGoddess, she is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur and Latino community advocate, building large-scale engagement through social media and encouraging inspiration through her writing. She is considered one of the most influential Latinas in social media.

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