Award-Winning Shonali Burke Becomes New Editor for WomenGrowBusiness.com

by Jill Foster on January 26, 2010


With an incredible track record in the world of integrated communications – plus a great attitude to match – Shonali Burke knows how to grow business and strong partnerships.

And from the start, she’s been a Women Grow Business guest blogger and enthusiast. She’s demonstrated leadership and impact through a range of business communities.

To celebrate a few
She was named in PR Week’s inaugural Top 40 Under 40 List. In 2008, she was one of three recipients of the acclaimed Golden Ruler Award from the Institute of Public Relations for excellence in research and measurement. And now in addition to serving her expanding client portfolio, Shonali teaches communications as Adjunct Faculty for Johns Hopkins University’s M.A. in Communications program.

She now serves as IABC/DC Metro‘s current President. And just last week, savvy CEO Lee Odden of Top Rank Online Marketing named Shonali one of 25 Women Who Rock Social Media.

Great partnership in the works
In light of Forbes recently naming Women Grow Business in its top blogs by women for marketing and social media, she’s an apt and wonderful steward for the blog community.

As I dive into a new phase of business ownership myself, I reflect on how much I’ve learned from WGB – on tenacity and what it means to ‘do good business.’ Shonali has been one of those teachers this year for sure. It is a thrill to see the strengths of this community combine with hers as a new decade takes flight.

She takes the helm officially tomorrow.
And she is regularly out and about on Twitter (@shonali) or at her blog Waxing Unlyrical. Her community involvement is found throughout the blogosphere like her Grow Smart Biz coverage or her support for the recent BlogPotomac Unconference. So look out 2010, a new awesome partnership is underway! I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Congrats Shonali! Congrats to bloggers and readers alike! And hey, when should we take these celebrations offline?!

Self per George Brett

Founding editor of Women Grow Business, Jill Foster was named by Forbes Magazine as one of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. She teaches communications through social media tools and community engagement in the Washington, DC area. Co-founder of DC Media Makers, she’s addicted to learning digital tech and helping professional women put their most authentic self forward both online and onstage. Her work has been in conversation at The Washington Post, Guardian UK, Huffington Post, and a range online outlets.

She looks forward to talking more on Twitter or at her brand new online home, Live Your Talk.

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