Jul 30, 2010

Svenja of Svenja-and-the-City

Ladies and gentlemen, today I am super happy to introduce to you blogging detective (!) Svenja of fabulous Svenja-and-the-City.

Follow the jump below to find out what makes her life much less ordinary than that of most people (or rather anyone!) I know, what Coda is, and why - to Svenja - video posts are just wrong. 

Jul 29, 2010

New Report Out: “Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet”

Yesterday ComSource, a research company focusing on digital marketing intelligence, published a 30 pages report on how women are using the web. Download it here or read excerpts of the paper and comparisons to other studies on Mashable.

Jul 28, 2010

The (Not Yet Ultimate) Girls Can Blog - FAQ

Annina answers frequently asked questions like: What's your email address? How do I submit an interview to GCB? Can I deeplink to specific posts on the site? And, by the way, is GCB a feminist blog?

Jul 27, 2010

Looking for a Job?

At the end of May 2010, The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) crowned the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women. Members of the Top 10 are: Abbot, Aetna, American Express, Fleishman-Hillard, General Mills, IBM, Johnson & Johnson,  Marriott International, Office Depot, and Wellpoint. Congratulations on your commitment to shattering the glass ceiling! (More info on the mentioned companies here.)

Jul 26, 2010

Janelle Monae Interview

Check out another inspiring and more recent interview with Janelle here.

Jul 24, 2010

Kathrin Ganz of I Heart Digital Life

Today, please meet gender scientist and web activist Kathrin Ganz, whose blog i heart digital life is renowned for its vivid personality and no-bullshit attitude.

Follow the jump below to find out about the upside of seemingly uninteresting tweets and where being one of many comes in handy for once.

Jul 23, 2010

Madonna's Daughter Blogs, Too!

And if Lourdes Ciccone's blogging wouldn't have begun just in time to promote her new clothes range, I would have even thought her to be cool...! If you're still interested, click here for the blog or here for her fake introductory posting.

Jul 20, 2010

Miriam Paulsen of Tschau Tschüssi

Girls Can Blog is not only a fan of female bloggers, but also of female entrepreneurs. Even more so, of course, when they blog.

On this note, I'd like to introduce Miriam Paulsen and her blog Tschau Tschüssi.

Follow the jump below to find out about Miriam's business, why coming up with new ideas ain't easy these days, and why she rarely uses Twitter. 

Jul 19, 2010

Gudrun, who was introduced on Girls Can Blog as Piratenweib, was mentioned in a readworthy article on gender equality online. (In German, via Anna Blumbach)

Jul 15, 2010

Christiane Zintzen of in|ad|ae|qu|at

Christiane Zintzen's blog in|ad|ae|qu|at ("inadequate") is among the most progressive literary websites I know: Original contributions from well-known authors, her own scientific approach to her topics and added art - both visual and audio* - ensure a constant stimulation of the senses. 

Follow the jump below to find out how in|ad|ae|qu|at came about, what kind of compensation Christiane offers to her contributors, and what Woody Allen has to do with it all. 

*My personal recommendation is Sabine Scho's 2009 radio piece "Grober Rundfunk" which is part of a series called "Kunstradio" produced by Christiane for the ORF.

Jul 14, 2010

Jul 11, 2010

Angela of A Survivor's Guide to Huntington's Disease?

Can we fight what is in our genes? On her blog A Survivor's Guide to Huntington's Disease? Angela describes living with a neurodegenerative genetic disorder: From her coming to terms with her mother's and her own illness to her attempt to break her family's heredity by In Vitro Fertilization, Angela lets us in on her hopes and fears.

For her interview, please follow the  jump below. 

Jul 10, 2010

Update: Serious Play for Serious Girls

In a previous post I mentioned Serious Play For Serious Girls and unfortunately got some of the facts wrong: They aren't an Australian organization, as I had gathered, but in fact an American one - from Buffalo, New York, to be exact. And rather than a research forum, SPSG is actually a research foundation that has recently published the "2010 Threats To Girlhood* Report" (available to download here). My apologies for relocating you to Australia, Mary Jayne!

* Threats to Girlhood include all of the issues, mindsets, factors, trends, and circumstances that impact girls' lifelong health, wellness, happiness, and ability to succeed.

Jul 9, 2010

First Flattr Cash Check

Hi Flattrers!

I just wanted to let you know that - thanks to you - I made 2,38€ since installing the service. Yay! :)

Your money will go directly into a GIRLS CAN BLOG fund (i.e. a plastic box in my cabinet) and later, at the end of the year, towards blog hosting fees and the like.

Many thanks, your help is greatly appreciated!


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Jul 1, 2010


Hi everyone,

I'm on holiday and will resume posting on 11 July 2010.

In the meantime, why not browse the Blogger Portrait Series-Archive?

Many thanks for your interest in GCB!