WE Magazine is delighted to announce our newest AWARD – The Top 100 Who’s Who Among Women in Ecommerce™ for 2012!

Imagine being in a room full of 100 of the top women doing business on the web! And being able to chat with them and find out what makes them tick (or click), why they do what they do, and do it so well, they are considered role models in their industry. Well, maybe you will never get the chance to meet each one of these face to face, but you can connect with them in a way that only a few short years ago we could not. Via the vastness, unending universe known as the internet. In fact you can have access to any of these women with the simple click of a mouse!

You can reach out to Charly Leetham in Australia, Linda Pereira in Portugal, Daisy Wright in Canada, Debbie O’Connor in the UK, Gisele Rufer in Switzerland and several women across the United States.

There are 100 Women in Ecommerce™ who represent their industries and professions as artists, astrologers, authors, internet marketers, photographers, coaches, consultants, manufacturers, clothing designers, inventors, event planners, personal trainers and everything in between.

Some of the women have been in business for more than 20 years and others as few as two years. And what does each of these women have in common? They all promote their products and services on the Internet. Successfully.

According to Susan Ward of About.com, “Ecommerce (or e-commerce) is the art and science of selling products and/or services over the Internet.”

And art and science it is! You have to be a creative person to get people to pay attention to you online and you have to balance that with the science of self-promotion or hire experts to do it for you.

In all, we have gathered 100 women who WE believe truly represent doing business on the WEB.

They are (drum roll please): 

Nan Akasha , Betty Audish, Walethia Aquil, Wendy Y. Bailey Ruthi Backenroth , Leesa Barnes, Melanie Benson Strick Cathy Berger Stacy Blackman Toby Bloomberg Ali Brown , Holly Buchanan, Karla Brandau, Rosana Santos Calambichis , Anita Campbell, Heidi Caswell , Stephanie Chandler, Claudette Chenevert , Shannon Cherry, Lorraine Cohen, Myriam Cohen, Danna Crawford Louise Crooks , Debra J. “Debbie” Cunningham, Baeth Davis , Faith M. Davis, Nicole Dean Elena del Valle , Marla Dennis,Jody DeVere , Yvonne DiVita, Sally Falkow, Andrea Feinberg, Dale Filhaber , Kelli Fox,Stacy Francis, Kathleen Gage Rosalind Gardner , Sabrina Gibson, Eva Gregory,Christine Guld, Donna Gunter, Penny Haynes , Sandee Hemphill, Jessica Herrin Rebecca Herwick Angie Hicks , Linda Hollander, Kyra Howell, Mary Clare Hunt, Kristina Jaramillo Marilyn Jenett Nancy Juetten Lorrie Kazan , Simone Kelly, Jessica Kizorek ,Donna Kozik , Lisa Ann Krutzik, Charly Leetham Diane MacEachern Beverly Mahone ,Nancy Marmolejo Allison Maslan , Alexis Maybank, Shari McConahay , Sheri McConnel,Fay McLean, Stephanie Mulac, Marie Myers Andrea R. Nierenberg Cindy O’Connor ,Debbie O’Connor, Kelly O’Neil Maritza Parra Michele Pariza Wacek Linda Pereira ,Lisa Marie Platske Ana Poirier , Rev. Anne Presuel, Morgana Rae , Giselle Rufer, Kerri Salls, Kate Sanner, Lisa Sasevich Katrina Sawa Michele Scism Lynn Scheurell , Beth Schneider, Colleen Slater Felicia Slattery Faith Smith , Susan Wilson Solovic, Sheryl Stanton, Kendall SummerHawk , Karen Talavera, Ivana Taylor Lynn Terry , Tracy Terry,Denise Wakeman Maureen Whitehouse Carrie Wilkerson , Alexandra Wilkis, and Daisy Wright !

You can read their stories in the latest edition of WE Magazine for Women (along with some great articles on doing business on the WEB). Here is the link to the Turning page (FLIP) version:  http://www.staging.wemagazineforwomen.com/whos-who-2012/

Here is the link to the press release announcing the award: https://s3.amazonaws.com/wemagazinemedia/WhosWhoRelease2012.pdf

For the PDF version click on the cover or visit: https://s3.amazonaws.com/WEMagazine/WEMagGiftGuide2014.pdf

Please join me in congratulating the 2012 Who’s Who Among Women in Ecommerce™. Click on their links, visit their sites and offer your own personal congratulations! Special thanks to all our advertisers, those returning and those who have joined us for the first time. Because of their support, WE have been able able to provide you with great content and the amazing women WE continue to showcase on our site and in our magazine (since 2006).

Warmest regards,

Heidi Richards Mooney, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

ps. There are so many amazing women who do business online that this was one of the most challenging lists WE magazine has EVER had to create.  If you know someone who should be included in a future Who’s Who list, be sure and leave a comment below so we can add her to our potential candidates! And of course, self-nominations are welcome too!