Workshops for Business Women Help Fast Track into Social Media World

Two digitally savvy women join forces to teach women entrepreneurs how to succeed in social media in just five minutes a day and 15 minutes each Friday

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ – Social media powerhouses Donna Marie Antoniadis, founder of, a social network for women, and Carla Young, publisher of, are teaming up to teach women entrepreneurs how to leverage social media to grow their businesses.

In honor of Small Business Week (October 16 to October 22, 2011), an initiative started by the Business Development Bank of Canada, they are hosting the first of many workshops and webinars exclusively for women entrepreneurs and executives.

On October 19, 2011 in Toronto, Antoniadis is hosting an all-day event to celebrate women in business.

“We know the power of social media from observing the successes of business women on our social network,” says Donna Marie Antoniadis, Founder of “ShesConnected Twitter accounts have accounted for the majority of registrations on our social network and our activity on LinkedIn and Facebook have been key drivers in sales for our consulting arm.”

“Social media is quickly becoming an essential skill for business,” says Carla Young, Publisher of, who herself uses social media to reach her audience of mom entrepreneurs via her online magazine and interactive #MOMeoChat Twitter chats. “Women are dominating in social media because of our ability to connect with others and forge real relationships.”

Social Media for Business Women Conference Highlights

The Conference is slated for October 19, 2011.  The day will start with an intensive three-hour workshop on Social Media for Business followed by an afternoon of networking and an evening ‘Tweet Up’ – the Twitter version of a Meet Up. Attendees will learn everything from social media etiquette to generating real results.

To learn more about the Conference visit

Follow on Twitter: @ShesConnected and via the hashtag #SBW2011

Sponsors for the ShesConnected Conference include Ford Canada, eWomen Network and PTPA Media.

About (the Social Network), the first-ever social and professional networking site for women, has been connecting women for almost five years. The network is dual profile – professional and personal – offering women a place to showcase and post her business, groups, events and blogs, which are promoted through the ShesConnected social network and beyond, for free. She can use her personal profile for connecting with family, friends and others who share your interests and activities. She can use her professional profile for keeping in touch with colleagues, making new contacts, promoting your business or even finding your next job. The site is the perfect solution for busy women with a wide range of responsibilities ranging from parenting and dinner tonight to being a CEO or a superstar at work. The company also hosts events for members (personal and professional) on social media skills and networking.

For further information:or to interview Donna Marie Antoniadis of ShesConnected Multimedia, please contact:

Margaret Antkowski / Liz Luzza
Praxis PR
Tel: 905-949-8256 ext. 239 / ext. 222