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The power of women online in Birmingham

New Birmingham online magazine logosOne thing for sure is that Birmingham, AL can’t say they don’t have enough individuals willing to raise their voices to talk about their city and everything positive currently taking place there. The local online ecosystem continues to expand, while other publications are simply changing how they approach delivering their product. One thing to take note of are the number of women taking advantage of the possibilities that online publishing affords.

Birmingham View has been mentioned on this site before, with its creator, Vickii Howell, having occasionally written pieces here in the past. Recently Vickii has turned her weekly e-newsletter into a platform to provide her insight on how issues in the news will affect the city.

The latest edition to the online magazine scene is B-Positive Magazine, started by Tiffeny Curier to shine a positive light on what’s going on in the city and the surrounding area. Curier was recently featured on Georgia Mae, another online publication that’s been around since 2008 and started by Javacia Harris Bowser. It recently celebrated its 1,000th post with the interview Curier serving as the launch of its new column on the site, Birmingbelle of the Week. The best way to learn more about it is by checking out the post.

Incidentally, Javacia has been busy on several fronts, creating a network of female bloggers, journalists, and creative writers in the Birmingham area called See Jane Write. Their next event, See Jane Tweet, is tonight at Matthew’s Bar and Grill. Registration has already closed, but you’ll probably want to keep your eyes open for their next event.

What are some other examples of strong female voices online here in Birmingham, AL?

Time to visit the Real Housewives of Birmingham

Real Housewives of Birmingham cover - May 2010The current issue of Real Housewives of Birmingham has been unveiled. You’ve got to click the link we just shared to check it out, since it’s an online only publication.

Its creators describe the site on its Twitter profile as a “Birmingham, AL webazine for the housewives and workwives of the metro area.”

The publication includes features and a monthly events calendar.

Last night they sent out a tweet suggesting that they wanted to collect 500 hits before Mother’s Day this weekend. It sounds like a realistic goal – and a great excuse to head on over to the site and check it out.

Screenshot from realhousewivesbham.com.

Women entrepreneurs, take note…

The Central Alabama Women’s Business Center (CAWBC) is still accepting applications for the The Elizabeth Conwell Schlarb Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs‘ Scholarship Fund – until this Friday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m.!

The funds are available for those women business owners in Central Alabama who’ve been in business for at least three years. Applicants may use the money to pay for one or more courses at a two or four year college or for entrepreneurial education and professional development.

Applications can be obtained at the CAWBC’s website or by contacting Noelle Gaspard at 205-453-0249 and/or noelle@cawbc.org.