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Women Who Inspire: Dr. Mae Jemison

(Photo Courtesy of NAME: Mae Jemison AGE: 57 OCCUPATION: Physician, former NASA Astronaut, and the Principal for the 100 Year Starship Foundation WHO SHE IS: Well, for starters, Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman to travel into space. So she’s a literally and figuratively a barrier breaker. Born in Decatur, Alabama, the seriously studious Jemison moved to Chicago as a young child, was an honor student in high school and was accepted to Stanford University at the tender age of 16. She gradated with a B.S. in chemical engineering and a B.A. in African and Afro-American Studies. Although first her application to NASA was turned down, she was accepted in 1987 after submitting her second. Before her history-making shuttle launch in 1992, Jemison worked at the Kennedy Space station in Florida, doing tasks such as verifying software and help launch vehicle.­ Jemison resigned from NASA in 1993, and went on to pursue numerous ventures. She was a professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College from 1995 to 200o, and is currently a Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. WHY SHE INSPIRES ME: She …

Women Who Inspire: Motoko Hunt

(Photo Courtesy of NAME: 
Motoko Hunt AGE:
Search Marketing Consultant; President and Founder of AJPR WHO SHE IS: You’ve heard of Google, Bing and Facebook  but have you ever heard of
 Baidu, Naver, Goo or Mixi?
 Motoko Hunt breaks the myth that Google has all the answers and that 
all your friends are on Facebook. Hunt is proving that there’s a 
bigger world out there for search and social media. She’s one of the search
 industry’s leading international digital marketing experts, with over 
20 years of experience in the Japanese and Asian online market. She 
advises multi-national brands on how to target a global audience, and has been trailblazing her own search
consultancy since 1998. She’s one of the few researchers that’s able to
 analyze multilingual search engines and social media platforms — and
 she can translate and explain it all in Japanese. 
Motoko speaks at leading digital conferences around the world, blogs and 
contributes to industry publications such as ClickZ, and MarkeZine. She’s also on the
 Board of Directors for SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional