Just found this link from 1998 when I was voted one of the top women in the world in New Media by an American publication. Wonder what on earth happened because I can barely manage to unjam a photocopier these days.. .and I can Twitter, but not very well.
OJR asked San Francisco-based Rebecca Lynn Eisenberg and London-based J.L. Perrone to give us their best crack at providing a list of the significant female players in the industry. This task was not easy: there are so many women who deserve mention. While the following list is by no means comprehensive, we hope that it gives a fair representation of the caliber of women who are forging a place for themselves in new media.
Janet Carr firstname.lastname@example.org — Rhodes University, South Africa. Carr developed and taught the first CARR course in Africa, and trains students and journalists in the arts of online research and writing for the Internet.
I have had strange things with my surname – Carr. My first job was at the university Transport Office while I was studying. When I used to answer the phone ‘Transport Office, Miss Carr speaking’ people would think I was joking. Then my next boss was Mr Lawrie (pronounced ‘lorry’) so I would answer the phone ‘Mr Lawrie’s office, Miss Carr speaking’ and had the same reaction. And then I started teaching Computer Aided Research and Reporting (CARR). Weird, huh?