Sidana nominated for 2012 Silicon Valley Women of Influence

Anna Sidana, Founder of One Million Lights, is on the list of 2012 Silicon Valley Women of Influence. This article appeared in the BizBlog section of the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal, February 24, 2012.

Slideshow: A peek at 2012 Silicon Valley Women of Influence

Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal by Shana Lynch, Assistant Managing Editor
Date: Friday, February 24, 2012, 12:10am PST – Last Modified: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 12:02am PST

I’m happy to announce that the 2012 Women of Influence list has been finalized.

“The 2012 Women of Influence have been picked and full biographies will come in April when the awards are given. For now, click through the photo gallery to see their names.

Here’s a peek at the women you’ll meet in the April 6 special publication. On this year’s list, you’ll find the CEO of one of the largest tech companies in the world, an entrepreneur on startup No. 4, a CEO improving the world’s drinking water, and venture capitalists from the most sought-after firms on Sand Hill Road. Their nominators have called them “dynamic leaders,” “trailblazers,” and “role models.” Their free time is devoted to nonprofits, boards, mentorships, and of course struggling to find that elusive work-life balance.

Here you’ll see the full list, but in the April 6 issue, you’ll find out who they are. You’ll learn what their biggest workplace accomplishments have been, their five-year goals, and even some of their biggest “whoops.” (One of my early favorites: One honoree watched her computer catch fire while giving a demo at her first sales job.)

Also, we’ll be hosting the Women of Influence dinner and awards gala on April 26, where you can meet this year’s honorees (and many of the previous awardees). Click on the panel on the right to see the full list. Then look for next month’s special publication to learn more.

Click here to find out more about the event and to register.

Shana Lynch is Assistant Managing Editor at the Business Journal. Her phone number is 408.299.1831.