Writer / Contract Recruiter helping HR and companies understand the importance of a Social Business Strategy. I'm lucky enough to be able to share some nuggets of Social Media and Business, HR Technology and Employment Branding over at HR Virtual Cafe blog and I write books in my spare time. Somehow, Chicago's Daily Herald Business Ledger, National Association of Women and Business and the Women's Innovation Network here in Chicago thought enough of me to pick me as a recipient of 2011’s Most Influential Women in Business. I'm an avid Chicago Bears fan, a wife of a Native Chicagoan Italian and a mother of one daughter and two dogs. Did I mention I'm a Southerner who loves grits?