Thursday, April 12, 2007

See How Hot Smart Can Be


Vote for The REAL Hot 100, an amazing project that promotes young women's contributions and leaderships, and provides girls with incredible real life role models who don't get enough press for the hard work they do. Although I said I would only be doing light posting (and seriously, I need to be working on this paper for Friday's conference) I had to stop what I was doing, to ask you to vote for them at NetSquared .

The REAL hot 100 is up for a huge grant to improve their website and make the whole project more interactive and automatic. But they only get the grant if they get enough votes. That's where you come in. Please take a minute and vote for the REAL hot 100 on the NetSquared site. The details and instructions are below. Voting is only open until Saturday.

Thanks for your help! I voted-- and you should too! See the info below that comes to you via, Gwen, Gwynn, Madeline, Jessica and everyone at the REAL Hot 100. I big puffy pink heart them.

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the REAL hot 100 needs your vote!
Show the world how hot SMART can be – in 5 minutes or less

Last year, the REAL hot 100 celebrated the accomplishments of 100 women from around the country – all of whom are breaking barriers, fighting stereotypes and actively working to make the world a better place. This year, we'll recognize 100 more women but first, we need to revamp our website by installing an automated nomination process and networking features to provide REAL hot winners -- past, present, and future -- with an interactive, online network of supportive, like-minded, action-oriented women – all while revolutionizing the way that young women are portrayed in the media. But, in order to do so, we need your help.

** How can you help? Cast your vote in 3 easy steps -- and, in less than 5 minutes **

The REAL hot 100 is entered in an online contest to win the chance to be one of twenty social change projects invited to the NetSquared Conference where we could be awarded the financial and technical resources we desperately need. Read our proposal here and vote for the REAL Hot 100 now.

To vote:
1. Go here and create a new account (if you're already a member, simply login). You must be a registered NetSquared user to vote. They will NOT use your email for any other purposes and you can sign off whenever you'd like.

2. Check your email. In your inbox there will be an email from Net2@techsoup.org with the subject header "Account Details" that will include your account password.

3. Go here, and log into your account with your new password. After you have logged in, vote for The REAL hot 100 and at least 4 other projects.

** When should you vote? **
TODAY! Right now! Voting takes place from April 9th - April 14th.

** Why do we need to win? **
The annual REAL hot 100 list shows that young women are "hot" for reasons beyond looking good in a magazine. By featuring this list of young women from around the country doing incredible things in their every day lives, we're battling the popular notion that all young women have to offer is outward appearances. The annual list is just a first step. Through the REAL hot 100 network, nominees and winners can combine their resources, share strategies and join forces to further their social causes and to affect real change. With the financial and technical resources to create a fully functioning networking website, we can make the online network a reality.

Thank you. We really appreciate your support. And, remember, a vote for the REAL hot 100 is a vote for you and every smart, socially conscious woman you know!

-- the REAL hot 100 team

the REAL hot 100
www.therealhot100.org
see how hot smart can be

*** Please forward this email to your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else you think would spare 5 minutes of their time to show the world how hot SMART can be! *** (you can email this post to your friends using the little envelope icon below----------------------------------->

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