I Survived Winter in Tok, Alaska by Aliza Sherman

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I Survived Winter in Tok, Alaska

- Aliza Sherman

Tok is one of the coldest places in North America with temperatures often dropping below -70℉ in the winter. When it gets that cold life can be difficult and strange; and things can get weird...


Aliza Sherman is a Web pioneer, social media strategist, published author, blogger, podcaster, and regular contributor to national magazines and Web sites. Fast Company recently named her one of the "Most Influential Women in Technology." Aliza is the Original Cybergrrl. Her groundbreaking 1990s Internet company, Cybergrrl, Inc., built the very first sites for companies such as Dr. Atkins and the Atkins Center, brands like Origins and Jane Cosmetics for the Estee Lauder Company, and Avon Product's initial foray onto the Web with a Web site and AOL forum for Avon's Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade.

She also started the first online and offline global women's organization, Webgrrls International, that at its peak had over 100 chapters worldwide and over 30,000 online participants. Her newly rebranded Internet consulting firm is Conversify, which offers social media marketing consulting to companies and nonprofit organizations. She runs her business from Tok, Alaska.

Aliza speaks around the world about the Internet, social media, online marketing, virtual worlds, entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment. Speaking clients have included the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society (WEFCOS) in Deauville, France; Society of American Travel Writers Annual Conference in Santiago, Chile; Technology Conference for Women’s NGOs, Den Haag, Netherlands, as well as Harvard Business School, Simmons College Graduate School of Management, and Columbia School of Business.

Named by Newsweekas one of the “Top 50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet" for her work in the early 90s, Aliza continues to be recognized as a leader in the ever-evolving landscape of Internet media, marketing and communications. Her books include The Everything Blogging Book, Streetwise Ecommerce, and PowerTools for Women in Business.

On Twitter, you can find her @alizasherman. And yes, she lives in Tok, Alaska, which is now the social media capital of the world.



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