Allyson Kapin: A day in the life of a tech titan

Allyson Kapin: A day in the life of a tech titan

Today I woke up at 9:15 AM.

The first thing I did was say good morning to my husband.

My morning ritual includes checking email, playing with our dog and cats, drinking coffee, eating breakfast.

I started working at… Since today was Sunday I put in a couple of hours of work, ran errands, and worked out, and made a pie for our Pie Swap Party that we are having tomorrow.

I celebrated being at home today after travelling for work most of this week.

What I love most about my work is helping to change the world whether it be building nonprofit websites and campaigns or supporting women-led startups.

My favorite part of the day was walking our dog in a light drizzle of rain.

Least favorite doing a plank.

I am so glad that I get to be home after travelling.

I wish I had more time in the day to get everything accomplished.

Something that surprised me was flowers are starting to bloom.

Did you have a plan for your day? Did it go as planned? Errands, spend time with family, exercise, run errands, do some work. It went as planned.

I want to recognize Justyn Hintze for being an incredible teammate at Rad Campaign and helping launch our 3rd Women Startup Challenge.

For lunch I had a tofurky sandwich.

A personal activity I do just for myself is exercise.

I most enjoyed spending time with my husband and animals.

For dinner I had Dal.

My favorite technology that I used today is my iPhone. I’m addicted to my phone. It’s not good.

I am inspired by all of the Women Startup Challenge entries I’m reviewing. These women are creating game-changing startups that have the potential to solve problems no one else is.

Did you meditate? Did you exercise? Yes, exercise.

One strategy I use to make my time more effective is make to-do lists.

I am passionate about disrupting the status-quo.

I went to sleep at the beach.

Tomorrow I am looking forward to seeing my awesome team’s faces.

Allyson Kapin has been named one of the "Most Influential Women in Tech" by Fast Company, a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian, and "one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter" by Forbes for her leadership roles in technology and social media. Allyson is the Co-founder of Rad Campaign, and has helped hundreds of organizations and causes build hard-hitting campaigns and compelling websites focused on increasing advocacy, donations, and community engagement. Her campaigns have been recognized with several prestigious web awards and featured on several top media networks ranging from CNN to NPR to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is passionate about the intersection of social change with online technologies and social communities, a topic she deeply explores in her nonprofit bestselling book Social Change Anytime Everywhere, co-authored by Amy Sample Ward of NTEN. The book is an action-oriented guide that shows nonprofits how to build and mobilize their communities through multifaceted campaigns, and by integrating online channels with offline tactics.

As the founder of Women Who Tech, Allyson brings together women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. She has produced several Women Who Tech TeleSummits packed with the most inspiring tech changemakers, disruptors, and startup entrepreneurs, ranging from Arianna Huffington, Founder of Huffington Post, to Rashmi Sinah, co-founder of SlideShare. In 2015, Allyson launched the Women Startup Challenge in partnership with Craig Newmark of craigslist and craigconnects to help fund and showcase women-led startups who focused on solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet.

Allyson sits on the Advisory Board for the Anita Borg Institute and NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference Planning Committee. She speaks at conferences across the U.S. ranging from SXSW to Personal Democracy Forum, NTEN, and BBCON. Previously, Allyson was a blogger for focusing on trends in technology.

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