Shireen Mitchell is a web pioneer, author, social entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, advocate and digital media strategist. Shireen is founder of Digital Sisters, Inc., an organization that focuses on using digital media and technology to support women and their children. As Co-Chair of the Media and Technology Task Force of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO), Ms. Mitchell works to increase participation in technology and media by women. She also sits as the Vice Chair of the parent organization. Shireenl is on the board of the Center for Partnership Studies and is the Social Marketer for the Caring Economy Campaign (CEC).
As an author she has written “Gaining Daily Access to Science and Technology” in the book 50 Ways to Improve Women's Lives and Access to Technology: Race, Gender, Class Bias. Shireen covers various areas of tech, media, policy and diversity in articles and blogs. She speaks and provides trainings on topics that include social media strategies with a particular expertise in reaching diverse populations, women in tech, the impact of apps designs, technology and social software on communities across the country and more. Shireen has been recognized for her work as Fast Company's The Most Influential Women in Technology 2010, DC Tech Titan: Thought Leader , The Root 100: Emerging and established African-American Leaders of Excellence and GovFresh's 100+ Women in Government and Technology. She’s also been awarded the Social Citizen Award: Apps for Democracy DC, Rising Star: Woman of Color in Technology, Heroine in Technology, Community Technology Leader & DC Top Ten Influencers in Social Media.