Jess Cera /@jesscera
Why she rocks: Cera is a strong advocate of sustainable living. Her wonderful, must-read blog is evidence of that. She started a non-profit for families, children, and community issues, and, she helped start another non-profit to educate schools and youth groups about ways to incorporate sustainable living in their programs. Her favorite charity: @AshokaTweets. This nonprofit believes in promoting social entrepreneurship to tackle the world's most pressing and urgent issues. Since 1981, it has elected over 2,000 social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to an expanding international network of peers in more than 60 countries.
Why she rocks: She is a noted Senior Service Specialist and owner of Sanitasole Adult Day Health Services in Marco Island, FL. I really like her blog, and I appreciate how thoroughly and intelligently she's looked at all sides of the health care reform debate.
Why she rocks: She owned a health food store, currently manages a gym, and, for the last 25 years, has dedicated her life to helping people live a healthy life. And like me, she's a surfer!
Why she rocks: Jang is a great news anchor. She's a favorite of viewers in Seattle who love her sunny demeanor and community involvement. She speaks three languages fluently, (including Cantonese and Vietnamese) and is said to be on the fast track to national news.
Her favorite charities: She supports the Washington State Council of Firefighters' Burn Foundation. She also likes @wsffaorg, a nonprofit providing information, education and representation to the volunteer fire service of the State of Washington.
Why they rock: Saifra and Romaana are owners of the New York-based, luxury handbag firm NYLANOOR. The early buzz on their first collection is great, as it promises to have the "wow factor". Their company also has an awesome charitable component.
Their favorite charities: Saifra supports @lrbtamerica. It's a nonprofit that raises money and awareness to help fight blindness and to promote access to free, high quality eye care for the under served in Pakistan. Romaana supports @YOURDIL. It's a nonprofit that promotes awareness and raises funds that seek to eradicate illiteracy amongst the poorest children in Pakistan.
Why she rocks: She's a popular television personality, and a freelance writer who has worked in NYC and LA, and has traveled all over the world.
Why she rocks: She's a fashionista who divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. She's also an entrepreneur, freelance marketer, lifestyle guru & pop culture enthusiast.
Why she rocks: In addition to practicing yoga and writing letters in her free time, she also produces inspirational blogs for The Huffington Post. Recently, she released her critically acclaimed book Perseverance, which about the lives of 20 young, inspiring cancer survivors.
Why she rocks: She's a marketing strategist, aspiring author, tech-lover, and a sports and travel enthusiast. She's a serious chef and true lover of all things food.
Why she rocks: Creator of Role Model Media which she bills as "PR with a conscience." She's PR Director for design firm LPA Inc., a strong advocate for children, and an animal lover.
Her favorite charities: She likes @pcorpsconnect (Peace Corps Connect). It informs and engages people impacted by Peace Corps. She also supports two other charities which happen to be two of my favorites as well: @savethechildren & @sharestrength.