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Marketing Master Linda Popky Named Silicon Valley Top Woman of Influence
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Redwood City, CA
Monday, March 9, 2009

Linda Popky
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal recognizes Popky in 2009 Awards

L2M Associates, Inc. today announced that its president, Linda Popky, has been named one of Silicon Valley?s ?Top 100 Women of Influence? by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Popky was recognized for her service as president of Women in Consulting (WIC), a collaborative community of professional consultants and small business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area. Winners were featured in a special supplement in the March 6 issue of the publication, and they will be feted at a private awards ceremony and dinner to be held at the San Jose Fairmont on March 18.

This year?s winners, nominated by their peers, were chosen by a panel of judges that included Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream; Connie Martinez, CEO of 1stAct Silicon Valley; Ysabel Duron, Latinas Contra Cancer Founder and Executive Director; and Wendy Beecham, CEO of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives.

According to Business Journal Publisher James MacGregor, ?The women listed exemplify many of the attributes that makes Silicon Valley a global leader in business, philanthropy and public policy. The experience and skills these women demonstrate have helped to innovate and shepherd the valley to success.?

Popky is the Founder and President of L2M Associates, Inc., as well as President of Women in Consulting. She has worked with a wide range of organizations from startups and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, including Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, NetApp, Autodesk, Applied Materials, Tech Data, CompeteNet, Triple Ring Technologies, Cypress Ridge Consulting, Aerulean Plant ID Systems, and NovaRay Medical Systems, as well as many nonprofit organizations and associations. Author of the recently published handbook, Marketing Your Career: Positioning, Packaging and Promoting Yourself for Success, she is also program advisor for San Francisco State University?s Integrated Marketing Program and on the advisory board for UC Santa Cruz Extension?s Marketing Management Program.

"On behalf of Women in Consulting I?m honored to be chosen for this distinction and to share it with such a talented group of professionals,? said Popky. ?For more than a decade, WIC?s leadership, programs, and collaborative spirit have supported women consultants and entrepreneurs in building thriving practices. This award reinforces the importance of leveraging the strength of the community to collectively achieve higher success.?

About Women in Consulting

Women in Consulting (WIC) is a vibrant, diverse, and powerful community of consultants and small business owners working to build strong businesses. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998, WIC provides its 400+ members and affiliates a forum to connect and share with like-minded professionals. Established as a nonprofit, collaborative community to foster successful businesses for its members, WIC sponsors programs and activities to help members network, improve their skills, and thrive even in a tumultuous economic climate. WIC also provides consulting leadership and support to the community at large. For more information, visit http://www.womeninconsulting.org and connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

About L2M Associates

L2M Associates is a strategic marketing company that helps clients improve their bottom line by more effectively leveraging their investment in marketing programs, processes, and people. L2M works with a wide range of organizations from small businesses and nonprofits to startups and Fortune 500 companies to use their marketing resources as effectively and efficiently as possible. For more information, visit www.L2Massociates.com or contact 650-281-4854.
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Name: Linda Popky
Title: President
Group: Leverage2Market Associates
Dateline: Redwood Shores, CA United States
Direct Phone: 650 281-4854
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