I'm sure you've been to conferences on the coasts.
I'm also sure you know the names like Veronica, Amber, Stephanie, Mena, Gina, etc. Let me bring you back to the Midwest and introduce you to a few more...Janelle, Leora, Blagica and Kristin. Let's not forget about Genevieve, Liz, Leah, Amy G., Amy W., Wendy and Laura. I also know I'm missing more...but I don't know their non-Twitter names:).
Chicagoland and our Midwest brethern host a hot bed of women in the web technology/start-up/social media worlds. Here are a few recent pictures, care of Leora Zellman, from an event I hosted this past Thursday.
Rock on, ladies.