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Anastasia Ashman
Worked at San Francisco social media & tech startup; New York publishing & tech media; Hollywood entertainment industry
Attended Bryn Mawr College, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, American Film Institute, Berkeley High
Lives in 9 cities, 4 countries
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Female #Startup #Founders in SF 6/4: Free Speed Advice Clinic

Hi there, #femalefounders of #SanFrancisco  area #startups -- and their friends.

Got a micro question holding up your progress? Here’s an answer to get you on your way.

My fellow startup veteran +Shefaly Yogendra  and are offering a free speed advice clinic for startup up founders when Shefaly’s in town from London next month.

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

What: Speed Advice Clinic for Female Founders
How: In 20 minute slots, the two of us will listen deeply to your problem and offer possible implementable steps
When: Thursday June 4, from 11am to 3pm
Where: A central spot in #SOMA -SF

As you probably know, I just spent a year leading early growth, product strategy, community building and operations at a visual story app in SF. I also bring extensive global media and content experience including NYC tech journalism and Hollywood entertainment.

Shefaly recently exited her fine jewelry venture, and has 2 decades of international business building and CXO advisory experience. She's been named a top writer at Quora for the past three years.

ASK US ABOUT THESE TOPICS

~ product strategy
~ content and community building
~ branding
~ market outreach
~ governance
~ global growth

HOW TO JOIN US

In the comments below or by private message, let me know you want to come. We’ll get you a spot, and tell you exactly where we’ll be. We’ll also take walk ins, so even if you're not sure you can make it, reach out now to get the address.

CAN'T COME? TWEET US

Time permitting during the clinic, we’ll also reply on the #founderclinic tag to your tweets directed in advance to @anastasiaashman or @shefaly on Twitter. Try that right now!

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Thanks +Aparna Mukherjee !! This was a ton of fun. We really enjoyed meeting female founders and hearing what everyone's up to -- grassroots movements for trailblazing women, 'bingeable books on international careers', Dropbox for your website, crowd-sourced seasonal travel recommendations -- and what you're up against -- product/market fit, VC or no C., marketing, CRM, how to be a better boss to yourself. Thanks to everyone for coming out, and here's to your next steps! (And, we're going to do this again soon.)
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Are you on #Flipboard ? I'm testing it out as a #curation platform with  magazines on #socialjustice, "SJW: There's nothing wrong with wanting to right the world", and forward thinking in #culture , #media , #tech & #digitallife . See what you think and say hi there!
By Anastasia Ashman | There's nothing wrong with wanting to right the world.
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I often see patterns emerging across all my information feeds, from thousands of sources in my realms of culture, media and publishing, technology, marketing, entrepreneurship and leadership. What bubbles to the surface across multiple fields is what’s in my larger future.

A reminder: you’re the curator of your own timelines. Let them be your advance warning system for sea-changes and meaningful shifts of all kinds.

#social #socialcontext  #socialmedia #branding #contentmarketing #storytelling   #onlinecommunity   #digitalcommunity  
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I’m doing an #AMA on #Reddit Thursday February 5 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern.

AMA stands for “Ask Me Anything”, an interview where everyone can participate.

Come ask me some questions?
 
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So thrilled to share this #expatlit news!

+Katherine Belliel and +Rose Deniz  (#ExpatHarem book and blog writers you'll recognize whom I've had the privilege and pleasure of working with for many years) are now calling for submissions to their new #anthology for #expat women writers who've lived in Turkey.

It's called Expat Sofra: A Gathering of Foreign Voices Around the #Turkish Table.

As they explain,

"Follow in the footsteps of Tales from the Expat Harem by going deep into personal, introspective experiences that have a love and respect for the local culture and traditions.

"Sofra invites you to a second course by taking a seat at the Turkish table.

"Just as the sofra is the heart of the Turkish hearth, we want stories that are steeped in the experience of being an expat in #Turkey. The editors have a combined twenty-five years in Turkey and are editing this compilation of essays to give back to the culture that has nourished their lives abroad."

If you've lived in Turkey for at least a year, or know someone who has, take a look at the #callforsubmissions, open to April 1, 2015.

"At the heart of every story is a flavor. Expats pack their bags with spices from home to find that incorporating it into meals, and subsequently their life abroad, can require trial and error, a sense of humor, and even failure. Relationships flop. Meals get burnt. Life abroad does not taste the same. But it evolves. Becomes enriched. And can even become decadent."

#expatwriters   #expatriates   #expatriatewriting  
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Thank you Anastasia!
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Thanks for recommending #ExpatHarem as a top ten read on #Turkey, Elle Loftis in Today's Zaman newspaper!

#expatlit   #expatriate   #expatreading   #expatwriting   #travelwriting   #Turkish   #expats   #expatriates #anthology #travelanthology
August is here, Ramadan is over, and a lot of people are squeezing in last-minute »»
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So pleased to support #digitech thinker and my fellow +Seal Press   #author +Sarah Granger 's #booklaunchparty   for The #DigitalMystique. Long before I moved to SF and met her at #TEDx Bay Area's #GlobalWomenEntrepreneurs, I was following Sarah on Twitter and she was virtually taking me to the conferences and into the conversations I love about how #digitallife is shaping the way we learn, grow, and thrive. Come out if you can!
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I'll be there! Looking forward to meeting you :) 
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Awesome interview of +Katherine Belliel and +Rose Deniz by +Mary-Lea Cox of +Displaced Nation! #expats   #Turkey   #anthology   #editors  #writing #culture #foodie #Turkish 
When the Displaced Nation first started, Anastasia Ashman, an American living in Istanbul, was running a blog tailored to the needs of the “thinking expat.” It seemed almost too good to be true: a ...
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que hermoso cuadro !
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 Here's where you find out what I think about the war on drugs and Pokemon, among other things that came up in my #Reddit #AMA 
EDIT: Thanks everyone for coming and for your great questions. I'm still answering new ones coming in so post yours. Looking at life through a...
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Thanks to Douglas Soltys of #MobileSyrup for his thoughts on Selfish, the new #visualstory iOS app we just launched in #Canada. "Users can also invite their friends to collaborate on story streams, adding their own moments and providing a, well... social element that has been sorely lacking from other applications in this space." #startups   #launched  #storytelling 
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#HowTo  Make Your Living #HolidayLetter :  why not try a #livingstory (ongoing, informal, everyone can comment!) to recap 2014's most memorable moments in images and text and your hopes for 2015 -- and have fun with your friends and family while you do it? Here's a special link to a brand new, free,  interactive #visualstory app to help you do it!

Questions, need help? Ask me and I will get you set up.

#happyholidays   #yearendletter   #familyandfriends   #groupstory   #livingselfish   #transmedia   #storytelling   #holidayseason  
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Here's the link to download on your iPhone https://rink.hockeyapp.net/apps/d6005e10743def0633866f8e51b10902 (it's not in the stores yet, this will access an open beta in the dev environment)
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Thrilled to see #ExpatHarem top this list of best #expatbooks in the #Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah. Thanks to Expat Harem book and blog writer +Catherine Yiğit  for the heads up!

Leyla Yvonne Ergil writes, “Many an expat has penned their experiences of living of #Turkey in captivating accounts of the beauty of the landscape and #cultural divides...some of the best reads to laugh, commiserate, and experience the wonder that is #Istanbul through foreign eyes.”

#expatlit   #expatriate #expats  
Sit down with a good read this summer about the escapades of fellow expats in Turkey | Daily Sabah
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Education
  • Bryn Mawr College, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, American Film Institute, Berkeley High
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Digital Media Entrepreneur & Global Mentor
Introduction

I’m a digital media entrepreneur originally from Berkeley, CA and have spent the past year leading early growth, product strategy, community building and operations at a visual story app startup here in San Francisco. 

Im now advising startups and investors. 

I also have extensive global media and content experience including NYC tech journalism, publishing, and Hollywood entertainment where I worked at a movie studio and for producers of tv and theatre. 

After 14 years abroad in 3 nations, I have a knack for connecting people through online content and culture. I also have a track record of building community with entrepreneurs in particular — from my days at a literary agency where I handled a stable of prominent authors, to ideating and producing a celebrated anthology of expat women in Turkey, then a group blog for global citizens and growing that conversation with cultural creatives into a multimedia curriculum for masterminding the work of our lives, using online community as an incubator for our goals. 

I’m interested in spearheading movements, particularly the future of work, using digital tools with meaning, and developing a worldly perspective. 

Global women entrepreneurs are my people!

Bragging rights
asked for directions wherever i go
Work
Occupation
Digital Media Entrepreneur | Early Growth Startups & Social Products | Content & Community Strategist | Global Mentor
Skills
Social media, communication & collaboration tools (including Basecamp, Highrise, JIRA, Confluence, Trello, Google + communities and hangouts, Linqto webvideo), community management incl conducting critique groups & masterminds, administrating private groups on LinkedIn, Facebook and GooglePlus, Twitter. Web publishing (HTML, WordPress, Thesis & Premise framework), curation (Scoopit, Storify, Pinterest), Google analytics.
Employment
  • San Francisco social media & tech startup; New York publishing & tech media; Hollywood entertainment industry
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Currently
9 cities, 4 countries
Previously
Berkeley - Bryn Mawr - Rome - New York - Los Angeles - Penang - Kuala Lumpur - Istanbul - San Francisco