Most people evaluate where they have been, where they are going and plan what they want to do when their birthday rolls around. Today, I’m going to kill a couple of birds with one stone. I am going to do a branding exercise by looking into the meaning of my name, explain how I got my name, and look at famous and influential women I know who also share the name Stephanie.
First, the meaning of Stephanie, means “crown”. I would like to translate it for today’s audience into being empowered and charged to accomplish great things. One doesn’t need a crown or be named Stephanie to accomplish great things. I like to think that I am helping people to be empowered through their websites, but enough about work.
When I was born, it took my folks a week to come up with my name. Stefanie Powers, (from Hart to Hart fame in the ’80s) was on TV, and that’s how I got the name, without the “f” but the “ph” instead.
In addition to famous Stephanies, I also want to acknowledge a few notable Stephanies who I am proud to share the name.
Stephanie Agresta, (who also has a birthday soon) I met virtually online several years ago. We have seen each other online and then finally met in person at a product launch event. I refer to her as the “Affiliate Diva” as she literally built multiple affiliate program for many companies.
Stephanie Fierman, who was recently profiled in ClickZ, I have met through a client and good friend of mine. She has a breath of knowledge in media and marketing and her insights make me think about my own marketing strategies.
Last but not least, there is a former co-worker of mine who is also named Stephanie. You can read about here in a post I did about networking.
So let’s get today started.