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November 20, 2012

Dell Reveals #Inspire 100 List Featuring 'Leading Influencers' this Holiday Season

By Colleen Lynch, TMCnet Contributor

Dell (News - Alert) has revealed a list it is calling #Inspire 100, which compiles what Dell considers today’s leading influencers in education, entrepreneurship, media and philanthropy. Those on the list are known to use technology to empower and inspire others, hence the name.

“The #Inspire 100 are one hundred extraordinary people who are moved by their individual passions, and who inspire others to do the same,” said Dell’s executive director of North America Consumer and Small Office Marketing, Fara Howard.

Howard described those who made the list as “the social entrepreneurs who invest every dollar to make the world a better place, writers who connect communities, designers who embody the spirit of innovation. They’re committed to action, to being leaders, and to showing how technology can make dreams come true.”

Listing all one hundred honorees here would be overkill, but a few are worth mentioning, such as “World Changers” Casey Rotter, who runs the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Chrysi Philalithes of RED, Penny Abeywardena representing Clinton Global Initiative, and Scott Gerber of the Young Entrepreneur Council.

Some “Creatives” on the list are Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge, Ross Martin of MTV Scratch, and William Yan (WilliamYan.com).

The list also includes “Tastemakers” Dina Fierro from Eye4Style.com, Giuliana Rancic of E! News, Giuliana & Bill, and FabFitFun fame, and Josh Rubin representing Cool Hunting.

The idea for Dell’s #Inspire 100 list came from the company’s “Inspired Gifting” campaign for this holiday season, which encourages customers to “give the gift of inspiration.”

#Inspire 100 was created by Dell along with others in the technology industry, such as the founder and CEO of Buzz Marketing Group Tina Wells, who is also a member of the Dell Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN), and Josh Kopelman, the founder of First Round Capital.

For a complete list of the people featured, with short synopses on each of their inspirational works, visit Dell’s Facebook page.




Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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