Susan Bratton Named 2009 Woman of Influence by the Business Journal

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Silicon Valley CEO Susan Bratton Top 100 Women Honored for Influence on Marketing & Leadership

Personal Life Media, ™ Inc., a publisher of downloadable lifestyle content for people on the leading edge of culture, announces that Susan Bratton, co-founder and CEO has been named one of the 2009 Women of Influence and will be featured in the Women of Influence special supplement in the March 6th issue of the Business Journal. The Top 100 Women of Silicon Valley will be honored.

Mrs. Bratton has been nominated by her peers and selected by the Women of Influence judges, MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau; 1stAct Silicon Valley CEO Connie Martinez; Latinas Contra Cancer Founder and Executive Director Ysabel Duron; and CEO of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives Wendy Beecham. Susan Bratton was selected as a female executive who "exercises power and influence within her industry and throughout the valley and serves as a role model for future generations of leaders."

Susan will be honored as one of the top 100 women at a private reception and awards dinner with the other Women of Influence and their supporters on March 18th at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.

Mrs. Bratton sits on a number of boards including, ZEDO, Inc., Jingle Networks 1-800-FREE-411, Powered, Inc., Collarity, Inc., NewsForce, Inc., Merchant Circle, Inc., ad:tech Conferences-dmg World Media, and the Silicon Valley American Marketing Association.

"Susan brings both traditional corporate experience and her entrepreneurial chops to the ZEDO Board of Director's role, offering council on revenue generation and market positioning, and her contact network is legend in the industry," said Roy DeSouza, founder and CEO of ZEDO, Inc., an online ad serving technology company.

"We are very fortunate and privileged to have Susan on our Board of Advisors. She brings a tremendous amount of experience, and her leadership and strategic insight has been invaluable," said Vince Bianco, CEO of NewsForce, a national network of online premium news sites.

Susan Bratton is also a co-founder and volunteers as the Vice Chairman of the Association for Downloadable Media, an industry organization dedicated to portable media monetization.

Susan also hosts the popular online audio show (podcast), "DishyMix: Success Secrets from Famous Media and Internet Executives." She likes to interview other top 100 women and influentials in her weekly show. DishyMix was just voted #1 Best Social Media Podcast by TopRank Online Marketing Blog readers. DishyMix can be found in iTunes at or accessed from her blog at

About Susan Bratton
Susan Bratton treasures talent, which she ably showcases in her weekly podcast, "DishyMix." As co-founder of Personal Life Media, a podcast and blog network, she produces 40 weekly shows on self-empowerment, consciousness and professional growth. Susan actively advises a handful of carefully selected organizations ranging from start-ups to early-stage profitable companies helping them get funded or more successfully monetize their businesses. Her board work also includes account prioritization and sales strategy, go-to-market positioning and packaging products and services for companies in the interactive space. Susan sits on the Board of the Silicon Valley American Marketing Association and is Chair Emeritus of the ad:tech conferences, previously managing conference programming for 20 global events. She's been on the founding board of two industry associations - the Internet Advertising Bureau "IAB" and the Association for Downloadable Media "ADM." One of the top 100 women in her industry, AdAge magazine recognized Susan as a "Digital Media Master" and one of the "10 Internet Pioneers." Madison Avenue Journal awarded Susan the coveted "Meteor" All-Star Award and she's been named 2009 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley by the Business Journal. She lives in Los Altos Hills, CA with her husband and daughter.

About Personal Life Media
Personal Life Media ( is a multimedia lifestyle brand providing entertaining and authentic personal content to socially conscious adults, and is the first podcast and blog advertising network for advertisers to reach the "cultural creatives" market segment. Expert hosts deliver motivational programs, talk shows, reality-audio, interviews, advanced techniques and guided exercises in blogs, web audio, video and podcasting formats.

The network offers 40 free weekly podcasts about happiness, relationships, family, sensuality, life purpose, wealth creation and wellness. Additional areas of interest include the men's movement, women's issues, hobbies, book reviews, life coaching, ecology, creativity, weight-loss, beauty innovation and cosmetic surgery, retirement, conscious business, ethical sales, spirituality, and personal and global transformation. Free multi-show podcast player widget for fans and podcasters.

Access the shows for free from a browser or subscribe via RSS or iTunes and listen on an iPod or MP3 player. Personal Life Media is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.

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Media Contact:
Cindy Cooper
Cooper PR, For Personal Life Media
Cindy at personal life media dot com
(408) 806-4683 mobile

Corporate Contact:
Susan Bratton, CEO
Susan at personal life media dot com
(650) 948-0500 office


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