Recognition & Acknowledgements


Musical score

Alastair Lee singer/songwriter — Guinlee Music

An original score and composition specifically crafted to celebrate women and technology achievements:

"Be a Goddess or a Queen
Of that little screen
Soar as high as you can go
And be the star of your own show

Have the freedom to achieve
And live what you believe
Release your mind and dream – YEAH

Reshape your world, reshape your world…   "

Album maps

  • Antarctica: map provided by role model - Mawson base.
  • Oceania: ancient map © Steven Wright |
  • Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America: map and flags © Cphoto |
  • Scandinavia: ©Martine Oger |
  • UK and Ireland: © rusak | Stockxpert
  • Maps and associated country/economy names and flags may have changed since the original sourcing for this project; any errors are unintentional, irrelevant to the aims and spirit of this project and not the error of those associated with this project.

Album cover images

  • Vintage Album Cover: © Dovile Butvilaite |
  • Antarctica: Sunrise on 11 August provided by role model - Mawson base
  • Africa: Wild Life: © Forcdan |
  • Mediterranean: Food: © Josefuente |
  • Scandinavia: Reindeer: ©Andreas Gradin |
  • Caribbean: Coconut drink: © C-foto |
  • Middle America: Chichen Itza provided by role model - Mexico
  • North America West: Sunset on 11 August provided by role model - Hawaii

Role Model Diary August 11, 2008: "A day in the lIfe of..."

  • Diary was created using iPhoto (storybook)
  • Vintage Cover: © Dovile Butvilaite |
  • Images of Hedy Lamarr were scanned from a purchased original 1930's photograph (780109) that includes the quote: "Hedy Lamarr set the trend in the 1930's for glossy, voluptuous lips and jet black hair."

Other Album Images

  • Antarctica: included in profile 2 Adelie Penguins © Koubatian |
  • Web: Silver www world  @maxxyustas | Stockxpert
  • Web: All world flags @Cpanel | Stockxpert
  • Hawaii: Images  in Jamie's album courtesy of the US Navy:
    • Missouri
      Byline: MCC David Rush
      Byline Title: U.S. Navy photographer
      Caption / Abstract: 080718-N-0879R-012
      PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 18, 2008) Red, white and blue lights illuminate the port side of the battleship Missouri Memorial for the Navy Great White Fleet Centennial celebration aboard the historic ship at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush/Released)

    • Arizona Salute
      Byline: MC3 Bryan Reckard
      Byline Title: U.S. Navy photographer
      Caption / Abstract: 080801-N-2638R-002
      PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Aug. 1, 2008) Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Dallas Cook, from Heath, Ohio, salutes the USS Arizona Memorial from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as the ship pulls out of Pearl Harbor after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. Kitty Hawk is the Navy's oldest active duty warship and will be replaced this summer by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CV 73) as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Reckard/Released)

    • Arizona
      Byline: MC3 John J. Mike
      Byline Title: U.S. Navy photographer
      Caption / Abstract: 080704-N-6984M-244
      PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 4, 2008) The sun sets behind the USS Arizona (BB 39) Memorial as seen from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk is making a port call to the United States for the first time in nearly 10 years. The ship will participate in Rim of the Pacific 2008 exercise with other units from the U.S., Australia, Chile, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Singapore and the United Kingdom. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John J. Mike (Released)

The Photographers on August 11, 2008

Andrea: Chris Simmons
Beti: Graham Smith Photography: All About the Image
Carola: Alvaro Ruiz-Tagle
Cecilia: Carlos Machuca L. Fotografo
Christa: Richard Young of Xnext Studios,
Claudia (Brazil): Juliana Vale (sitting picture and smiling picture) and Sidney de Souza (blackboard picture)
Claudia (USA): Donna Stevenson, CEO, Early Morning Software and CEO Prism Software.
Debbie: Stephen Kill FBIPP, Chief Photographer for STFC.
Jamie: Dan DeLeo, Adam Hatch, Lieutenant Edward Lin USN
Lisa: David Brayshaw: Abbey Photographics
Margaret (UK): Roseni Dearden, Vice President, Women Engineering Society - A STAR
Mary: Nevena Stojanovic
Roselin: Tony Bojkovski
Shasha: Sheryl Campbell, Campbell Photography

The Geeky Stuff

Role Model albums were created using iPhoto (styles: travel and crayon). These were converted to pdf and profiles added.

Home page video created using iDVD.

Role models were located via traditional networking and connecting via social networking sites (LinkedIn, Plaxo and Facebook). proved to be a rich source of searching and securing role models.

Role model communication throughout the project was via traditional email, ecampaign tool ( ,VOIP (Skype) messaging and open source YaBB bulletin board.

Additional images used were sourced from and

Special thanks to

  • Mary (Serbia role model) for suggestions on photo layout and overall style
  • Angele (Malta role model) for  great colour suggestions for the profiles
  • Roxanne (Hawaii role model) for assistance in using graphical tools (the person who created the album had zero experience with graphical work or iPhoto – Roxanne provided some quick tips and guides on photo sizing and placement)
  • Kim Sheree (Australia role model) for suggestions and concepts for design (and additional volunteer assistance with launch and media)
  • The UK amazing team of Bev Hurley, Jan Peters and Maggie Berry for unwavering support and assistance sourcing role models.

Project timeline

The original concept was crafted over 5 years ago – however it was not begun until the rise of social networking sites that allowed global connectivity and management of a global project. In reality it was during a trip to APEC Digital Women’s Forum in Peru late May 2008 that the innovator (Sonja Bernhardt) realised that the time and the tools were right for this project. The entire project from decision to proceed to 11 August was 10 weeks. This was followed by 6 weeks compiling albums and reviewing content and gaining role model aok to publish and launch.

All time spent on the project was part time and voluntary (role models, innovator, web design, and album creation) with lots of late night insomnia (which assisted in communicating with role models in different time zones) :-)

No editorial services were offered as part of this project and all inputs were volunteered by busy people. Any grammatical, spelling or similar errors are by the nature of the material and ought to be viewed as a style of reading rather than editorially or critically.

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