Allyson has been named one of the "Most Influential Women in Tech" by Fast Company, a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian, and "one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter" by Forbes for her leadership roles in technology and social media. Allyson is the Co-founder of Rad Campaign, and has helped hundreds of organizations and causes build hard-hitting campaigns and compelling websites focused on increasing advocacy, donations, and community engagement. Her campaigns have been recognized with several prestigious web awards and featured on several top media networks ranging from CNN to NPR to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is passionate about the intersection of social change with online technologies and social communities, a topic she deeply explores in her nonprofit bestselling book Social Change Anytime Everywhere, co-authored by Amy Sample Ward of NTEN. The book is an action-oriented guide that shows nonprofits how to build and mobilize their communities through multifaceted campaigns, and by integrating online channels with offline tactics.
As the founder of Women Who Tech, Allyson brings together women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. She has produced several Women Who Tech TeleSummits packed with the most inspiring tech changemakers, disruptors, and startup entrepreneurs, ranging from Arianna Huffington, Founder of Huffington Post, to Rashmi Sinah, co-founder of SlideShare. In 2015, Allyson launched the Women Startup Challenge in partnership with Craig Newmark of craigslist and craigconnects to help fund and showcase women-led startups who focused on solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet.
Allyson sits on the Advisory Board for the Anita Borg Institute and NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference Planning Committee. She speaks at conferences across the U.S. ranging from SXSW to Personal Democracy Forum, NTEN, and BBCON. Previously, Allyson was a blogger for FastCompany.com focusing on trends in technology.