Lynda Weinman Inspires Me
In 1984 the Macintosh computer was released with the first graphic user interface.
While I was clueless as to the import of this new invention, for Lynda Weinman Co-Founder of Lynda.com it was a defining moment on her delightful and unpredictable road to successful entrepreneurship.
“Lynda Weinman: the rock star of software training.” Says Peachpit Press.
Sean D’ Souza says about Lynda Weinman, “the best-known and highly respected teacher of web design in the world.” .
Check out Lynda Weinman’s amazing story.
It’s Awesome to be Picked
I’m a Santa Barbara Jewelry Designer and a huge admirer of Lynda and Lynda.com.
I was delighted to be chosen by the Santa Barbara chapter of The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), to design a necklace to be presented to her when she gave the keynote address at The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards May 11, 2012 at the Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort.
My Thought Process in Making up a Lynda Weinman Necklace
NAWBO has a beautiful symbol that lends itself to a piece of jewelry. When I thought about designing Lynda’s necklace I wanted it to stand out.
I knew if I made just a simple NAWBO symbol pendant on a chain, it would have gotten worn, but not create the impact I wanted for Lynda.
Because of her love for art and previous retail experience with artists, fashion and jewelry I knew simple was not Lynda’s personal style.
Lynda has really supported women in our Santa Barbara community and I knew she loved NAWBO and I wanted to honor that.
Go Long, Go Fashionable
For the design I threw caution to the wind and came up with a 36” long oxidized sterling silver chain with green agate ornaments and a sexy tassel at the end with a profusion of pearls.
I wanted Lynda to know we admire her at NAWBO, so I said it with jewelry, so she’d feel acknowledged, understood, and valued.
Music to My Jeweler’s Ears
When Lynda received her necklace following her speech, she was clearly in awe. “Thanks so much for this beautiful necklace,” she said. “So much thought and beauty in one spot! I felt the love—it was overpowering! It is spectacular!”
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