I’m very sorry to share that a great woman, friend and colleague has passed. Joanne Quinn-Smith, The Techno Granny was an original. She cared deeply for entrepreneurs and small business owners and worked tirelessly to help them with marketing through her many podcasts and online magazines/websites.
She encouraged me to expand into podcasting and Suzy Brandtastic launched. Through her regular podcasting I learned so much which I could then spread around to help others. She hosted Positively Pittsburgh Live, Monday Morning Marketeer, and of course the Techno Granny Show which has over three hundred podcasts and I’m honored to be on a few of them!
Joanne also invited me to speak at NAWBO Pittsburgh in 2013 and I met and became good friends with JoAnn Forrester, Tamar Cerafici and Runa Magnusdottir. That weekend was so wonderful and I cherish those days and these women. Below are two links: A gallery from that NAWBO weekend and one of the podcasts I did, interviewing Joanne.
Yes, Joanne, “It’s a great day when technology works!”
I’m going to miss her so much.