Glancer Magazine Features 15 Fascinating Faces 1 in Social Media

glancer-magazine-fascinating-facesWow! What an honor to be featured as one of 15 Fascinating Faces in the December issue of Glancer Magazine!

Although it’s great to be recognized personally, what I really love is that my selection represents social media in Chicago and the world. I’m all about spreading this type of evangelism. Spreading the word to the world about a cause they care about is the common connection in all of these stories.

How did Glancer hear about me? When I found out I would be covering Social Media Week Berlin for Nokia, I sent out a press release. Being featured in Glancer Magazine’s holiday issue was a highlight of my year!

Take a look at this impressive list of 15 folks who are changing the world in their own way.

Glancer Magazine Recognizes 15 Fascinating Faces of the Year

Sara Reifsteck, Founder of BounceBack

Madison Langley, Miss Illinois Teen America 2013

Rebecca Steele, U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

Michelle Dacy, Founder of Special Needs Chicago

Shea Mahoney, Junior Olympics Gold Medalist

Mary Dabrowski, Crusader Against Breast Cancer

Barbara Rozgonyi Svoboda, Reporter for Social Media Week Berlin

Georgia Dudley, Founder of Empowering Women Network [EWN]

Joel Main, Founder of Pink Heals Chicagoland

Jim Elliott, Full-time volunteer for Diveheart

Jen and Tracy VanHoutan, Creators of Noah’s Hope Fund

Anne Wagner, Downers Grove North Homecoming Queen

Deb Cargola, The All American Mom

Chris & Julie Walker, Giving Back to the Senior Community

Maureen Sanchez, Featured on Food Network’s “Chopped”

Thanks to Kristen Kucharski for the wonderful way she captured my profile!

Barbara Rozgonyi Svoboda, Reporter for Social Media Week Berlin


How do you attract attention, build a brand, and click with communities? Through social media, of course! It’s all the rage these days but just a few years ago when it was just emerging, Barbara of Glen Ellyn, a married mother of three, took advantage of the opportunity and began publishing a top- 50 PR blog at As the founder of CoryWest Media, which motivates action in organizations, her company is redefining PR as Personality + Reputation. “I’ve always been interested in the intersection of technology, marketing, and communications,” Barbara says. At BlogWorld in Las Vegas in 2008, she met the co-founder of Social Media Club (SMC) global and was encouraged to start a Chicago chapter. In true entrepreneurial spirit, Barbara did just that. The SMC Chicago chapter now has over 8,700 social media connections. This fall, Barbara won Nokia’s contest to be a reporter at Social Media Week Berlin. As one of two U.S. reporters, Barbara shared photos, news, and education via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. “Blogging takes time, but it anchors everything you do,” she says. “It’s kind of like having a headquarters for all your social media!” Connect with Barbara online at

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