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Webby Award-Winning Women!

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Among the 2011 Webby Award winners announced this week emerged some truly kick-butt and Internet-savvy women -– despite a male-dominated pool of both nominees and winners. In other words, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bieber led the charge at this year’s 15th annual validation of digital works. But let’s take five to shine the spotlight elsewhere. To the ladies!

Actress Lisa Kudrow won two Webbys for her improvised and comedic tongue-in-cheek online series Web Therapy.

Vital Voices, a global organization founded to mentor and support women leaders and civil rights, was celebrated for their devotion to empowering women and its website’s functionality and design.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Lori Robertson, and Ellen Iwamoto of the political site FactCheck.org brought home a Webby for their dedication to keeping American politicians honest –- which, in and of itself, is a job deserving of an award.

Let’s not forget the popular vote, either. YouTube personality and actress iJustine won for people’s choice for her quirky, original, and entertaining videos and persona. On a more serious note, Briony Cambell also won a people’s choice award for her emotionally honest documentary about saying goodbye to her father during his struggle with cancer.

What do you think of this year’s winners? Would you have liked to see any women win who didn’t?

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