Mana [Mah’-nah] Ionescu [Yo-nes'-koo] is the founder and President of Chicago Digital Marketing company, Lightspan Digital. Mana believes in digital marketing done with purpose. Her mission is to bust digital marketing myths and put marketing back in social media marketing.
From Techweek to SES, from Social Media Week to MPI TechCon, from Social Media Examiner's Social Media Success Summit to Marketing Profs University, Mana has proven to be a highly sought-after speaker, who took the stage over 100 times in the past 3 years, busting social media myths and showing measurable results are possible.
In March 2014, Mana was awarded the “Chicago Woman Making History” Outstanding Entrepreneur Award by the City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office.
Mana is a also passionate SCUBA rescue diver and opera lover and a wannabe runner who is training for her 10th half marathon. A staunch STEM education supporter, Mana serves on the Board of the Illinois Math and Science Academy Fund.
She was born and raised in communist Romania and lived in Bulgaria before moving to the United States. She is slowly forgetting four of the five languages she once spoke.
Connect with Mana on Twitter @manamica