Molly Holzschlag has been one of the premier people helping define the web over quite a few years. I was honored to be an attendee at a workshop she (and a few others) led at Foothill College in 2005, which led to my really learning web standards, which later led to my job on the Safari team.
So I feel like I owe her a lot.
The tl;dr version is: cancer sucks and, as a side effect of chemo, she now has another life-threatening illness, and she’s going to need a metric ton of money.
If you have any, she’s a worthy person to throw it at.
Some of her numerous accomplishments include:
- Authoring more than 35 books on web design, CSS, accessibility, and more;
- Speaking at more than 60 different industry events for web professionals in over 15 countries; Molly is a GREAT teacher!
- Leading the Web Standards Project (WaSP), which pioneered awareness of the W3C standards and brought browser makers into alignment on following those standards;
- Actively participating in the W3C HTML and CSS Working Groups as an invited expert, and chairing its Accessibility Community Group.
- Forging the way for today’s bloggers at molly.com;
- Being voted one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web by the San Francisco Women of the Web;
- Embracing the opportunity to be a leader, role model, and teacher to other female technology professionals;
- Passionately advocating for a free, inclusive, and accessible Web.