Chauncey Zalkin is a writer, ethnographer and brand consultant. She founded Webby nominated trend website Girlonthestreet.com in 1999 and went on to be a brand strategist and resident trends expert at creative shops. She left New York for Paris in '07 to work on a creative project, meanwhile reporting on happenings from the Milan furniture fair, Frieze Art Fair, London Design Week, and embarking on a design investigation of Kyoto and Tokyo for a client and brandchannel.com. She is now based in Barcelona where she offers ethnography and brand and business building workshops and teaches trends and brand strategy to design students at Istituto Europeo de Design. In the summer of 2009 she launched What Women Make, an evolution of her continued dedication to showcasing global female creativity which can be found at www.whatwomenmake.com. She just finished her first novel and is about to embark on the quest for an agent to represent her.