I think I first met Leigh at Jeff Waugh's talk in Toronto. I met her again at Linux Caffe a few times over the years. She's full of awesome, but what makes her my heroine is her recent work founding and running hacklab.to. I can't do justice describing how awesome she is. Simply go to the hacklab.to website and read about what she's up to.
Anyway. Good job girl. Way to go!