1956 – Joan Blades was born in Berkeley, California.
1977 – She received her BA in History from UC Berkeley and her J.D. from the Golden Gate University School of Law.
– Awarded J.D. from the Golden Gate University School of Law.
1987 – She was the co-founder with her husband Wes Boyd of Berkeley Systems.
1998 – Blades and Boyd founded the liberal political group MoveOn.org.
2005 – She has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.