According to a recent study, the majority of Twitter users are white and male. To add to that disconcerting statistic, of the top 1% of Twitter users with the most followers, 57% were male and only 43% were female. Overall, Asian and black women had the least amount of followers.
Kind of bleak, huh? In these rough political times especially, it seems like a great time to invite more diverse voices to our feeds, starting with women in tech. Here’s 25 #girlboss entrepreneurs and feminists you should definitely follow ASAP.
Which of these women are incredibly inspiring to you? Who would you recommend adding to the list? Tweet at us @teamsanebox and let us know.
Caterina is the founder of Findery, an app to share amazing places, and co-founder of Flickr.
Jessica is best known for founding Feministing, a blog run by young feminists. Her tweets are all about feminism and taking down the patriarchy – follow to reignite the activist in you.
Rebecca is a career coach for women in tech, a technical project manager at ExecOnline, and co-founder of CoderDojo NYC.
Bryant is a biotech engineer and founder of Black Girls Code, an organization that offers technology training for girls.
Mamie is the founder of Meeteor, a startup focused on improving collaboration and meeting culture. Mamie’s love of productivity led her to found this innovative company, and the idea was born out of a passion to help individuals and teams thrive at work and communicate more effectively.
Amy is an author, founder, speaker, and writer dedicated to discovering how we can leverage technological advances, apps, and gadgets, in a way that helps us be more productive, while still staying sane and amplifying our happiness. She’s the bestselling author of The Future of Happiness, which teaches modern strategies to balance productivity and life satisfaction in the digital era.
Jess is the Director of Calm at Don’t Panic Management (one of the most unique job titles we’ve ever heard!) Don’t Panic is the first virtual assistant agency that specializes in providing personalized matches between chaotic and overworked entrepreneurs and calm focused virtual assistants. The company focuses on providing administrative assistant services, marketing assistant services, and everything in between.
Claire Diaz-Ortiz is many things – an author, speaker, advisor, and technology innovator. She was one of the early employees at Twitter, hired by co-founder Biz Stone to lead social innovation at the buzzy startup.
Jocelyn is a multi-talented writer and creative whose mission is to help others find more meaning and creativity in their daily work. She’s the host of the Hurry Slowly podcast — a new show about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient by slowing down.
Natalie is a licensed Master sports nutritionist and functional fitness trainer. Natalie’s entire mission is to help people to decide to take control of their body, mind, business, and lives, and she shares the tools to do so on her website.
Gretchen has studied happiness for years and is now one of the most influential observers of happiness and human nature today. She’s well known for her ability to make complex ideas easy to understand with wit and clarity so that we can all understand how to simply live happier.
Journalist Celeste Headlee has years of experience in the art of conversation – after all, she interviews people for a living. Since 1999, she’s worked in public radio as a reporter, host, and correspondent, and currently hosts a daily news/talk show called On Second Thought that airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Nilofer Merchant is, quite simply, a powerhouse of inventiveness and new ideas. Based in Silicon Valley, she has personally launched more than 100 products that netted an astounding 18 billion dollars in revenue. Since retiring from the business of shipping products, Nilofer has been busy as an author and speaker on the topics of innovation, business leadership, and social change.
Life Coach Lauren Handel Zander has a long list of accomplishments, but she’s most known for creating The Handel Method®, a groundbreaking methodology that is now supported by top psychologists, research institutes, and universities. She co-founded and currently runs Handel Group, a private coaching and corporate consulting firm based in New York City.
Mel Robbins is quite simply a powerhouse of productivity. She’s many things – a best-selling author, the most booked female speaker, the CEO of a media and speaking company, a CNN legal analyst – AND a mother of 3.
Gina Trapani is the founder of Lifehacker and the co-founder of ThinkUp, a positive affirmations app to help reduce stress, build positivity, and overcome mental health challenges.
Laura is an Engineering Leadership coach and consultant and the co-founder of Wherewithall.
Alexia’s Twitter bio reads, “Making science fiction non-fiction.” She’s the former co-editor of TechCrunch and founder of Dream Machine, an opportunistic seed fund, interested in AI, voice, AR, VR, IoT, and blockchain based in SF.
Ingrid is an entrepreneur and founded the Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 movement.
Angela is the founder and CEO of NewME Accelerator, which focuses on helping underrepresented entrepreneurs around the world bring their ideas to life.
Kara Swisher’s bio reads “grumpy lady of tech.” She’s the Co-Executive Editor at Recode.
Jessica Walsh is a designer and art director at Sagmeister Walsh in New York, and she’s on the faculty at the School of Visual Arts.
Shiza is a global ambassador at the Malala Fund and tweets about human justice.
Roxane Gay is a feminist author and tweets about many of the issues she covers in her book Bad Feminist.
Milena is CEO and Co-Founder of PowerToFly, a company focusing on connecting women to jobs and empowering them to live flexible lives.
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