The Highly Productive Morning Routines of 10 Badass Women

Here’s how newscaster Mel Robbins, fitness entrepreneur Natalie Jill, early Twitter employee Claire Diaz-Ortiz, and more get ready to greet the day.



Wouldn’t it be amazing if every morning was spent rising well-rested at 6 a.m., hitting the gym, drinking a healthy green smoothie, and then meditating for an hour – all before even starting work? Sounds great, but who actually achieves this instead of hitting snooze a couple of times and scrolling through Twitter for 30 minutes?  


Life is rarely perfect – and true #girlbosses know how to overcome obstacles and make the first 90 minutes of their day best work for their busy lives. These are the very real, completely honest, and totally attainable AM routines of 10 badass, goal-setting women in the tech industry and beyond. If you’re in need of some morning inspiration to optimize your own routine, read on.

Productivity Giants Series with Nilofer Merchant, Author & Speaker

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Are you caught up on our #ProductivityGiants series so far? If not, be sure to check out our interviews with Camille Ricketts, Head of Content at First Round Capital, Brad Feld, Partner at Foundry Group, Nir Eyal, author of Hooked, Eric Paley, Partner at Founder Collective, Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot, James Clear, Author & Entrepreneur, and Derek Flanzraich, Founder of Greatist.



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.