Late July I decided to honour some top ladies doing excellent work on Twitter and in the business world that I personally followed and engaged with.
For some fantastic reason you loved it. I loved it. The world loved it…ok well maybe that’s a tad over the top.
I hadn’t thought about the `repercussions’ of doing such a shout out. Almost all these fabulous women contacted me personally to say a big thanks (especially as I featured it on Forbes).
From this fortuitous yet unassuming move to write that post, I’m grateful for the many new friendships that were born from it. I was also excited at the recommendations many of you provided so some of these are included below.
Here I present 20 more awesome women to follow on Twitter for business, entrepreneurship and beyond.
Enjoy and please share and add your own to the list in the comments section. I intend to produce these every two months and there are so many more amazing women to profile!
Btw to make it super easy for you I’ve made a Twitter list (see image below) that you can just follow, it includes the last 20 too! Just follow it here.
WomanzWorld Top 20 Biz Women
Yes really the top 20 women for this month
@NaomiDunford is an outspoken character making business fun and manageable. With her fantastic site IttyBiz for small businesses she’s most known for co-creating `How to Sell the **** out of eBook (a great read by the way). She has a number of awesome free and paid for resources and products on her site. She’s a queen on Twitter with personality and pizzazz and she tells it straight up.
@Sheconomy is run by Stephanie Holland who takes pride in being able to reach a guy’s mind on marketing to women. She’s constantly putting out great facts and statistics on women in the marketplace and provides proof of why company brands should be marketing to us ladies. She also now on Twitter Grader’s 100 most influential women on twitter list.
@StartupPrincess Kelly operates Startup Princess, an organization for women entrepreneurs everywhere to network, learn, share and mentor one another and she’s gorgeous to boot. She works with her Fairy Godmothers to help you grow your business. She’s energizing, optimistic and has just held her 4th annual Touchpoint Conference for Women Entrepreneurs.
@SarahRobinson is helping us to escape mediocrity one biz adventure at a time. So you can see why I think she’s a breath of fresh air and also shares my viewpoint on life. She’s super accessible and real, smart, fun and funny. She’s also a perfect example of a great Twitterer. Enjoy.
@LizStrauss is the super talented Founder of Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference. She’s also an incredible brand strategist who is all about brilliance, fun and connecting with customers in a meaningful way. She also gives a ton of her time and energy celebrating others. A must follow.
@vickidonlan is an entrepreneur, a business coach, speaker and author of `Her Turn – Why It’s Time For Women To Lead in America’. She tweets pure business and is totally pro women entrepreneurs.
@women2 are an awesome group of ladies who have the awesome goal of increasing the number of female founders of tech startups. They’re based in San Francisco but hold Founder Friday events globally in connection with Startup Weekend. What’s more they do it for love.
PS I video interviewed the founder of Women 2.0@Shaherose while at Web 2.0. It’s a great watch. This bundle of energy is also a fantastic lady, totally worth a follow too.
@EntMagazineAmy is Amy Cosper, the Editor-in-Chief at Entrepreneur magazine and a lady after my own heart who loves Ducatis. That in my mind is one cool chick. Need I say more? She’s also really personable and engaging on Twitter with a good mix of fun and business.
@connectedwomen is run by the passionate Icelandic entrepreneur Runa Magnusdottir. It’s a great platform for women entrepreneurs worldwide to be seen, heard, promoted and empowered and she’s built a great international community of women entrepreneurs. I’m super excited for Runa’s launch of BrandIt in October that I wrote about.
@BeckyMcCray is a rural entrepreneur & publisher of Small Biz Survival http://www.smallbizsurvival.com She’s all about teaching new marketing and social media with TourismCurrents.com and learning from small town businesses about survival and community building. She’s got a great down to earth personality too.
@ewoman_magazine is run by the effervescent Cathy Watters who created this online ‘Entrepreneurial Woman Magazine’ for women who are running their own businesses. She’s super proactive in helping other women and promoting them which I love.
This is just to break up the text and remind you about the Twitter list I’ve lovingly created where you can find all these fab women here. PS what do you think of my avatar from Ivatar? More on that soon….
@DondiScumaci is a bestselling author of `Designed for Success: The 10 Commandments for Women in the Workplace’ and `Career Move’. She’s also an international speaker. But most imporatnatly she’s a champion for mentoring so you can rediscover your passion, overcome your fears, and create the life you’ve always wanted!
@Fabienne is the creator of Client Attraction System, a Millionaire Mompreneur, speaker, author and mentor on marketing and mindest – phew. She gives a great mix of advice and inspiration and she’s super enthusiastic on Twitter. She’s also great on video and her passion for what she does is evident.
@nataliemacneil is the founder of fantastic blog She Takes on the World that aims to ensure women create their career and live their dreams. She’s also got an excellent first name 😉 Natalie’s recently created the Women’s Business Academy and in her `spare’ time can be found living, breathing and speaking about business and entrepreneurship.
@JillFoster is the Founder of Live Your Talk and founding editor of WomenGrowBusiness.com. She brings together a big network of female entrepreneurs to discuss leadership, marketing, operations, talent retention, online presence, entrepreneurship, social technology, mentorship, failure and success – and well you get the gist.
@TheMogulMom Heather Allard is empowering mom entrepreneurs and helping them live happier, healthier, smarter and wealthier. She loves to share her lessons in being mom entrepreneur and does so with grace, humour and heart.
@ChiefHotMomma is the one and only Kathy Korman Frey who, since 2002 through the Hot Mommas® Project has produced award-winning role models on paper for women and girls that act as virtual mentors. She’s also the Women’s Entrepreneur Leadership Professor at GWU and an all around energy ball.
@RedHotCopy Lorrie is a red hot entrepreneur, mother and internet marketer who provides fabulous copywriting to appeal to conscious and female entrepreneurs. She’s also sassy and has style. Plus her Copywriting Bootcamp just sold out so she must be good! (Love that Lorrie uses Bootcamp too like my Social Media one – that’s a whole lotta ass kickin).
@jessmathews has a motto `Brilliant Business, Brilliant Life’ and it shows. She’s an inspired biz coach and entrepreneur, a mum, small business lawyer and like me, a supporter and fan of anyone who dreams of launching a business.
@ninakaufman is an award-winning business lawyer who is demystifying small business law for entrepreneurs. She’s also a speaker and blogger and writes for OpenForum, Entrepreneur mag and more. She’s naturally great at celebrating others successes and supporting people in business.
Natalie’s note: I recognise there are a wealth of women out there yet to be profiled, so please put your suggestions in a comment below. I also know that this is largely North American dominated so the next one will have an international flavour. Come tweet with me on @womanzworld and @nataliesisson