When you’re on the road to building your business, Twitter is an awesome place to be. There you can rub elbows with people you wouldn’t otherwise meet. It’s full of kicking people you would love to communicate with on regular basis but because you live in the middle of North Dakota you probably won’t.
Unlike Facebook, on Twitter, you can follow anyone and anyone can follow you. In fact, there’s no mutual friendship requirement. If it’s in your little ol’ heart to to follow 500 complete strangers then that’s your right.
Now, obviously, best case scenario is that those you follow want to follow you back but it’s still not necessary to be in their business and hear what they’re talking about.
Because of this, Twitter is a fantastic place to find a load of power-house women entrepreneuers. Below my A list of 10 of the best female entrepreneurs on Twitter.
Are there any you follow that you think should be on this list? Let me know in the comments below:
@alibrown — Entrepreneur, mentor, & philanthropist working with women around the world, helping them start and grow businesses to live their best lives. Ali Brown is a powerful voice for women’s entrepreneurial success. As founder and CEO of Ali International LLC, she has created a dynamic enterprise that is devoted to empowering women entrepreneurs around the world. Ali was ranked on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in 2009, named one of 2010′s Enterprising Women of the Year byEnterprising Women Magazine and featured on the season finale of ABC’s Secret Millionaire. Her annual event, Shine, inspires entrepreneurs to think creatively about marketing their businesses.
@amyporterfield — Amy Porterfield is a social media strategist who specializes in Facebook Marketing and creates training products to help her clients get real results with social media. She honed her marketing skills at Harley Davidson, and then moved on to Tony Robbins, Traffic Geyser, and finally,SocialMediaExaminer.com, where she continues to blog about Facebook. Amy is also the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies, and tweets about (you guessed it!), Facebook and social media.
@juliaroy – Julia Roy is a freelance consultant working with agencies and brands to craft social strategy campaigns that improve engagement and brand awareness. Formerly heading up new media and marketing at Coach, Inc., Undercurrent andManilla, Julia is now a “real life digital girl” who leads the creation, implementation and measurement of social strategies and campaigns for dozens of brands. She tweets and blogs about the intersection of digital and social, and how brands can best connect with consumers through social media.
@justinemusk – Justine Musk is a writer who believes that creativity is a way of life. Her eponymous blog helps women develop their true voice, be brilliantly productive, and compel their right audience. Only visionaries, misfits, rebels and scandalous women need apply. Justine tweets about writing, creativity, art, technology and social media.
@lollydaskal – Lolly Daskal is a leadership consultant and executive coach dedicated to bringing Heart Based Leadership to organizations and individuals. Founder of the popular Twitter chat #LeadFromWithin every Tuesday evening at 8PM EST, Lolly teaches individuals and companies how to evaluate their own stories, core beliefs and assumptions as a catalyst for change. Lolly’s Twitter stream is full of tips and quotes about exactly how to lead from within.
@marieforleo – Marie Forleo is part business strategist, part marketing maven and part spiritual with a side of hip-hop swagger. A born-and-raised Jersey girl, she’s created a multimillion-dollar, socially conscious business from scratch, helping women entrepreneurs learn to love and implement powerful marketing strategies. Her B-School program is teaching women around the world how to build profitable online businesses.
@marismith – Dubbed “the Pied Piper of the online world” byFast Company, Mari Smith is a social media coach, internet marketing consultant, author of The New Relationship Marketingand co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day. Forbes and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility named her one of the top ten social media influencers in the world. Follow Mari for social media best practices and relationship tools for biz growth.
@nancyduarte – CEO, inspired presenter, gifted educator, and author of best-selling books, Slide:ology and Resonate, Nancy Duarte is a sought-after speaker whose own presentations live up to the expectations established in her books. Nancy and her team at Duarte Design have been transforming muddled mounds of information into clear, visually appealing messages for the last twenty years. Follow Nancy to learn how to incorporate more visual story in your business.
@nataliemacneil – Natalie MacNeil is the Founder of She Takes on the World, considered one of the top blogs in the world, and the author of a book by the same name, geared toward career-minded women and women entrepreneurs. She is also an Emmy-award winning media producer and a contributor to the Huffington Post and Forbes. Natalie tweets about entrepreneurship, women in business, social media tools and dreaming BIG.
@ninakaufman — Nina Kaufman is the founder of Ask the Business Lawyer and has been demystifying small business law for entrepreneurs, small businesses and knowledge economy-type companies since for nearly 20 years. She is a speaker and blogger and writes for OpenForum and Entrepreneur. Nina’s mission is to break down “legal mumbo jumbo” into understandable and accessible concepts so that entrepreneurs can build healthy, sustainable businesses that support them and their communities.
And there you have it. You can follow each of these women on their own and then pop over to Fast Company for their top 25 smartest women on Twitter. That should get you started on a great feed.
Please let me know if there is else you think should be on this list and add them in the comments below.
All My Love,