50 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter

by Melissa Stewart

In a perfect world, this post would have gone out in May. In my mind, the post included short bios with additional links and photos. Alas, it was not to be. But, the list still rocks!


Since 2011, we’ve compiled a list of “Women To Follow On Twitter” – our lists come from a combination of suggestions from our readers and 365 days of Twitter interaction.

You can find all the ladies from our first two lists here -> https://twitter.com/MelissaOnline/she-owns-it-women2follow  and the list will be updated with this year’s ladies soon!

See our 2011 list here -> https://sheownsit.com//women-should-be-following-on-twitter-2/

See our 2012 list here -> https://sheownsit.com//women/

I admire and am inspired by so many on Twitter every day. In the end, we chose 50 women who tweet valuable information and inspiration on a regular basis. Ladies who will respond to your questions, share a smile, raise their coffee mugs in *cheers* and are most definitely retweetable!

And with that, here they are 50 Women You Should be Following on Twitter!



Amy Neumann @CharityIdeas


Angela Maiers @AngelaMaiers

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Anne Deeter Gallaher @AnneDGallaher

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Annetta Powell @AnnettaPowell

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Bek Davis @bekdavis

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Beverly Davis @Beverly_Davis

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Blessing Oyeleye @ThinkFeminist

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Chelsea Krost @ChelseaKrost

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Christine Korda @Christinekorda

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Cindy W Morrison @CindyWMorrison

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Crissy Herron @indiebizchicks

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Debra Cincioni @MomsofAmerica

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Debra Russell @artistsedge

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Denise Wakeman @DeniseWakeman

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Donna Maria Coles Johnson, Esq. @INDIEbusiness

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Ekaterina Walter @Ekaterina

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Elianne Ramos @ergeekgoddess

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Erika Lyremark @dailywhip

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Erin Blaskie @ErinBlaskie

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Frederique Murphy @IrishSmiley

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Georgia Cross @crossga

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Heather Schuck @glamajama

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Hillary Rubin @HillaryRubin

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Ingrid Vanderveldt @ontheroadwithiv

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Jenneil Peters @ModWorkingWoman

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Jennifer Bourn @jenniferbourn

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Jennifer Donogh @jenniferdonogh

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Jessika Hepburn @ohmyhandmade

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Julia Rosien @JuliaRosien

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Karlena Wallace @StilettoWoman

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Kim Garst @kimgarst

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Laura Click @lauraclick

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Liberty Madison @libertymadison

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Lilach Bullock @lilachbullock

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Lisa Cash Hanson @Mompreneurmogul

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Liz Dennery Sanders @SheBrandLiz

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Lori Gama @LoriGama

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Lori Taylor @lorirtaylor

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Marcy McKenna @marcymckenna

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Marjorie Clayman @MargieClayman

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Melinda Emerson @SmallBizLady

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Melonie Dodaro @MelonieDodaro

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Miki Strong @MikiStrong

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Misty B. McPadden @mistygirlph

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Nancy F Clark @NancyFClark

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Natalie Sisson @suitcasepreneur

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Shama Kabani @Shama

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Suzanna Keith @skconcepts

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Terri Nakamura @terrinakamura

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Tonya Hall @TonyaHallRadio

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Melissa Stewart Melissa Stewart is an entrepreneur advocate who has had a “home office” since age 5. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, addicted to coffee and eternally optimistic. Her latest project She Owns It is a site committed to empowering women entrepreneurs by offering resources, support and inspiration.

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  4. Ntathu Allen

    YAY!!! Girls run the world..thank you Melissa—great vibe of peace and love filling the airways.

  5. OxygenLynne

    GREAT List! I am very happy to see that you included @terrinakamura. A lovely and insightful woman.

    But I am just a tad disappointed that you did not include @Aine, she is a source of inspiration for many, many people daily on Twitter. Maybe next year!

    Thanks for introducing all of these remarkable women to the world!

  6. Karin Smithson

    Love this list and will follow! It is so inspiring witnessing women supporting women, furthering each others’ growth and pushing each other to reach higher. Meaningful. Powerful. Wonderful.
    I’d love to stay in the loop~ @DoctorKarin

  7. Miisa Mink

    Great list! But I’m surprised there is no-one from Europe? Surely internet and Twitter are global so would be great to see a little better representation of other regions. Or are all others just so badly lacking behind??
    All the best,
    Miisa Mink

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      Hey Miisa! First, we make our choices based on tweet content, suggestion,s and interaction. We don’t even notice the locations until we start posting bios. That said, we have two amazing ladies from across the pond listed! Check out Lilach Bullock & Frederique Murphy. TY so much for stopping in and checking out the list!

  8. Laurie Buchanan

    GREAT list — I’m now following each of them!

  9. Akirah

    I will definitely be taking a look at this list. Thanks! Also, I believe the title should say “50 Women YOU Should Be Following on Twitter.” Not “Your.”

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      OMG!! You are the first to point that out! I can’t believe we’ve had it out this long with a MAJOR typo. Well, that’s embarrassing 🙂 TY for loving the list and thanks SO much for pointing out the error in the title!! xoxo

      1. Akirah

        You are so welcome. And girl, don’t even worry about it. Happens to the best of us! 😉

  10. Kyt-Williams-Gardner

    What an extensive ensemble of women. One of the most impressive things about this article is the representation of cultures, professions, business, ages, and my favorite, artistic prowess! Some of these women I follow, and a few I’ve communicated with personally, but once I get an opportunity to thoroughly review all of their impressive profiles, I am sure most will have a new follower in me. I’m pretty new on twitter and as a E-artist and entrepreneur I’ve spent little time networking on Twitter and developing meaningful business, personal and like mind relationships. On behalf of those who fit into my category, thanks Melissa for introducing us to 50 big time fabtastic women. You own it!

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      THANK YOU!! We are so proud of the diversity of our list. Hope you make some great connections!!

  11. Anni'sbubble (@Annisbubble)

    This is an awesome list and I have made sure to add those persons I didnt follow before..looking forward to the day I could be added to this list 🙂

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      We’ll be taking suggestions, building relationships, and watching tweets for next year’s list! Maybe you’ll be there!

  12. Frederique Murphy

    WOW! WOW! WOW!

    Or, Ouh la la, as I’d say!!!
    (imagine me saying this with my French/Irish accent 😉

    Thank you so much for putting this amazing and fabulous list together, AND, what an absolute honour it is to be featured on it!!!

    This means a lot, thank you Melissa.

    You are leading this list, as the reason you were able to see something special within each of us, is that you possess it yourself. X

    Frederique (aka @IrishSmiley)

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      Loving the French/Irish accent 🙂

      YOU! YOU! YOU!!

      are amazing! TY for being a part of my tweet world. Grateful for you and all that you do!!

  13. Lara Galloway

    Great list, Melissa!

    You do such a great job of keeping up with women who are on the move. There are lots of new faces for me here, so I’ll get to work following them on your recommendation.


    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      They are all great ladies Lara and I’m so grateful She Owns It gives me an outlet to share them with the world!!

  14. Terri Nakamura

    Dear Melissa,

    What a great list and lots of cool women, many of whom I don’t yet know and I’m hoping to meet.

    Thanks for including me! I’m truly honored!

    Warm regards,


    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      So glad you tweeted into my life Terri! Had to share you with the world 🙂

  15. Donna Maria Coles Johnson

    I am honored to be included in your Top 50 women list, Melissa! There are so many amazing women on Twitter, and what a task to narrow it down to 50. It’s a super list and I’m looking forward to following everyone on it. One day, I hope to have that cup of Joe with you! Thank you for introducing me to more of the greatness in your circle, and for including me.

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      You are SO welcome Donna! Love what you do!!

  16. Jenn

    Thank you for including me on the list Melissa- such an honor! I too follow a number of these women myself or YFE does, but there was a few I’ll still need to add tonight. Such a cool group of people! You’re definitely a “super-connecter.”

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      You are too kind to me Jenn! YOU are a super connecter! One day, when I grow up and get my act together, I hope to be as awesome as YOU!! Also, just realized I’ve been spelling connecter wrong. OOPS! 🙂

  17. Karlena

    Where would Twitter be without you? I so look forward to meeting you in-person one day. As I like to say, you truly are a “curator of goodness” dispersing positivity and empowerment to women in business. I can’t thank you enough for including me in this amazing list.

    Sending my best!

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      Thank you Karlena! I love being a “curator of goodness” and a connector of awesome people! Big HUG coming your way!!

  18. Julia Rosien

    Melissa, you are truly an inspiration.Thank you first for doing this list in the first place – what an amazing collection of passion and talent. And second, thank you for including me. I’m deeply honored to be mentioned in the same breath as these women.

    I’m looking forward to following the women on the list I’m not yet following and sharing this with my friends.

    Thank you again, Melissa. Big gushy hugs!

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      Big gushy hugs back Julia! YOU inspire me!!

  19. Liberty Madison

    Thank you so much for inducting me into this online sorority! The love and support I have received by being featured on the list is great. I love that you have amassed such an eclectic group of women;various fields, hobbies, and interest. However they all have a passion for one thing, inspiring others! Thank you for including me!I have found great women to reach out to!

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      YW Liberty! “Online sorority” LOVE that!!

  20. Carrie Morgan

    Wonderful post! Can’t wait to follow these inspiring women. Thanks for creating such a wonderful resource, Melissa.

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      Thanks Carrie! Give them a follow – you won’t regret it 🙂

  21. Suzanna Keith

    I am so humbled and so honored to be on your list. Can’t wait to support everyone! Thank you for your brilliant leadership and inspiration on Twitter! You have taught us all so much.

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      Thanks Suzanna! Love your tweets and so glad we found each other on Twitter!!

  22. Laura Click

    What a stellar list, Melissa! I’m thrilled to see several folks I know on here and lots of new people I don’t! Looking forward to following and connecting with the others on here. Know that you deserve to be on this list too – YOU ROCK! 🙂

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      Loved including some fabulous local ladies on the list Laura & you are fabulous! *hugs*

  23. Cheryl Bryant-Rushing

    Fabulous Idea, Melissa. We women empower ourselves, each other, our mates, our children and the world for social change. Gathering our forces for change, we band together to make this world revolve around love, not power or war. Love is the strongest idea, the most powerful act a human being can offer. And it just comes naturally to women. We rock! THANK YOU!

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      Thanks so much Cheryl for taking the time to look at our list and leave such a touching comment! This is why I do what I do!! xoxo!!

  24. Misty Belardo-McPadden

    Thank you so much Melissa for including me on the list with amazing and fab women on Twitter. Majority on the list I already follow. Excited to get to know the other women that you have recommended. Thank you for being an awesome connector. You are an inspiration!

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      TY Misty! I love being a connector 🙂

  25. Nicole Orozco

    Great list you have here, Melissa! Some of these women I already follow. I will be checking out the ladies that I don’t know yet. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      Thanks Nicole! You won’t be disappointed. These ladies are must follows!!

  26. Lisa Cash Hanson

    Girl you forgot yourself 😉 You are one of my favorite people online too 🙂 And not because you put me on your coolio lists but because I really adore you and everything you share.

    It’s always inspiring to see women rising together such a beautiful thing 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      A BIG ‘ol Gratitude Hug to you Lisa! Love you!!

  27. Miki Strong

    I am so deeply honored to be on your Top 50 women list Melissa! There are women here that I admire and follow already, and many more I’m intrigued to learn more about. Always keeping my eyes open to connect & collaborate.

    Thanks so very much for bringing these women together in one place!

    Miki xo

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      You are so welcome! Thanks for all you do & share online! Blessed to have you in my space 🙂

  28. Angela Maiers


    As I look down this list, I can not help smiling for two reasons.

    1. The talent, passion, and expertise of these woman are amazing, and it makes me so proud to be learning and leading with each and everyone of you.

    2. I get to share this with the young woman leaders that I work with as a model of who they can become against all odds and circumstances. I feel so blessed that the web gives them access to real time mentors and heros they can learn from and connect to.

    Thank you Melissa

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      You just put the biggest smile on my face Angela! YOU are an inspiration!!

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