I don't know about you but I LOVE lists! Lists of the best social media tools, lists of the best apps to use and lists of the best people to connect with around certain areas of expertise…love me some lists! As I was watching the Super Bowl and the resulting excitement around the #LikeAGirl campaign, it got me to thinking about all the amazing women in social media. I have enjoyed a lot of success in the social space and my new book, Will The Real You Please Stand Up, is getting a lot of positive feedback. YAHOO! But there are so many amazing ladies in social media that I thought it would be great if I shared some of them with you! Please note, there is no rhyme or reason to the order…They are ALL great women who are doing amazing things! I am sure I am missing a few too so make sure you tell me WHO in the comments below. So here ya go…my top 30 women in social media who are rocking it #LikeAGirl!
I hope you enjoy the list as much as I did putting it together :-)!
Links to all their Twitter profiles can be found by clicking here.
Peg Fitzpatrick: Peg is a social media strategist, speaker and author. She is the director of marketing and social media manager for Kreussler Inc. covering online brand management and traditional marketing. She is co-author of, The Art of Social Media andis editor-in-chief of 12 Most – a community of globally-renowned writers & business experts. She founded the Twitter chat #MyBookClub which features the brightest authors on social media, and is moderator/community manager to multiple Google+ and Facebook communities.
Ekaterina Walter: Ekaterina is global evangelist for Sprinklr, an international speaker and author of Think Like Zuck and co-author of The Power of Visual Storytelling. Previously, she led strategic and marketing innovation for Fortune 500 brands such as Intel and Accenture. An award-winning marketer, Ekaterina is a contributor to publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur. Her thought leadership was featured on CNBC, ABC, NBC, FOX News, Forbes, TechCrunch, CNN, WSJ, Inc., and more.
Rebekah Radice: Rebekah is a social media strategist, speaker and trainer. She works with organizations and entrepreneurs to combine intention and strategy to create breakthrough results. She was named an Inman Top 100 Most Influential Leader for 2013 and 2014. As a connoisseur of all things social media, Rebekah hosts “Breakthrough Social Media Success” where she interviews successful business owners, savvy entrepreneurs and powerhouse professionals.
Denise Wakeman: Denise is an online marketing and visibility expert and founder of The Blog Squad™. She writes regularly for several marketing blogs, and frequently speaks at conferences and workshops about business blogging and how to gain expert status through social marketing. She is also a contributing author on business blogging in Success Secrets of Social Media Superstars, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Newsday, Canada’s National Post, Fast Company online, as well as many publications.
Viveka von Rosen: Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Dayand is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert.” CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter and co-moderates LinkedInStrategies, the largest LinkedIn strategy group on LinkedIn. Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, the Miami Herald and of course, Social Media Examiner.
Britt Michaelian: Britt is the host of the Mass Amplify Show, a weekly podcast that dives into the stories of the world’s top authors, influencers and entrepreneurs. Britt specializes in social strategy and digital branding, advising companies like 20th Television, Bravo, CBS, Dairy Management Inc and more. She has appeared on the red carpet as a social media correspondent for the Insider and Entertainment Tonight at events for Vanity Fair, the Daytime Emmys and the Billboard Music Awards.
Jessica Northey: Known for her ‘sass, wit and straight from the hip’ style, Multi-Media Personality/SocialPR Consultant Jessica Northey is taking over Country Music, one tweet at a time. Specializing in using Social Media when you ARE the brand, she is consistently ranked as an influential online personality and named as a Forbes 2013 Top 50 Power Influencer. Jessica is the Creator/Host of 24/7 hashtag community Country Music Chat #CMchat and Twangout on Google+ hosting live streaming interactive interviews from the Red Carpet to backstage to Musicians tour buses.
Sue B. Zimmerman: Sue B. is the founder of the online Instagram course Insta-Results™, the author of Instagram Basics for your Business, a CreativeLive instructor, a speaker and business coach. She teaches entrepreneurs, business execs, and marketing professionals how to leverage the power of Instagram for real business results. As a serial entrepreneur, Sue B. has started over sixteen businesses, including SueB Do, Boxer Rebellion and Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprise.
Jenn Herman: Jenn is a social media strategist, Instagram advocate and one of the winners of Social Media Examiner’s TOP 10 Social Media Blogs of 2014. Her blog, Jenn’s Trends, shares topics focused on understanding trends in social media management and provides tips, resources, and training for small businesses and businesses new to social media marketing that need to structure their social media strategies. She is also the author of The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Instagram.
Melonie Dodaro: Melonie Dodaro is the author of the #1 international bestseller The LinkedIn Code. She is also the founder of Top Dog Social Media, an agency that helps businesses, sales teams and professionals use LinkedIn and social selling to boost their visibility, attract new customers and increase their revenue. Dubbed by the media as Canada’s #1 LinkedIn expert she is highly sought after internationally as a LinkedIn and social selling speaker and trainer.
Cynthia Sanchez: Cynthia is the CEO and founder of Oh So Pinteresting, a business that helps businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs use Pinterest to its fullest potential. Prior to her venture in social media, she worked as a registered radiation oncology nurse. With her background in the medical field, she brings a holistic approach to social media planning and strategy. Cynthia has quickly become a highly sought-after writer, podcaster, coach and speaker. Her motto: Don’t just pin it, do it!
Stephanie Sammons: Stephanie is author of the upcoming book LinkedIn Impact: 7 Smart and Simple Strategies for Building LinkedIn Influence. She is also the CEO and founder of Wired Advisor, a company that helps professional services entrepreneurs build their digital influence. Stephanie has been named a Top 30 Marketing Thought Leader and Top 25 Social Media Expert by LinkedIn, and she’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, New York Times, Forbes, and Investment News.
Donna Moritz: Donna is the founder of Socially Sorted, winner of the Best Business Blog in Australia 2014. She helps businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs use visual social media and content strategy to get more reach, referrals and results in their business. Donna is a contributor to Entrepreneur online, Social Media Examiner, Social Fresh and Amy Porterfield Inc. and has been featured in Forbes, NBC and Yahoo!. Her infographics have been published on some of the world’s top websites and her creative approach to marketing earned her a listing in Australia’s Top 100 Cool Company Awards in 2013 by Anthill Online.
Mari Smith: Mari is a leading social media strategist, widely recognized for her Facebook marketing expertise. She is author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day. Both Forbesand D&B Credibility named Mari one of the top 10 social media influencers, and Fast Company dubbed her the “Pied Piper of the Online World.” As a speaker and consultant with over twelve years in the fields of relationships, marketing and internet technology, she helps corporations and entrepreneurs optimize their social presence online.
Laura Fitton: Laura is an inbound marketing evangelist for Hubspot, co-author of Twitter for Dummies and founder of Oneforty. Laura is credited with convincing Guy Kawasaki and thousands of tech execs that Twitter would have real business value. She founded the first Twitter for Business consultancy, Pistachio Consulting, in 2008 and has been speaking professionally about the business use of Twitter since 2007.
Nichole Kelly: Nichole is author of How to Measure Social Media: A Step-By-Step Guide to Developing and Assessing Social Media ROI. She is also president of SME Digital, a division of Social Media Explorer. In her consulting work, Nichole has worked with major brands such as the Sherwin-Williams Company, the Federal Reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank and Johns Hopkins University. She has provided insight and training for the American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, Forrester Research, MarketingProfs, Radian6 and HootSuite.
Chalene Johnson: Chalene is the CEO of business and lifestyle coaching company Team Johnson where she has taught her personal and business development systems to hundreds of thousands of people. She is the best-selling author of Push and isthe first female to host two #1 infomercials. Chalene has sold over 10 million DVDs and has sold several multimillion-dollar fitness and lifestyle companies.
Lynette Young: Lynette is the founder of Purple Stripe Productions and acting director of Marketing Technologies at Mingl Marketing. She works with brand agencies, in-house staff and career-minded professionals to develop and effectively deploy strategic and tactical initiatives to gain exposure, attract talent, grow business and reach new customers using the social web. She is the author of Google+ for Small Businesses and has over 1.5 million followers on Google+. Lynette strives to illustrate the unique and powerful voice women have online and work with companies that want to reach them.
Pam Moore: Pam is the CEO and founder of Marketing Nutz, a full service experiential social brand, conversion optimization and digital marketing agency. Pam is ranked by Forbes as a Top 10 (#5) Social Media Woman and Top 10 Social Media Power Influencer. She is an avid international keynote speaker, co-author of Social Media Relationship Age and has 15+ years’ experience helping entrepreneurs, small business leaders to Fortune 500 organizations build winning brands and integrated platforms that sustain business and life.
Gini Dietrich: Gini is co-author of Marketing In the Round and the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communication firm. She also is the founder of the professional development site for PR and marketing pros, Spin Sucks Pro. Her marketing blog, Spin Sucks, is a top-rated blog by Junta42, Cision and Social Media Examiner. Gini can also be found writing at Crain’s Chicago Business and in various PR and marketing blogs and publications.
Amanda Blain: Amanda is a self-confessed Geek Girl, wrapped in an extrovert’s personality, she is CEO of Girlfriend Social (an online networking hub for women), a speaker and consultant. She is an expert in all things Google Plus, and has been voted as the “Number 1 Hangout Personality” by the Google Plus community.
Watch out for these up and comers!
Jenny Brennan: Facebook Marketing Pro passionate about helping salon and local business owners. She also writes for Post Planner and Agora Pulse.
Kim Vij: Kim is a consultant, speaker, freelance writer, educator, and blogger at The Educators’ Spin On It pinning for her 1.6 Million Followers on Pinterest.
Kim Garst is one of the world's most retweeted people among digital marketers. She is a renowed business strategist, keynote speaker and an international best-selling author of Will The Real You Please Stand Up, Show Up, Be Authentic and Prosper in Social Media. Kim helps business owners grow their business using social and digital media.
She is the founder of KG Enterprises, LLC, a business strategy and consulting company that helps business owners create more sales using the power of digital and social media.
Kim is also internationally recognized as a thought leader in the social media space. Forbes named her as one of the Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers. Her blog is one of the top social media resources in the world.
Thanks so much Kim! Totally honored to be on this list! Means so much coming from a rock star like you!!
This list would not be complete without ya 🙂
Peg, it is always great to see new faces really coming on strong! #likeagirl 🙂 No list would be complete without ya!
Thanks Carrie 🙂
Exciting to watch you step into your business and grow, Stephanie 🙂
Kim, you are the best!
THANK YOU for this Kim! I love lists like this because it gives me a chance to learn about amazing people that I can be inspired by and learn from. We are nothing but the impressions we give and the memories we have… and these ladies give the goods!! xoxo – Lynette
Love your comment that we are nothing but the impressions we give and the memories we have! YES!
Kim, Honored to have made this list among such talented talented women! What a fantastic list of truly powerful women. It meant the world to me to see I was on as ‘Up and Coming’ and I truly am excited! The journey continues..and I’m ready to go UP! It was amazing being highlighted among these great women.
We did links to their websites instead of their Twitter accounts BUT here is a direct link a Twitter list that has everyone on it. https://twitter.com/kimgarst/lists/top-women-in-social-media
Here’s to ROCKING it #likeagirl 🙂
LOVED your photo, Heather! Totally made my day! 🙂 #likeagirl
Obviously you haven’t been tracking the #likeagirl hashtag so the reference was lost on you, Adam. Yes, these are amazing women in the social space and there are links to their websites so that you can connect with them in any way you wish. Here is a link to the a list on Twitter where you will find all of their profiles in one handy spot. https://twitter.com/kimgarst/lists/top-women-in-social-media
Thanks Mari 🙂
Thanks for introducing me to some awesome gals who I was not aware of! So many amazing women out there!
Thanks Gabriella 🙂
Thanks for dropping in, Roxann 🙂
Hope to see you and get time to connect at #SMMW15, Rebekah!
Thanks for your input, Howie!
Makes it easier for connection for sure 🙂
Holy smokes! What an inspiring list! I have just started a SEO consultancy business with one client and I have sooo much to learn, but I am completely encouraged by reading the profiles and accomplishments of these ladies. Thanks Kim, and kudos to the women on this list!
I LOVE the #likeagirl campaign and love that you were clever enough to use it. I also love that you included me in your list. 🙂 But you have me thinking…perhaps there are many bloggers who should consider following your lead. Hmmmm…
It’s been a great traffic generator, Gini 🙂
Thrilled to see Kim Vij on your list of up-and-comers! She’s incredibly helpful and has taught me so much about Pinterest. We’re very lucky to be working with her!
Love Kim :-)!
Loren Bartley of Impactiv8 is pretty awesome in my opinion
So inspiring Kim for our #YouthUnitingNations –watching you all succeed teaches everyone. Thank you for sharing!
Paula, I love highlighting ANYONE who is doing an amazing job in the social space, regardless of color. If you have any suggestions on who should have been included, I would love to hear about them.
Thanks for the suggestion, Dave.
Thank you, Kailei! As for this list, I love to highlight ANYONE who is doing well in the social space. For me, this was all about choosing prominent, well-known (to me) women in the social space who are doing amazing things. It had nothing whatsoever to do with their skin color.
Thanks for your comments! I addressed my feelings on the diversity matter in some of the previous comments.
Thanks for your comments 🙂
Awesome, thank you!
Hi Kim, Just bookmarked this post. I came across a few and am really lucky to meet them. Some are new faces and time to reach out to them! Thanks for everything Kim (for sharing) and you rock! Time to connect with all of them.
Appreciate the bookmark, Reginald 🙂
ITS VERY HELP FUL AND VERY INFORMATIVE POST.THANK YOU.