Amidst the male-dominated business industry, the few women who have walked this path has left a mark not only with their respective fields but also with other women alike. Here are some of the most influential female leaders and entrepreneurs from around the globe you should keep track of your Instagram feed.
She is a Philanthropist and Co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates worked at Microsoft as a project manager for Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia.
Why follow: A passionate advocate of women empowerment and gender equality, Gates uses her Instagram to encourage women in the business landscape and speak against sexism in the tech industry. Also, know her latest causes and activities from their foundation, and see the most powerful woman in philanthropy as a mother.
This #WorldMalariaDay, I’m thinking back on my visit to a laboratory in Indonesia where scientists are working to stop the spread of mosquito-borne disease. They needed a little blood for their mosquitoes, and I was more than happy to share mine! What I saw that day was a reminder that malaria is preventable, treatable, and eventually beatable—but only if the world continues to invest in lifesaving innovations.
Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Google and founder of Leanin.org, an online community support for women. Watch Sandberg discuss why we have few women leaders in the article 10 Must-watch TED Talks for Every Women.
Why follow: Similar to Gates, Sandberg is one of the female leaders and entrepreneurs who advocates gender equality in the workplace. She celebrates the success of women in tech and other industries to inspire women across the globe. Aside from occasional uplifting quotes, what you’ll see in her feed are snaps with female leaders, entrepreneurs, and advocates, as well as a few updates inside the Facebook HQ.
Small businesses are heart of their communities and create the majority of jobs. That's why we started Facebook Community Boost, our new free program to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses and help people learn digital skills so they can find great jobs. Today we kicked off Community Boost in Houston and I got to meet some inspiring people who are taking our trainings – like Ekiria Collins from @YorkiesofHouston couldn't find anyone to make a website for her business, so she taught herself to code and built her own. Now she's grown from a one woman show to 30 employees. Thank you to everyone who’s making Community Boost possible and to all the small businesses making a difference in their communities.
Cadena is an engineer and entrepreneur known as the Co-founder and Managing Director of Make in LA, Los Angeles’ epicentre of hardware startups. With three MIT degrees under her belt, she made waves when she first co-founded the Latinas in STEM Foundation.
Why follow: While her Instagram mostly consists of family photos, especially of her son, Cadena also posts events about Latina conventions, and the latest business and tech events. Her feed will give you a glimpse of how to be a mom, a businesswoman, and an inspiration to fellow Latinas and women in tech.
A journalist and entrepreneur, Huffington was the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post. Currently, she is devoting her time to her new health and wellness startup Thrive Global.
Why follow: What does one of the most powerful female leaders and entrepreneurs in the world post on her Instagram account? You’ll see photos of her speaking at business conferences, University seminars, having dinner at the 2018 Time 100 Gala, and more important social and business gatherings. Aside from that see occasional motivational quotes, beautiful sights from her travels, and posts about her latest advocacy -- the importance of sleep.
Who doesn't know Posh Spice? The former Spice Girl has now evolved into a model, fashion designer, and businesswoman.
Why follow: Victoria frequently posts sneak peeks from her latest clothing line on the runway utilizing Instagram to promote her brand. For aspiring fashion moguls, Victoria is a style and business icon as she slowly developed her career in fashion entrepreneurship. Also see her latest philanthropic works, and of course, photos or videos of the gorgeous Beckham family.
THE STORY I travelled to Kenya and saw amazing programs supported by Red Nose Day USA. Girls in these programs are using boxing classes to not only learn self defense, but also leadership - tapping into their girl power. I was so inspired by the young women I met there. And it’s not just about being strong in the ring; these girls are future doctors, lawyers, and all around game changers who write their own stories, and will shape the futures of their communities. That’s girl power. #RedNoseDay #NosesOn I'll share more about my trip to Kenya soon. In the meantime, get your very own Red Nose Day Spice Girls tee -and help to fund more incredible programs! Link in bio.
Mostly known for being the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama is a lawyer and writer who continues to inspire and empower the youth and women through causes.
Why follow: After stepping down as FLOTUS, Michelle continued her causes from the White House such as her advocacy for health and education. Be inspired and keep updated with her posts showing her latest school campaigns and seminars, and charity works. Also see some sweet moments with her daughters and husband, former US President Barack Obama.
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