7 Powerful Women You Should Follow On Social Media


If you’re like me, then your Instagram and Twitter feeds can use a bit of spring cleaning every once and a while. There can be such a thing as too much food and home decor inspo, you know what I mean? It’s important to follow accounts that also feed your soul. With that in mind, we rounded up some of our favorite female movers and shakers on social media that you should totally follow. Now, this list is just a springboard to the thousands of other totally amazing females changing the world (our fearless leader, Emily Raleigh, definitely makes the list). You can even expand these suggestions by seeing who these women follow. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (@adichiespeaks) This goes without saying, her TED talk turned book, “We Should All Be Feminists,” is an anthem for the fight for gender equality. She is actively involved in issues regarding women’s rights and is releasing her second essay-turned-book, “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.”

Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) You may know Franchesca from her popular YouTube channel, and the girl is still telling it like it is on her podcast and MTV’s Decoded.

Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) Does this even need an explanation? Follow our fabulous and fierce former First Lady to see what amazing projects she’s tackling post life in the White House.

Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) Teen Vogue is on a roll, and Lauren Duca is certainly an editor worth following. She covers the latest political and social issues with wit and intelligence that somehow transcend the 140-character limit.

Constance Wu (@constancewu) You probably know her as the hilarious Jessica Huang on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, but Constance Wu is serious when it comes to being involved in politics and social justice issues. She volunteered during the 2016 election and has been a resounding voice ever since.

Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) Besides being a masterclass of an actress, funnier than anything, and the daughter of a legend, Tracee Ellis Ross is an outspoken feminist and supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Final Five (@lzhernandez02, @simone_biles, @gabrielledoug, @aly_raisman and @madisonkocian) Okay this one is a bit of a numbers cheat, I know! Each of these women are a testament to what hard work and determination will get you. Their lives are inspiring, and they just seem like that girl gang that everyone wants to be apart of.