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19 Women Who Will Teach You How to Kick Ass Online

We noticed something unacceptable about the articles and interviews we’ve posted here over the past couple of years: we haven’t featured nearly enough successful women bloggers and online entrepreneurs.

Consider this an official apology to our female readers and fellow entrepreneurs. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up talking about people of your own gender.

Let’s change that here starting today.

There are TONS of incredible women entrepreneurs who we follow and admire.

Below are 19 who will teach you how to kick ass online.

Each of these women are on the verge of big things. Many of them have already accomplished incredible things. Follow each of them now so you can say “I knew her when.” :)

We’d also love to hear who you would add to this list in the comments below. We’re looking for female entrepreneurs who can help our readers build thriving audiences and businesses online, and become better entrepreneurs.

(note: follow all of these lovely ladies at once on this special Twitter list)

In no particular order, here are 19 of our favorite women online:

Marie Forleo

Marie has been setting the bar for the rest of us lately.

Her new website design is fabulous and impressively unique, she produces fantastic and useful videos every week, and she rubs elbows with big names like Richard Branson and Russell Simmons. Did I mention she also runs a 7-figure business based around her blog?

Follow Marie on Twitter or visit her blog.

Danielle LaPorte

Whenever I listen to Danielle talk, I get an overwhelming sense of calm and “it’ll be all right.”

Her blog White Hot Truth has been a continuous favorite of mine since I first discovered it back in 2009. Danielle is a one-of-a-kind with both her business insights and ability to inspire.

Follow Danielle on Twitter or visit her blog.

Tara Gentile

I met Tara last year at the World Domination Summit in Portland (she’ll be leading a session there this year) and was taken with her sense of confidence and strong, direct communication style. She struck me as someone who would be doing big things in the near future and her overall presence online has grown impressively since.

Follow Tara on Twitter or visit her blog.

Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines has her finger on the pulse of social media and all kinds of online marketing.

Chances are you’ve seen Kristi or heard a mention of her blog Kikolani somewhere recently, even if you didn’t realize it. Kristi writes regularly for a number of big blogs including KISSMetrics and Social Media Examiner.

Follow Kristi on Twitter or visit her blog.

Amber Rae

Amber Rae (you might know her as “Hey Amber Rae”) has very quickly become a force online. In the past year she has worked on projects with Seth Godin and Derek Sivers, along with launching several interesting projects of her own (with titles based around brave terms like “passion,” “revolution” and “bold”). She’s also a contributor to FastCompany.

Follow Amber on Twitter or visit her blog.

Sarah Kathleen Peck

Sarah Peck hasn’t completely figured out where she fits into the online world, and that’s exactly why she’s so worth following. Sarah doesn’t fit into conventional definitions. She works as a communications director in landscape architecture and urban design by day (and runs the successful Landscape Urbanism blog), and she blogs about creativity, psychology and business by night.

Follow Sarah on Twitter or visit her blog.

Laura Roeder

I’ve learned some great lessons from Laura about how to manage people more effectively. One of my favorites is the lesson of empowering people to make decisions (and training them not to rely on you) by repeatedly using the phrase “your call” (as in, I trust you, choose what you think is best). It works like magic.

Laura’s business building strategies are working well for her. In just the past couple of years she’s grown her team to 7 people and has built a popular email newsletter with over 30,000 subscribers.

Follow Laura on Twitter or visit her website.

Sibyl Chavis

Sibyl’s journey to become a full-time blogger and author-in-the-making is a little different from most. She graduated from Harvard Law and spent 10 years working in corporate America only to realize she felt like she wasn’t accomplishing everything she was really capable of. A 40-day challenge to stop complaining turned into 5 years and eventually became the blog she runs today called The Possibility of Today.

Follow Sibyl on Twitter or visit her blog.

Sonia Simone

Sonia Simone is the Chief Marketing Officer and editor of one of the most popular online marketing blogs, Copyblogger. She also has pink hair. How cool is that?

Follow Sonia on Twitter or visit her blog.

Annabel Candy

Annabel is one of our friends from Down Under (Australia). She used her 16 years of web design and copywriting experience to build the popular travel blog Get in the Hot Spot and now teaches people about successful blogging at her newest site.

Follow Annabel on Twitter or visit her blog.

Maren Kate

Maren’s blog has my favorite subtitle of any on this list: “One Girl’s Journey to Become a Self-Made Man.”

Maren’s story is a little different from the rest of the women on this list. Maren isn’t a typical blogger / coach / information marketer. Instead she’s launched a real service, with real employees and big ambitions. Zirtual provides “personal assistants for busy people” and her blog Escaping the 9-to-5 provides some insight into what it’s like to build a services business (and what it’s like to be a female CEO in Silicon Valley).

Follow Maren on Twitter or visit her blog.

Colleen Wainwright

I only recently discovered Colleen, but I could instantly tell that her work is right up my alley. Her Twitter bio says it all: “Pushing the c*cksucking boulder up the motherf*cking hill.” Enough said :)

Follow Colleen on Twitter or visit her blog.

Tina Roth Eisenberg

Tina Roth Eisenberg (AKA “Swiss Miss”) is perhaps the most well known person on this list of standouts. She’s responsible for the Creative Mornings lecture series (which I’ve heard sells out in like 5 minutes no matter where it’s held). She also is founder of a co-working space called StudioMates, which is home to about two dozen incredibly creative and powerful web entrepreneurs and designers. Oh, and she created my favorite simple task manager called Teux Deux.

Follow Tina on Twitter or visit her blog.

Barrie Davenport

Barrie’s main blog isn’t about online business per se, but she does write about one of the most important things an entrepreneur has to master: the mental game. She was a public relations professional for 25 years. She’s also the editor of The Daily Brainstorm.

Follow Barrie on Twitter or visit her blog.

Mary Jaksch

How’s this for an interesting resume: Mary Jaksch is a Zen master and psychotherapist. She holds a 4th Dan Black Belt in Karate. She is responsible for the popular blogger training program A-List Blogging Bootcamps. She also runs the personal development blog Goodlife Zen.

Follow Mary on Twitter or visit her blog.

Nathalie Lussier

Nathalie Lussier found success as the Raw Foods Witch, where she teaches people about the benefits of raw foods. She has since used her tech, design, and marketing skills to create Natalie Lussier Media where she helps small online businesses get off the ground.

Follow Nathalie on Twitter or visit her blog.

Pace Smith

Pace Smith and her partner Kyeli write, blog, and teach workshops to foster understanding, tolerance, healing, authentic communication, and personal growth. They’re both incredibly warm and friendly and I always enjoy chatting with them at various conferences because they bring a different and interesting viewpoint to otherwise fairly homogenous events.

Follow Pace on Twitter or visit her blog.

Jenny Blake

If I had to describe Jenny Blake in a handful of words, they would include confident, cheerful, smart and always fun to be around. She left a coveted job at Google to live her dream and move to New York on the back of her successful Life After College brand and book. Last I heard Jenny was traveling to Bali for a month. That’s the kind of job benefit I like to hear about :)

Follow Jenny on Twitter or visit her blog.

Jaime Tardy

Ever wonder how someone becomes a self-made millionaire? Jaime Tardy wondered the same thing, so she started interviewing people who had become millionaires by their own actions. Each week she finds a new millionaire to learn from, and gets them to share their best tactics and advice for growing your business.

Follow Jaime on Twitter or visit her blog.

Who would YOU add to this list?

In the comments below, please share one or two of your favorite women online who might help other Think Traffic readers build more successful blogs, websites and online businesses.

(thanks Francisco Rosales of Social Mouths for the idea for this post’s title)

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  • http://www.probloggingsuccess.com Jane | Problogging Success

    Wonderful list Corbett! I know only 8 of them. Time to get familiar with the others!

    By the way how did you thought of coming up with such a post?

    • Corbett Barr

      Hey Jane, thanks for reading. I thought of doing this post because we wanted to feature more women here. This type of list tends to be very popular (I’ve run several in the past, both here and at my other site http://CorbettBarr.com). Cheers

  • http://www.fromcitytofarm.com/ erin @ from city to farm

    Great post idea! Looking forward to “meeting” all of these inspirations, and one of my personal favorites is Brigitte Lyons of Unfettered Ink – http://www.brigittelyons.com

  • http://francescamarano.com Francesca

    I’d add Naomi Dunford (http://ittybiz.com) and Michelle Ward (http://whenigrowupcoach.com) …

  • John

    Nice list, I’m a big Marie Forleo fan!

    I would also add Megan Heaney to the list – she runs a marketing company called Twiggal and gives free training through her blog and reports etc. I keep coming back to her truth bombs stuff: http://twiggal.com/1217/5-truth-bombs/

  • http://beautyfool.com Renee | Beauty Fool

    Corbett, this is an excellent article, thank you!

    I’ve recently taken the plunge into “full time” blogging and it’s always great to find someone in your niche to look up and learn from. :)

    Renee

  • http://penandprosper.blogspot.com/ Jennifer Brown Banks

    Thanks for this interesting list compiled here. Much continued success to all.

    Congrats to Sibyl and Mary, both ladies definitely “walk the talk”!

  • http://carefulcents.com Carrie Smith

    I am so glad you posted an article like this Corbett! As a women trying to make a difference in the online world, I’m always looking for inspiring ladies and businesswomen. Some of the women I already know and follow regularly and some I haven’t heard of. I can’t wait to get to know their stories more and learn from all them. Awesome article – GIRL POWER!

  • http://knowempowernetwork.com/ Dr Kavita Shaikh

    Great list Corbett. I would suggest Anna Hoffman from Traffic Generation Cafe. She is absolutely kick-ass and I like her style.

  • http://propertyagents.co/real-estate-marketing Ayaz

    That’s a great list and I really amazed with Marie and I am seriously following him and watching her each video and she is really producing great motivational and touching every topic.

    Thanks for the great list!

  • http://lancet.weebly.com Naomi

    Thank you Corbett for this wonderful list. I think many women are quite ecstatic about this post and looking forward to more women successful online!!

    I would add Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur.com as a great example as she walks her talk. Not only is she focused on online buz, she has a humanitarian side and just finished raising $12,000+ for her 6000k+ Tour d’Afrique on her bicycle! Her big goal and mission of “To blow the top off history and create a movement where women court bolder dreams and turn them into reality by starting their own 6 figure online businesses. A world where women want to shape and change the way in which we do business. Watch out world.” Quite a revolutionary movement ;)

    • Corbett Barr

      +1 for Natalie Sisson, I intended to include her and missed that she wasn’t here somehow.

      • http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com Natalie Sisson

        I’ll forgive you Corbett :) These women are rocking and I’m honoured to consider many friends

  • http://howtomakeablog.us Trung Nguyen

    Awesome list, thanks for share :)

  • http://TheHealthFixer.com Dr. Doug

    I think Rachel Willen’s http://Food-Fix.com should be on this list…my wife is a classically-trained chef who started this recipe and kitchen advice (Ask The Kitchenista) blog after she graduated from culinary school at age 52! She has seen a steady rise in traffic that also feeds her culinary instruction business by the same name. She stands out in a crowd of food bloggers with her witty personal stories, great writing, and great photography. Her information is useful too! She’s been featured on Good Morning America, is a regular guest contributor to Good Morning America’s Food Page, featured as “Blogger We Love” by Relish.com and was a kick-butt contestant on Food Network’s Chopped, with her episode airing in December 2012.

  • http://socialmediazoom.com Susan Kuhn

    I would also add Sandi Krakowski, A Real Change. She’s a marketing powerhouse out of the Dan Kennedy mode with several 7-figure businesses under her belt. http://twitter.com/sandikrakowski or http://arealchange.com

  • http://www.possibilityoftoday.com Sibyl Chavis

    Wow. What a great surprise. Thank you so much Corbett for including me on this list. I am totally flattered to be on a list with this great group of women. I have admired and been inspired by so many of them. Thanks for putting together such a great list. I definitely will be checking out everyone on this list that I haven’t come across yet:)

  • http://www.fairgroundmedia.com Stephanie, Fairground Media

    Great post! I’ve heard of most of these women but not all.

    A few others I hear mentioned frequently are Ashley Ambirge, Katie Freiling, and Alexis Neely.

    • Corbett Barr

      Oh yeah, Ash Ambirge is one of my favorites as well. Can’t believe I missed her somehow. We’ll have to do another list :)

      • http:://jadecraven.com Jade Craven

        Do an annual post! People love that :)

  • http://successforsolopreneurs.com Katy Tafoya

    Awesome list, but I would definitely add Naomi Dunford of Itty Biz to this list. She can rock your world with all she knows and shares.

  • http://www.liveboldandbloom.com Barrie Davenport/Live Bold and Bloom

    I started scrolling down the list looking at all of these amazing women when suddenly my face appeared. I am so honored to be included in this list Corbett. I am so happy to be one of your featured ass-kickers! :) Thank you so much you King of the Ass Kickers!! I am doing a happy dance right here at my desk.

  • http://www.sexyfocusedambitious.com Lauryn Doll

    I would add Erika Napoletano & Ash Ambirge.

    Erika has RedHeadWriting.com
    Ash has themiddlefingerproject.org

    Both are outspoken and use “bad” words but have outrageous messages on how to be yourself…

  • http://treatmenttalk.org Cathy Taughinbaugh/Treatment Talk

    This is a great list!. Some I know and follow. I look forward to checking out the other women bloggers. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post and congrats to all.

  • http://www.ivblogger.com Sheyi @ Ivblogger.com

    Lovely conpilation. From Amber to Maren to Simone to all of them in the list – these ladies are just too good and they know their onions.

    It’s good to know what you are here for and work towards it.

    Sheyi

  • http://teamworkselling.com George Colombo

    Personally, I’d add Claire Johnson at DaisyAmongRoses.com.

  • Tricia O’Malley

    I’d definitely add Ashley Ambirge. She is fantastic and spot on with her hustling and copywriting skills.

  • Toni South

    Wow, such an awesome topic! Thanks Corbett for thinking of this one and there are definitely some people listed that I haven’t come across in my online explorations. I’m excited to check out these inspiring ladies!

  • http://kristihines.com/ Kristi Hines

    Thanks so much for listing me here Corbett! It’s a great group of women! :)

  • http://www.howtofindworkfromhome.com/work-from-home-jobs/ Patti Hale

    Thanks for this! I will be checking out those I don’t already follow. You’re right about Kristi–she’s everywhere—and her articles are always full of so much information! She really writes epic sh*t, lol.

  • http://wealthbiznetwork.com Rachel Williamson

    I would like to see Ann Sieg on this list. Not only is she a successful online businesswoman, she has assembled a team of over 300 people that she is mentoring to follow in her footsteps. Find her at http://TheRenegadeBlog.com

  • Christina

    I’d add Ash Ambirge at The Middle Finger Project – her blog is fun, refreshingly vulgar, and hits home where entrepreneurs are.

    http://www.themiddlefingerproject.org

  • http://nathalielussier.com Nathalie Lussier

    What an awesome group of women! I’m honored and excited to be among them, and I know there are tons of other women kicking butt and taking names online!

    A couple of others that came to mind: Ishita Gupta, Jenny Shih, Victoria Gibson, Natalie MacNeil. :)

    • http://shetakesontheworld.com Natalie MacNeil

      So great to see your name up here Nathalie! You are one powerhouse lady and the world ought to know it ;)

      Thank you so much for mentioning me in your comment too, much appreciated.

  • http://www.allrockingchaircushions.com Mary Jo Burke

    Here’s a completely different female blogger who has been kicking ass online for the last 8 years, although she wouldn’t put it that way. She’s not a millionaire, although she’s raised well over a million for Doctors Without Borders. I have no idea how many subscribers she has, but she gets between dozens and hundreds of comments daily. She has published 7 books as a result of her blog, in hard-cover, paperback and Kindle. Her name is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and her blog is http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/. It’s about knitting. (Seriously. There are 60 million knitters in North America alone.) And what has she taught me? How to tap into a shared passion. How to connect with readers. How to combine humor with factual material. In other words, how to write link-bait naturally.

  • http://gamingallover.blogspot.com Dennis

    I would have to add Erika Napoletano of Redhead Writing to this list.

  • http://alwayswellwithin.com Sandra Pawula

    It’s so refreshing to see a post that focuses on dynamic women! I know about half the list and look forward to getting to know the others.

  • http://eigeek.blogspot.com Mellissa Thomas

    Killer list, Corbett! All of the women listed here are amazing. I’d add two more:

    1. Carol Tice of Make a Living Writing (http://www.makealivingwriting.com/): not only a successful freelance writer, but she teaches freelance writers how to make more money on her blog, and has a solid growing community called the Freelance Writers’ Den, which provides even more in-depth strategies.

    2. James Chartrand of Men with Pens (http://menwithpens.ca/blog/): a successful copywriter who lovingly smacks us writers upside the head with the skills we need to improve while being conversational about it (over 40k readers strong).

  • http://moolahblogger.com Faith

    I’d love to see Erika Napoletano at http://www.redheadwriting.com/www.erikanapoletano.com on this list, amazing insights into biz, marketing, and she’s got an awesomely-unique and firey writing style and personality.

  • Paul

    For me no list like this could be complete without Sugar Rae of http://www.sugarrae.com/. She’s been active on the SEO and affiliate marketing space for years now, really knows her stuff and tells it exactly like it is.

    Her byline says it all: “Never mess with a woman who can pull rank.”

  • http://www.attituderevolution.net Tahlee

    Kick-ass list Corbett! Thank you – can’t wait to check out the chicas I hadn’t heard of yet.

    I would add Pamela Slim from Escape from Cubicle Nation to the list :) She breaks down entrepreneurial advice so well, I particularly liked her “Ethical Selling that Works” course.

  • http://www.lovinglifewithdiabetes.com Claire Kerslake

    Great list Corbett. I’d also add Natalie Sisson at http://www.suitcaseentrepreneur.com to the list. Natalie is amazing at helping women build a location independent business

  • http://www.successfulblogging.com Annabel Candy, Successful Blogging

    Hi Corbett,

    What a lovely surprise to find myself listed here this morning and in such good company:) I’m lucky I’ve met quite a few of these hot blogging chicks but I’d like to meet them all.

    Right off to kick more ass now after I’ve shared the happy news with all and sundry of course!

  • http://www.mobileapptycoon.com Thomas @ Mobile App Tycoon

    Epic list! I see a bunch of them that I am going to start following! I agree that while the majority of internet marketers are men, their are definitely lots of women crushing it as well!

    Thomas

  • http://www.nikkigroom.com Nikki

    Agree with Marie Forleo, Danielle LaPorte, Tanya Gentile, Pace Smith, Sonia Simone, and Laura Roeder… Others who should be on the list include Erika Napoletano at Redhead Writing, Ashley Ambirge at The Middle Finger Project, Alexandra Franzen, Erika Lyremark at The Daily Whip, and Pam Slim at Escape from Cubicle Nation.

    • http://www.nikkigroom.com Nikki

      Some more while I’m at it… The Bloggess and Laurie over at Cynical Girl.

      Gonna check out those I don’t recognize on the list! Nice job compiling.

  • http://www.opheliaswebb.com Elisa

    +1 on Ash. Was surprised she wasn’t on there. Also a huge fan of Grace Boyle (smallhandsbigideas.com/gracefullplate.com) who is taking food blogging to a fun new level. And, of course, the girls at Revolution Apparel. In my opinion they are THE “it” girls of online influence & success in 2012.

  • http://www.jodichapman.com Jodi Chapman

    This is such a powerful, wonderful list! I loved seeing so many friends on it, and I’m so proud of each of them! They all deserve to be here – they inspire so many and definitely kick ass online (and everywhere else).
    Thank you for introducing me to some amazing women, too! I’m excited to get to know them. :)

  • http://www.copyblogger.com Sonia Simone

    Love these gals! Thanks so much for including me with such a swell group. :)

    Would definitely add James Chartrand, Pam Slim, Erika Napoletano, and also the fierce and super-smart Amber Naslund.

  • http://stayhungrybefoolish.com Antonia Lo Giudice

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for this post, I have already checked out some of the ones I am not familiar with, Loved Them!!!

    I would definitely include Nathalie Sisson , She has been a great inspiration and has a true passion in what she does! Another one is Pam Slims, I recently took her Power Teaching course, She is just amazing, the way she gets a message across with such patience and attentive to others needs. Justine Musk and Jennifer Boykin, these two women have a unique, special voice in sharing valuable, inspiring information that is soooo powerful!!

    Looking forward to meeting all the others!

  • http://www.themomwrites.com Prerna@The Mom Writes

    Great list, Corbett! I’m thrilled that I know 10 of these amazing women! I’d also like to add Heather Allard of The Mogul Mom (http://www.themogulmom.com) and Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur.. Both these women are awesome at showing you how to kick ass online.. big time:-)

  • Deborah Aldridge

    I vote for Shelby Karr of Type-A Parents (used to be Type-A Mom), being added to the list. She has been training SAH moms and dads to work at home and raised kids for years, and even has her own conference, which will be taking place soon. I’ve loved her since her early days on Twitter, and read everything she writes.

  • Joe Bills

    No list of this type is complete without http://www.gwarlingo.com, the superb arts blog by Michelle Aldredge. An artist herself, Michelle brings love and life to everything she covers. Gwarlingo has quickly climbed onto my must-read list.

  • http://www.nomadicnotes.com James Clark

    Wow Corbett, I have some reading to do this week!

    I would add Jodi Ettenberg from http://www.legalnomads.com for an example of how to do social media right. Jodi’s twitter is a daily stream of interesting links and has shown that you can build your brand without constantly retweeting your old posts all day.

    Another is Kirsty Henderson from http://www.nerdynomad.com. Kirsty has made a name for herself with documenting her website business process, particularly her monthly income reports.

  • http://www.byjanet.net/purple janet

    surprised Ash Ambirge isn’t here, and also love the Natalie’s.. Natalie Sisson and Natalie Mcneill. :)

    • http://shetakesontheworld.com Natalie MacNeil

      Thanks for the Natalies mention Janet ;)

      I’d also add Ashley Ambirge for sure and I can think of lots more like Ishita Gupta, Gabrielle Bernstein, Pam Slim, Erika Napoletano, Shelly Kramer… I could go on :)

      • http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com Natalie Sisson

        Agreed thanks Janet!

    • http://www.start-somewhere.com Leanne Pittsford

      Ditto! Natalie – The Suitcase Entrepreneur – is one of the first blogs I found that I could relate to being a woman, a travel addict and someone who dreamed of creating a business that I could take anywhere.

      I’d love to see more women in the online sphere do more lists highlighting all the kick ass women that dominate it ;-)

  • http://www.lifestylistin.de Simone Happel

    Thank you Corbett :)

    I would also add Natalie MacNeil, Ali Brown, Kris Carr and Natalie Sisson!

  • http://www.zoealexanderuk.com/blog Zoe Alexander

    Corbett, what a fantastic list of amazingly inspirational women! You have given me some great leads, thank you so much! Zoe x

  • Kerry

    Awesome list, Corbett. I know many of these women online but have even more to check out.

    I 2nd, 3rd and 4th the recommendations for Pam Slim. Her Partnership Playbook has been instrumental in getting my JVs off the ground.

    The Naomi Dunford’s IttyBiz, Heather Allard’s Mogul Mom and Natalie Sisson’s Suitcase Entrepreneur sites are regular visits for me too.

    I’ll be at WDS 2012. Will there be a Think Traffic meetup?

    Thanks for an excellent roundup. I think you have enough recs for a 2nd Edition :)

    • Corbett Barr

      Hey Kerry, we’ll definitely have to do a Think Traffic meetup of some kind, good idea :)

      • http://www.eventualmillionaire.com/blog/ Jaime @ Eventual Millionaire

        Great idea! I’d love to go to a Think Traffic Meet up :)

  • http://www.edgeperspectives.typepad.com John Hagel

    Awesome list but can’t believe you missed Justine Musk, the ultimate creative badass – http://justinemusk.com/

  • http://sheroldbarr.com Sherold

    Hi Corbett – I second Pam Slim to add to your list. It’s great to see you calling out women. Thank you for that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wayfaringwanderer Wayfaring Wanderer

    I would add Christine Kane to this list! She is one of the most inspiring women I follow regularly.

    Great list, btw. Found a load of new laydehs for follow!

    WW

  • http://theboldlife.com Tess The Bold Life

    I would say Farnoosh Brock and Angela Artemis are two amazing and top notch bloggers. The great thing about them reach down and lift others up as well!

  • Ericka Hines

    Hi Corbett –

    Love the list as I think it is always good to raise “the women are doing it for themselves flag.” However, I would also like to ask that you consider adding women as a regular feature / commentary/ key part of what you do with this blog. I am a reader of lots “treps” blogs and most of them are run by men and while they can be universal in their message. Sometimes you truly want to hear from someone who looks like you on the surface to offer what you hope will be a different perspective. Which I think is consistently missing in the “trep world”. This is a great start and I hope to see a concentrated effort to weave in the female perspective on a regular basis.

    Also I applaud you on having women of color on your list. There are plenty of us out there but rarely do I see them on a ” top xxxx ” list. Good work!

    • Corbett Barr

      Hey Ericka, we completely agree and plan to feature a more diverse (in multiple ways) set of interviewees and opinions here. Thanks for the feedback :)

  • http://www.CoreZero.com Eric Bryant

    Awesome list! A discussion about women and traffic is incomplete to say the least without Kim Roach at http://www.BuzzBlogger.com. Totally serious, and she did not pay me to post this!

    Eric

    PS: Congrats Jaime Tarde! You ROCK!

  • Joe McCready

    Great post Corbett! I was surprised nobody mentioned Carrie Wilkerson of http://www.barefoot-executive.com. She’s now built several businesses and coached others to do the same while overcoming extreme debt, losing 110 lbs and having 2 more children, for a total of 4, aging from toddler to teen!

  • http://newclientseachmonth.com Kate

    Great list Corbett, thanks for sharing! I knew some of them but certainly not all, I look forward to checking out their blogs. Have a great weekend!

  • http://www.itechcode.com Amit Shaw

    Wow Wonderful list Corbett!
    Thanks for sharing this superb list. I knew some of theme.

  • http://alistbloggingbootcamps.com Mary | A-List Blogging Bootcamps

    Hey thanks for the shout-out, Corbett!

    What I love about working on the Net is that nobody really gives a blue potato whether you are a woman or a man (or something in between). The same goes for ethnicity, age, or physical ability.

    I was talking to Jon Morrow recently – who, as you know, is an outstanding blogger. He has made his mark on the Blogosphere – despite sitting in a wheelchair and being able to move only his lips.

    Or think of the excellent self-development blogger Christopher Foster who writes the blog thehappyseeker.com – he’s just turned 80.

    I’m very happy to see more women getting into blogging. It was interesting to see that half of the winners of the Top 10 Blogs for Bloggers 2012 contest are women. BTW, congratulations on being one of the Top 10, Corbett!

    http://www.alistbloggingbootcamps.com/winners-top-10-blogs-for-bloggers-2012/

  • http://www.everydaybright.com Jen Gresham

    Lovely that I already know most of these ladies personally. I’m clearly keeping good company.

    My adds: Tess Marshall from The Bold Life and Ayngelina from Bacon Is Magic.

  • http://www.technoinsta.com Sanjib Saha

    Hello
    First of all thank you so much for this article. Your blog introduced me to some great personals. Though i dont know them personally as Jen does, but still visiting their blog gave me immense satisfaction. Really great websites. There are many things to learn from these blogs and these beautiful blog owners.
    Sanjib

  • http://www.the-real-cyprus.com Jackie Smith

    Great list by the way.

    I like Marianne Cantwell of : http://www.free-range-humans.com

    I have also just discovered Danielle Laporte and purchased her FIRESTARTER SESSIONS AUDIOBOOK.

    Fantastic work!

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  • Kylie

    Thought I’d share with you a resource I always tell my clients about….
    Shae is Miss Sassy and her blog sassywebwords.com provides essential web writing and user experience advice and resources so your visitors read your website like it’s the New York Times. She helps women entrepreneurs find their inner Carrie Bradshaw and turn their websites into Time Square billboards.
    Fab resource for DIYers, great practical, easy to implement advice on writing for the web.

  • Renee

    I would add Andreea Ayers (http://www.LaunchGrowJoy.com) to this list. She works primarily with entrepreneurs who have a product line (like clothing or baby products, soaps, home decor, etc.) but her tips can easily apply to anyone selling online.

  • http://notordinaryblogger.com Okto

    Great inspiration Corrbett,

    Glad you have Kristi and Jayme! These two women are so generous, I have learned a lot on how to success online from a chances of interview with them.

    Thanks for the post

  • http://www.dawnmentzer.com Dawn Mentzer

    Thanks for this! I’m now following all of them on Twitter. :)

  • http://bluejprojects.com Joanne

    Corbett,
    Thanks for listing and linking to great women in marketing. I knew they must be out there and I just didn’t know where to find them. You’ve really helped a lot – it confirms my hope that hard work and the right stuff affords success for women too.

  • http://www.michelleainslie.com Michelle Ainslie

    Hi – great post!
    I would definitely add Mayi Carles from Heartmadeblog.com and April Bowles from Blacksburgbelle.com.
    And me of course…www.michelleainslie.com
    For creative entrepreneurs!
    xx

  • Nicky

    To add to Down Under blog stars – Valerie Khoo has been inspirational and really helpful – her style is warm and witty and her blogs are really informative. She writes about entrepreneurship, small business and promotes writing and writing courses for her own blog and sydney writers centre. http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au – she’s just sponsored the 2012 blog awards here too.

  • http://www.itstartswith.com Sarah Kathleen Peck

    Corbett and Caleb — I’m amazed and full of thanks for including me in this, and I agree with all of the commenters–there are so many more women who have completely blown me away with their wits, intelligence, inspiration and ass-kickery. From Justine Musk to Jade Craven to Laura Kimball to Nathalie Lussier, Shannon Whitehead, Pam Slim, Ishita Gupta, Natalie Sisson, Jen Gresham … there are so many amazing and inspiring women to find and follow. Each of these ladies (and many more) have become my friends because of our online journeys, and I’m constantly in awe of the work that they each do. The good news is that there are so many voices out there, and no shortage of talented, inspirational women.

  • http://katemats.com Kate Matsudaira

    This is a great list – I am excited to follow the blogs of these ladies.
    Here are a few more to add to the list:
    http://joannalord.com
    http://www.katewalling.com/
    http://www.katemorris.com/
    http://www.kristybolsinger.com/

  • http://www.mysticalindiatravel.com Melanie

    Corbett

    Thanks for the great list, I am following ALL of them on Twitter now.

    I think you should add Sharell Cook’s blog White India Housewife to your list.

    Sharell has a great personal story about how she came to live in her adopted India, has compelling copy and is an expert at keeping her blog relevant.

    As well Sharell has managed to leverage her blog into many other areas, including a book deal last year.

    Check it out at http://www.whiteindianhousewife.com/

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  • http://www.kaplancopy.com/blog Jodi Kaplan

    I seem to be late to the party, but Go Pace!

  • Suko

    Wow, this is truly a GREAT list!

    I’m very new to this pro-blogging world (didn’t even know who Seth Godin was until a week ago!) and have been spending the last few weeks getting a feel for who’s who in the field.

    While I came across and became a fan of many of the A-list male bloggers, I was starting to crave for female powerhouses. This list is exactly what I needed!

    Danielle LaPorte, I discovered via the interview video in your BlogThatMatters course (so totally helpful, by the way. Am working through the Week 3 action plan) and ended up being her big fan. Thanks for doing that interview!

    James Chartrand of Men with Pens is also worth mentioning in future list. Her copyediting service was mentioned in Chris Guillebeau’s 279 Days manifesto.
    Yes, she’s a woman. This article on Copyblogger explains “Why James Chartrand Wears Women’s Underpants”: http://www.copyblogger.com/james-chartrand-underpants/ Super intriguing story, and her blog articles are high quality.

  • http://inmyhomeoffice.com/ Ian McConnell

    WOW, awesome list… I’ll definitely be following some of these bloggers :)

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  • http://www.techiestate.com/ Rajkumar Jonnala

    This is a great page for women, who want to do something for themselves and their family. I was a house wife and mother of two. I was unable to go out for a job because of my kids. This website encourages me to do work from home and now I am earning well.

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  • http://diwyy.com Bret

    Corbett-

    We were inspired by this post so we created our own list of 10 x 2 women travel writers who kick ass at travel and life. Check it out: http://www.diwyy.com/women-who-kick-ass-at-travel/.

    You know, it’s funny, the headline really is a great way to start a post. I always thought the headline should be the last thing written, but I’ve found that by creating a compelling headline first that is essentially a promise to the reader, then that headline is a great check at the end of writing the post to ensure that promise was fulfilled.

    I consider myself a true learner of crafting great headlines now. ThinkTraffic is a big reason for that!

    Cheers

    • Corbett Barr

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Looks like your post is being well received :)

  • Lynn

    Kendall Summerhawk, Marnie Makridakis, Leonie Dawson, Joy Chudakoff, Fabienne Fredericksen, Ali Brown, Milana Leshinsky, Nancy Marmolejo, Donna Kozik… And basically all of the women on this list: http://milana.com/newblog/2010/07/100multipleincomestreamswomen1/
    http://milana.com/newblog/2010/07/100multipleincomestreamswomen2/
    http://milana.com/newblog/2010/07/top-100-multiple-income-streams-women-part-iii/

  • http://moneyandrisk.com Kim Luu @Money and Risk

    Great list. I’m always glad to see women being recognized.

    Thumbs up for Kristi Hines.

  • Samela

    LaShanda Henry runs BBWO – Black Business Women Online on Facebook as well as Sistasense. She hosts events and conferences and has lots of success stories of women whom she has mentored. Check out http://www.sistasense.com. She is all over Twitter and YouTube as well. This list needs more ethnic representation.

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  • http://Twitter.com/MelodeeForbes Melodee Forbes

    A great list! I was surprised to not see – Sandi K. from ARealChange.com/Blog and Ashley A. from MiddleFingerProject.org — ADD em next time! ;)

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116971544436746679814 Yassin Madwin

    This can be also 19 woman you wish marrying !

    every one of them has a special touch on her blog but they have a thing in common , Warmth .

    You get this feeling like the blog is welcoming you . i think this gave me an idea how my woman targeted blogs should be

  • http://www.squidoo.com/female-internet-gurus Carolan Ross

    THRILLED to find this list of women who will teach you to kick ass online!Of your list my favorites are Marie Ferleo & Danielle La Porte. I’d also add gals like Rosalind Gardner, Lynn Terry & Maria Gudelis.

  • http://mybellapearl.com/ BellaGifts

    Great list of wonderful women who have achieved a lot. Thanks for sharing; they can certainly help many of us others get started on the road to success and achieve more.

  • http://www.priceandspecs.in Ray

    Hmm…..really inspiring list for any woman who wants to do something in their life……..!!

  • http://growyourgreenbusiness.com Kylie

    Great list, I enjoy reading many of these bloggers already but some are new to me!

  • http://www.storiesfromascreensaver.blogspot.com Nikki Elledge Brown

    L.O.V.E. this list and the great additions mentioned here in the comments. Cannot wait to work with and learn from some of these kick-A women this year!

  • http://www.affiliate-marketing-diva.com Faye @ Affiliate Marketing Diva

    I love Kristi Hines website because she can really teach you how to create a successful blog.

  • Michele

    Just stumbled on this post – someone to add is Amy Porterfield, she has awesome podcasts with super high-quality content about online marketing. I’m also loving Amanda Aitken for lady-centric web design and creative branding.

    • http://fizzle.co Corbett Barr

      Great additions, thanks for the comment Michele!

  • http://Sofiagarces.com Sofia

    I’d add right now Gabby Bernstein and the amazing author of Analyfe at analyfe.com

  • http://www.janemanthorpe.com/ Jane Manthorpe

    Natalie Sisson is one special lady, that has inspired and empowered me personally to create some wonderful ideas for my business. I have been coached personally and a member of her WE Mastermind group with Natalie MacNeil, both ladies are living the life we dream about and are very authentic

    Natalie Sisson can found at http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com and twitter @suitcasepreneur

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