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20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Posted on the 05 March 2013 by Center For International Private Enterprise @CIPEglobal

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Co-written with Taryn Bird, Senior Manager of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center‘s Global Corporate Citizenship Program.

In an age of unparalleled opportunity for women, female empowerment has become a diverse proposition. Women are changing the world in business, government, the NGO world, and media. And they are re-defining what it means to be entrepreneurial in every field, from starting their own businesses and social ventures, through being successful corporate intrapreneurs, to innovating in other ways that give women a voice and a equal role in the society.

The power of social media, and in particular Twitter, has allowed these empowered women to share not just their big ideas, but the daily details and information sources they rely on to advance the issues they care about. As we get ready to celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s harness the power of social media to connect with such women and share their work.

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) have complimentary missions when it comes to women’s economic empowerment, and together we want to highlight twenty women on Twitter who stand out as the articulate, informed voices of the future. The list is certainly not exhaustive but these women offer great insights on how to harness entrepreneurial ideas to empower women, and who themselves represent the great things women can achieve.

Stay tuned as we talk more about women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship this week at @CIPEGlobal and @ChamberBCLC!

Entrepreneurs

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @AllWorldNetwork
Deirdre M. Coyle Jr.Founder of the AllWorldNetwork, which increases visibility for scalable growth entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @edyson
Esther Dyson Leading angel investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and commentator.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @jessicajackley
Jessica Jackley Social entrepreneur and co-founder of online microlending platform Kiva.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @leila_c
Leila C. JanahSocial entrepreneur and founder of Samasource, which connects people around the world to dignified, computer-based work opportunities.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @jnovogratz
Jacqueline NovogratzCEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @willashalit
Willa ShalitArtist, producer, and founder of Maiden Nation, an online ethical fashion marketplace that supports women’s entrepreneurship.

Intrapreneurs

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @kristinbarrett
Kristin BarrettVice President at the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @sfallender
Susan FallenderDirector of CSR Strategy & Communications at Intel.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @sherylsandberg
Sheryl SandbergChief Operating Officer of Facebook.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @gabizathp
Gabi ZedlmayerVice President of Sustainability and Social Innovation at HP.

Media & Authors

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @gaylelemmon
Gayle Tzemach LemmonJournalist, author of New York Times bestseller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign Policy.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @startupbiztalk
Cheryl IsaacEntrepreneur and business writer, contributor to Forbes.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @AmanSinghCSR
Aman SinghJournalist, blogger, and founder of CSRWire.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @WuDunn
Sheryl WuDunnBusiness executive and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Co-author of the bestseller Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Nonprofits and Associations

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @jehan_ara
Jehan AraPresident of the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA), a CIPE partner.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @LisaGreenHall
Lisa HallLeader of the Calvert Foundation.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @KarenKerrigan
Karen KerriganPresident & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and Chair of the CIPE Board of Directors.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @HenrietteKolb
Henriette KolbCEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @npmcc
Nancy PloegerPresident of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

20 Entrepreneurial Women You Should Be Following on Twitter

Follow @ZainabSalbi
Zainab SalbiFounder of Women for Women International, an organization which helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives.


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