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50 Unstoppable Women Leaders of Today & Tomorrow

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Mar 8
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50 Unstoppable Women Leaders of Today & Tomorrow

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Women.

Women who?

Women who inspire

Women who innovate

Women who dare

Women who lead

Women who transform

and…

Women who change the world.


Presenting to you, the list of 50 UNSTOPPABLE WOMEN LEADERS of today and tomorrow, creating an impact and inspiring all of us on the way! Happy Women’s day, to you and to the future leaders.


Jo Burston  

LinkedIn | Twitter

Jo is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, mentor, the founder & CEO of Inspiring Rare Birds, and founder & MD of Job Capital. She's a passionate believer in the foundation of education, diversity, and inclusion. She is passionate about helping every entrepreneurial small business owners and emerging leaders in corporate organizations to develop business confidence.

Myrtle A.  

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Myrtle is a well-known serial entrepreneur, an advisor, investor, and the founder of Block Tides. Her work includes partnering with CEOs, executives, and solopreneurs to grow their personal and professional brands. She has also been awarded the Top 50 ‘WomenTech Community Award 2021’. 

Susan Walsh

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Susan is the founder of The Classification Guru LTD and specializes in spend data classification, supplier normalization, and taxonomy customization. Along with that, she’s a well recognized TEDx speaker, creator of COAT, and the author of "Between the Spreadsheets". 

Lynda Gratton

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Lynda is the founder and the CEO of HSM Advisory and professor of management practice at the London Business School. She is an award-winning author and globally recognized for her work that includes the Indian Tata prize, the Australian AHRI prize, and the US Fellow of NAHR.  She has also received the LBS Best Teacher Award and her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Apurva Purohit

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Apurva Purohit is an Indian businesswoman with over three decades of experience in the corporate world, forming partnerships with private equity firms and promoting a diverse set of businesses. She has been working across a variety of media businesses from radio to digital. She’s also an independent director at Mindtree Ltd and a well-established author. 

Rana el Kaliouby

LinkedIn | Twitter

Rana is the founder of Affectiva and deputy CEO at Smart Eye. She’s passionate about the ethical development and deployment of AI, advocating for standards and thoughtful regulation to ensure data privacy. Rana is an angel investor, thought leader, and the author of “Girl Decoded”. 

Chip Huyen

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Chip Huyen is a writer, computer scientist, and co-founder at Real-Time infra. She’s also an author of four bestselling Vietnamese books and has helped with the launch of Coc Coc - Vietnam’s second most popular web browser. 

Stephanie Espy 

LinkedIn

Stephanie is the founder of MathSP. She’s a speaker, author, and is LinkedIn’s no 1 top voice in education. Her mission is to empower the next generation of STEM leaders by inspiring, mentoring, and coaching them. 

Laura Taylor

LinkedIn

Laura is a XERO expert and the founder of Empowered by Cloud. She helps construction companies across the UK, by fixing and automating finance departments, taking care of bookkeeping, and giving them insight into numbers.

Beatriz Acevedo

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Beatriz is a cultural strategist, philanthropist, the founder of Suma Wealth, and president of Acevedo Foundation. She has dedicated her career to creating opportunities to influence authentic and positive depictions of Latinos in society, via in-culture financial content and fintech products.

Jeanette (Hye) Mulvey  

LinkedIn

Jeanette is the vice president and editor-in-chief for the U.S chamber of commerce, author of Small Business Straight Talk on LinkedIn, and Small Business event host. She has also been named as LinkedIn Top Voice and an award-winning publication for small businesses from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Amy Kean

LinkedIn | Twitter

Amy is a creative sociologist, poet, and founder of Six Things Impossible. She is one of the most innovative digital marketing practitioners and recognized as one of LinkedIn’s top voices in media. Amy is a University lecturer and also a bestselling author. 

Xiaoyin Qu 

LinkedIn | Twitter

Xiaoyin is an active and well-published product writer, tech influencer, and the founding CEO of Run The World. She’s running her own product columns in China with 7000+ paid subscribers, lead product management at Facebook and Instagram, and named under Forbes 30 under 30. 

Cheri Garcia

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Cheri is a marketer, strategist, PR consultant, and founder & recruiter at Cornbread Hustle. She’s passionate about helping people coming out of prison and people in recovery. She provided strategy plans and media opportunities for a variety of the Shark Tank companies for Mark Cuban.

Zeta Yarwood

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Zeta Yarwood is a leading executive career and life coach to leaders worldwide. She helps CEOs & leaders master their minds, skills, and emotions so they can lead a life with clarity and purpose. She has been recognized as the best career coach 2021 and top 50 most impactful people on LinkedIn in 2020 & 2021

Somi Arian

LinkedIn | Twitter

Somi is a tech philosopher, award-winning filmmaker, author, entrepreneur, and founder & CEO at FemPeak. She is the founder of Smart Cookie Media and gives talks and workshops internationally on the impact of technology on society, the business landscape, the future of work, developing thought leadership, and digital transformation. 

Michelle Penelope King 

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Michelle King is a globally recognized gender equality and organizational culture expert and the managing director of Equality Forward. She is a senior advisor to the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign, where she leads the NextGen Leadership Development Program. She’s also a well-known TEDx Speaker, award-winning author, and named as 2020’s LinkedIn top voice for equity.

Denise Chisholm  

LinkedIn

Denise is a data geek, cycling enthusiast, mother, and the director of the quantitative market strategy at Fidelity investments. She has over 25 years of experience in the finance industry across equity analyst, portfolio manager, sector strategies, etc. Denise shares her insights on social media and works around historical probability analysis and its application in diversified portfolio strategies. 

Margaret Franklin, CFA  

LinkedIn | Twitter

Margaret is the president and CEO at CFA Institute and leads more than 170,000 members worldwide in promoting the highest standards of education, ethics, and professional excellence in the investment profession. She loves to talk about diversity, technology, and capital markets. 

Oghenerukevwe Odjugo

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Oghenerukevwe works as a graduate investment analyst at Schroders and holds a Master's degree in finance and investment with distinction from Loughborough. She is an alumna of the SEO Africa Development Finance Programme and has been sharing her experience by creating easy-to-understand personal finance content between her newsletter "The Beginner Investor" and Twitter.

Ashley McGirt

LinkedIn | Twitter

Ashley is a psychotherapist, international speaker and author, and the founder at WA/CA Therapy Fund Foundation. Ashley offers presentations, workshops, group facilitation, and consultation specializing in crisis response, racial trauma, social justice, and racial equity. She actively works toward de-stigmatizing mental illness and reducing high rates of recidivism in American prisons.

K.Kelly Hancock

LinkedIn | Twitter

Kelly serves as the chief caregiver officer at the Cleveland Clinic health system. She focuses on enhancing the health system’s unique team-based culture, by providing strategic direction and expertise for the organization’s human resources function, domestically and internationally. 

Katie Mitchell 

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Katie is the head of marketing at Sprig. She has over 10 years working at several SaaS-based companies across B2B and B2C, helping to elevate their brands and accelerate their growth. She loves taking ideas from concept to execution and creating marketing that drives people to take action.

String Nguyen

LinkedIn | Twitter

String is the founder of The Trusted Voice and co-creator of Chubbicorns and Chubbiverse. She is considered as one of the top 400 creators worldwide and helps business owners and content creators to become the next generation of influencers to monetize their impact, audience, and expertise.

Apolline Adiju

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Apolline is a digital marketer, consultant, content strategist, and the head of digital marketing at Deedster. She assists companies, professionals, and medical practitioners to create and execute digital and content marketing strategies.

Najla Al-Midfa

LinkedIn | Twitter

Najla is the founder of Khayarat, vice chairman of Young Arab Leaders, and the CEO at Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa). Her aim through Sheera is to create Sharjah’s next wave of entrepreneurs and make Sharjah a leading hub for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Sherrell Dorsey  

LinkedIn | Twitter

Sheryl is a writer, marketer, and founder & CEO at The Plug. She’s a well precedent author of “Upper Hand” and has been a contributing writer for notable publications like Columbia Journalism Review, Fast Company, Black Enterprise, and others. Dorsey has also served as a marketing manager for companies like Uber and Google Fiber.

Ali Spittel 

LinkedIn | Twitter

Ali Spittel is the founder of WeLearnCode, co-host of Ladybug Podcast, and works as a manager for developer advocacy at Amazon Web Services. She loves to talk about aws, react, javascript, learntocode, programming, and software development. 

Chloe Woolger

LinkedIn | Twitter

Chloe is an expert in data, customer experience, business development, and commercial director at Kantar. She brings a strong record of driving brand awareness, increasing market share, and optimizing the commercial potential of products & services in competitive markets.

Michele Ronsen

LinkedIn

Michele is a designer, researcher, educator, founder of Curiosity tank, instructor, content creator, and workshop facilitator at General Assembly San Francisco. She is a strong advocate and practitioner of human-centered and socially responsible design.

Aisha Bowe

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Aisha Bowe is a former NASA rocket scientist, motivational speaker and the founder and CEO of STEMBoard. She speaks often as part of the US State Department’s speakers’ program and has been the subject of many articles including Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc.com, Fast Company, Wired and Shondaland.

Angela Ruggiero  

LinkedIn | Twitter

Angela is a recognized global sports leader, entrepreneur, author, investor, motivational speaker, podcaster, and the CEO and co-founder at Sports Innovation Lab. She is a four-time Olympian and Gold Medalist in Ice Hockey and was the first female non-goalie to play in a men’s professional hockey league in 2005 with the Tulsa Oilers. 

Christina Teo

LinkedIn | Twitter 

Christina is an angel investor, strategist, analyst, trainer, and the chief builder at she1K. Incidentally she1K is the world's 1st Csuite executive angel syndicate. She has 22 years of market research, e-commerce, sales, marketing, GM experience in IT, mobile and dotcom industries. Christine’s purpose is to rally 1000 executives around the world to empower, fund and board startups. 

Crystal Lim-Lange

LinkedIn

Crystal is a powerful public speaker, co-author of ​​"Deep Human", strategic advisor, and the CEO of Forest Wolf. She collaborates with leading global companies to teach their teams leadership, resilience, high-performance and social emotional intelligence "Deep Human" super skills. 

Jeraldine P

LinkedIn

Jeraldine is a blogger, Saas specialist, and commercial account executive at Workato. Her specialities include SaaS Sales, Technology Sales, iPaaS, Automation, Data Analytics, Enterprise Sales. She has also been featured on Forbes, Dollars & Sense, Cleo Magazine, and Vulcan Post.

Juliana Chan

LinkedIn

Juliana is a brand consultant, publisher, content strategist, digital marketer, and the founder & CEO of Wildtype Media Group. She is an inventor on four US patents, one of which has been licensed for commercialization by Pfizer. She has been serving Asia’s leading STEM-focused media company, spanning digital, video, social, print, custom publishing and events. 

Shereen Daniels

LinkedIn

Shereen is founder and managing director of HR rewired and Chair of the African Diaspora Economic Inclusion Foundation. She has decades of international HR leadership experience, is an advocate for anti-racism in business, and focuses on driving sustainable economic growth and providing equitable employment opportunities for all. 

Dr Margie Warrell

LinkedIn | Twitter 

Margie is a keynote speaker, coach, author, and the founding CEO of Global Courage, with over 25 years of diverse global experience running 'courage-building' programs. She’s a Women's Economic Forum honouree and member of the advisory board of Forbes School of Business & Technology. 

Prof Amanda Kirby

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Amanda is a medic, academic, entrepreneur, the CEO of Do-IT Solutions. She is currently a trustee of an ADHD Foundation and has lectured across the world to more than 50,000 teachers, health professionals and parents. Amanda is passionate about improving the lives of people who are neurodivergent- in all settings.

Katy Leeson

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Katy is a managing director of Social Chain, campaign female frontier honouree for 2020, and former MediaCom head of new business and marketing. She likes to talk about corporate culture, healthy work environment, gender inclusivity, social media and mental health. 

Emily Wallace

LinkedIn

Emily is the buyer's advocate at Emily Wallace Buyer's Advocate and co-host of My Millennial Property podcast. She is very passionate about getting the best outcome for her clients and provides several services including sourcing, inspecting, shortlisting, negotiating, and bidding at auctions. 

Bridget Loudon

LinkedIn

Bridget is the co-founder & CEO at Expert360 which is a leading skilled talent platform where organizations can hire elite consultants, project managers, data analysts, and developers. She is named under Forbes 30 under 30 Asia and is the award winner of Australian Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year of 2014. 

Kate Morris

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Katie is a beauty advocate, mentor, the co-founder at Adore Beauty, and Glow Capital Partners. She started Australia’s first beauty e-commerce site in 1999 from a garage in Melbourne at the age of 21 and has grown exponentially over the years. Kate was awarded the Business Innovation Award for Victoria at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2014, and was inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Network Hall of Fame in 2015. 

Esmee Ng

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Esmee is a speaker and trainer in children and family well-being, the CEO of Health Empower Australia and senior investigator for Department of Finance (Australia). Her passion is to inspire communities, schools and businesses to simply start focusing on well-being and guiding organisations in cultivating a positive culture in the workplace to maximise outcomes. 

Hansi Mehrotra 

LinkedIn | Twitter

Hansi is the founder and editor of Money Management India. She has 20+ years experience in financial services, mostly setting up online tools for investment research and consulting for the wealth management industry. Hansi also creates independent content on investments, personal finance and private wealth management with a belief that finance can be a force for good.

Nada AlHarthi

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Nada is the vice president of business affairs at Zain KSA, the co-founder and facilitator at LEAN IN Saudi, and the founding member of Rofaida Women's Health Society. She is a strategy professional striving for excellence personally and professionally and passionate about sustainability, women empowerment, and recently the world of telecommunications. 

 Lucy Chow

LinkedIn | Twitter

Lucy is a video host, speaker, esports author, investor, member of the Steering Committee and the senior senator to UAE at World Business Angels Investment Forum. She funds and works closely with female entrepreneurs, helping them build their early stage companies into thriving revenue generating businesses. 

Lavinia Thanapathy

LinkedIn‍ | Twitter

Lavinia is a lawyer by training and a branding expert by profession. She is the co-editor and co-author of the bestseller “Unleash Your Voice” and the founder of Lavinia.Club. She is keynote speaker, public speaking trainer,  personal branding trainer, and also a commentator on gender diversity.

Elise Quevedo 

LinkedIn | Twitter

Elise is an author, social/digital media storyteller, keynote speaker, advisor and founder of SMGE Ltd. Her interest includes AI, digital transformation, disruptive technologies, enterprise & digital innovation, and the impact of digital learning in the younger generation. 

Maya Khalifeh

LinkedIn

Maya is a senior management professional working with organization leaderships to transform businesses to achieve identified strategic plans. She is the Principal - Sales at INDEVCO Group and a seasoned leader in sales, strategic and key account management.

Happy Women's Day

Thank you for being “you” and setting an example for the rest of us to follow! You inspire us! 😍 ✨

Note: The influencers in this list are selected based on their research work, social media influence & followership, achievements, and association with the innovation in the AI domain. This article is not intended to convey any form of ranking amongst the influencers listed here.

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