23 Inspiring Females to Follow on Instagram
Whether it’s running a business or running around the world, there are some awesome women out there who are doing big things. One of our missions here is to inspire one million women globally.
When we see these awesome ladies conquering the world it motivates us in turn, challenging and inspiring us to reach our goals and accept our falls too.
If you’re looking for a little inspo yourself or just want to support other female leaders, we’ve put together a list of ladies who will inspire, motivate, and challenge you!
Leading Female Creators
Who is she: Lindsi Lane is a fasionista, blogger, and mama-to-be. This chick is fashion goals to the max. She shares her story with others to inspire and always has a new look that has us doing a double take.
Follow if you like: fashion, family/parenting, and lifestyle blogs.
Who is she: Christie Ferrari is a fashion, lifestyle, and travel blogger whose goal is to normalize people’s daily struggles, whether it’s a fashion emergency or a (much more real) emotional crossroad that comes with coping with life’s tough moments. Before making a splash as an influencer, she was a clinical psychologist who helped people work through their daily struggles in a different way.
Follow if you like: travel, fashion, motivation, and mental health.
Who is she: Tiffany Pratt is a colorful designer, artist, and creative director with a platform and podcast dedicated to inspiring everyone’s creativity. She is inspired by the process of making art, rather than focusing simply on the finished product. She is a technicolor force whose design philosophy transforms people, places, and objects.
Follow if you like: COLOR, inspiration, home design, and reminders to slow down and enjoy the process.
Who is she: Tara Pixley is a visual journalist and professor at Loyola Marymount University in LA. Her other projects include advocating for visual representation and artistic attribution for womxn, femmes, non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming people of color through @authoritycollective and @reclaimphoto. She was also on an episode of Hatch Tribe founder Hilary Johnson’s podcast The Art of Doing, which you can find here.
Follow if you like: Artistic photography, travel adventures, and social justice organizations.
Who is she: Lauren Saylor is a creator, hand letterer and stylist who runs the brand A Fabulous Fete. She focuses on entertaining and celebrating every moment. In the details, you will see her love for lettering + creating wedding stationery, decorating her home, and the behind the scenes of running her business. She’s a creative and entrepreneurial inspiration for calligraphers, artists, and entrepreneurs alike.
Follow if you like: Calligraphy, design, wedding planning, and business.
Who is she: Rachel Pohl is a painter, environmentalist, traveler, entrepreneur, and avid adventurer. She’s been selling her paintings for over ten years but recently made the transition to full-time artist and entrepreneur. When she’s not sharing paintings or shots from her studio, she shows her audience the behind-the-scenes of running a creative business. She also shares a ton of motivational content about self-love, creativity, environmental protection, finding your flow, and exploring a life outdoors. If you’re looking for somebody to motivate you to get off the couch and go for a hike, she’s your gal.
Follow if you like: painting, nature, adventure sports, conservation, and motivational reading.
Female Leaders in Business & Lifestyle
Who is she: Karlene Karst is a nutritionist whose own health struggles has led her to a career that helps others find balance and nutrition in their lives. Her page focuses on sharing recipes, nutrition facts, motivation, family, and the occasional giveaway. She’s an inspiration because she’s not only found a healthy balance in her journey, but she’s turned it into a business that helps others find their balance too.
Follow if you like: recipes, health, nutrition, family, and food.
Who are they: LiveGirl is a non-profit organization based in Connecticut that has a mission focused on empowering the next generation of female leaders. LiveGirl provides year-round leadership development and mentoring classes for girls grades 5-12 totally free of charge. LiveGirl coaches young women to embrace their unique selves and be who they are without doubt.
Follow if you like: motivation, inspiration, non-profit causes, mission-focused work, and empowering women
Who are they: Bumble, For Business is the dating app we’ve all dabbled with, but repurposed for business-minded women. The page shows successful women in business who are kicking butt and refusing to take no for an answer. You’ll also find plenty of inspo and motivation that reminds you to get to work.
Follow if you like: inspiration, motivational quotes, women in business, and information about women’s issues.
Who is she: Jen Glantz is an author, podcaster, teacher, and CEO of Bridesmaid For Hire. She runs a company that takes care of the logistics of being a bridesmaid and eases the stress of planning a wedding. She’s also written a book called When You Least Expect It: Essays on Living Without A Five-Year Plan and has a podcast titled You’re Not Getting Any Younger, which talks about tough issues and shines a light on other inspirational women. This chick does it all and if you’re looking for somebody with experience and wisdom to offer, she’s a good resource.
Follow if you like: inspirational quotes, motivation, life experience, and little lessons to pull throughout your week.
Who is she: Archel Bernard describes herself as an “African fashion social entrepreneur.” The creator of @shopbombchel, her company teaches Liberian women to be creators, and sources everything for the clothing line they make from West Africa to support the local economies. Archel is currently based in Atlanta, where she is hosting popups on wellness, creative entrepreneurship, and custom shopping experiences.
Follow if you like: Brightly patterned clothes, tie dye, ethical fashion, and beach vacations.
Who is she: Melyssa Griffin is an entrepreneur, writer, and teacher who developed a program to help other people develop their passions into profitable online platforms. She shares stories, practices, motivation, and advice that can help us all find a little more drive in our daily lives.
Follow if you like: reading, motivational quotes, business, stories, and exercises to motivate you.
World Travellers to Follow
Who is she: Fashion and style content creator Megan Mitchell is the founder of Styled Avenue. She brings inspiration, style, and fun to her audience through her creative drive and passion for travel.
Follow if you like: photography, fashion, style inspo, and a boho aesthetic.
Who is she: Chelsea Yamase is a Hawaii-based creative traveling the world as an athlete, model, and writer. She uses her blog as a space for others to learn and grow, but mostly as a space for herself to share inspiration, express her raw passion, and show her vulnerability.
Follow if you like: travel, motivation, reading blogs, and nature photography.
Who is she: Sam Katz is a freelance photographer, videographer, content creator, and traveler. She has achieved the status of digital nomad and spends her time wandering the globe, taking photos, teaching classes, and giving. Her work is creative and inspirational and will leave your heart yearning to wander.
Follow if you like: travel, photography, fashion, and motorcycles
Who is she: Carly Nogawski is a travel blogger from LA who shares tips and tricks for traveling on a budget. She is a self-taught photographer and travel guru who shares her journeys, stories, and travel hacks to inspire others to conquer their fears, budget well, and travel wisely.
Follow if you like: budget travel, photography, fashion, and nature.
Who is she: Hannah Martin is a full-time traveler who has built a brand around traveling as an introverted individual. She is a strong business woman and creative traveler who shares her stories and experiences through her online platform. Along with her fiance, @World_Nate, she has been traveling the world for more than 6 years. Woah!
Follow if you like: travel advice, stories, motivational content, and little reflections.
Women in Sports
Who is she: Katrina Scott is a trainer and co-creator of @ToneItUp. She is a fitness inspiration and uses her platform to help other women reach their workout goals. She does this not just to empower women to look better, but mostly to empower them to take charge of their health and wellness and feel strong and radiant by forming good habits.
Follow if you like: Fitness writing, parenting, healthy food, and family.
Who is she: Kate Fagan is a columnist and feature writer for ESPN. She is the author of What Made Maddy Run, host of Free Cookies podcast, and an inspiration to get off the couch and do something.
Follow her if you like: fitness, podcasts, business, media, and lifestyle.
Who is she: Not technically sports, but we put it on this list because some of their car fixes are undeniably athletic. The founder of Girls Auto Clinic, Patrice Banks, has been featured on NPR and given a TED talk. Day-to-day, she and her team at Girls Auto Clinic are inspiring and empowering women by teaching them about cars and how to fix them themselves. Her Girls Auto Clinic shop includes Clutch Beauty Bar, a salon where people can get their nails done while their cars are fixed up.
Follow if you like: fast cars, tech, working creatively with your hands, empowering women empowering girls.
Who is she: Sophie Jaffe is a Los Angeles-based health and wellness expert, who is certified as a raw food chef and yoga teacher. Sophie founded her company and wellness brand, Philosophie, with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring, and more delicious to attain optimal health and radiant wellness.
Follow if you like: yoga, fitness, motivation, food, and family.
Who is she: Abby Wambach is a retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach was a regular on the U.S. women's national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, earning her first cap in 2001. Today, she uses her platform to promote the causes she is passionate about and inspire others.
Follow if you like: activism, podcasts, and sports.
Who is she: Katie Jo Myers is a badass rock climber who spends most of her time climbing, traveling, and competing. She crushes in a sport that tends to be male dominated and isn’t afraid to speak up about the issues that are important to her and be vulnerable when sharing her thoughts about sports, climbing, fear, and adventure. Last year, she quit her job and moved into a world of full-time climbing, creativity, and sleeping in her car more often than a bed. She’s an inspiration for the wanderer in all of us ladies and worth checking out if you like adventure sports.
Follow if you like: adventure sports, rock climbing, photography, national parks, nature photography.