39 Atlanta Female Leaders to Follow on Social MediaSocial media has forever changed the way that women engage and encourage one another. We can now find female role models, who give us both inspiration and information for empowerment, through just a few finger taps. With Women’s History Month underway, we at Startup Sisters looked to our backyard – Atlanta – to compile a list of lady bosses who we admire on social media. Are you ready to flood your feeds with daily #girlboss goals? Follow these 39 female leaders from Atlanta.
Kate AtwoodExecutive Director of ChooseATL. An entrepreneur and community leader, Kate has led social impact initiatives for both for-profit and non-profit sectors, including Kate’s Club, which she founded at only 23. See Kate on Twitter. Follow #ChooseATL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:
Angel BanksDirector of Women Who Code Atlanta and Curriculum Director of the We Rise Conference, which amplifies #womenintech and allies of all genders. Follow both WWC ATL and Angel on Twitter.
Sara BlakelyFounder of Spanx. The billionaire business woman built her empire from the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. See Sara’s inspirational posts on Instagram.
Jennifer BonnettGeneral Manager of the Atlanta Technology Development Center (ATDC) and Founder of StartupChicks. Catch Jen, a self-proclaimed “Startup Community Catalyst,” on Twitter for insights about ATL’s entrepreneurial scene.
Keisha Lance BottomsMayor of Atlanta. A fifth generation Atlantan and longtime civil servant, Mayor Bottoms takes to Twitter daily to share insights about the city. Follow Mayor Bottoms and the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter.
Lisa CalhounFounder of Valor Ventures and its affiliated organizations, Startup Runway and Female Entrepreneurs Institute. Lisa is also a columnist for Inc. Follow Fem Institute and Lisa on Twitter for empowering content about women and business.
Cristen Conger + Caroline ErvinCo-founders of Unladylike Media, a media company and podcast that “supports nasty women everywhere.” See Cristen and Caroline on Twitter. Follow Unladylike’s social media sass on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:
Kat ColeCOO and President of North America FOCUS Brands, the parent company behind Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, Moe’s, and more. Discover #ladyboss motivation by following Kat on Twitter and Instagram.
Jasmine CroweSocial Entrepreneur and Founder of Goodr, a technology company that reduces food waste and feeds the hungry. Be invigorated by Jasmine’s #DoGoodr posts on Twitter and Instagram.
Shanti DasFounder of Press Reset Entertainment and Executive Director of the Hip-Hop Professional Foundation. Follow the noted music industry veteran and entrepreneur on Twitter and Instagram.
Stefanie DiazFounder of Women Only Entrepreneurs (WoE), an organization that produces events centered on honest and transparent conversations about the woes, obstacles, and triumphs of women’s journeys. For insights about how to be a mindful entrepreneur, follow Stefanie on Twitter + Instagram.
Annie EatonFounder and CEO of Futurus, a company that brings virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360° video experiences to non-gaming industries. See Annie discuss the future of immersive technologies on Twitter.
Kathryn FinneyFounder of digitalundivided, a social enterprise that fosters economic growth and empowerment for black and latinx female entrepreneurs within startup pipelines. Connect with Kathryn on Twitter and follow DID on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Rachel FordDirector of Techstars Atlanta, a startup accelerator managed in partnership with Cox Enterprises. Follow Rachel on Twitter for details about Techstars and Atlanta’s next set of disruptive technology companies.
Kate Gremillion + Tallia DeljouCo-founders of Mavenly + Co, an organization that provides career coaching and courses for millennial women. They are also co-host the Women, Work + Worth Podcast. Find motivation by following Mavenly on Twitter and Instagram:
Karen HoughtonVice President of the Atlanta Tech Village, the nation’s 4th largest tech hub, housing over 300 technology startups and 1000+ members. She is also a founding member of ATLeaders and an advisor with Plywood People. Connect with Karen and the Atlanta Tech Village on Twitter.
Ayanna Howard, Ph.D.Chair of the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech and the founder and CTO of Zyrobotics, a company that creates interactive STEM games and learning tools for early childhood education. Follow Ayanna, one of the 23 most powerful women engineers in the world, according to Business Insider, on Zyrobotics’ Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Kyle Tibbs JonesCo-Founder and Media Director of The Bitter Southerner, a multimedia web magazine dedicated to the stories of the South. Follow Kyle on Twitter and Instagram, and see her handiwork on the Bitter Southerner’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
Titania JordanCPO of Bark, a tech startup that specializes in keeping kids safer online. She is also host of 3Ci CONNECT and co-host of the popular media site, Atlanta Eats. See her positivity shared across social. Follow Titania on Twitter.
Umama KibriaFounder and CEO of SASS Brands, a company that brings growth hacking and social media influence to fitness brands. Follow the “small and strong” founder on Instagram.
Cara KneerHost of the Atlanta Tech Edge and contributor to Atlanta & Company. Catch Cara on Twitter and Instagram. Learn about what’s happening in the city by following the Atlanta Tech Edge and Atlanta & Company on Twitter.
Emma LogginsCEO of ExciteCS and Editor-in-Chief of Fanbolt and Women’s Business Daily, a media outlet dedicated to female leaders and work-life balance. See the self-described “professional nerd” on Twitter and Instagram for content dedicated to entertainment, travel, technology, and entrepreneurship.
Eloisa Klementich, Ph.D.President and CEO of Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development authority. Follow Eloisa on Twitter, and gain insights about the city’s growth by connecting with Invest Atlanta on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Chrissa McFarlaneFounder and CEO of Patientory, a fast-growing health information management software company. Get insights from health tech startup Patientory by following them and their leader Chrissa on Twitter.
Aly MerrittChief of Staff at Salesloft, Host of the Atlanta Startup Village, and Author of Aly in the ATL, a blog that captures entrepreneurial activity in the city. Connect with Aly on Twitter for details about Atlanta’s startup ecosystem.
Candace MitchellCEO of Techturized Inc and Myavana, a technology company that scientifically recommends the perfect products for your hair. Follow the Forbes ’30 Under 30’ entrepreneur on Twitter and Instagram.
Manu MuraroFounder of Your Social Team, the social media force behind some of Atlanta’s startup brands, including Made With Soul in Atlanta and Hypepotamus. See Manu on Instagram for her stellar social media tips:
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Helen NgoFounder of Made Modern Money and Capital Benchmark Partners, an independent financial planning firm. Helen has become the top financial advisor for millennial women in Atlanta. She is amplifying her advice through a new Made Modern Money podcast. Follow Helen on Instagram for financial tips specified for women.
Roshawnna Novellus, Ph.D.Host of Startup Funding and Founder and CEO of EnrichHER, an organization that provides opportunities and access to capital, networking, and training for female entrepreneurs. Enrich your feed by following Roshawnna on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Lauren PatrickMarketing Director of Launch and Editor-in-Chief of Pretty Southern. Connect with Lauren on Twitter and Instagram to see her celebration of women, startups, and the South.
Kathryn PetraliaFounder + COO of Kabbage, a financial technology company that provides small business loans. Kabbage is a “unicorn” startup, an early-stage company valued at over a billion dollars. Kabbage shares great content about running a small business on its Twitter + Facebook accounts. Find Kathryn on Twitter.
Erica StanleyEngineering Manager at SalesLoft and Founder of Women Who Code Atlanta. Frequently cited as the “code queen” of Atlanta, Erica shares insights about tech happenings on Twitter.
Claire SullenthropFounder of Love Your Customers and co-founder of Forget the Funnel. Claire is a software as a service (SaaS) marketing and conversion expert, who made her mark as the marketing lead for startup Calendly. Connect with Claire on Twitter for great B2B and SaaS marketing content.
Porsha ThomasCommunity Lead for WeWork Atlanta and Founder of GoWrkGirls, a digital platform that facilitates business relationships among women. Follow GoWrkGirls on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and see lady boss Porsha on Twitter and Instagram:
Theia Washington SmithExecutive Director of the City of Atlanta Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI), an organization that creates, invigorates, and sustains business success among the city’s female entrepreneurs. See WEI on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Anna Ruth WilliamsFounder and CEO of ARPR, an award-winning technology public relations agency. For tech news happening across the South (and beyond), follow Anna Ruth and ARPR on Twitter.
Diamonde WilliamsonFounder of Blossom, a content a platform intentionally designed for women of color, and Executive Producer of Majority Women, a women-led production company. Discover Blossom on Instagram and Twitter, and get daily motivation from Diamonde’s Instagram stories and posts. … Startup Sisters USA connects women of wild ambition through empowering events. Discover activities and connect with lady bosses through our chapters in Georgia and Florida. Sign up for our newsletter, and follow Startup Sisters on Twitter and Instagram:
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