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1. 15 Powerful Women To Follow On Twitter

15 Powerful Women To Follow On Twitter

Social media has completely taken over our lives. I’ve always had a personal opposition against social media, often times claiming that it makes us even more unsocial. However, there is a lot of good in social media that one has to learn how to use for their advantage.

The best way to take advantage of social media is to cultivate who you follow. Make sure that who you follow is applicable to your life as well as entertaining. Check out this list of 15 powerful women to follow on Twitter.

2. Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu

There’s just something about Erykah that is beyond hypnotizing. Her tweets bring you into her world of being an artist and a doula. Yes, Erykah tweets about the babies she helps deliver.


3. Gayle King

Gayle King

Besides being Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King is known for being a CBS This Morning cohost and Editor-at-Large for O Magazine. Her take on the entertainment industry is often funny and exclusive!


4. Oprah


This woman needs no explaining. Just follow her.


5. Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Obviously, following the first lady is the first thing you should do on Twitter. Under her new account @FLOTUS, not every tweet is hers, but when you see it signed in “mo, you can guarantee that the first lady is reaching out to you directly.


6. Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour

As one of the most iconic TV journalists, Christiane Amanpour is a powerful Twitter user. She offers breaking news on global conflicts, and provides unique insights and perspectives to political happenings and world events. You don’t even need to follow CNN if you’re following Christiane.


7. Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O'Brien


8. Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

It helps that Chelsea Clinton is the famed offspring of Bill & Hillary Clinton. But she is also a tireless advocate for a healthy and safe world. As an NBC News Special Correspondent and active member of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea has immeasurable insight of the world to share.


9. Caterina Fake

Caterina Fake

Caterina Fake tweets about the latest digital news, technology and her own personal views, passions and interests.


10. Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi is the founder of Women for Women International and served as the organization’s CEO from 1993 to 2011. If you want news, stats and opinions on humanitarian crises, follow her. Oh and you can learn how you can contribute in making the world a better place. Who doesn’t love that?!


11. Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts

This “Good Morning America” news anchor is nothing short of amazing. With her inspirational story as a foundation, follow her entertaining tweets as she hobknobs with celebs and shares inspiring anecdotes from other cancer survivors.


12. Mary Grove

Mary Grove

Mary Grove is the Director of Google for Entrepreneurs. With a passion for building her community, Mary is constantly tweeting about what’s next in technology and business.


13. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

There’s nothing but reverence in our hearts for Dr. Maya Angelou. Please follow this poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, civil-rights activist, producer and director for tweets that are always worth retweeting.


14. Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas

We’ve watched her kick major Olympic gymnast butt, but following Gabby Douglas is nothing like following an obnoxious teen who has more gold medals than you. It’s just like following your little sister. Check out Gabby’s adorable tweets!


15. Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile

You’ve definitely seen her byline before. Donna Brazile is a political strategist, contributor to CNN and ABC News, educator, author and more. Follow her tweets for absolutely everything a woman of color could ever care about.


16. Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Other than creating one of the biggest shows to his Black Twitter since…well…anything Tyler Perry put out, Shonda Rhimes is one to follow on Twitter and in life! Her tweets are often inspirational and “Scandal”-related.


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