Last week, one of my colleagues stumbled across a list of marketing influencers and shared it in our team's Slack channel. It didn't take long for someone to comment that barely one-fourth of the experts featured in the article were women.
These types of influencer round-ups are all over the web, but very few of them highlight more than a small handful of female leaders. This lack of inclusion is nothing new, but it got us thinking: Why not put together a list of awesome female influencers to inspire future, more inclusive round-up posts?
So here it is: a list of powerful influencers in the growth and marketing space who just so happen to be women. We hope this inspires you to recognize more women in your influencer posts, and expand your social networks beyond the expected sphere of male founders.
Before we jump in, it's important to note that this list is by no means exhaustive. These influencers were suggested by members of our team, and we encourage you to keep the conversation going on Twitter. Tweet at us to share a female leader -- big or small -- who inspires you.
59 Female Marketing & Growth Influencers To Follow
1. Tiffany Da Silva @Bellastone
Tiffany is a growth marketing consultant, international speaker, and founder of Flowjo.co.
2. Christina Rice @CRicePR
Christina is the founder of LuxeLife Media Inc., and was the Director of Public Relations for global fashion brand, Akademiks.
3. Joanna Wiebe @Copyhackers
Joanna is co-founder of Airstory, the creator of Copy Hackers, and and has optimized copy for companies like Intuit, BT, Tesco, Crazy Egg, and MetaLab.
4. Majora Carter @majoracarter
Majora is CEO of Majora Carter Group, and CEO of Startup Box. In 2010, Fast Company named Majora one of the 100 most creative people in business.
5. Crystal Washington @Cryswashington
Crystal is a technology marketing strategist, professional speaker, and author of two books, One Tech Action and The Social Media Why. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, and General Electric.
6. Claire Suellentrop @ClaireSuellen
Claire is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Userlist.io, the founder of Love Your Customers, and co-host of Forget the Funnel. She was also the Director of Marketing at Calendly.
7. Joanna Lord @JoannaLord
Joanna is Chief Marketing Officer of ClassPass, a tech advisor, and blogger at Entrepreneur.com, MarketingLand.com, and JoannaLord.com.
8. Bozoma Saint John @Badassboz
Bozoma is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber. She was also Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes.
9. Annie Cushing @AnnieCushing
Annie is the founder of Annielytics, a boutique marketing agency that specializes in web analytics, data visualization, and SEO.
10. Janet Choi @Lethargarian
Janet is the Director of Marketing at Customer.io, a curator at A Song A Day, and has written for publications including 99U, Fast Company, The Next Web, Business Insider, and Lifehacker.
11. Jes Kirkwood @Jeskirkwood
Jes is the founder and Managing Director at marketHER.org, and helps drive organic growth for B2B tech companies, including InVision and Contently.
12. Val Geisler @Lovevalgeisler
Val is a email strategist and copywriter, and helps B2C businesses focused on MRR increase conversions through email. She has been featured in the Huffington Post, Fast Company, and Teachable.
13. Eliana Murillo @Eliana_Murillo
Eliana is the founder and Head of Multicultural Marketing at Google. She is also a member of Nielsen's Multicultural External Advisory Council and co-chair of the Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council.
14. Nichole Elizabeth @NikkiElizDemere
Nichole is in charge of Community Growth at Zest.is, is a SaaS consultant, and is author of Playbook to Grow Your SaaS.
15. Alex Hisaka @Alexhisaka
Alex is the Senior Manager, Global Content Marketing, LinkedIn. IBM named her one of seven women who are reshaping digital marketing, and TopRank Marketing included her on its 2017 list of “50 Influential Women in Digital Marketing.”
16. Purna Virji @Purnavirji
Purna is the Senior Manager of Global Engagement at Microsoft, a keynote speaker, and a columnist for Search Engine Land and Moz. She was ranked by PPC Hero in 2016 as the #1 Most Influential PPC expert in the world.
17. Jessica Meher @Jessicameher
Jessica is the VP of Marketing at Notarize, Inc., a startup advisor and mentor, speaker, author, and founder of Girl Capital.
18. Kimberly Bryant @6Gems
Kimberly is the founder and Executive Director of Black Girls Code.
19. Henneke Duistermaat @HennekeD
Henneke is the founder of Enchanting Marketing, the author of two books about writing and blogging, and a regular contributor to marketing blogs like KISSmetrics and Copyblogger.
20. Keesa Schreane @KeesaCamille
Keesa is the executive producer and host of the You’ve Been Served podcast, and manages global content marketing for Thomson Reuters.
21. Jade Phillips @Lifeofaworkgirl
Jade is the blogger behind The Life of a Working Girl, a contributing writer for We are Social Media, and the founder of #BizGalz.
22. Rita Cidre @Ritacidre
Rita is the founder of Anda Pa'l and a marketer, author, and designer. She was also the Marketing Director at Zillow.
23. Hila Qu @HilaQu
Hila is VP Retention and Experiments at Acorns. She was also a PM Growth professional at Growthhackers, and won the 2017 Hero Award and the 2016 Einstein Award.
24. Ginny Mineo @Ginnymineo
Ginny is the Director of Platform at NextView Ventures.
25. Anum Hussain @Anum
Anum is the co-founder of Acciyo, co-authored the book, Twitter for Dummies, and represents Rough Draft Venture’s presence at MIT Sloan. She won BetaBoston’s 25 Under 25 in 2015.
26. Laura Weidman Powers @Laurawp
Laura is the co-founder and CEO of Code2040. She was also a Senior Policy Advisor for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
27. Ellie Mirman @Ellieeille
Ellie is the Chief Marketing Officer at Crayon. She was also the VP of Marketing at Toast.
28. Meghan Keaney Anderson @Meghkeaney
Meghan is the VP of Marketing at HubSpot, and the host of The Growth Show. Meghan is also an advisor at Evertrue, Help Scout and United Way.
29. Amrita Gurney @AmritaGurney
Amrita is the VP of Marketing at CrowdRiff.
30. Stella Garber @Startupstella
Stella is a Product Marketing Lead for Trello, and was previously VP of Marketing at Trello.
31. Gigi Rodgers @RodgersGigi
Gigi is a Marketing Content Manager at Strikingly, a weekly Inbound.org contributor, and a Social Media Content Creator.
32. Mathilde Collin @Collinmathilde
Mathilde is co-founder and CEO of Front App, which is currently used by Tesla, Cisco, Dropbox, and Inside.com, as well as thousands of other customers.
33. Andrea Hill @Afhill
Andrea is the founder of Frameplay Consulting LLC, and an Innovation Consultant at Frameplay.
34. Yael Kochman @Yaelkochman
Yael is the partner and CEO of Re:Tech, a speaker, and a blogger. She was also Head of Content and Inbound Marketing at Mapp Digital.
35. Beverly Jackson @BevJack
Beverly is the VP of Social Strategy at MGM Resorts International. She was also the Head of Social Marketing at Yahoo, and delivered record-breaking digital and social engagement results for the 54th Grammy Awards.
36. Dyan Khor @DyanKhor
Dyan is a Growth Marketing Manager at LevelUp, as well as a Venture Coach at IDEA: Northeastern University’s Venture Accelerator.
37. Luvvie Ajayi @iLuvvit
Luvvie wrote the New York Time's bestseller, I'm Judging You. She has also spoken at Google and curated Essence's Woke 100 list.
38. Michelle Kim @Michellejeank
Michelle is Vice President of Marketing at Amplitude Analytics. She was also the Director of Demand Generation at Okta.
39. Alicia Shiu @AliciaShiu
Alicia is the Growth Marketing Manager at Amplitude Analytics.
40. Sheryl Schultz @Sherylschultz
Sheryl is the founder of CabinetM, and a career startup marketer. She’s also the Board Director for The Capital Network.
41. LaSandra Brill @LaSandraBrill
LaSandra is the Head of Integrated Digital Marketing at NVIDIA. She's been named top 50 Influential Digital Marketers by Top Rank Marketing Blog, and Top 40 Digital Strategists by Online Marketing Institute.
42. Shama Hyder @Shama
Shama is the founder and CEO of Zen Media, a keynote speaker, a bestselling author, and a media correspondent. She was voted Top 30 Under 30 by Inc. Magazine and Forbes.
43. Kathryn Finney @KathrynFinney
Kathryn is the founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID). She received the Champion of Change Award from the White House and was featured in Marie Claire’s 10 Women to Watch.
44. Veronica Byrnes @Veronicabyrnes
Veronica is the Manager of Consumer Experience, Digital Marketing at The J.M. Smucker Company. She was also the Account Director at Brand Networks.
45. Pam Didner @PamDidner
Pam is a marketing consultant, keynote speaker, and author. Her work has appeared in publications including the Guardian, the Huffington Post, Content Marketing Institute, and others, and she wrote the book Global Content Marketing.
46. Marie Haynes @Marie_Haynes
Marie owns Marie Haynes Consulting Inc. She’s also a contributor to Search Engine Watch and Moz, and a regular speaker at Pubcon, SMX, and other conferences.
47. Joy Hawkins @JoyanneHawkins
Joy Hawkins is the owner of Sterling Sky, a Google Top Contributor, and often speaks at various search engine marketing conferences such as SMX & LocalU.
48. Melissa James
Melissa is the President and CEO of The Tech Connection, founder of Black Tech Boston Meetup, and founder of the Inclusive Innovation Leadership Conference.
49. Aleyda Solis @Aleyda
Aleyda is an international SEO consultant, speaker, and author. She has written for Search Engine Land, State of Digital, and Moz, and is the author of the SEO book, SEO. Las Claves Esenciales.
50. Laura Lippay @Lauralippay
Laura is an SEO consultant, and has worked with brands including Red Bull, several Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL entertainment and lifestyle properties, Netflix, Icelandair, Nylon Magazine and others.
51. Ann Smarty @Seosmarty
Ann is the founder of MyBlogU.com, and is a freelance SEO consultant.
52. Emily Grossman @Goutaste
Emily Grossman is a mobile product marketer and app strategist. She has spoken about mobile application marketing at national and international conferences.
53. Julie Joyce @JulieJoyce
Julie is the owner and Director of Operations at Link Fish Media, and one of the founding members of the SEO Chicks blog.
54. Rhea Drysdale @Rhea
Rhea Drysdale is the Chief Executive Officer of Outspoken Media. She has also worked in-house with a startup, Fortune 1000, and multi-channel retailer.
55. Amanda Spann @Amandaspann
Amanda is the founder of Happii, and a marketing consultant who specializes in product launch campaigns for new and emerging brands. She was voted Business Insider's 30 under 30 Women in Technology.
56. Ada Chen Rekhi @Adachen
Ada is the founder and COO at Notejoy, as well as a startup advisor.
57. Adelyn Zhou @Adelynzhou
Adelyn is co-founder and Head of Marketing at TOPBOTS, a growth advisor, and a contributor at Forbes.
58. Mari Smith @MariSmith
Mari Smith is a social media consultant, keynote speaker, co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day, author of The New Relationship Marketing, and contributor at Social Media Examiner. Forbes named her one of the Top 10 Social Media Power Influencers four years in a row.
59. Gina Gotthilf @Ginag
Gina is VP of Growth and Marketing at Duolingo, and founder of Global Ginga.