It isn't always easy being a successful woman in business. It's a hard climb to the top. There are glass ceilings. Less pay compared to men. And don't get me started on the high heels you need to wear!
I was in an old boys' club when I was a sales manager. I was the first woman manager hired in the South. That is the entire southeast of the United States – and this was just 15 years ago.
Blogging used to be an old boys' club also. But these 50 women have broken the glass ceiling and have hit the heights in their field of blogging and are making money online. Check out these top women bloggers!
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Valerie Maltoni of Conversation Agent
A strategist, linguist, and author, Valeria designs service and product experiences to help businesses rediscover the value of promises and its effect on relationships and culture.
Laura Ries of Ries' Pieces
Author of “Visual Brand”
Laura, who works with her father, helps companies refocus on a singular idea or concept. She says, that without a focus, it's almost impossible to build a brand.
Tamar Weinberg of Techipedia
Digital Marketing Specialist, Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek At Heart
Tamar Weinberg is a killer inbound sales closer, a digital and social media strategist, a customer happiness hero, and author of The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web.
Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman
Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer Woman. is a moderately agoraphobic ranch wife and mother of four. She blogs about her long transition from spoiled city girl to domestic country wife.
Jenny Lawson of The Bloggess
Jenny's book Let’s Pretend This Never Happened debuted at #1 on the New York Times best-seller list. And she assures you that no one was more surprised about this than her.
Grace Bonney of Design Sponge
Author of “Design Sponge At Home”
Design Sponge is a design blog run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, the site was declared a “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials” by the New York Times.
Ariel Meadow Stallings of Offbeat Bride
Ariel's website launched on January 1st, 2007 to support the release of her book, Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides.
Joanna Goddard of A Cup Of Jo
Founded in January 2007, A Cup of Jo is a daily blog, which covers fashion, design, food, travel, weddings, relationships, motherhood and lifestyle.
Charlotte Hilton Anderson of The Great Fitness Experiment
Writer and author of “The Great Fitness Experiment”
You know how you read all these studies in magazines and you wonder if it actually works on anything besides mice? Well, Charlotte reads all the health and fitness research she can get her sweaty hands on and then she tests it out – on herself mostly.
Lisa Creech Bledsoe of The Glowing Edge
Boxing. Rock. Laundry.
Lisa is a blogger and competitive boxer. These days she is also a certified USA Boxing coach, referee, and judge.
Pim Techamuanvivit of Chez Pim
Your globe-trotting guide to great food and good fun!
Chez Pim chronicles her globetrotting adventures –and misadventures- in the world of all things edible, from her kitchen in Northern California to the vibrant street-side fares in Asia.
Lisa Sharp of The Retro Housewife Goes Green
A housewife's journey to save the planet
She dresses vintage, enjoy vintage decor, and enjoys the general vintage lifestyle. Her favorite eras are the 1940’s and the 1950’s.
She truly wants to be Donna Reed, but with more rights as a woman. Full skirts and pearls make her very happy!
Beth Terry of My Plastic-Free Life
Author of “Plastic-Free: How I Kicked The Plastic Habit And How You Can Too”
Beth is an accountant from Oakland, Calif. In 2007, she unexpectedly found herself an activist, author, and public speaker after learning about the devastating effects of plastic pollution and her own plastic footprint.
Georgia Gertz of i am bossy
Setting a new world standard.
Depending on the kindness of mediocrities, i am bossy is not an advice blog. It’s not a mom blog, or a political blog. It is the whimsical, scattershot effort of Georgia Getz.
Lynn Terry of ClickNewz!
Internet Marketing Ideas, Tips and Reviews To Help You Succeed In Your Online Business
ClickNewz! is where Lynn shares news on the latest Internet Marketing trends and strategies, as well as unique case studies, creative ideas and (extremely) candid product reviews.
Andrea Learned of Learned On
Author of “Don't Think Pink: What Really Makes Women Buy”
Andrea is a writer and social strategist by way of marketing to women and sustainable business, with a strong focus on building connections.
Beth Hayden of Beth Hayden.com
Beth helps entrepreneurs make money and get out of social media overwhelm by helping them create online marketing systems that really work. She is also a nationally known speaker and social media expert.
Stephanie Holland of She-conomy
A guy's guide to marketing to women
Stephanie has long been doing what is now considered not only in vogue but critical to achieving the optimum bottom line for most companies by understanding, connecting and persuading the female target audience.
Kelly Klautz of One Woman Marketing
Where Marketing Strategy Meets Real Life
Copywriter Kelly Kautz is one woman on a mission to show the world that marketing doesn't have to suck.
Coree Silvera of Market Like A Chick
Marketing From A Woman's Point Of View
Coree's goal is to provide solid advice, new trends, and creative marketing ideas in a straight to the point and off the cuff style, along with interviews with top entrepreneurs and marketing experts.
Lotus Carroll of Sarcastic Mom
She is a photographer, writer, and artist who is a flexible, think-outside-the-box social media “power user”.
Samantha Moeller of The Hipster Mom
Have Kids. Keep Your Cool.
The Hipster Mom was created as a place where Samantha could go to talk about all the mommy and parent stuff she felt she couldn't talk about in her business and social life. But now it’s become her business and social life!
Tiffany Bird of Simply Modern Mom
Share Moments, Share Creativity
Her site is a tool for modern moms to simplify their lives. Because modern moms don’t have time to read elaborate articles. They want quick, simple, easy to do ideas that are feasible for any mom’s lifestyle. Simplicity is her life's motto.
Lori Duron of Raising My Rainbow
Lori is a blogger and author. She has the first parenting memoir to chronicle the journey of raising a gender nonconforming child, Raising My Rainbow.
Danah Boyd of Apophenia
Making Connections Where None Previously Existed
Danah is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Naomi Dunford of IttyBiz
At IttyBiz, Naomi builds businesses. She is one-half of a marketing training and development company in Canada and the UK.
Carol Amato of Carol Amato.com
Even if you are 40+ with no tech skills, Carol's blog will help you start your own online business.
Harleena Singh of Aha!NOW
Harleena is a freelance writer and blogger. Aha! NOW is an inspiration and happiness blog, as well as a change and self-improvement blog.
Marie Forleo of Marie Forleo.com
Get Anything You Want
Marie's goal is to add more value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by giving you tools that you can immediately use to improve your business and life.
Nathalie Lussier of Nathalie Lussier.com
Nathalie believes that unique businesses deserve unique strategies to succeed online… and she loves coming up with ideas to match your ambition.
Carol Tice of Make A Living Writing
Practical help for hungry writers
Carol Tice is an award-winning, fun-loving freelance writer living in the Seattle area. She is obsessed with helping writers earn more from their work.
Natalie MacNeil of She Takes On The World
Natalie says she is soulfully ambitious and super focused on inspiring others to take their businesses and lives to soaring new heights.
Tracy Raftl of The Love Vitamin
Clear skin. Amazing life. Incredible you.
Tracy helps women clear their acne and through this process, they blossom into the healthy, happy, kick ass women that they always knew they deserved to be.
Barbara Turley of Energise Wealth
Barbara is leading an entire generation of women away from financial stress and overwhelm through her online TV show, podcast, and programs.
Kat Loterzo of Kat Loterzo.com
Live your dreams. Start today.
Kat Loterzo shows her readers how to get over their sh*t around success, happiness, freedom and (hell YEAH!) fortune and how to turn those ‘one-day’ dreams and goals into their everyday reality.
Michelle Dale of Virtual Miss Friday
It's not only Robinson Crusoe that has everything done by Friday
Traveling and working online in the virtual assistant industry, Michelle very enthusiastically shapes businesses of all sizes into lucrative, paperless enterprises.
Nicola Lees of TV Mole
Everything you need to get your factual TV program commissioned
TV Mole is a one-stop resource to help Nicola's readers originate, research, write and successfully pitch their ideas to broadcast, digital or cable TV channels.
Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur
Author of “The Suitcase Entrepreneur”
Natalie is a writer, author, speaker, blogger and fun-loving, down to earth entrepreneur. She travels the world and living out of her suitcase while running her awesome business.
Holly Buchanan of Market And Sell To Women
What Women Really Want
Holly Buchanan is the CEO of Buchanan Marketing LLC, a consultancy specializing in marketing to and selling to women. She is the author of Selling Financial Services to Women and the co-author of The Soccer Mom Myth – Today’s Female Consumer: Who She Really Is, Why She Really Buys.
Christina Greve of Christina Greve.com
Gain motivation and inspiration
Christina is a full-time pro photographer and life coach, specializing in professional, friendly & engaging training for female photographers + creative souls.
Rachel W. Cole of Rachel W Cole.com
Rachel is a life coach and retreat leader and believes that self-centered women are their own compass.
Melanie Duncan of Melanie Duncan.com
Work Smarter, Live Larger
If you don’t learn how to effectively work “on” your business, instead of “in” your business, Melanie says you will never be able to strategically grow and that you’ll sacrifice the quality of life you deserve.
Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project
Building good habits and a happier life
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, and the forthcoming Better Than Before.
Tina Su of Think Simply Now
A moment of clarity
Tina is Chief Happiness Officer of Think Simply Now, a personal development community with self-reflective stories from real people. The mission at TSN is to empower one another to find inner clarity and fulfillment in an ever complex world filled with distractions and painful moments
Barrie Davenport of Live Bold And Bloom
Life passion and habit creation
Confidence coach, author, and co-founder of http://workfromhomeduo.com
Simona Rich of Simona Rich.com
Know Yourself and Grow
Simona aims to inspire, inform and empower people to improve themselves and consequently their whole lives through her blog writings.
Courtney Carver of Be More With Less
The Start Of A Simple Life
Be More With Less is about simplifying your life and really living.
Because living with less creates time and space to discover what really matters.
Vidya Sury of Vidya Sury.com
Going a-musing, collecting smiles
Vidya is a writer, editor and business blogger who enjoys sharing smiles, how-to’s, health tips, inspiring stories, experiences and useful information about everything, and yes, she confesses she suffers from infobesity!
Mary Jaksch of Write To Done
Unmissable articles on writing
Mary is the Chief Editor of Write to Done and author of Learn To Love. She is passionate about helping writers get confident and write better.
Melissa Ford of Stirrup Queens
The Wall Street Journal named Stirrup Queens one of the top 10 motherhood blogs.
So, they started a free blog and are now killing it! Which of these blogs are you now going to start reading regularly? Let me know in the comments.