Start A Blog Like These Top 50 Successful Women Bloggers

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!

start-a-blogI 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

Make Sense.valeria-jacket-300 Make Do. Make It.

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 oLaura Riesf “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

Tamara WeinbergDigital 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

Flowing The Life In The Country…One Calf Nut At A Time

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

Like Motthe bloggessher Theresa, Only Better

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

Grace Bonney

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 Meadow StallingsAltar Your Thinking

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

joanna-goddard_400x400NYC magazine-writer-turned-blogger

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

Lisa Creech Bledso

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

Pim Te

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

Lisa RetroA 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

Beth Terry

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

Georgia Gertz

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!

Lynn Terry

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

Andrea Learned

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

Beth HaydenAuthor of “Pinfluence”

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

Stephanie Holland

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

Coree Silvera

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

Lotus Carroll  I live to create

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

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

Tiffany Bird

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.

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Lori Duron of Raising My Rainbow

Adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son

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

Naomi DunfordWe’ve been helping little businesses become less little since 2006

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 

Carol AmatoI help entrepreneurs build their online businesses

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

Bringing happiness into your lifeHarleena

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

maria forleo

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

Digital Strategy To Match Your Ambition

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

Carol Tice

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 MacNeilTurn your small business into something big

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 Get the secrets to wealth success

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.comKat Loterzo

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

Michelle Dale

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

Nicola Lees

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

Natalie Sisson

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

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

rachelwcole_media2 Wisdom For Women Living Well-Filled Lives

Rachel is a life coach and retreat leader and believes that self-centered women are their own compass. 

Melanie Duncan of Melanie

Melanie Duncan

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

Tina Su

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


Simona Rich of Simona

Simona Rich

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

Courtney Carver

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

Vidya Sury

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

Mary Jansch

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

MelissaAuthor of Navigating The Land Of If and other books, Mel blogs about infertility, adoption, surrogacy and fertility treatments.

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.

81 thoughts on “Start A Blog Like These Top 50 Successful Women Bloggers”

  1. Hi, Sue,

    Oh my goodness, what a wonderful round up you've compiled, and I am so very honored that you've included me in this Top 50 Successful Women Bloggers, thank you so very much!

    Your list is chock full of ladies I already admire and look up to, but there are some I'm not acquainted with yet, how fun! I get to visit their site and connect with them now.

    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful list of Top Women Bloggers, Sue, and I will be sharing – most definitely! πŸ™‚

    Have a great week ahead.

    Talk soon,

    – Carol
    Carol Amato recently posted Establishing Your Marketing Presence: 5 Ways to Connect with Your Online AudienceMy Profile

  2. Fabulous list, Sue! And what a wonderful labor of love. I am honored to be included in the list. πŸ™‚
    Glad to say I know many of these wonderful women and thrilled to meet some new friends!

    Thank you!

    Love, Vidya
    Vidya Sury recently posted Kindness. Always Possible!My Profile

    • I love how you put that – it WAS a labor of love!

      I only knew several of these bloggers before this post and I had such a good time researching and reading all of these great blogs – including yours πŸ™‚

  3. You have good taste in women bloggers, Ryan!

    It was so much fun to research this post and start reading some of these incredible blogs.

  4. Hi Sue,

    Awesome list indeed! πŸ™‚

    Thank you SO much for including me along with this fabulous successful women. I am honored and humbled to be listed here.

    Lots to learn from so many of them, some of whom I know, while the others, I'd surely be checking out over the weekend. Of course, I'd be sharing this ALL over the place so that more bloggers can reach out and connect with them.

    Thanks once again fir this kind gesture that we all appreciate. Have a nice week ahead πŸ™‚
    Harleena Singh recently posted GEMS Of Aha!NOW Ҁ“ November 2014My Profile

    • Hi, Harleena,

      It was a pleasure to include you on this list of the best women in blogging!

      The research for this post was so much fun – I only read a handful of these blogs previously. You are in with a wonderful group of bloggers!


    • Hi, Michelle,

      It was great to learn about you through Yaro Starak. I then began to read your blog and decided to include you on this Top 50 list.

      It's fun to find new blogs to visit! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

    • Hi, Silke,

      Thanks so much for stopping by to read and to comment today!

      Marie is wonderful – I love her videos – and I know you'll enjoy getting to know some of these other wonderful women bloggers.


    • I didn't mean for the men to be jealous πŸ™‚

      I have done co-ed lists before. I just rarely see lists of women bloggers and wanted to do that around Thanksgiving time.

      Thanks for commenting, Arpit!

  5. Nice to see some of the blogs I follow here on a regular basis and some that I check in with now and then. There is only so much time of course so I tend to be choosy. Of course it all depends upon your focus but my favorites are The Bloggess, AHA Now, The Bold Life, Be More With Less and Vidya Sury. I will be checking out a few others…thank you!
    Kathy recently posted Grateful For The Little ThingsMy Profile

    • Hi, Kathy,

      I agree – I so enjoyed doing the research for this post and reading the blogs of all these great women bloggers.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  6. Hey Carol,

    Congratulations for being among these awesome women. I really was certain I will see you while scrolling down the list.

    When you give value people see it and they will keep mentioning you for it. Carol you have earned it and I am happy Sue gave it to you!

    Have a wonderful day ahead my friend πŸ™‚

    Jackson Nwachukwu recently posted November Engagement Report~18 Awesome Testimonials From Top Bloggers Plus 76K Alexa in 95 DaysMy Profile

  7. Hey Harleena,

    Here you go again, being picked up by every blogger that means business! Sue really was out for this list and so far I can only say she did well with the list.

    Congratulations my friend for making it on Sue's Top 50 Successful Women Bloggers. You really deserved it and I am happy seeing your beautiful and supportive face here πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful day ahead my friend.

    Jackson Nwachukwu recently posted November Engagement Report~18 Awesome Testimonials From Top Bloggers Plus 76K Alexa in 95 DaysMy Profile

    • I loved the post attached to your name – excellent method of blogging to drive traffic!

      I appreciate your comment, Codrut.

  8. You've compiled a great list. I am researching on top female "blogess" and how they make their wave in the blogsphere, and, thus, stumble on this awesome list. Thanks for the effort, you've greatly help my research.

  9. Hi…

    What a powerful list of bloggers. Some of these women I am not familiar with so I thank you for introducing them to me. I am so glad though to see two of my mentors on this list and that is Carol Amato and Harlenna Singh.

  10. Thanks to share with us. Congratulate to all the women entrepreneurs having in this list. Its a very interesting and amazing matter that more than ever women are developing in online business.

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  16. Hey Sue,
    It’s as though your talking directly to me thru’ this blog!! Yup, that’s all me .. sheesh πŸ™
    I need to clean up big time…
    Thanks a ton for all your tips, as always….

  17. blog lists often neglect to include women bloggers. …. And follow it she did, right into becoming one of the Times of London's top 50 food blogs in the world. …. Think the girl you sat next to in art class meets a successful online presence.

  18. Valarie,Laura,Tamar,Ree,Jenny,Grace,Ariel,Joanna,Charlotte,Lisa,Pim,Sharp,Beth,georgia,Lynn,Andrea,beth,Holland,Kelly etc, the list is long enough:, mentioned and not listed, you are great ladies full of wisdom and inspiration. I support your venture. Keep up

  19. These ladies are inspiration of all those young generation girls who thinks they can't run a blog to earn, to share information. Hats off to them and also to you admin for this great share. Keep it up πŸ™‚

  20. Thanks to the likes of Tracy Rafol, Barbara Turley, Nathalie Lussier, carol Tice, Kat Lolerzo Michelle Dale and the rest of more than 50 women in this series. Your are such and inspiration to pple trying to find their space in the blogging arena

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