Of all social media platforms, Twitter can be one of the most successful for businesses. You can use it to find potential customers, connect with influencers and other people in your industry or local area. But who are the best women in business to follow on Twitter? We’ve scoured the Twittersphere to find five of the most inspiring women out there to help you benefit from their wise words. Read on to find out which 5 women in business you should follow right now.
1. Martha Lane Fox CBE
The co-founder of lastminute.com, this London-based businesswoman is also a former UK Digital Champion. What’s more, she boasts the title of Baroness for her services to business. And if that’s not enough, Martha is also a keen philanthropist who regularly tweets words of wisdom to 82.1k followers.
Follow @marthalanefox for all the latest updates.
2. Phoebe Chibuzo Hugh
Phoebe created insurance startup, Brolly. Brolly uses sophisticated AI to help consumers find out what insurance they need, search the policies then keep track of all of their policies in one place. Starting the business just three years ago at the age of 26, Phoebe is tipped for big things in the tech world. Her tweets offer an insight into the world of a London-based female-led startup.
3. Kike Oniwinde
25-year-old Kike set up the BYP network to help young black professionals connect and support each other, both locally and globally. The business was created after she returned from studying abroad. She discovered a lack of diversity and opportunities to find a network of young, black professionals. Kike already has a host of awards to her name, and has big plans to turn BYP into “the black LinkedIn”. She tweets about her experiences as a young, black woman in the UK tech industry.
Follow Kike at @kikeoniwinde
4. Laura Tenison MBE
Laura founded multi-million-pound maternity and baby chain JoJo Maman Bebe, as well as the charity campaign #MotherToAnother to help support families in need. She is also a keen advocate of ethical and environmental independent businesses. Her charitable spark extends to her business life too, offering all JoJo Maman Bebe employees a volunteer day, which they are encouraged to use to help others.
You can follow Laura’s tweets about life as an entrepreneur and charity campaigner at @lauratenison
5. Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE
Being the youngest person ever to complete an A-Level in computing at the age of 11, it’s no wonder Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon has been dubbed a “coding prodigy”. Now, at the age of 28, she’s a pioneer for encouraging girls and women to get into the science, engineering and maths industries through her #Stemettes movement. Anne-Marie was visited by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on last year’s International Women’s Day, and regularly tweets inspirational messages to her 13,000 followers.
Follow her at @aimafidon
Who are your favourite inspirational businesswomen to follow on Twitter? Do you have a business-related #wcw or someone who always sparks #mondaymotivation, offering gems of #wednesdaywisdom?
Tweet us at @business_first with your suggestions of inspiration business tweeters!