In the last few days, I’ve encountered some things where men are the only reference point. Here are some smart people: list of men. Here are some books you should read: only male authors. Here are some people to follow on Twitter: only men. Usually, it’s been men who’ve done this, but not always. And sometimes those references are to people I know and admire, and sure, read their book or follow them on Twitter. But also diversify. Women, smart women, often don’t put themselves out there as much as men, sometimes out of fear, and sometimes out of lack of time, and sometimes out of a choice of what to prioritize. Find some women to include in your Twitter feed, blog and book reading, and people to seek advice from.
Want some suggestions? Here are a few:
- Audrey Watters (@audreywatters)
- Leslie Madsen-Brooks (@lesliemb)
- Maggie Powers (@mpowers3)
- Janet Stemwedel (@docfreeride)
- Laura McKenna (@laura11d)
- Lisa Palmieri (@Learn21Tech)
Leave your suggestions in the comments. I’m always looking for more!