7 Successful, Independent Women to Follow This International Women’s Day
March is the month of the woman and with International Women’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d spread some love and positivity. The 8th of March is a day to celebrate all achievements of women, whether that be socially, politically, culturally or economically.
If you’re in need of some motivation and inspiration, then look no further! These days, Instagram is full to the brim of successful and independent women, so we’ve compiled a list of some of our faves. We always turn to these accounts when we’re in need of a pick-me-up. It’s all about girl power!
I don’t think I can even put into words how unbelievable 2019 has been and the places it has taken me 🥰 I started the year at university living in my lil room and spent the first 2 months writing a dissertation every 2 weeks… lol I had one company that had made a very good amount of money but honestly it had very little scope to scale I made a lot of youtube videos and had a whole lot of cognitive dissonance in some of my work and lifestyle habits regarding sustainability and ethics I ended the year with 3 new companies, combined sales now of $7.6m over the past 8, 7 and 3 months, hundreds of thousands of new customers, offices, teams and a very small imposter syndrome filled me. I was awarded NatWest’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for London (!!!) Oh, and @wearetala did it’s first ever £1m month yesterday. On the personal side I bought a beautiful home in london with every penny of my own money (@chezgrez), designed the hell out of some renovations, pulled each and every hair out of my pea head and now we’re on the home straight! 🏡 I climbed a 13,000ft active volcano to watch the next door active volcano erupt and I feel like that’s a very accurate representation of the rest of my year too 🌋 I gave a loving home to a very fluffy chicken nugget who makes me smile and leave the house when I usually spend weeks on end with my head down and pen in hand, cancelling everything until a project is done. He has lit up my life 🍗 I graduated Oxford with my honours degree that will magically become a masters degree in 3 years, and I’d bloody well hope so after 5 dissertations, 3 years of 5-10,000 words per week and taking 100% of my 3 year degree in 10 days 🤓 I’ve made friends, I’ve lost friends, I’ve realised a lot of my fatal flaws and I’ve decided to change a lot going into the 2020 work year, to become a better person, business owner and to combat the host of issues women in business face 🥵 All in all, its been a big hard year but by far the most rewarding and genuinely inconceivable of my life, and I cannot imagine what any other year could do to top it. But I guess we’ll find out because we just getting started 🤪 What are your resolutions?
The ultimate girl boss. Grace fast became one of the most sought-after fitness influencers online and took the industry by storm, all whilst studying for a law degree at Oxford University. Proving that girls really can do it all, Grace graduated from university and turned her passion and side project into an empire. Grace is the founder of three brands, B_ND, TALA and Shreddy, - providing consumers with premium quality gym equipment, high-performance, ethical sportswear and even a fitness app. In 2019, Grace won the Natwest’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the influence she has had on sustainable fashion. All of this was achieved by the young age of 23!
Taking over the fashion industry, Victoria Magrath has a PhD in fashion and has gone on to sit in the front row at fashion weeks all around the world. Followed by thousands with an award-winning blog, a best-selling fashion book and a string of hugely successful brand collaborations, there seemingly isn’t anything that Vic can’t do. Inspiring thousands of women from around the world, Vic is a fashion force to be reckoned with.
I believe there are four layers that make up you, me, your sister, your boss, your colleague, your therapist, your teacher, your coach... & that’s what shaped the book. We start zoomed in, at the core of us all - our insides... what I like to call our ‘juicy bits’. The bits we find once we peel back all the outside layers & delve deep into our centre – our brains. Our brain’s function is to think – she’s the powerhouse, she’s the boss, she’s got endless feelings, emotions, thoughts likes, dislikes... all disrupted by a cocktail of hormones, our uniquely curated personalities. Throughout the book I’ve injected interactive elements to help you explore & express yourselves. You can be the architect of your own story, page by page. I believe the more we get to know ourselves, the stronger our relationships with ourselves. Every day is an experiment – notice when you’re feeling the happiest version of yourself. Remember who you were with, remember what you were doing, remember where you were. I want you to get to know what makes your heart feel full 🤍 preorder by clicking dat link in my bio
The epitome of all things happiness and positivity, Chessie King is an influencer that everyone needs to follow for a spot of inspiration. Authentic and honest, Chessie is a breath of fresh air, continuing to break up our seemingly perfect Instagram feeds. Encouraging women to love and embrace their bodies, Chessie is often found dancing around like nobody’s watching, sharing unfiltered snaps in her bikini. Flying the flag for women everywhere, Chessie is the Queen of female empowerment and is about to release her very first book, all about the truths of being a female, titled Be Your Own Best Friend.
Lucy has made her mark as a business woman and entrepreneur within the health and fitness industry after she launched her very own brand, Results Wellness Lifestyle, formerly known as Results With Lucy. She’s created a safe and supportive space for both men and women wanting to embark upon a fitness journey. Promoting self-love, Lucy has shared her pregnancy with her millions of followers, encouraging others to embrace their new body shape. Alongside this, Lucy has shared pregnancy-safe workouts to keep everybody happy and healthy. We’re sure she will continue to be an independent powerhouse as she becomes a first-time mum.
So in two month's time I'm running the London marathon. I'm not going to lie, I'm shitting it. 💩 It will be my third London marathon, but the first I've run since sepsis. I won't make excuses, but for one reason or another I've been bad at running and I've been on two runs this entire year. The one thing that motivated me to run is music, and I've really found it hard to find a good running playlist. So I need your help. What songs do you listen to when you run? I'm going to make a big mix, and I'd love your input, because at the moment I look through the Spotify playlist and find no inspo. What songs do you listen to when you run? 🎶 Oh and also, just a reminder that this body ran the last marathon in 4 hours, And pretty much lived off pasta and crisps. So let's stop judging people's health on their body type because in the last year I can assure you I drunk and ate more than most people and no one questioned my health. ✌️ #londonmarathon #noretouching
Ashley James is a popular presenter, DJ and influencer and over recent years, she has become a voice for female empowerment and body positivity. Fiercely independent and successful, Ashley is a firm believer that sexiness is a state of mind and not an exterior shell. Ashley preaches that women should look at the positives that surround themselves and their bodies as opposed to picking apart their flaws. This is the kind of positivity we need on our Instagram feeds!
Olivia Bowen is Love Island royalty and since leaving the villa, she has become a social media icon. She really can do it all - running a business, renovating a house, looking after two gorgeous pups and being one of the most sought-after influencers online, Olivia proves that anything is possible. Although her feed may be filled with gorgeous holiday snaps and luxurious outfits, Olivia is honest with her fans and documents the lows, as well as all of life’s highs. This is exactly what we need to see across social media.
A regular on TV and radio, Laura Whitmore is now appearing a lot more on social media and we are thrilled! With a strong and independent personality, Laura isn’t afraid to speak the truth and stand up for what she believes in - which is super refreshing to see! An advocate for being kind to yourself and others, Laura uses her platforms to promote exactly that. Not to mention she is the Queen of the power suit - where can we get one?