By Natalie MacNeil (Co-Founder, YEC Women)
The following answers are provided by YEC Women. Co-Founded by Natalie MacNeil and Scott Gerber, YEC Women is an initiative of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs.
The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment and provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business’s development and growth.
Follow Randi Zuckerberg at @RandiZuckerberg
“She may have a famous entrepreneurial last name, but Randi Zuckerberg, older sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is making a name for herself as a founder in her own right. She regularly tweets about her new venture R to Z Media, cool events in the entrepreneur community, and fascinating interviews with thought-leaders from Government, Tech and Entertainment.”
— Doreen Bloch (CEO, Poshly)
“Gina Bianchini, the former co-founder and CEO of Ning who has now created Mightybell (a social platform for the completion of “experiences”) is an absolute Silicon Valley powerhouse and dispenses very real advice and perspectives on her Twitter feed.”
— Caroline Ghosn (Founder, The Levo League)
“What can I say about Danielle? She’s the empress of authenticity in love, life and entrepreneurship — and her wildly loyal followers adore her for it. She writes regularly (and powerfully) at White Hot Truth.”
— Amanda Aitken (Creator, The Girl’s Guide to Web Design)
“Pamela Slim, author of “Escape from Cubicle Nation,” is for many of us “the Auntie of the Internet.” She is warm, generous, insightful, and insanely helpful when it comes to overcoming challenges and striking out on your own as a successful entrepreneur.”
— Jenny Blake (Author, Life After College)
“Becky McCray runs a whole list of businesses, all at once, from a town in Oklahoma you’ve never heard of. She tweets about the “get your hands” dirty aspects of business that you don’t always hear from run of the mill CEOs.”
— Thursday Bram (Principal, Hyper Modern Consulting)
“From Hollywood to full-time entrepreneur, Sarah Shaw is a true meaning of the word ‘go-getter.’ She educates, makes you laugh and is there to help answer any questions that upcoming entrepreneurs have.”
— Ashley Bodi (Co-Founder, Business Beware)
“I’ve always admired Tory for her drive and ambition. She took an idea for a business (not directly related to her career path at the time) and turned it into a successful venture — and hopes to help others do the same.”
— Heather Huhman (Founder & President, Come Recommended)
“Tara is leading the You-Economy and she discusses the intersection between what your business brings to the world and what your customers are looking for. She’s the author of “The Art of Earning” and tweets great resources on a regular basis.”
— Nathalie Lussier (CEO, Nathalie Lussier Media)
“Lisa Nicole Bell is an incredible female entrepreneur who is spreading hope and empowerment to women all over the world with her @InspiredGirls and @LegacyLetters initiatives. I’m honored to follow her on Twitter and most of all to call her a friend.”
— Elizabeth Saunders (Founder, Real Life E)
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About the guest blogger: Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award winning Producer at the digital media company she co-founded, Imaginarius. She passionately works to get more women into business in her role as Co-Founder of YEC Women with Scott Gerber and through her blog, She Takes on the World. Natalie is frequently quoted and interviewed in the media discussing entrepreneurship, personal branding for women, and new media. Follow her on Twitter at @nataliemacneil.