Some Women Worth Following on Twitter
Desiree Rogers (@IAMthatDesiree)—Desiree is an accomplished woman with a killer wardrobe. I first became familiar with Desiree when she was the social secretary for the White House during the first half of President Obama’s first term. I’ve read about her wardrobe in Vogue. I have also learned that she is as shrewd as she is stylish. I got the privilege of meeting her in Pittsburgh last year at an event an can attest that she may have the most beautiful skin in the world! She describes herself as “CEO, Johnson Publishing Company | Former White House Social Secretary for President Obama | Mother”
Marissa Mayer (@marissamayer) is the CEO of Yahoo. At 37, Marissa made history as becoming one of the youngest CEOs of a major company and one of the few women in that role. Then, she shocked the world by doing something that women have been doing since the beginning of time, she got pregnant! Marissa has continued to shock and amaze us by her comments about motherhood and returning to work after taking a meager two weeks of maternity leave. Vogue also reports that she has a killer wardrobe! She describes herself as merely, “@yahoo”. I guess that’s all she has to say about that!
Penny Herscher (@pennyherscher) is a blogger like me and more! She is CEO ofFirstRain, a very cool company that is a pioneer and leader in Enterprise Customer Intelligence delivery. She also describes herself as “FirstRain CEO. Passionate about customer delight, women's rights and Rome. Techie, traveler, swimmer; friend, wife, mother.” (http://pennyherscher.
Sallie Krawcheck (@SallieKrawcheck) is incredibly accomplished and she’s a mom. She inspires me and the posts she writes for LinkedIn speak to the challenges that women face in the workplace and challenges industry to think differently about the notion of “equality”. She describes herself as “Past head of Merrill Lynch & Smith Barney ....past research analyst.....current mom....current crazed UNC basketball fan”
Sheryl Sandberg (@Sheryl Sandberg). Sheryl is the COO of Facebook and is a billionaire! If her net worth isn’t impressive enough, she has managed to maintain a marriage and become a mother during the course of her career. She also believes in work/life balance and reportedly leaves the office at 5:30PM every evening so that she can have dinner with her family. She describes herself as “Facebook, mother of 2, wife of awesome guy, friend to many great women”