Friday, 9 March 2012

International Women's Day: Won't You Tweet My Neighbor?

We all have an innate feeling of longing for the days where saying "hello" to your neighbor and complimenting them on their roses was the everyday norm. 

Yesterday, we here at @eGlobalLearning decided to do just that. 

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we dedicated our day of tweeting to a portion of the women that we have either had the pleasure of connecting with through social media or women who have caught our eye as global change agents. The opportunities for offering support are endless when it comes to connecting via social media. It’s a fantastic representation that even our competitors can be, and are, our colleagues.  

We recommend you follow each of these inspiring women. At the very least, we suggest you swing by their twitter profiles, listen to what they have to say, visit their websites, and even reach out to them if you feel moved to do so.

These female champions all had the courage to join the social media conversation. Anyone that takes the time to present themselves by saying "I am here, and I want to connect with you" should at the very least be acknowledged. We aimed for 75, but were inspired to include a couple of extra wonderful women for good luck! Our list is in no particular order.

  • @UN_Women - the UN entity for gender equality & women's empowerment. It was established to accelerate progress on meeting the needs of women & girls worldwide.
  • @MargaretAtwood- author 
  • @Hanigsberg- VP Administration & Finance at Ryerson University, mom of 3, wife of amazing guy, dog-owner, feminist, social media neophyte.
  • @TEDxWomen-  Features leading-edge innovators and powerful ideas from women and girls—and a few men too.
  • @GirlGuidesofCan -  Girl Guides of Canada is the leadership organization of choice for girls and women in Canada. Looking for Cookies? Check out our sister account @GirlGuideCookie
  • @GirlScouts- The official Girl Scouts of the USA twitter feed. We build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
  • @JudyBlume - Are You There, Twitter? It's Me, Judy
  • @CatalystInc- Working globally to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business.
  •  @3PlusInt- A professional network of Women Worth Knowing who support, mentor, promote & endorse each other to achieve their career goals. Game changers.
  • @DorothyDalton- International talent management strategist. Connects top organisations, people & opportunities. Coach. Co-founder 3Plus Intl. Loves words!
  •  @BizShrink- Leadership psychologist. Creating psychologically savvy leaders. Unstoppable force advancing women leaders. Love how you toss the wisdom around on your posts.
  • @TMODOM- Education and Diversity and Inclusion consultant; Coach; Educator; Passionate about issues of equity, diversity and community; Committed to health and wellness
  • @DebbiAlmontaser- Founding/former Principal of Khalil Gibran Int. Academy- Educator,interfaith bridgebuilder, and public speaker on ways to combat racism/bigotry.
  • @Pamela_Jeffery- Founder of the Women’s Executive Network™, Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ and the Canadian Board Diversity Council.
  • @WXN- Canada's most influential female audience and the country's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in the workplace
  • @theGlassHammer
  • @SevernSuzuki - I am a sustainability advocate, author, speaker, television host...and now a mother - yay! I am also @wecanada Champion in the lead-up to the Earth Summit 2012.
  • @TheBloggess- I have friends in spite of myself.
  • @vatosca- Canadian soprano. Wife, mother. Nature lover. Book lover.
  • @AnnaDeavereS- Actress and Playwright. Currently starring in Nurse Jackie on Showtime.
  • @MarionChapsal- Creative Public Speaking for Women Training, Coaching and Story-Telling Enthusiastic Speaker and Baker...5 Kids, Lover of Books, Comics, Poetry, Chocolate.
  • @Arie_Ball- VP Talent Acquisition at Sodexo, world leader in food and facilities mgt Interests incl. employer branding, recruitment, diversity &...... the Red Sox
  • @LynneSoraya- Woman with Asperger's - passionate about raising awareness about issues facing those of us living on the autism spectrum. Blogger for Psychology Today.
  • @theUrbanGrocer- Features cutting-edge foodstuffs from around the world.
  • @KristynWongTam- Councillor, Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale. Please send email correspondence to
  • @SenGillibrand- U.S. Senator from New York
  • @IyanlaVanzant- Founder of Inner Visions Institute is a Master Spiritual Life Coach and Spiritual Technician; National Best Selling Author and a Mad scrapbooker!
  • @RhondaBritten- Follow Me; passionate about helping you master your Fears! Tools to Turn the Life You've Got into the Life You Want!
  • @or_jimenez- Human Resources Professional | Non-Profit Higher Education | Diversity & Inclusion | Leadership & Organizational Development | MBA
  • @NikkiReneeSings-  Broadway singer/actress living the dream!
  • @FrankeJames- Artist & author of Bothered By My Green Conscience | Who cares about the Forest? | Six Tools for Climate Change Art + more...
  • @LindaHollier- Attempting to live life integrally and with mindfulness
  • @NareenYoung- CEO Diversity Council Australia ( Tweets about workplace, business and community diversity, Aboriginality and feminism.
  • @CaptionItWrite- Wife, mother, captioner, CART provider, advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • @JillianMichaels
  • @SKlopfer- Passionate about Civil Rights, Diversity, Social Media, eBooks. Publisher and author. Who Killed Emmett Till? (New murder mystery thriller coming soon.)
  • @Ritu_Bhasin- People Strategist. Diversity Specialist. Media Contributor. Public Speaker. Leadership Coach. Devout Yogini. Working to create an inclusive & empowered world.
  • @KimberleyLocke- Singer, songwriter, model, actress, American Idol finalist and TV personality Kimberley Locke. For booking please email
  • @MaryFWinters- Founder, Winters Group & @LetsTalkWork; Author, Workplace Wisdom for Boomers, Inclusion Starts With 'I', CEOs Who Get It; Diversity Expert; Workplace Authority 
  • @AmyBishopMusic- Singer/songwriter/all around nice gal - mother of three, too!
  • @MoxieExchange- We’re bold. We’re fun. We’re high impact. Moxie is a women's biz org where authentic, wicked-smart women share business savvy and drive business results!
  • @BrookGrahamltd- Brook Graham Ltd, global Diversity & Inclusion consultancy firm. We help organisations develop diverse talent and create truly inclusive workplace cultures.
  • @JenniferBrown- Founder/CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC) Artist, advocate, consultant, business owner passionate about creating more inclusive workplaces for all
  • @SandySharma_ - Real Estate Professional,Real Estate Appraiser,Associate Broker,member of REBGV,member of AIC,opinions expressed r my own
  • @Talent2050- Multicultural recruiter extraordinaire
  • @Zapwoman- Media relations manager at the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals
  • @RatnaOmi- President, Maytree Foundation - Interested in ideas, evidence, trends, and analysis on all things related to immigration, cities and diversity
  • @_SheSuccess- Empowering women to become a Powerful Force For Change. Stop Waiting... Now is Your Time
  • @Anne_McKevitt- Curious Adventurer in Life. I don't care about lipstick, shoes or celebs. I do care about how we treat the planet, each other & animals. Bona fide Entrepreneur.
  • @JustCoachIt- Helping clients transform communication, career or leadership challenges into solutions that take them fwd faster+ happier Coach-Speaker-Writer-WebTV Host
  • @AdventureNSW - Downhill & nordic skier, transsexual, intending asylum seeker (Canada) secretary, atheist, hitchhiker, poor outdoor adventurer.
  • @theMonkIMarried- Part love story part spiritual guide, Lessons from the Monk I Married, a memoir about my 15-year journey with my husband, is coming 4/3/2012 from Seal Press!
  • @TinaTinde- Diversity advisor in int org, single mom of 2, from Norway. Writing 1st novel, set in Cambodia. It's agony. Anthropologist, guest blogger
  • @XELLEMusic- XELLE is a new girl pop group made up of @MimiImfurst, @JCCassis and @RonyGoffer. XELLE is the new sound of pop.
  • @DBhasin-   Knowledge Enterpreneur with focus on Small Enterprises, Travel, Tourism, Hospitality for eLearning and emarketing
  • @VansonOT- Travelling enthusiast, Manager- Employer Relations-Talent Program ~ Diversity & Inclusion ~ volleyball nut :), loves hockey and married to a wonderful man!
  • @PrettyZoely- Me Myself and I
  • @SherriWrites- Multimedia reporter published in Essence, Heart&Soul, Ebony. Writes about health, race & more. Adjunct professor & PhD student @SyracuseU. Blog @BackboneWomen
  • @AccessTourismNZ- Disabilities, Accessible Tourism/Travel Inclusion/ Universal Design HumanRights, Boomers/Seniors, Rabid Curmudgeon; views my own. One day I'm going to travel!
  • @PepsiCoWIN- PepsiCo Women’s Inspiration Network is a network offering global female perspective through the involvement of experts, influencers & real women.
  • @JenniferSertl- Author-Strategy, Leadership & the Soul fostering corporate consciousness and the evolution of the human spirit . . . this is the age of resonance.
  • @Sue_Kate- Actor. Life-lover. Funnymaker. One year after joining twitter, I have a bio- Success! I talk to mops and make crafts out of ugly things. I'm a kooky lady!
  • @DrMayaAngelou- Poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, civil-rights activist, producer and director.
  • @TanTTLe
  • @BreneBrown- I'm a vulnerability researcher at the U of Houston. I study authenticity, shame, empathy, and courage. Book: THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION.
  • @ChrisTinaFoxx- Chris Tina Bruce is a Transgender Bodybuilder, Fitness Consultant and Spokesperson. Together we can cultivate change.
  • @140SocialWomen- 50 Women: chosen for their personal work ethics to change society & advance our global #culture(s). We salute sustainable socialgood.
  • @GailSimmons- Always Hungry. The official Twitter page for Gail Simmons.
  • @Tara_Costa- Tara was on @NBC's @BiggestLoserNBC Loser is over, but Tara's life has just begun! She left finance to get a MS in Phys Ed & began a charity @InspireChangeTC
  • @ChristineKorda- VP Community Engagement-ShesConnected. Over 15 years of Digital and 10 years of Social Media experience.
  • @GayleLemmon- Journalist, Author of NYT Best Seller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and Deputy Director of Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • @Tavitulle- Blobber and founding EIC of
  • @AmyPurdyGurl- Fembot and speaker who loves life, music, art and nature! Snowboarder and co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports.
  • @AmazingWomen- Celebrates, motivates & inspires. Loves amazing women & those who appreciate them. Rocks, rocks, rocks!
  • @DocMarion- #1 Best-Selling Author Doctor of Holistic Healing, Metaphysician, Psychotherapist , Reiki Master
  • @RealNichelle- Actress / Producer / Singer / Writer
  • @ClassicalBeat- The classical music critic of The Washington Post.
"I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?"
 - Mother Teresa 

(Are there women that use Twitter that you garner inspiration from?  Feel free to let us know in the comment section under this blog! Great opportunity to showcase the women using Twitter that you adore!)

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