Women have been revolutionizing the hell out of digital business lately. I’m going to cut straight to the chase and give you the inside scoop on 4 of the top women in marketing and business who inspire me the most right now. I’ve been acquainted with these women and their businesses for at least 6 months and I never get tired of hearing what they have to say. So many people are shaking over Google’s algorithms and search updates, but these women will not be moved. Why? Because their eyes are on bigger and better things – things that outlast any business fad or marketing hype.
These women are the REAL DEAL. Bask in their ambiance.
Note: The order in which I discuss these women has NO correlation to any sort of preference. I really love them all!
“I often say if Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, Oprah and Jay-Z had a love child, it would be me.” – Marie Forleo
Marie Forleo is a born-and-bred Jersey Girl who’s never allowed traditional ideas of what one “should” do designate her path in life. As a self-proclaimed “multipassionate” entrepreneur, Forleo’s passions include hip-hop, dance, business, and women’s empowerment. Her business started from scratch with nothing more than “passion, a laptop and a dream,” which she has transformed into a “multimillion dollar socially conscious empire.”
Why I Love Marie: Marie is the real deal when it comes to bootstrapping and breaking through boundaries. She encourages everyone to dream big, and provides daily actions everyone can take for measurable results. Furthermore, I’ve met her in person at Danielle LaPorte’s Fire Starter Sessions Launch Party in NYC and she’s as authentic live and direct as she is on her hit business show, Marie TV. (New episodes every Tuesday).
Get More Marie:
- Marie Forleo’s Official Site
- Twitter: @MarieForleo
- Facebook: Marie Forleo
- Interview: ClickBank Insider Radio Podcast
- Make Every Man Want You – Amazon* (affiliate link)
“You might also hear about my fetish for pilots, my travel escapades, and/or my fear of purple velour.” - Ash Ambirge
Ash Ambirge is the former publicist of AWeber, a highly popular email marketing provider, as well as advertising sales executive for large multi-national online companies. “I’ve been around the business block enough times to make a few heads spin,” she admits. Currently residing in Chile, Ambirge’s blog, The Middle Finger Project, has a cult following whose legion grows every day. Foul-mouthed, raw and witty, Ambirge douses the idea of plain jane marketing with flammable agents and sets it on fire. She’s also a web copywriter who’s business is available for select businesses only.
Why I Love Ash: Ash has gone from rags to riches – literally – at least twice in her life. Her story, outlined in 67 Emotions, demonstrates her pure talent for providing readers an experience through words alone that pull you into her life as if you’re right there next to her. One minute she’s so spunky you’re not sure if you should trust her, and the next she’s dazzling you with accomplishments that most people “figure” it would take years to accumulate. In other words, she’s made herself the reason she gets out of bed in the morning… and she’s having the time of her life not only doing it, but inspiring others to do the same as well.
Get More Ash:
- Ash Ambirge’s Official Site
- Twitter: @TMFProject
- Facebook: The Middle Finger Project
- BlogCast FM: Ash Ambirge Podcast
“Unpopular thoughts and blunt advice delivered.” - Erika Napoletano
An occasional redhead myself, I take a special liking to this Denver-based media maven. An outspoken badass, Erika’s personality is as spitfire, feisty and unapologetic as her sexy flame-colored red hair. Erika once split her blogs into two separate domains until she realized merging them both would allow her to create a truly tuned in audience that looks forward to hearing her words on life, business and other topics. Creating fame through unpopularity is her thing – and being a black sheep isn’t an issue. If anything, reading her book, The Power of Unpopular, can help you carve out ways to create a tribe of people totally tuned into your brand as well. Oh, and who can forget her timely articles on Entrepreneur?
Why I Love Erika: She’s a redhead. She doesn’t hold back. She’s very interactive on Twitter – and her snark is fantastic, especially if you catch her at the right moment. Oh – and did I mention she loves the F-word? Spectacular.
Get More Erika:
- Erika Napoletano’s Official Site
- Twitter: @RedHeadWriting
- Facebook: Red Head Writing
- Entrepreneur Magazine – Author Profile
- Interview: Why Unpopular Brands Rule – MarketingProfs Podcast
- The Power of Unpopular – Amazon* (affiliate link)
“I believe in the creative power of pleasure.” – Danielle LaPorte
Danielle LaPorte is a business consultant, digital shaman and top-selling author of her recent book, The Fire Starter Sessions. Serene, creative and spiritual, Danielle’s piercing blue eyes and zen tone of voice quickly dissipate any perception of quirkiness you might have felt about her messages the second you come into contact with them. Quiet and confident in her delivery, the self-assured presence Danielle has informs you that she’s been there and done that when it comes to dealing with tragedies and positive breakthroughs in business. Her insight actually compels you to dig deeper and think truthfully and authentically to manifest your best life and business from the inside out – no matter where you’re starting from.
Why I Love Danielle: Danielle delivers the goods in a manner that’s seriously, sexy, soulful and sensual. She’s literally sex syrup on business waffles. You need her and you wonder where you’ve been all this time when you finally connect with her message. If you’re in tune with your sensual side at all hours of the day, and aren’t ashamed of anyone whose sensual vibes are at their highest 24/7, you’ll love this Canadian business mama too.