In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m celebrating by introducing you to some of the most badass business women I know.

These ladies are at the top of their game, to the point where they make my game stronger.

They’ve got a thing or three to teach you, too – each is a bonafide expert in their respective fields, ranging from biohacking to systems development. Side note: investing in stronger systems and SOPs last year has made my work life SO much easier this year…hit up Kronda for more info on that.

I’ve included their LinkedIn links (go connect!), their Facebook groups (come join us!), free offers they’ve got for you (check them out!) as well as what you can buy from them.

First up, I’m excited to introduce you to Jamie Broadnax <img role=

Yep, that’s Jamie casually hanging out with Oprah (I told you this was going to be a legit list of <img role=” ladies!)

Jamie’s the creator of the online community for Black women called Black Girl Nerds (join their email list here). In addition to the Oprah connection, Shonda Rhimes listed Jamie’s Twitter account as one of her favorites to follow.

She’s a member of the Critics Choice Association and the executive producer of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.

Follow her everywhere:

Twitter: @blackgirlnerds @jamiebroadnax

Instagram: blackgirlnerds

Facebook: blackgirlnerds

YouTube Channel: Black Girl Nerds

Hit up her Teepublic Store for merch, and the Black Girl Nerds Patreon for more killer content.

You’ve gotta meet my friend Kristin Weitzel <img role=

Fun fact about Kristin: we’ve been friends for the better part of a decade, and the last time we were hanging together in Amsterdam she got me to take a 6-minute ice bath live for the Workationing podcast (listen to me scream on Spotify here – I go in at the 15 minute mark).

In addition to being the founder of Warrior Woman Mode and host of the WELLPOWER Podcast, Kristin transforms professional women into healthy powerhouses, regardless of age or fitness level, with nutrition, fitness and biohacking.

Here’s the awesome freebie Kristin has for you:

If Kristin can get me into biohacking, she can get you into it too.

Click here get her list of 7 Best At-Home Biohacks, along with access to guided breath work, cold exposure <img role=” and more.

Follow her everywhere:


The Warrior Woman Mode website


What you can buy from her:

Kristin’s 30-day Warrior Woman Nutrition Meal Plan just launched, and you can get it now for $67.

Here’s why you should know Stephanie Solheim <img role=

Stephanie Solheim is a marketing wiz with a heart of gold. Last year, when the reality of COVID-19 set in, business owners began to scramble. Stephanie stepped up in the midst of the turmoil.

Between courses, seminars, pro bono and heavily discounted work, she was able to help over 45 women-owned businesses pivot and enhance their online presence to keep their businesses up and running <img role=

Stephanie helps business owners establish or enhance their website presence through building visually stunning and operationally effective websites. To learn more about her award-winning website and digital marketing company, Toledo Web Designers, click here.

The value-packed freebies she has for you:

Stephanie Solheim founded Women in Marketing, a multi platform networking group for women in all marketing fields as well as women business owners who need help leveling up their own marketing efforts.

Her Facebook Group has over 20,000 extremely engaged members (click the link to become one of them!). In the group, she frequently hosts chats and workshops with experts on topics that are topical and relevant to the group. It is her plan to increase the benefits for this completely free and open global networking group.

What you can buy from her:

Stephanie offers a broad range of digital marketing services to ensure your business isn’t only visible, but that it’s projected in the best possible light. Some of those services include:

SEO, Website Security, Copywriting & Website Design

Stephanie has been featured in Toledo Parent, Toledo City Paper, The Blade, SideGains and others. Her agency, Toledo Web Designers, won the Best of Toledo 2020 award for best web designer/developer. To get a free consultation with Stephanie, please reach out to her here.

Hannah Dixon can solve MANY of your problems <img role=

Need help finding a virtual assistant, and not sure where to start? Or, would you like to get work as a high-paid virtual assistant?

Either way, Hannah Dixon’s got you covered.

Hannah Dixon is a Virtual Assistant Coach & Match-Maker running one of the largest and longest running VA training platforms, Digital Nomad Kit. She’s trained over 12,000 VAs who go on to work with top entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

Hannah focuses on creating standards of excellence in the remote work space with regards to ethical pay, diversity, and creating meaningful communities. This has elevated her position as the go-to person for hiring ethically and intelligently.

After 13 years of continuous travel, she’s a staple in the digital nomad scene and has been featured in The James Altucher Report, iNews, Thrive Global, DNX and numerous other media outlets and stages on travel and entrepreneurship.

The value-packed freebies she has for you:

Get her beginners guide to Virtual Assistance here. If you’re looking for a way to monetize the skills you already have, this guide will point you on the right track – and a few steps more.

Click here to get on the waitlist for her famous free 5 Day VA Challenge, a fully comprehensive VA training course in it’s own right. She’ll be running a round again in May!

Looking to hire ethically and intelligently? Get your VA job ads in front of some most sought after Virtual Assistants out there with her free job placement service (this is what I used to quickly source highly talented VAs for The Content Factory).

Join her Facebook group Next Level Virtual Assistants right here.

Looking to get more remote work? Hanna’s 15/15 experiment can get you there, fast.

Hannah’s superpower is her ability to land dream clients and helping others to do the same.

She’s running a $97 group program in mid-April called The 15/15 Client Acquisition Experiment. It’s 15 action-packed days where you’ll be given 15 detailed ways to help you land your first or next client.

By taking part you’re also likely to land collaborations, media wins, grow your audience and network, and come away with a good understanding of how you can effectively show up in your business on a consistent basis. Join her group Next Level Virtual Assistants where she’ll be dropping the registration link this week.

You’re going to LOVE Cepee Tabibian <img role=

I first met Cepee Tabibian via the Workationing podcast – like Hannah and me, she’s also a world traveler <img role=

Cepee’s the founder of She Hit Refresh, the only online community for women age 30 and over who want to break free from a life of routine and start a life of travel—specifically to move abroad or travel the world long-term.

Cepee successfully guides her 6,500+ members who are looking to make a big shift in their lives via her Facebook community, She Hit Refresh Podcast, annual Morocco retreats, online course called #MAKEITHAPPEN, and her new digital book I’m Outta Here! An American’s Ultimate Visa Guide to Living in Europe.

Whether it’s speaking at Google for Startups on reinventing your life to a feature in Forbes to talk about moving to Europe, her own journey of moving from Texas to Spain at 35 years old serves as an example, inspiring women of all ages, to take imperfect action to make their dream a reality.

The value-packed freebies she has for you:

Cepee has helped thousands of women hit refresh on their lives! Join her free She Hit Refresh Facebook community to connect with thousands of women around the world who are leaving a life of convention and find resources, practical tips, and moral support to help you start planning your refresh.

What you can buy from her:

If you are interested in moving to Europe check out her new digital book I’m Outta Here! An American’s Ultimate Visa Guide to Living in Europe. This 150+ page book reveals the 16 easiest countries to move to in Europe and provides in-depth information on over 50 viable visas that will help you make long-term living abroad a reality.

Do you want to learn how to become a European Union (EU) citizen? If your lineage comes from a variety of European countries, then there’s a relatively easy and inexpensive way for you to get European citizenship by descent. Learn more in her new guide How to Get European Citizenship by Descent in 28 Countries.

Here’s why you need to know Amber Powers <img role=

Amber Powers is President of Powers Digital Marketing, and Founder of the Shop From Her Directory.

Amber started her first business in 2003, but after her divorce in 2005, her business failed and she found herself penniless and homeless for a short time. With the love and support from amazing friends, she picked herself back up and started from scratch.

She now runs multiple 6-figure businesses and is a bad-ass, wordsmithing copywriter.

The value-packed freebies she has for you:

You may sign up for your free Shop From Her Directory listing by visiting Amber knows that we all start somewhere, so businesses with and without marketing budgets will always have a free option available to them.

Currently, Shop From Her is only in the account creation process, so once you create your account, they will reach out to you once the platform is ready to fully launch. At that point, you will be able to peruse the new platform, build out your profile, network with other awesome women in a Reddit-style forum and learn from other business owners!

You may also join Amber’s high-integrity (no/low SPAM, no MLM, no cryptocurrency) Facebook Group, Women Business Owners Supporting Women Business Owners. This group is all about relationship building, networking without promoting and relationship marketing.

What you can buy from her:

Amber was recognized as one of the Top 100 Content Marketers in the US. What that means is that she writes content that supports your business in a compelling way. Some of the ways she does this is through:

  • Email marketing copy
  • Webpage copy
  • Blogging
  • Writing for social media channels
  • Landing page copy
  • Biography (short and long form) rewrites
  • Script writing (for webinars, HR videos and more)

All proposals from Amber are customized to the clients needs and budget. To request more information or to set up an appointment, please click this link.

Here’s why I’m excited to introduce you to Jessica Stahl <img role=

Jessica Stahl is the Tinder swiping, taboo-breaking artist behind @vanillacooldance – a webcomic on Instagram. She’s also a real-life friend of mine, who Kristin Weitzel and I are still trying to talk into an ice bath <img role=

Vanilla Cool Dance originally started as a diary in doodles, where Jessica would transform her terrible dates into funny content, it has since evolved to not only cover the tragedy of modern dating and awkward interpersonal situations, but to also break down taboos about female sexuality, equal pleasure and shame. Something that Jessica is extremely passionate about.

With over 900 comics and counting, she draws inspiration from her own life and from the hundreds of submissions she receives weekly from her global Cool Dancer community of 34k+ engaged followers.

WOMAN Magazine fittingly names her “The Tinder Picasso,” and she has been featured in publications such as Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Grazia and Livingly.

The value-packed freebies she has for you:

Jessica will have you scrolling for days through hundreds of empowering and dry-witted vanillacooldance comics.

Going beyond the comic itself, each week on her platform, she dives deeper into a specific topic for #YourStorySunday with her community. Opening up conversations surrounding topics from gaslighting to love bombing and toxic relationships to attachment styles.

In need of some cheeky, empowering and hysterical content? Follow @vanillacooldance.

What you can buy from her:

Looking for a fun gift? Check out her freshly launched webshop for mugs, tote bags, prints and more.

Want to say hello or team up for a badass project? Jessica is always on the lookout for new creators and brands to collaborate with. Click here to get in touch.

Struggling with systems and SOPs? You’ve gotta meet Kronda Adair <img role=

I first met Kronda via Facebook, where her #RIPtoYourExcuses live videos and posts struck a chord with me. Join her Service CEOs: Systemizing for Profit Facebook group, and I’m sure you’ll find her content will resonate with you, too.

Kronda Adair is the founder of Karvel Digital, an agency that helps mission-driven service-based businesses automate their marketing to create a predictable sales pipeline.

If you’ve been struggling to automate your marketing and streamline your processes, Kronda should be your go-to person for making your life easier.

The value-packed freebie she has for you:

Kronda’s the host of the Begin as You Mean to Go On podcast (Apple Podcasts, Spotify), and every episode has actionable information that you can leverage to automate more aspects of your business.

Just think of what you’ll do with all of the extra time you have on your hands!

What you can buy from her:

For just $27, you can get access to Kronda’s Pot ‘O’ Gold Content Marketing Database (get this now, before the price goes up!).

Here’s why I want to introduce you to Monique Melton <img role=

Monique Melton is a highly sought-after anti-racism educator, published author, international speaker, and host of the Shine Brighter Together podcast. She is also the founder of Shine Brighter Together, which is a community dedicated to Black liberation.

She travels the world speaking at conferences and events on topics related to anti-racism, personal growth, diversity, and relationships. She’s been published in magazines, featured in blogs and podcasts, and has touched the lives of people all over the world.

She is a natural big-bold dreamer and a deeply rooted woman of faith who believes it’s not all about your comfort, but it’s about your growth.

The value-packed freebie she has for you:

Sign up for Monique’s email list to get some Shine in your inbox. Join the community to receive inspiration and encouragement to build healthy relationships and do the heart work for true diverse unity.

Follow Monique on Instagram to be inspired, challenged, and to build community.

What you can buy from them:

The Pursue Black Liberation 21 Day Challenge is designed to build a daily practice of anti-racism centered in Black liberation. This challenge can provide a starting place in this life-long journey, thus the work must continue on, far beyond these 21 days. If you’re ready to stop making excuses and start making changes, then this challenge is for you.

Check out Monique’s shop for carefully curated self-paced resources on anti-racism. The self-paced resources in clude “previously recorded live” classes, a course “The Shine Box”, and workbooks to support you in your journey of doing this work with more clarity, confidence, and commitment.

For customized training and programs, learn how else you can work with Monique. And remember, “eliminate racism, not carbs.”

Here’s why I want to introduce you to Samantha Pennington <img role=

Samantha Pennington is the founder and CEO of Oree Virtual, a full-service digital agency for women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ folks, and other underrepresented changemakers that want to shift the status quo and become the majority in business and leadership.

This sci-fi and fantasy novel obsessed, revolutionarily inclined, and oh so queer entrepreneur is also the other co-founder of Sisters in SEO.

The value-packed freebie she has for you:

Check out her blog post The #1 Way to Support Women Entrepreneurs. Spoiler, the #1 most effective way you can support women entrepreneurs is to GIVE WOMEN YOUR MONEY.

If you’ve been interested in learning more about search engine optimization or you have expertise to share, be sure you join Sisters in SEO – skill sharing & networking for women & the gender diverse.

What you can buy from them:

Over 4 billion people spend an average of 6+ hours online every single day. If you want your business to have an impact, you need to have a strong online presence.

Samantha helps her clients build a strong online presence with brand authority, trust, and visibility by focusing on the following:

  • A professional, responsive website
  • Clear brand strategy
  • Intentional designs
  • SEO that gets Google to notice
  • Content that brings your audience in and keeps them coming back for more

Interested? Book a Discovery Call with her.

Here’s why I want to introduce you to Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez<img role=

Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez is a nationally-recognized millennial money expert and author. She’s a prolific writer who covers women, money, power and ambition.

(Fun side note: I originally met Stefanie in Medellin, Colombia, when she came to a networking brunch I hosted.)

She’s also the cost of Real Simple Magazine’s upcoming “Money Confidential” podcast, and the founder of Statement Cards, a line of greeting cards that celebrates milestones beyond marriage and motherhood.

Stefanie’s work & advice has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, USA Today, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and more. A go-to millennial expert, Stefanie has appeared on ABC World News, Yahoo Finance, CBSN, Fox & Friends, Fox Business, Bloomberg, The Dr Oz Show, The Doctors and local news stations around the US.

The value-packed freebie she has for you:

Check out her new Money Confidential Podcast (Apple Podcasts, Spotify).

What you can buy from them:

Statement Cards celebrate the ambitious women in your life, with cards for events like paying off your student loans, nabbing a raise, and buying your own place.

Have we met yet?

Allow me to introduce myself <img role=

My name is Kari DePhillips and I’m the founder and 10-year CEO of The Content Factory, a digital PR agency that specializes in search engine optimization (SEO).

I’m also the co-host of the Workationing podcast (Spotify, Apple Podcasts) and the co-founder of Sisters in SEO, the largest network of women and gender diverse peeps in a 70% male-dominated industry.

Thrive Global named me a “limit-breaking female founder,” NBC News called me a “CEO who takes job perks to the max” and Glamour magazine titled me a “digital nomad role model.”

I’ve also been named one of the Top 3 Women in SEO.

The value-packed freebies I have for you:

The Content Factory and our clients are regularly featured everywhere from Fast Company to Forbes – that’s me with Steve Forbes, celebrating his 70th birthday in Las Vegas <img role=

Want to steal some of my strategy? Check out this complete guide to HARO and “borrow” the free reporter pitch template linked in the article.

Looking to rank #1 for high-conversion search terms? I’ve got you covered with The Only Guide to SEO Keyword Research You’ll Ever Need.

What you can buy from me:

The Content Factory represents clients ranging from Astroglide to enterprise-level SaaS platforms, and I’ve got multiple billion-dollar companies as current clients <img role=

Click here to inquire about TCF’s company’s services, and click here to book hourly consulting directly with me.

Want the best SEO training you can find online? My team and I have trained thousands of people how to effectively target and rank for top search terms that drive sales.

Join Rise & Convert to learn how to drastically increase your sales via organic search traffic – on an ongoing basis!

I’m so grateful to have these amazing women in my network, and to introduce you to them.

My personal and professional life is so much better with these ladies in it, and I’m sure you’ll get great value out of connecting with them too.

By Kari DePhillips

  1. This is is such a great list of women to follow, and I'm glad to be introduced for the first time to many of them! Thank you for providing this list as I'd love to follow them and what they're each doing in their businesses. It is also wonderful to meet you, Kari!

    1. So glad you found this resource helpful – I can confirm all of the people on this list are awesome at what they do 🙂

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