The Top #Nifty50 Women Writers on Twitter for 2013

October 28, 2013

Each year, the #Nifty50 awards honor 50 men and 50 women who actively engage on Twitter. 2011 was the inaugural year. In 2012, the #Nifty50 recognized the top men and women on Twitter in the technology realm.

The #Nifty50 Women Writers on Twitter for 2013The purpose of the award is to acknowledge the contributions of honorees to their fields, as well as their level of engagement on Twitter; to encourage interaction with these leaders; and to expand social networks. When the timing is right, the #Nifty50 will be expanded to include an element of social good—the #Nifty50 Kids project, which will provide access to advanced technologies for low-income children.

This year’s #Nifty50 highlights men and women who write—more specifically, who regularly produce some form of business-related online content (blog posts, news articles, videos, infographics, etc.)—and who actively engage on Twitter. The honorees include both full-time (e.g., journalists, authors, or PR professionals) and part-time writers (e.g., bloggers).

Since the first awards, the #Nifty50 hashtag has been tweeted and retweeted nearly 7,000 times, with a total exposure of more than 50 million people, according to Topsy. The #Nifty50 was also featured in the new book by Mark (@mnburgess) and Cheryl Burgess (@ckburgess), The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, August 2013) How Great Companies Make Social Media Work – Success Lessons from IBM, AT&T, Dell, Cisco, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, and Domo on building a social culture.

For 2013, we’re pleased to honor 50 women (below) and 50 men (in a post on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog) who are both outstanding writers and content producers and active social media connectors and engagers. Beyond their professional lives, the interests of these women range from the fairly conventional (travel, food, wine, health, fashion, family) to the unexpected (Star Wars, Milk Duds, beer, Swedish fish).

We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 48 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women writers on Twitter for 2013. You can find and subscribe to or follow the entire list on Twitter here.

(Editor’s note: Though I’d be proud to claim her as a member of my extended clan, I’m fairly certain that Marissa Pick and I have no familial relationship.)

Jennifer Aaker
@Aaker

Jennifer Aaker

 

Diana Adams
@adamsconsulting

Diana Adams

 

Ardath Albee
@ardath421

Ardath Albee

 

Kare Anderson
@kareanderson

Kare Anderson

 

Judy Bellem
@JudyBellem

Judy Bellem

 

Meghan M. Biro
@MeghanMBiro

Meghan M. Biro

 

Susan Borst
@susanborst

Susan Borst

 

Lisa Buyer
@lisabuyer

Lisa Buyer

 

Sandy Carter
@sandy_carter

Sandy Carter

 

Karima-Catherine
@karimacatherine

Karmia-Catherine

 

Ann Charles
@annmcharles

Ann Charles

 

Dorie Clark
@dorieclark

Dorie Clark

 

Heidi Cohen
@heidicohen

Heidi Cohen

 

Julie Cottineau
@JCottin

Julie Cottineau

 

Gini Dietrich
@ginidietrich

Gini Dietrich

 

Jenna Dobkin
@JennaSD

Jenna Dobkin

 

Esther Dyson
@edyson

Esther Dyson

 

Marni Edelhart
@CarpeDiFemme

Marni Edelhart

 

Kristi Eells
@Kristi_Eells

Kristi Eells

 

Laurie Friedman
@lauriefriedman

Laurie Friedman

 

Anne Deeter Gallaher
@AnneDGallaher

Anne Deeter Gallaher

 

Ann Handley
@annhandley

Ann Handley

 

Catherine Hays
@catharinehays

Catherine Hays

 

Elizabeth Hitchcock
@ElizHitchcock

Elizabeth Hitchcock

 

Amy Howell
@HowellMarketing

Amy Howell

 

Martine Hunter
@martinehunter

Martine Hunter

 

Jennifer Kane
@JenKaneCo

Jennifer Kane

 

Julie Kehoe
@juliekehoe

Julie Kehoe

 

Katrina Klier
@KatrinaKlier

Katrina Klier

 

Shelly Kramer
@shellykramer

Shelly Kramer

 

Megan Leap
@MeganLeap

Megan Leap

 

Heather Lloyd-Martin
@heatherlloyd

Heather Lloyd-Martin

 

Margaret Molloy
@MargaretMolloy

Margaret Molloy

 

Wendy Marx
@wendymarx

Wendy Marx

 

Lori Moreno
@LoriMoreno

Lori Moreno

 

Marissa Pick
@marissapick

Marissa Pick

 

Maria Poveromo
@mariapoveromo

Maria Poveromo

 

Tonia Ries
@tonia_ries

Tonia Ries

 

Jill Rowley
@jill_rowley

Jill Rowley

 

Lori Ruff
@LoriRuff

Lori Ruff

 

Angie Schottmuller
@aschottmuller

Angie Schottmuller

 

Esta H. Singer
@sheconsulting

Esta H. Singer

 

Mari Smith
@marismith

Mari Smith

 

Michele Smorgon
@maxOz

Michele Smorgon

 

Elizabeth Sosnow
@elizabethsosnow

Elizabeth Sosnow

 

Jayme Soulati
@Soulati

Jayme Soulati

 

Ann Tran
@AnnTran_

Ann Tran

 

Casie Vogel
@casievogel

Casie Vogel

 

Deborah Weinstein
@DebWeinstein

Deb Weinstein

 

Patricia Wilson
@brandcottage

Patricia Wilson

 

Again, you can find and follow the entire 2013 #Nifty50 Twitter women’s list here.

 

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31 Responses


  1. Robin Wolaner 

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the top 50 women on Twitter issued a statement condemning the all-male makeup of the Twitter board?


  2. Tom 

    Interesting idea Robin. One would have to think that would have an impact.


  3. Susan Borst 

    Thanks for the inclusion! I know a lot of these fabulous women. I’m going to follow those I don’t know immediately.


  4. Tom 

    You’re most welcome Susan! That’s part of what the #Fifty50 is all about – increasing connections. :-)

  5. What an amazing list of smart business woman! I’m humbled to be in such great company. Thank you, Tom Pick and Cheryl Burgess! =)

    Do you have a Twitter list with all these folks by chance?


  6. Tom 

    You’ve earned it Angie! The acknowledgment is just a technicality. :-)

    Working on that Twitter list now..

    https://twitter.com/TomPick/lists/the-2013-nifty50-women

  7. Great to see quite a few friends on this list. I know it’s hard to catch all the possibilities on these lists but I want to give a shout-out to MarshaCollier who writes for a living and is an influencer on Twitter. Also Linda Bernstein who is WordWhacker on Twitter.

  8. Thanks so much for including me. I am very honored. So many terrific women on this list.

  9. Wow, I’m honored! Thank you so much for including me in your list.

    (And what a great list of women – wow! Well done!)


  10. Tom 

    You’re most welcome Heather, I appreciate all you do.


  11. Tom 

    Absolutely Patricia, including you! :-)


  12. Tom 

    Thanks Linda, I can tell you that getting it down to 50 was extremely difficult. Laura Crest and Missy Berggren are two more top Twitter women writers worth acknowledging. Thanks for the note about Marsha and Linda.

  13. Wow…what a #RockHot list of esteemed. And, I’m on it, too! Yippee! Truly dancing a jig and will also become acquainted with 2/3 of the list I’ve yet to follow.

    Tom and Cheryl, thanks so much. Honored.


  14. Tom 

    You’re most welcome Jayme, the list wouldn’t have been complete without you!


  15. Paul A 

    It would be better to add an embedded “Follow” button rather than have your readers open up 50 tabs to follow these ppl.


  16. Tom 

    Great point Paul! I will add a link to the Twitter list (which is https://twitter.com/TomPick/the-2013-nifty50-women/members BTW).

  17. Thanks for including me, darlin. I never get listed on anything. So this was an unexpected treat. And, quite frankly, today I needed an ego hug. :) This is some amazing company to be in.

    Hope all is well!


  18. Tom 

    Hi Jen, you never get listed? Well, that’s just not right. Hopefully this exposure helps change that. Happy to shine a little light on your awesomeness. :-)

  19. This is a HUGE Honor and I am so happy to be in such wonderful company! Thank you Tom and Cheryl and I appreciate being included. Congrats to another great year and it just keeps getting better! Amy

  20. Thank You! So Honored to be in this Great List with Awesomes!

    Love You!

    Lori


  21. Tom 

    No problem Amy, well earned, and thank you for the positive feedback!


  22. Tom 

    You’re most welcome Lori, glad the #Nifty50 inclusion inspired such strong emotions!

  23. I love all the women on this list, I am in such In good company, a woman’s tweets are never done! Sighhhh! :)


  24. Tom 

    Neither are a man’s. :-)


  25. esta 

    Wow. What an amazing surprise! Thank you Tom and Cheryl, I’m so appreciative and honored to be included in such an outstanding group of women. esta


  26. Tom 

    No worries Esta. Yes, it’s an amazing group, and you deserve to be part of it. :-)

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