By Jane Hamilton, MyMediaInfo
Women are always on the hunt for communities of like-minded women with whom they can share their lives. This is especially true for new and working mothers, and women with physical issues. Luckily there’s no shortage of groups eager to listen, offer advice, guidance and a helping hand. The successful women featured on our list are from various walks of life – former models, radio show hosts, stay-at-home moms and work-at-home moms – and look to share with other women the knowledge they’ve gained through their experiences. These successful entrepreneurs, bloggers and journalists are MyMediaInfo’s Top Ten Women’s Issues Writers on Twitter.
1. @CarlaYoung: Carla Young is an entrepreneur and a work-at-home mom. She is also the Founder and CEO of MOMeo Magazine.com and MOMeo Community, and publisher of Entrepreneurial Moms.com magazine. Her Twitter page features conversations with other moms about useful gadgets, social media and internet tips, and links to her posts. Her blog and Twitter page both emphasize the issues that she and other work-at-home moms face.
Tweets: 57,590 | Followers: 20,554 | MMI Rank: 70 | Stars: 5
2. @momlogic: Launched by Warner Bros. Television in 2007, MomLogic.com is parenting website with over 40 contributors, from stay-at-home moms and writers to life coaches and photographers. The website was named the most influential parent-focused blog by PR Week in July 2008. The twitter feed of MomLogic.com contains links to their articles and other snippets of interesting parenting information from across the web.
Tweets: 24,332 | Followers: 124,863 | MMI Rank: 133 | Stars: 5
3. @mediaphyter: Jennifer Leggio is Director of Corporate Communications for Fortinet and has held previous roles as a Social Business blogger, Corporate Communications Manager and Public Relations Agency Account manager. She writes the MediaPhyter blog, where she talks about her personal life, common illnesses that affect women, feminism, and other women’s issues. Her twitter feed reflects her opinions, insights and quips on similar topics.
Tweets: 31,607 | Followers: 18,433 | MMI Rank: 153 | Stars: 5
4. @5minutesformom: 5 minutes for Mom is a blog created by identical twin sisters Janice and Susan. Their blog focuses on topics related to mothers, children, child bearing and rearing, schooling and general women’s interest. They host weekly online blogger parties, including “Wordless Wednesdays”. The twitter page showcases the sisters’ vivacity through conversations with other moms in the community while also providing links to blog posts.
Tweets: 22,816 | Followers: 16,690 | MMI Rank: 329 | Stars: 5
5. @SelfishMom: Amy Oztan, a stay-at-home mom, has had jobs from McDonald’s cook to movie and TV extra. She contributes to the Momtourage blog, and also writes two personal blogs – SelfishMom and Filming in Brooklyn. Her twitter feed is filled with both sarcastic humor and sincere conversations about what happens in her home, her observations filming, the latest movies, and being a parent.
Tweets: 31,229 | Followers: 7,207 | MMI Rank: 439 | Stars: 5
6. @kathyireland: Former model and actress turned entrepreneur Kathy Ireland is the CEO and designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide. The company sells everything from home furnishings and clothes to skin-care products and fresh-cut flowers. Kathy has authored 6 books for both children and adults. Her published titles include Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide to Success and Sanity. Her twitter page contains her conversations with clients, entrepreneurs and moms, as well as updates on her daily life.
Tweets: 22,199 | Followers: 50,686 | MMI Rank: 446 | Stars: 5
7. @MommyBrain: Monica Brady, the blogger behind Mommy Brain Reports and Mommy Brain Life uses the @MommyBrain Twitter feed to keep followers up to date on her blogs. A work-at-home mom, she is the social media marketing consultant for Mommy Brain and is a member of the WalmartMoms Panel at Walmart.com. Her blog features home and baby product reviews, recall information and prize giveaways.
Tweets: 22,377 | Followers: 9,910 | MMI Rank: 524 | Stars: 5
8. @AudreyMcClellan: Audrey McClellan is a co-founder of the website MomGenerations.com. She, along with her mother and sister, produces content on daily fashion news for mothers and children, giveaways, family advice and latest celebrity news for the website. Her twitter page focuses on her parenting experience, holds discussions on trips, parenting and other issues with moms, and provides links to best buys.
Tweets: 18,396 | Followers: 15,885 | MMI Rank: 587 | Stars: 5
9. @MomTalkRadio: Mom Talk Radio is the first nationally syndicated radio show exclusively for mothers. The host, Maria Bailey, is a mother of four who uses the Twitter page to post discussions and topics trending on her forums. She launched the radio show to reach women seeking parenting advice and to serve as an arena to discuss various issues related with child bearing and rearing. Maria is also the Founder of BlueSuitMom, a National TV Talk show host on Lifetime, and co-founder of Newbaby.com.
Tweets: 16,005 | Followers: 21,729 | MMI Rank: 672 | Stars: 5
10. @InStyle: InStyle, a monthly magazine aimed at a mostly female readership, features articles on the latest trends in beauty, fashion, home, entertaining, and charities. It can be found at InStyle.com online and the Twitter feed provides links to articles, polls, discussions and more.
Tweets: 12,855 | Followers: 1,983,111 | MMI Rank: 803 | Stars: 5
* All number of tweets and followers are based on facts collected while the article was written.
** To recreate this list: If you are a customer of MyMediaInfo, and have access to the social media module of the database, then you can recreate this list using some easy steps.
1. Click on the Social Media Module. On this page, under the ‘Twitter’ column, click on ‘Beats/Focus’. This will bring you a list of Top-level beats.
2. Here, click on the phrase “Lifestyle and Society”. This will yield a list of sub-level beats.
3. Select “Women’s Issues” and click “OK”.
4. You will now see a display of the number of results from this search. Click on “Get Results” to view the list.
5. To rearrange the list in a descending order of MMI rank, click on the column called “MMI Rank”. Remember, the smaller the MMI Rank number, the more influential the Twitter handle. Twitter handles that are not predominantly about fashion, beauty and accessories have been removed from this list.