Surrounding yourself around inspirational people is integral to your success. They challenge you to reach your dreams and motivate you to make your vision a reality. Here is a brief list of the inspiring leaders who I follow on Twitter for daily motivation. These leaders are working across sectors from business to nonprofit management and planting seeds of social change.
- Marian Wright Edelman (@ChildDefender)- Children’s rights activist, Founder of Children’s Defense Fund
- Evangeline Mitchell (@EvangelineMEsq)- Founder of the National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc., Author, Attorney
- Tamara Gray (@tamaralgray)- Founder of Rabata, Owner of Daybreak Bookstore
- Barbara Arnwine (@barbs73)- Founder and President of Transformative Justice Coalition, Civil rights attorney
- Mark Wingo (@Wingonomics)- Founder of NB Financial; focuses on wealth-building and financial literacy
- Veronica Chapman (@DrivenJones)- Social entrepreneur, Playwright, Author- I Know I Can!
- Ernest Comer (@E_HowardCo)- Author, Nonprofit leader
- Junita Flowers (@JunitaCathey)- Founder of Favorable Treats, Advocate for women in entrepreneurship
- Towanna Freeman (@TowannaFreeman)- Founder of the Black Life Coaches Network
- Michelle Talbert (@HerPowerHustle)- Entrepreneur, Journalist, Empowerment Expert
- Justice Alan Page (@PageEdFdn)- Founder of Page Education Foundation- creating heroes through education & service
- Paulette Brown (@brown4lawyers)- President of the American Bar Association
- Tayo Rockson (@TayoRockson)- Speaker, Author, Media Executive, CEO of Use Your Difference Media
- Joshua DuBois (@joshuadubois) – Author, Speaker, Former head of the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
- John Dumelo (@JohnDumelo1)- Ghanaian actor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist- John Dumelo Foundation
- Alicia Keys (@weareheremvmt)- Advancing equity and justice
- Jeff Moore (@myeverydaypower)- Educator, Motivational Speaker
- John Hope Bryant (@johnhopebryant)- ‘Silver rights’ entrepreneur, Author, Chairman & CEO Operation H.O.PE.
- Shawn Dove (@Dove Soars)- CEO of Campaign for Black Male Achievement.
- John Legend (@LetsFreeAmerica)- Transforming America’s Criminal Justice System
What is in your hands to make a difference in the world? #LeadershipforSocialJustice
Who inspires you on social media? Add their names to the comments.