From politics to sports and from pop culture to fashion, women are crushing it on social media. Take a look at some of the most-followed and best-known female social media influencers.
25 Top Female Social Media Influencers
Former first lady Michelle Obama has more than 10 million Twitter followers. The top female social media influencer makes real on her promise to go high when others go low. Her feed is full of uplifting posts on current events.
Malala Yousafzai is only 20 years old. But her mark on the world is undeniable. She’s an advocate for girls’ education. And she risked her life to go to school. She’s an author, the youngest Nobel prize laureate and certainly one of the top female social media influencers.
Huda Kattan is probably the biggest beauty blogger and influencer in the world. As one of the top female social media influencers, he has nearly 25 million Instagram followers, and has turned her beauty blog into a successful beauty line.
Heather Armstrong, aka Dooce, is the OG mommy blogger. Although her influence has waxed and waned over the years, she’s still a top female social media influencer with 1.5 million Twitter followers.
Pop star Selena Gomez has the most followers on Instagram—approximately 135 million. The top female social media influencer’s feed is a mix of self-promotional photos and posts about brands she partners with (like Coach).
Zoe Sugg, or Zoella, started blogging back in 2009. Today, she’s become one of the top female social media influencers in the world, with more than 12 million YouTube subscribers and 11 million followers on Instagram. She’s also turned her social media fame into an empire, publishing a series of books and launching several product lines.
While Selena Gomez is the queen of Instagram, Katy Perry is the queen of Twitter. With 109 million followers, she’s currently the most-followed person on the platform and certainly one of the top female social media influencers.
Chiara Ferragni is a top fashion blogger and female social media influencer who’s built up a follower base of more than 12 million on Instagram. She’s had so much success blogging and on social media that she’s been the subject of Harvard case studies, and has launched her own lines of shoes and accessories.
Lena Dunham, the creator of “Girls” and Lenny Letter, is a social media star in her own right. The top female social media influencer has more than five million followers on Twitter, where she mostly tweets about her upcoming projects and feminism.
Laverne Cox isn’t just influential on social media. A regular on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” she made history as the first openly transgender person to receive an Emmy nomination in the acting category. On Instagram, she is definitely a top female social media influencer. Her posts mainly consist of photos of herself looking fierce. And she has nearly three million followers.
Tavi Gevinson is pretty young (she’ll turn 22 in April 2018), but has been doing the internet and social media thing for a long time. She first turned heads as a 13-year-old fashion blogger. She’s since become a top female social media influencer, founded the online magazine Rookie, and has launched a successful acting career.
One of the best tennis players in the world, Serena Williams is also a top female social media influencer, with 7.8 million followers on Instagram. Her feed is full of inspiring “you can do it!” posts.
Aimee Song is a top female social media influencer, fashion blogger, and author who’s got a big following on Instagram. She’s racked up nearly five million followers with her OOTD and other envy-inducing pics.
Say what you want about the Kardashian-Jenner clan, they are unquestionably masters of social media. We’re including two on this list. First up is Kylie Jenner, founder of her own cosmetics line, new mom, and top female social media influencer on Instagram with 105 million followers.
Kim Kardashian West
The OG female social media influencer of the Kardashian sisters (really, would any of them be famous if it weren’t for her?), Kim Kardashian West has 109 million followers. She’s also got her own cosmetics line, and regularly partners with numerous brands, promoting everything from flat belly shakes to gummy vitamins.
Graphic designer and blogger Joy Cho is the reigning queen of Pinterest, with nearly 13 million subscribers. She’s a top female social media influencer who’s managed to turn her online influence into real-world influence by partnering with brands like Target to produce multiple product lines.
Ann Handley is a different type of top female social media influencer. She’s the chief content officer for Marketing Profs, and has made it her life’s mission to help others succeed with content creation and social media.
Most fashion designers give you a sanitized, PR-friendly version of themselves on social media. Not Stella McCartney. The female social media influencer and British fashion designer (and daughter of Sir Paul McCartney) keeps it real. Her concern for the environment and animal rights resonates throughout her account, and with her 4.6 million followers.
Daughter of Hillary and Bill, Chelsea Clinton might not have cast her hat into the political ring just yet, but she’s still got tons of influence. More than two million people follow the top female social media influencer on Twitter, where she regularly posts about her work with the Clinton Foundation and other progressive organizations.
Karlie Kloss is a top female social media influencer and model with more than seven million Instagram followers. She’s also a big influence when it comes to getting girls involved with science and tech. She started the Kode With Klossy program, and has appeared on “Bill Nye Saves the World.”