Top 10 Inspiring Women Bloggers Of Aha!NOW – A Tribute

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Poster of IWD 2015 for Aha!NOW

With the International Women’s Day coming up, how could I not write about the inspiring women bloggers of Aha!NOW.

The highlight of this Women’s Day is gender equality, achievement, and empowerment of women.

Talking of gender, men are the subsets of women. Are you intrigued as to know how and why?

Well, this is what Vinay pointed out to me, and it’s so true.

“Man” is a part of “woman”. Realistically, basically biologically, a man cannot exist without a woman.

If there were no women, there would be no men, as simple as that. Don’t tax your brain much on that to figure out how. 🙂

But isn’t it strange and so contradictory that men try to destroy and dominate the very source of their existence.

Being raised by a woman, this man represses the women. Why does he do that?

Is it because of some faulty bringing up or a sense of insecurity that mars the superego of a man?

It’s understood if gender inequality existed in the primitive or dark ages.

But are we still a retarded race living in the retro ages?

Women should receive equal opportunities and facilities as available to men to excel, achieve, and empower herself.

However, this is not possible as she receives stiff resistance from men.

Why can’t men tolerate progressive women? Why do women still find it difficult to make a place in the so-called a man’s world? Is it really a man’s world?

I apologize to all the good and understanding men reading this post for the harsh words I’ve used here.

Not all men are like that; however, do not have this misunderstanding that this is a typical social scenario of only the third world countries.

It might sound strange, but even the United States suffers from the problem of gender inequality.

According to this Wikipedia article, gender inequality in the United States continues to persist in many forms. I quote:

“It includes the disparity in women’s political representation and participation, occupational segregation, the gender pay gap, and the unequal distribution of household labor.”

I agree that the situation is worse in the developing and third world countries.

Some countries even put a ban and restrictions on women’s pursuit for achievement and empowerment.

This proves that money has nothing to do with being modern, rather its thoughts that matter, not the technology.

More money and advanced technology does not make a man modern and civilized. Am I right?

You may raise the standard of living and call yourself progressive, but if you reduce a women to a womb bearer and a cheap worker, that’s regressive.

It’s brutality, not civility.

“Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

To highlight the state of women around the world and the need of evolution of “mankind”, the International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th every year.

The IWD theme for 2015 is celebrating women’s achievements and calling for greater equality.

The UN calls for empowering Women and empowering Humanity.

This is the day to inspire women to strive for excellence, even if the odds are against her. Excel, prove, and power yourself.

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” ~ Roseanne Barr

I want to play my part and create this awareness of gender equality, and motivate you all to make it happen!

I bring to you 10 inspiring women bloggers, who I came to know at Aha!NOW.

Do Read: 20 Inspiring Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW

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“Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.” ~ Nancy Pelosi

Top 10 Inspiring Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW

Bloggers are awareness creators and change makers.

Women bloggers are the epitome of freedom, liberty, and empowerment for fellow women.

These women bloggers show that it is a world of equality, and women have equal powers to excel, online or offline.

These big girls of blogging are also big on achievements and empowerment. They have achieved what many men couldn’t.

But this post is not about making comparisons, but about awarding these awesome women bloggers of Aha!NOW.

[This list is in an alphabetical order.]

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Adrienne Smith

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Blogging Coach

Adrienne is the go-to-woman in blogging. There is no one better than her to teach you how to build relationships and a community.

She worked in corporate America, did affiliate marketing, excelled in blogging, and now has her own product called “Build a Blog Community” that bloggers seek from all corners of the world.

Adrienne, thank you for showing that women can be enterprising. You have demonstrated how women are role models for men.

Visit her blog:

Balroop Singh

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Teacher and Writer

Balroop is the person to go to if you need help dealing with your emotions.

She has spent much part of her life in doing what she loved, and that is teaching. Now she teaches about life on her blog.

Balroop, thank you, as being an educationalist you have helped young people to mold themselves to achieve success.

Visit her blog:

Brenda Lee

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Author and Writer

Brenda is a blogger, a wife, an animal lover, and most importantly an author. She’s written many books, and shares her experiences with others to help them with their life’s issues.

I wonder how she manages her blog, “My Girly Parts” and “Just Like a Fine Wine”, and still manages to work at her job.

Thank you Bren for being able to do so much, because you tell so many other women that anything is possible, if you put your heart and soul into it.

Visit her blog:

Carol Amato

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Entrepreneur and Business Woman

Carol is an example for women to learn how to be an entrepreneur. She handles her many online businesses and carries herself better than what many men can do.

She has been into business for decades, gained enormous experiences, which she now shares in her mastermind community.

Carol, thank you for being an entrepreneur role model for women across the world.

Visit her blog:

Carolyn Nicander Mohr

Carolyn made her way into the male dominated profession and became a successful lawyer.

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Lawyer and Tech Blogger

As a blogger, she has been the tech whiz and a role model for all technology bloggers. She beautifully balances her personal and professional life.

Being a mom of three teens, I wonder how she does it all! She was the first guest author of this blog, and is a very caring and loving person.

Carolyn, thanks for influencing women around the world into believing that nothing is impossible, and a woman can have her way to do what she likes.

Visit her blog:

Corina Ramos

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Work-at-Home Expert

Corina does what many women would like to do – work from home. She has vast experiences of how working from home works.

So, if you‘re a woman, or even a man, you can gain by her work at home wisdom.

Corina, thank you for being the light to women, who cannot leave their home to pursue professional careers.

Visit her blog:

Donna Merrill

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Marketing Coach

Donna is a blogging coach. She has worked her way from being a blogging novice to a blogging guru, with her own product called “Blogging Magic”.

She can help you create best of the blogs and turn them into money making machines. Donna means business, so if you are a woman and want to achieve success in marketing, she’s your guru.

Donna, thank you for helping women to become empowered and stand up for themselves.

Visit her blog:

Ilka Emig

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Scientist and Writer

Ilka is a scientist, and her mission is to make science simple so everybody can enjoy and benefit from it.

If you have any science or life related questions, make sure to put it across Ilka. She is also a writer and a practicing counselor.

Ilka, thanks for showing women that they can pursue their interests and live the life they like.

Visit her blog:

Lisa Thomson

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Relationship Expert

Lisa is a great help to all those women who have problems in their marriage and wish to lead a happy life.

If you are facing one of the most difficult decisions of your life, especially where divorce is concerned, Lisa will be a great guide to you. She has gone through a difficult life herself, and her experience will be valuable for you.

Thank you Lisa for your book “Girl’s guide to leaving a marriage”, which will certainly help women globally to set themselves free from bondage, abuse, violence, and a life of humiliation.

Visit her blog:

Neamat Tawadrous

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Leadership Coach

Neamat is from Egypt but lives in Canada. She is a leadership guru, who can teach you to develop the mindset and skills to be a leader.

Are you lost in your life and unable to make a mark or prove yourself? Neamat will help you take control of your life and build your leadership brand online.

Thank you Neamat for motivating women to transform and empower themselves.

Visit her blog:

RELATED READ: 30 Top Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW

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So, these were the ten divas that are an inspiration to all women. They all believe in excellence.

I’m honored that I got to know them on my blog, Aha!NOW.

They visited it frequently and regularly, and shared their wonderful thoughts and views through the comments on the posts.

These wonderful women show us that women can achieve anything and empower themselves to live their life. They make it happen!

There are other wonderful women bloggers like Sylviane, Nisha, Joy, Angela, Lea, Yvonne, Barbara, and many more who are also here off and on, and are achievers in their own way.

Thank you for being a part of my blogging journey as well.

Dear men, you need to wait for your turn to shine on Aha!NOW on the International Men’s Day in November this year. 🙂

I hope you too enjoyed getting to know about these successful women and would reach out and connect with them, if you don’t know them.

“Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity…If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior…If non-violence is the law of our being, the future is with women.” ~ Gandhi

Happy Women’s Day to all of you. 🙂

Over to you –

As a woman, what do you do to achieve and empower yourself? As a man, what do you do to evolve and eradicate the negative bias of gender inequality? Share in the comments.

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  1. Philip Verghese Ariel

    2015-12-28 at 10:05 am

    Hi Harleena,
    Oh My! Though I read this post on the day it published I somehow missed my feedback. You brought out the gems of this page. I know all of them and I have been to there places too! But somehow i could not make it a regular visit.’
    I wish all of them a wonderful time of sharing and caring with their pages.
    Wish all of them our Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year 2016 🙂
    Have a great time ahead. 🙂
    Keep sharing
    ~ Phil

  2. karan singh chauhan

    2015-03-24 at 11:41 pm

    nice women’s bloggers here, thanks for the list.

  3. Babanature

    2015-03-15 at 11:26 pm

    Hello Harleena,
    Good to be here after a while.
    Some “not so good” things did happened to me the past view weeks. my Laptop and Phone got stolen by some unknown persons. So getting online because hard. But i have buy me a new laptop but still waiting for my phone to be shipped to me.
    Thank God i made it here today…

    Now let me say to you – Happy mother’s day to you dear friend.
    All the names mentioned here today are hot in their field and i am glad i get to know them as friends 🙂

    They really did deserve the spot and mention.

    Thanks for a kind and lovely post. Do have yourself a blessed weekend

  4. Sylviane Nuccio

    2015-03-12 at 7:15 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Ins’t it interesting that in many countries men try to dominate women and every man comes from a woman?

    It has always make me shake my head, when I heard of those countries where men really think that they are superior to women. It’s biologically impossible.

    I know everyone here, expect for Lisa, I don’t think I know her, but will try to, as well the the ones I don’t know very very well yet.

    Some of them, like Adrienne and Donna, I know very well and have spoken with them personally many times.

    Of course there are many more powerful women bloggers out there.

    Thanks for the mention too.

    Take care.

  5. Ravi Chahar

    2015-03-12 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    After so many days its great to have such an amazing article here. Though I am late in wishing Women’s day but still I would like to express my gratitude for all these extraordinary women mentioned above.
    And no one can forget you Harleena.:) You are a mentor for many people including me.
    Adrienne, Carol, Donna and all others are worthy to include in this list. I have known them all since my starting days.
    They all inspire us to work hard. We can’t differ the talent with gender. Women and Men are equal and these women prove it perfectly.
    I am honoured to learn from them.

    Have a prosperous year ahead.

  6. Lea Bullen

    2015-03-12 at 2:59 am

    Hey Harleena,

    I had no idea about Women’s Day, glad to be educated.

    Great to see other women bloggers that I have come to know and happy to engage with on the list. I hope to learn more about the others.

    Harleena, you’re really something special. I know you wrote it but you should also be on this list!! You are quite an inspiration and have achieved much!

    What a nice surprise when I come back to see I, among wonderful others, got an honorable mention. Thank you for noticing, really appreciated.


  7. Amit Kumar

    2015-03-11 at 7:04 pm

    Really It is great informative article for me. And I really enjoy this thoroughly. Keep writing like this.
    Thanks for sharing !

  8. Nisha Pandey

    2015-03-11 at 5:14 am

    Hello Harleena Mam,

    Wonderful list of women bloggers. I know most of them already and there is no doubt that these all are wonderful bloggers.

    Thanks for introducing others too. I would love to visit them soon.

    Thanks for the lovely post with lovely bloggers. Have a wonderful day ahead!

  9. Mark

    2015-03-10 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Harleena
    You do use a lot of harsh words about men in general, although you do state it’s not all men. I use to work for Oxfam where all the staff, men and women, try hard to change things for the better. I also came across your article along with a lot of other posts on International Women’s Day and felt for the first time ever to say what I believe a lot of ordinary men think but maybe never say

    So here’s a note from the sidelines on International Women’s Day

    I believe women around the world deserve more: more choices, more chances, less chains.
    I believe women around the world deserve better: better education, better empowerment, less enslavement.
    I believe women around the world deserve their time to lead the world down new and better paths.
    I don’t believe in equality for women, because I believe it’s not my, or any man’s call
    I do however believe in equality by women for women
    And I hope one day International Women’s Day will be celebrated as International ‘We’ Day
    And women and men will be equal, but not the same
    And most men won’t be watching from the sidelines

    Hope to see you there!


  10. Nanda Rahmanius

    2015-03-10 at 1:11 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Thank you for this great women bloggers list. 🙂
    I know half of them, but it makes me get a lot of lessons from them. I am grateful to know them.

    My respect for every women! 🙂


  11. Ananya

    2015-03-10 at 12:35 pm

    Happy women’s day.. I wish to a add u name in the above list too, u r a great examples for superwoman:)

  12. Naveen Kumar

    2015-03-10 at 8:19 am

    Hi Harleena Mam,
    Again a very wonderful post. I am really appreciating your efforts to make this post on the special day for the women and I think it is the best ever gift for all female blogger on Aha-Now.
    I am a regular visitor of Carol and Adriene’s blog and also visited on others too.
    I would also want to add one name in this list which is my best inspired female blogger. Yes I want to add you mam. You are really my inspirations.

    Have a great day mam.


  13. Joy Healey

    2015-03-10 at 4:11 am

    Hi Harleena

    Thanks for a wonderful post for IWD 2015, and I’m honored to have been mentioned in your list too.

    Some of the brilliant bloggers I already knew, but there were plenty who were new to me that I look forward to getting to know.

    I have always been lucky in that I never suffered from any discrimination in my career at all. When leaving school I started out as a computer programmer which – back then (a good few years ago) – you might have thought would be a male dominated group.

    However, there were about six female programmers, of various ages, and just one chap and it was never an issue. He probably earned a little more than we did, but he had a university degree and none of us did, so it all more or less panned out.

    But it gave me a great start in what might otherwise have been thought to be a male-dominated career.

    Appreciate that I was one of the lucky ones!

    Have a great week, Joy

  14. Andrew M. Warner

    2015-03-10 at 2:00 am

    Hey Harleena,

    Great post and list here.

    These are all inspirational women who have a lot to offer in terms of their wisdom and business acumen. I know, or am aware, of all of them and I think you choose an exceptional list of women here. You deserve to be on this list as well as you too are very inspirational to not only myself, but to so many others as well.

    Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for the inspirational post.

    – Andrew

  15. Aryan alex

    2015-03-09 at 8:32 am

    Hello Harleena maam,
    I love reading your posts 🙂 🙂 i congratulate all the amazing and inspiring women bloggers who are listed here 🙂 🙂 all these womens are very inspiring and i need to salute them for their hardwork and achievement’s 🙂 🙂 very informative post and thanks a lot for the wonderful post 🙂 🙂

  16. Neamat Tawadrous

    2015-03-09 at 12:48 am

    Hi Harleena,

    WOW!!Am I blessed or what??? Thanks so much for including me in the top 10 women bloggers with those amazing women. I really don’t know what to say other than I am really humbled and honored and I am so blessed to get to know you Harleena. You are a great inspiration to me and I look up to you.

    I am glad that I know most of these women on your list and I wish you and them all a Happy International Women’s day. I will sure visit those whom I still don’t know.

    Coming to the beginning of your post, I am from the Middle East and women are so despised there and I am glad you are raising the awareness that we are all created equal and we can excel in business and life the same way men do and even better.

    Thanks again Harleena for such an encouraging post and for including me in that list of awesome ladies. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and have a great week ahead.

    Be Blessed,


  17. moumitablogger

    2015-03-09 at 12:40 am

    Hello Harleena Mam,

    Today I have joined Aha-Now community and got this wonderful article from your blog. You have introduced some women bloggers who are really good and efficient in their field. I have seen blogs of some of them. thanks so much for sharing such an wonderful article.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Moumita Ghosh

  18. Arpit Roy

    2015-03-08 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    First of all I wish all the lovely ladies a very happy Women’s day! Every Woman should be appreciated and treated with love, respect and kindness.

    I congratulate all the amazing woman bloggers for being featured here, not to forget the very kind and lovely woman who wrote this inspiring post – Harleena. You may be modest about it, but you are an inspiration to many 🙂

    Thanks for the wonderful post and enjoy the rest of your day.

  19. Ashutosh Jha

    2015-03-08 at 3:00 pm

    Hey Harleena Mam,

    Happy Women’s day !!

    And great article as always. Good to see the leading women featured here. Informative post. I am a visitors of few blogs but many are new to me. Definitely going to visit. Thanks.


  20. rahul choudhary

    2015-03-08 at 3:00 pm

    Greetings Harleena,

    It’s an astounding post. The ladies bloggers who made it to this rundown genuinely merit this honor, congrats to every one of you. I am truly propelled by the way they have prospered in the online journal world. I went to every these web journals and every one of them is a pearl in their picked specialty.

    What’s more yes as Nataly said you are one of these diamonds Harleena. I lookup to your blogging consistency and the way you join with individuals.

    Says thanks to Harleena for all the motivation on this unique event Happy Women’s Day to all ahead of time.

  21. Mi Muba

    2015-03-08 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Harleena

    The biggest reality you shared in the beginning of your post in interrogative form is “why man is so repressive to his own source of existence”. So the need is to inculcate men folk how they came into being which they mostly forget.

    The basic purpose of celebrating any purposeful day is to revive the pledge of mankind for upholding the cause of that day. So observing the Women’s Day actually is a resolve to raise public awareness on equality of human being from all respects including gender, class and race. The best way to raise awareness for change on this topic is through sharing our views and discussing on where the fault lies and what we need to improve.

    The biggest hurdle to bring equality in human beings is our double standards. We talk much and do less. We resolve more and follow them a little lesser. So we need to keep repeating the message of equality as and when we have a chance to share it. Be it any formal publication or our daily conversations.

    You must also have observed that the people who talk much purposefully are not welcome in parties and get-togethers. They are called freaky, bookish and boring. They are not welcome because they beat about the bush lesser, they avoid gossiping and they love to take with a purpose.

    It is so common in both western and eastern societies to confine a cause into conversations only. What we should do is to talk objectively on the topic, to invite people attention and instead of putting a lengthy sermon just give them a few tips to be change and bring change as we are doing with our blogs. But we are not big in number and we need to publicize these thoughts in offline world as well.

    On positive side things are improving at equal pace. From CEO of a big firm to an excellent manager of a home the role of women is expanding and that limited approach of confining the women to certain professions is now fading away. How pity was that the women once were taken for granted best fit for teaching, nursing and babysitting but now which one is the profession where they have not recognized themselves.

    A famous quote I can’t avoid sharing which says; men folk can create from their rank and file great people like Socrates, Plato, Alexander, Aristotle, Voltaire, Mussolini, Churchill, Lincoln, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many more but can never create an ordinary mother despite their massive control on science and technology. This shows how hapless a man is in front of woman that for his own continuity he has no choice but her.

    I am so lucky that all the amazing women you mentioned in this post are not unknown to me and I am regular followers of their blogs. Great to learn something more about them in this post.

    Thanks a lot and very happy Women’s Day to all the readers of this wonderful blog.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-15 at 9:30 pm

      Hi Mi Muba,

      Thank you for your heartfelt comment – love to read them 🙂

      You’re right that most men forget the importance of women with time. It is important to discuss such issues and bring clarity and face the reality.

      Gender equality is a grave issue and the UN aims to bring men and women at par by 2030. So, you see that it’s not an easy task. Such an effort needs contribution from all and repeated reminders too.

      Yes, nobody likes sermons and slight reminders and suggestions are enough to set the people thinking. One has to start somewhere, and while as bloggers we do our job to create awareness, others will follow and take it up in the offline world as well.

      Of course, things are progressing but yet we are far from complete achievement of gender equality. You know that some areas in the world are left much behind and will take decades to catch up with the rest of the world.

      It’s a fact that men cannot evolve without women, and I wish all men begin to understand and realize this fact and start treating women with more respect.

      I’m glad that you are following these amazing women bloggers- trust you to do so as you are such a friendly person and a great networker too 🙂

      Thank you for your wonderful comment and great contribution to the post. We appreciate your wishes, and I know it was a lovely Women’s Day celebration for you too 🙂

  22. Sherman Smithh

    2015-03-08 at 11:39 am

    Hey Harleena,

    Once again, you brought to us a great list of women to follow for this 2015 year. I’m proud to say that I know at least 50% of these great bloggers, and they have definitely been a great support for my own efforts!

    Women should definitely be celebrated for all the hard work they do and the resistance they have to go through just to get ahead in life. I really admire those women that made it without any support from a man. I definitely have to tip my hat off to them for being so strong!

    Thanks for sharing Harleena! I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-15 at 9:27 pm

      Hi Sherman,

      You bet! And I am sure you know most of these amazing women for the wonderful networker that you are 🙂

      Absolutely! Though it’s always a combined effort and takes work from both genders, but perhaps women have to deal with a lot more, especially if they have a family to take care of in addition to their work, isn’t it? Yes, they learn to multi-task and be strong, and learn to walk beside the men – hat’s off to all the women making a difference.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us. Happy weekend as well 🙂

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