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

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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.]

Logo of the Aha!NOW inspiring women blogger award 2015

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: AdrienneSmith.net

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: Balroop2013.wordpress.com

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: MyGirlyParts.com

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: CarolAmato.com

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: WonderOfTech.com

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: NotNowMomsBusy.com

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: DonnaMerrillTribe.com

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: SimplyIlka.com

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: LisaThomsonLive.com

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: NeamatProBlog.com

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. Adrienne

    2015-03-08 at 7:16 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Oh wow, thank you so much for not only reminding us of this special day but for sharing these amazing ladies with us all. I’m so blessed and honored to have made your list again this year. This definitely started my day off on a great note.

    You definitely know the right ladies that’s for sure but that’s because you have such a great community here on your blog and in the AhaNow community. I’m sure there will be plenty more coming in and introducing themselves that we’ll have the pleasure of meeting this year.

    Thank you again, I’m very touched and Happy International Woman’s Day to all you amazing ladies.

    ~Adrienne

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-15 at 8:50 pm

      Hi Adrienne,

      Sorry for replying late – just got a little time now to reply to my post comments 🙂

      Of course, this list would be incomplete without your mention, and I am SO glad you’ve been part of this list right from the start, just like a few others.

      I guess we know each other on this list because of the relationships we’ve built over the years, through our blogs and social media. Feel so blessed to know all of you, which has helped my blogging journey for sure, dear friend 🙂

      Thank you for being a part, and let’s make everyday a Woman’s Day – cheers to it! 🙂

  2. Lorraine Reguly

    2015-03-08 at 2:53 am

    I’m pleased to say that I know many of these women and think it is fantastic that you are paying tribute to them for all the wonderful work that they do! 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Lorraine,

      I am so glad you do, and that’s because you make the effort to reach out and connect with people – you amaze me too dear friend! Yes, we do celebrate the men and women bloggers of the blog once a year, have been doing it for the past two years- just a little way to thank them for being a part.

      Thank you for your kind wishes, and Happy Women’s Day to you as well 🙂

  3. Christy

    2015-03-08 at 12:56 am

    Congratulations to all of these ladies. They are an inspiration.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 8:37 pm

      Hi Christy,

      Thanks so much for your kind wishes for these inspiring women. Don’t forget to give yourself a pat on the back as well, as you amaze me too with your blogging consistency dear friend!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us 🙂

  4. Donna Merrill

    2015-03-07 at 10:47 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    What a great way to start my day…Thank you so much for selecting me to be one of the top 10 inspiring women bloggers! I am humbled and grateful to be part of this. I know the majority of these great women, but need to connect to the other two!

    These women are power-women who don’t give up, who have accomplished so much and still keep going. It is so great that we have a day whereby we can honor women in business.

    Thank you again Harllena,

    -Donna

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 8:24 pm

      Hi Donna,

      You are most welcome, and so very deserving to be on this list for being a part of this blog – how could this list be complete with you! 🙂

      I am sure you know most of these inspiring women bloggers as you are such a great networker, and the ones you don’t – you’d love connecting with, as and when you find the time for it.

      Absolutely! Power-women is the apt word – who are doing wonders and striving it out along with the men, many perhaps better than them!

      Thank you for stopping by and for being a part 🙂

  5. Priyanka

    2015-03-07 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    It’s great to know about these wonderful ladies.You’re absolutely right that money has nothing to do with modernism,it’s all about your thinking.When you read such posts,you actually feel proud of being a woman and i am 🙂 .It’s so sad when i read about women being raped,molested,sexually harassed and much worse.I hope every man could understand the meaning hidden behind your beautiful words “Man is a part of woman.If there were no women ,there would be no men”.Obviously this post is a treat for all the women out there but it would be great if more men would read it :). Happy women’s day @admin.Thanks for sharing.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Priyanka,

      It sure is, and I am sure you’d love to connect with the ones you don’t know from this list 🙂

      You bet! Proud indeed, just like you, and it’s not just one day (though it acts as a reminder for all of us) – I think every single day is worth celebrating, isn’t it?

      I agree with you there, and such cases are in plenty, especially in our country. I also wish more men would realize and respect women for who they are and what they do, it’s high time! Of course, even the women need to wake up and shake up themselves, and learn to fight for their rights.

      Thanks for stopping by and your kind wishes too. Belated Women’s Day to you as well 🙂

  6. Rohan Chaubey

    2015-03-07 at 8:30 pm

    Hi Harleena ma’am,

    Another wonderful post at Aha!NOW. We all know the importance of women in shaping our society. I closely follow a twitter account which shares quotes to empower women. I remember one quote they shared –

    “Women are the real architects of society.” – Cher

    This is so true. I loved the quotes of Gandhiji and other great thinkers you have shared in this post. Good to see these days we get to see so many NGOs and womens themselves fighting for their rights especially in some rural parts of India.

    Talking about the mentioned female bloggers, I am glad that I got to know most of them at Aha!NOW.

    I have seen Adrienne ma’am and had a small interaction too at Aha!NOW. She is so sweet.

    I often see Balroop ma’am in the comments section whenever a new post is published at Aha!NOW. Reading her short introduction, it excites me to land on her blog soon.

    Brenda, Lisa, Neamat and Corina ma’am too are often seen as great commentators here. Carolyn ma’am always amazes me with her wonderful tech blog. I get updates about her blog via the shares of Aha!NOW page on G+.

    It is always great to interact with Carol ma’am and Donna ma’am at my blog.

    I wish happy international women’s day to all the beautiful womens of Aha!NOW.

    I don’t see you in the list Harleena ma’am. You are an inspiration for so many. 🙂

    – Rohan Chaubey.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 8:03 pm

      Hi Rohan,

      Aww…thank you for your kind words of appreciation 🙂

      I love that quote by Cher and so many others too – it was tough to choose just a handful to add to this already long post, or you know me…I’d literally have stuffed it all up…lol…

      I agree with you there, and though women are coming up in a big way, there are still so many cases we read in the newspapers and online about women being mistreated and having to fight their way out. As I was telling Yatin earlier, the banning of the BBC video and the lawyers take on it is an example!

      Glad you know most of the women bloggers mentioned here, and that’s because you make the efforts to reach out and connect with them or have seen their comments in the blog posts here.

      Oh yes! You’d love visiting Balroops blog as you love self development kind of posts too, while the other amazing women have their own niches they are such experts in.

      Me on this list!! Lol…I am right here below, replying to the comments, so under the list 🙂

      Thanks so much for your heartfelt comment, and the italics you use, which makes your comment stand out! Hmm…I remember your group lesson on that one! 🙂

  7. Sherri Matthews

    2015-03-07 at 7:39 pm

    Wow, many congratulations on being featured here Ilka, and you deserve this amazing recognition! You inspire so many with your wonderful blog, bringing science home to us lay-folk, in your always thoroughly interesting, captivating and inviting manner, educating us while making learning fun. If only all teachers could be like you my friend! Thank you Harleena, for this wonderful tribute to these truly inspirational women in honour of International Women’s Day.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 7:51 pm

      Welcome to the blog Sherri! 🙂

      I guess we need to thank Ilka ( @ilkaemig ) for your visit here, and she is truly an amazing blogger, sharing her scientific knowledge in such an easy way with all of us. It’s indeed fun to read her posts, and glad you already know her from this list, while the rest you’d surely love reaching out to connect with too.

      Thank you for stopping by, and wish you a belated Women’s Day too, though any day is our day, isn’t it? 🙂

  8. Yatin Khulbe

    2015-03-07 at 7:15 pm

    Hi Harleena Mam,

    Happy Women’s day to you and everybody

    I really love the explanation of Vinay sir. He is absolutely right because, at the most basic level, we have no existence without women.
    Don’t apologize for your thoughts because good and understand men will not look at this post in a harsh manner.

    I have read it somewhere that the progress of the country depends on the progress of the women in the society. Ya, you are right that gender inequality is not a primitive issue.

    I feel sad about the female foeticide cases in our country. We need to develop awareness on this serious issue.
    To me, every nation faces gender inequality in some way or other. So, instead of viewing this biasedness in terms of developing or developed countries, we need to change our mindset.

    I fail to understand the logic behind dominating. We need to rise above all ego issues.
    Instead of recognizing the potential of women on a single day, we must work towards a stable society for the rest 364 days also (365 days for leap year 😉 )

    Sometimes, we are not able to express our true feelings with the person. So, I want to thank my mom for being so supportive in my life. She is the real gem of my life.

    I want to congratulate all the women bloggers for getting mentioned.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 7:43 pm

      Hi Yatin,

      Thank you for your kind wishes, we all appreciate it 🙂

      Yes indeed, it does make a lot of sense. I later realized that even the word Woman has the word man in it, so it works both ways!

      You are right, though I know some men wouldn’t like the little harsh tone used, but not all men are like that, as I have a loving Dad and husband, so I know.

      We keep reading all of that Yatin, but where do things really happen that ways – the latest was the ban on the BBC video (if you heard it), and the take of the lawyers on it – amazed me to see such educated men talk the way they did!! So gender equality for such men is a far cry, and I wish there is more awareness spread in this regard, especially in our country.

      I agree with you about changing our mindset, that’s the only way things will really work! I’d also mention not following the old trends set by society and learning to break free from the set norms, rise above, let go of your ego, and walk beside each other, not in front of each other. I wish more men realize these simple things.

      I can understand what you mean, and words tend to fall short – happens with me too, but I am glad I’m a blogger and writer, so this is the best and free form of expressing oneself, especially when you have no one counting your word count…lol…

      Your Mom must be so proud to have a loving son like you, and do wish her a belated Women’s Day too (that’s just a day, which must be celebrated every day though)

      Thank you for your kind wishes for all of these inspiring women – we appreciate it a great deal 🙂

    • Carol Amato

      2015-03-17 at 3:04 am

      Thank you, Yatin!

  9. B k chowla

    2015-03-07 at 6:59 pm

    my best wishes to all those who are covered here.
    They must be the best that they are covered by you,Haeleena.

    I haven’t yet got over your post where you covered me.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 7:27 pm

      Hi BK – good to have you back after long 🙂

      Thank you for your kind wishes on behalf of all the ladies mentioned here. Aww…I appreciate your words, and yes – they are the best of the lot, the ones Aha!NOW is so proud of for their contributions made to this blog.

      Absolutely! You were there on the list of men blogger’s, which was so well deserved.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us 🙂

  10. Swadhin Agrawal

    2015-03-07 at 6:31 pm

    Hi Harleena maam,
    I first congratulate all these wonderful ladies for being who they are! Thank you for being an inspiration to other ladies as well as gentlemen.
    Aha!NOW is really doing a noble job maam in order to felicitate the inspirational figures. Almost all these wonderful women bloggers are known to me (with an exception of one or two).

    I have personally come across Adrienne Smith and Carolyn maam (had a chat or two) and they are SO down to earth and humble. I am glad we have Balroop here who is doing the noble job of molding clay-like children into meaningful vessels.
    Thanks for this inspirational post 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 7:23 pm

      Hi Swadhin,

      Thank you for your kind wishes, on behalf of all the women and myself as well 🙂

      You know we came up with these posts two years back when we thought of recognizing the amazing men and women bloggers of this blog through this little way – one way of giving back to those who give us so much. I am glad it’s been liked by everyone, and we get immense joy in giving too.

      I am sure you’d know most of these wonderful women as you are another blogger who reaches out to connect with others, and the ones you don’t – you’d love to connect with too. You are absolutely right about the three ladies you mentioned, though each one is an inspiration from this list, if you check out their blogs, which I hope you do.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us 🙂

  11. Harleena Singh

    2015-03-07 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Philip,

    Thank you for saying that, and you know I love showcasing the wonderful men and women bloggers of Aha!NOW, on Men’s Day and Women’s Day. It’s my way of expressing my gratitude towards them, especially for visiting the blog, reading, commenting, and sharing the posts 🙂

    I am sure you’d love connecting with the ones you don’t know from the list, though most of these wonderful ladies is a regular of the blog. Glad you liked the selection as well.

    Thanks for stopping by and your kind wishes. Have a nice weekend, and Happy Women’s Day to the women in your life 🙂

  12. Ilka Emig

    2015-03-07 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you so much Harleena for including me on your list of inspiring women. I am honored to be among theses truly amazing women who have all achieved so much and helped many other women.

    I also love your honesty and sensitivity while describing the still existing issues with equality and appreciation of women. And as your one quote hints (you know I love your quotes) a supportive father and husband can make a huge difference.

    Thank you again & all the best to you Harleena; an inspiring woman yourself 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 7:17 pm

      Hi Ilka,

      You are most welcome and so very deserving to be on this list of inspirational women 🙂

      I am glad you liked that little bit shared, though a lot more could be written about it – perhaps in another post someday. Yes indeed, a supportive father, husband, son and brother can all make a huge different. I wish more men would realize this simple fact and respect women for who they are.

      Thank you for your kind words, and for being a part as well 🙂

  13. Medha BN

    2015-03-07 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    It’s an amazing post. The women bloggers who made it to this list truly deserve this honor, congratulations to all of you. I am really inspired by the way they have flourished in the blog world. I visited each these blogs and each one of them is a gem in their chosen niche.

    And yes as Nataly said you are one of these gems Harleena. I lookup to your blogging consistency and the way you connect with people.

    Thanks Harleena for all the inspiration on this special occasion- Happy Women’s Day to all in advance.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-13 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Medha,

      It sure is and I am glad you liked it too 🙂

      Thank you for your kind wishes from everyone’s behalf, and let me tell you, you too are an amazing women blogger, so you inspire us too in your own way.

      I appreciate your kind words, and the one thing I’ve learnt is to reach out and connect with people, which builds those bonds of love and strengthens the relationships. I know we all run short of time, but taking out a little of it whenever possible, does help.

      Thanks for stopping by, and a belated Happy Women’s Day to you as well 🙂

  14. Nataly Auger

    2015-03-07 at 10:37 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I think you chose 10 fabulous women here. I know most of them and I can honestly say that they are wonderful and strong women. They are my role models and I am looking up to them. This is because of them that I have the courage to follow my dreams of becoming a blogger and writer.

    Harleena, I can also add that you are one of them. I come to your website to read your posts, but also to look at your writing techniques. You inspire me to be a better blogger and a better person.

    Congratulations to all 10 women mentioned here. And thank for sharing this great post about women empowerment. Happy Women’s Day and have a great weekend! 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 9:22 pm

      Hi Nataly,

      I am glad you think so too, and happy that you know most of these inspiring women 🙂

      Yes indeed, all these women are inspirational in their own way, and their strength is visible in their writings. I think we all inspire each other to carry on, as we learn from one another, isn’t it? Each one of us has something to learn from, and that’s what makes our journey in the blogosphere so worthwhile.

      Thank you for saying that, it means a lot coming from you. Honestly speaking, I use no technique to write, just what comes to mind, and perhaps I would have spoken the same way to you, had you been in front of me. I appreciate your kind words and so glad I inspire you in some way too, just like you do too!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Women’s Day weekend to you as well 🙂

  15. Balroop Singh

    2015-03-07 at 9:20 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I must express my utmost gratitude at the outset, for such a great honor…to be placed amongst these outstanding icons, is incredibly amazing and I am glad I could come up to that level. You too are the most inspiring blogger, relationship builder and a loving mentor. I wish I could write a similar post and place you at the helm.

    There is no better way to pay homage to women and celebrate their day by writing such a wonderful article about their status, which still needs the basics – survival of female foetuses, empowerment and equality, respect and care. Just yesterday I had shared the BBC documentary, which has been banned in India just because it highlights the sick mindset of men, even the lawyers! We are still having that retrogressive mindset, even the women who prefer sons and raise them saying…they are better and stronger than women. Who can understand this mind set better than you, dear friend?

    I too come from such an orthodox home where a girl child is made to feel small, it was rubbed myriads of times that household work is meant only for women and despite all the excellence that women prove to achieve, they remain inferior, they have to live with servitude. I had the boldness to question that and my determination to contribute my share was done by raising my daughters with the same attitude of snatching equality from the hands of this male dominated society.

    My apologies for being so late to come here but I usually open my laptop at this time everyday, my day being too busy with my little grandchildren I have promised to look after.
    Thank you once again for being the most inspiring person, the most caring and benevolent. Stay blessed and have a nice weekend.

    • Rohan Chaubey

      2015-03-07 at 8:37 pm

      Hi Balroop ma’am, Just visited your blog and I think I am going to be a frequent visitor. Loved the thoughts and posts you are sharing there. 🙂

      Happy Women’s day in advance. 😀

      – Rohan.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 9:14 pm

      Hi Balroop,

      You deserved to be in this list! Not only because you are a regular visitor to Aha!NOW and that your contributions are valuable and wise, but your own posts on your blog are inspiring, uplifting, and so helpful. 🙂

      What we looked for is the giving and helping factor – many are rich and successful, but not all care and help others. So, that makes a difference.

      You’re right that women and especially the girl child issue is really grave in some developing and third world countries. I can only speak for India, and it is really disgusting and sad to see the pitiable state of females in some areas of the country. People make up their own reasons and mindset, which are obviously flawed and in-just.

      I also saw the much talked about BBC documentary, and agree that you do find men with sick mindset everywhere. I still don’t understand the reason for the ban! People need to get over their mindsets and create awareness instead! Rapes and violence against women happen elsewhere in the world too, even in the most developed countries, so there needs to be a huge shift in the universal male mindset. I think there were just some small lawyers and as being on the defense side, they have to portray facts in support of their clients, the rapists. It just amazes me though to the extent they can go, and these are the very people the masses look up to! So, we need to filter the media with our common sense and reasoning.

      As for the women, they too fall victim to the social pressures, and are forced to go by the social norms or demands. This shows that the change has to begin from the grass-root levels, the communities and societies, which can, with their influence, help people change their mentality and perceptions.

      I know you’ve gone through a lot in your life as a girl child, as I’ve read about it in your beautiful blog posts. I’ve personally never encountered any prejudice against the girl child in my family or friend’s circle, but the problem exists in the country and we keep reading about several such cases in the newspapers, nearly every day. We were raised with all the freedom and I’ve taught my daughters too to live by their rights, but not as outlaws, rather through mature and sensible ways, respecting people and certain traditions.

      But you are right that women need to be bold and fight for their rights, and the training starts at the childhood stage. Living with gratitude and service for humanity is good, but don’t become servants or doormats.

      Please don’t apologize, as you are welcome anytime. It can become so tough to be all over, especially with grandkids around you, and they certainly need ALL your attention – undivided attention in -fact. Give them a hug from my side too 🙂

      Thank you for being a part of my journey, and your kinds words through this heartfelt comment. Happy Women’s Day 🙂

  16. Corina Ramos

    2015-03-07 at 8:27 am

    Hello Harleena,

    Thank you so much for including me on this list. You hav some heavy hitters on there and I’m honored to be included with these fabulous women.

    I know and admire some of these ladies and I’m going to take the time to meet the others. They way you describe them, it sounds like women I would love to connect with and learn from.

    Happy Woman’s day to you too my dear. I want you to know that you are a very special lady as well. I’m so glad and feel blessed to have gotten to know you and consider you a friend.

    You have an amazing blog and they way you recognize other bloggers and give them a chance to shine is truly the example of what paying it forward is all about.

    Thank you again Harleena. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Corina,

      You are most welcome, and certainly had to be here, for you are so much part of the blog 🙂

      I am sure you know most of the women bloggers mentioned here, as they are very active on the blog comments and social media too. Yes, the ones you don’t know, I know you’d love connecting with – each one is an inspiration in herself, just like you!

      Thank you for all your kind words, and I get inspired by all of you instead, which keeps me going! I really wonder how you manage to put up daily posts, and being a mom to your teens is not easy! Ask me! Yet you do it all, so hats off to you, so glad I got to know you too, though that was long back 🙂

      You know I’ve always loved doing that, and it’s the least I can do, pay it forward to all those who are so much part of the blog and my journey. I feel so blessed indeed.

      Thanks for being here, and wishing you a very Happy Women’s Day 🙂

  17. Ryan Biddulph

    2015-03-07 at 7:26 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Way cool! I know 6 of these fine women bloggers well, as I’ve followed their careers for at least a handful of months if not years. All folks know Adrienne. She’s a gem, as is Carolyn, and Carol and Donna. Corina is awesome and I’m getting to know Neamat better too; I owe her blog a visit!

    Thanks for sharing the inspired list Harleena.

    Tweeting from Bali.

    Ryan

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 8:36 pm

      Hi Ryan – good to have you back 🙂

      I am sure you do, as you are ALL over the blogosphere and so good at networking with everyone! Yes, she is, and so are the others. Glad that you know most of these wonderful women, while the rest I am sure you’d love to connect with. Neamat was away earlier, though back to blogging, and would love to hear from you.

      Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a lovely time in Bali (envy you!). Happy Women’s Day to Kelli from my side 🙂

  18. Carol Amato

    2015-03-07 at 6:50 am

    Hi, Harleena,

    First of all, thank you so very much for making me one of the 10 inspiring women bloggers – I’m humbled, and honored to be a part, and am so grateful to be listed alongside these wonderful women, many of whom are friends. 🙂

    March 8th is International Women’s Day, and I will be celebrating – I’m so glad that I was created a woman!

    Adrienne is a close friend, but I need to get to know Balroop. I am acquainted with Brenda and Neamat, and know Ilka, Donna, Cori and Carolyn. I haven’t had the pleasure of getting to know Lisa yet, so I look forward to that.

    What a delightful post and a reminder that we are definitely created equal and should continually work hard to inspire others to be the best they can be.

    Take Care,
    ˜Carol Amato

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 8:26 pm

      Hi Carol,

      You are most welcome, and so deserving to be on this list for your wonderful contributions to this blog 🙂

      I am with you there, proud to be a woman, aren’t we!? I’m sure your loved ones would make it a special day for you, and if they forget, remind them! We do that a few days before…lol…so they all know it’s Mom’s day off!

      Yes she is, and you’d love connecting with Balroop too, she writes so well! I am glad you know most of the women listed here, and those you don’t know, though just a few, you’d love to connect with, which includes Lisa and her wonderful blog as well.

      You bet we are, and I wish people would realize and respect women for who and what they are, we need that, isn’t it?

      Thanks for being a part, and we appreciate you. Happy Women’s Day 🙂

  19. Ikechi Awazie

    2015-03-07 at 6:36 am

    Hi Harleena

    Happy Women’s Day. Yippie

    You really shared a wisdom here which I agree that a man is part of a woman. I do wonder and I have pondered on this question which is why the World is afraid of the potential of the girl-child? I agree and it does make me sad that some men don’t respect the rights of women. Like you have mentioned, If the man is part of a woman, then that means he is disrespecting himself.

    Congratulations to all Women bloggers in AHA-Now as they are shining GEMS to the Blogosphere. They are making history in this community but you forgot to mention one person which is you Harleena. You also are so inspiring to every woman in the world. Without you, ABC would not make a difference. So you are also an inspiring woman blogger.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 8:14 pm

      Hi Ikechi,

      Thank you for your lovely wishes and heartfelt comment 🙂

      Yes, it does make sense, doesn’t it? I guess Vinay was right, as this was his wisdom, which I just shared with everyone. Man, being part of a woman, and even the word in itself says that. You know, it’s been on my mind since a very long time now to write in great detail about the girl-child, and all that she goes through, and especially in a country like ours, things are not good at all.

      Just as Anoop mentioned in his comment earlier, teaching respect to your kids starts from the basics, which is your home, and once they see their parents doing the same, they follow. This sends a strong message to the men, isn’t it? Gender equality is what the theme was for IWD, but in so many countries, this is still not the case. I know your recent post too was about women empowerment, and I loved it, especially all the information, links, and videos you shared. I wish things would change, but as they say, it has to start with us, and being bloggers, if we can write about it and spread the word, it might help in some way.

      Absolutely! These women bloggers have been a part of the blog, and we appreciate each one of them. Aww…kind of you to say that, and I just wish at times I had more hours in the day to do a lot more for people. ABC is there, because you all are there – we just created it dear friend!

      Thank you for stopping by and inspiring us to carry on. Happy Women’s Day to all the women in your life too 🙂

  20. Shalonda Gordon

    2015-03-07 at 2:53 am

    Harleena thanks so much for sharing this post. I love to find out about amazing Lady Bloggers. You have introduced me to an entirely new list of inspiring women blogger fo Aha!Now!. As a woman.. it simply feels great.. keep sharing and keep smiling

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 7:56 pm

      Welcome to the blog Shalonda – good to have you over 🙂

      So glad you liked this list of inspiring women bloggers of Aha!NOW, and as you are on Tribber too, you’d find a few of them there as well. I am sure you’d love to reach out and connect with all of them, each one is a gem of a person, I assure you!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us. 🙂

  21. Lisa thomson

    2015-03-07 at 2:35 am

    Thank you,Harleena for this amazing honor! I am in such classy company here with these beautiful women bloggers! I will be checking out one or two that I haven’t been to their sites yet. The quotes you’ve used in this post are wonderful, too!Mhappy Woman,s day to you Harleena and thank you for all the inspiration you provide us here at aHA Now 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 7:53 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      You are so welcome, and sure are in the right company of inspirational women of this blog 🙂

      I am sure you’d love connecting with the ones you don’t know from the list, though most of them are regular visitors of the blog. And I know you’d love them and their blogs just as much as I do! Ah…you know I love quotes and images, and spend more time in choosing the apt ones than I spend on writing the post…lol…so glad you liked them.

      Thank you for your kind wishes and being a part. Happy Women’s Day to you as well 🙂

  22. Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    2015-03-07 at 2:26 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Thank you so very much for naming me one of your Top 10 Women Bloggers! I’m on vacation now with slow Internet and typing on my iPhone keyboard but I just had to pop in and thank you for this honor.

    Your blog is a shining example of what a blog should be. This honor means so much coming from you.

    Yes, I truly believe tech can be mastered by anyone. I always say if you don’t understand tech that’s the fault of tech not you. Thank you, I would like to believe that I give people the confidence to use tech throughout the world.

    Congratulations also to the other nine women you named. I know all of them and regard them as tightly as you do. I am truly honored to be in their company.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 7:49 pm

      Hi Carolyn,

      You are most welcome, and you know there would be no list without your mention, dear friend 🙂

      I know you are, as I saw that in the Timehop post of yours, and I wasn’t expecting your visit here till you returned, so I do appreciate you taking out the time to be here with us. That’s exactly what I love about you, how you manage to ‘do it all’!!

      Thank you for saying that, though you know we keep trying to make the blog and the ABC better, especially for our readers. And it’s wonderful friends like you who keep encouraging us to carry on in the right direction.

      I wish I had a little of the tech knowledge you have! What’s the best part of your posts is the ease with which we are able to read through all the tough topics, and that’s thanks to you, as you make the tough tech, so easy for us. Honestly telling you, I’ve learnt so many tech things from your blog, and would highly recommend it to anyone.

      Thank you for being a part of my journey and you kind wishes too. I appreciate and value our friendship. Happy Women’s Day, and have a nice little vacation too 🙂

  23. Brenda Lee

    2015-03-07 at 2:12 am

    Harleena,

    I am truly honored to be amongst the wonderful women above! Thank you so very much! It is indeed very humbling!

    I know a lot of the women you mention and they are not only inspiring and strong women but very caring and unique in their own way. The strength they should daily is very admirable and I have to wonder, how they do it? I never imagined myself among them so I am very grateful. Hard work definitely pays off, as you know my friend.

    Thank you again for the honor and for the tears today.TGIF!

    B

    • Brenda Lee

      2015-03-07 at 2:13 am

      By the way, I forgot to mention before I clicked “Post Comment” that you are among those fabulous women above as well. Never forget that. You inspire us all!

      • Harleena Singh

        2015-03-07 at 7:38 pm

        Aww…thank you for saying that…you know you made my day so much brighter with your thoughtful words. You inspire me too, and I guess it’s right here that I get inspired to carry on. So, cheers to ALL of you 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 7:26 pm

      Hi Bren,

      You are most welcome, and so very deserving to be on this list, which would never be complete without your mention. 🙂

      I am sure you do, as you’ve been around in the blogosphere for a while now, and being a frequent visitor here, you’d have surely come across most of these wonderful women. You are right – the question is, how do women do it? How do they manage it all? That is the real essence, and strength of being a woman, isn’t it? I wonder how you do it too, my friend! Managing your full time job, both of your blogs, and authoring your books – just marvels me! Oh yes…I should mention taking care of Titan too…lol…he is always there 🙂

      Aww…let them be tears of joy, as we are in it together. Thank you for being a part of my journey too. Happy Women’s Day 🙂

  24. Yvonne I. Wilson

    2015-03-07 at 1:33 am

    Hi Harleeena

    Happy Woman’s Day 2015! 🙂 It is great to see all these women who made it to the top 10 inspiring women bloggers of Aha!NOW. They are making a difference each day by what they share and are respected professionals in their own way.I congratulate them and all other women bloggers and non bloggers

    Whatever I set out to achieve in life begins with a plan and a set of goals that I commit myself to. I am empowered when the outcome of what I do impact change in another person’s life.

    Great selection. Thanks for this beautiful post. Have a great weekend.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 6:03 pm

      Hi Yvonne,

      Happy Women’s Day to you as well 🙂

      Absolutely! Most of these women bloggers have been part of this blog for a very long time, while there are a few who joined recently, but have been very consistent with their visits here. Of course, you too are an important part, and I know you are so busy with your offline work, working for a good cause. Just wonder how you manage to do it all, including take out time for blogging!

      That’s just how it should be, Yvonne, and I know you’re so committed to your goals- and He is always with you, as your guiding light. So, more power and empowerment to you.

      Thanks for stopping by, and glad you liked the list. Happy Women’s Day weekend as well 🙂

  25. Anoop Gupta

    2015-03-06 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks a lot Harleena for introducing us to these inspiring women bloggers of Aha!NOW.

    I believe that since our childhood days, the kind of respect and treatment we see being given to female members in our families leaves a major impact on our mindset. Hence the least we can do is show respect and treat with equality female members of our family so that our children grow with a healthy mindset.

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 5:56 pm

      Welcome to the blog Anoop! 🙂

      I know you are already an Ahaian (term fondly used for the ABC- Aha!NOW Blog Community- members), but perhaps it’s your first visit to this blog and the posts shared, so, nice to have you over.

      Glad you liked the list of these inspiring women bloggers, and I am sure you’d love to reach out and connect with them, as you are fairly new in the blogosphere.

      You are absolutely right in saying that, and seeing others show respect, your kids start respecting too, that’s how they learn. However, it’s not the case everywhere. Women are still mistreated and looked down upon in so many places (I’d have to write a detailed post on it someday!). But yes, the learning always starts from home, so if we can start by teaching our kids to respect women, once they grow up, their mindset would be so different.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us 🙂

  26. Ahsanul Karim

    2015-03-06 at 10:39 pm

    Hello Harleena,

    At first I congratulate all Women bloggers & all aged women on the upcoming International Women’s Day. Women is the combination of mother, sister, wife, daughter. Its everyone’s duty to show them proper respect.

    I accept your word – without women there will be no men. Women bloggers pass tough time as they have to maintain both their family & need leisure time to write content.

    I already familiar with Adrienne Smith’s blog. Now you mentioned some other women popular bloggers too. It is a great to highlight more popular bloggers.

    Anyway I give salute to all women:

    “Women are the real architects of society.”

    • Harleena Singh

      2015-03-07 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Ahsanul,

      Thank you for your kind wishes, which I accept on behalf of every women here 🙂

      Well said indeed, a woman means all the roles you mentioned, so I guess she is a part of your life, isn’t it? No reason not to show the due respect, which every man too deserves. Mutually does it, as they say.

      I think women bloggers all over the world are playing a major role as they maintain the fine balance between their family and work, which certainly isn’t easy. Ask me! It’s not actually leisure time exactly that’s sent to write, as such a time has to be taken out of your other schedule, all thanks to the art of time management, which every mom and woman blogger would be doing pretty well I am sure.

      I am glad you already know Adrienne, and she is well known in the blogosphere, while the other women bloggers are all experts in their niches, and I am sure you’d love to reach out and connect with them as well. Yes, they are – no doubt about that…and we women, give due credit to the men too – together we shall tread.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and wishes with us. 🙂

      BTW – Miss seeing your profile picture, which I know you have, so perhaps a change of your email ID might do the trick. Just letting you know 🙂




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