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10 Inspirational Women To Follow On Instagram

by Dagney Pruner Published on 23 February 2015

As much fun as it is to follow the Kardashian family and their antics on Instagram, sometimes it's nice to get healthy dose of inspiration between all of the cleavage-filled selfies. Here are some of the accounts you need to be following if you enjoy a friendly reminder to go out there and seize the day, errday. Namaste, betches.

1. KellyRutherford

The Gossip Girl beauty and fashionista has had her trials in love, luckily she shares her wisdom with her followers daily. She may not have been the best mum to Serena, but the former Mrs. Van Der Woodsen has obviously learned from her mistakes. Bonus: she dates Rufus Humphrey in real life so you're kind of out of reasons not to follow her.

Love this.

A photo posted by @kellyrutherford on Feb 16, 2015 at 3:11pm PST

2. KindCampaign

This female initiative is backed by some our favorite celebs and is co-founded by Aaron Paul's beautiful wife Lauren Paul. This account is ALL about women helping women, and about being envious of Lauren Paul's supportive marriage. Sigh.

Happy Sunday! Tag a friend who you know would take that "bus" with you. 💛

A photo posted by @kindcampaign on Jan 18, 2015 at 10:14am PST

3. MalalaFund

If you've never heard of Malala Yousafzai, then you need to get on Wikipedia right away. Malala was shot by the Taliban in her home country of Pakistan after it was discovered she was writing a blog under a pseudonym for BBC about promoting girls' rights to education. In addition to recovering from the shooting, she is the youngest person to win a Nobel Prize and continues to promote her cause through the Malala Fund. So, what have you done today?

4. JulesHough

In addition to being part of the aforementioned Kind Campaign, dance star Julianne Hough is always full of great inspiration when it comes to her close family, friends and her handsome boyfriend. She believes in spreading her wisdom and also lots of pictures of her precious dogs. Her dogs may not be so inspirational, but they're damn cute to look at.

Thank you Graham Moore! 🙏❤️#grahammoore #stayweird #staydifferent@mrgrahammoore @kindcampaign @kindcamp

A photo posted by juleshough (@juleshough) on Feb 22, 2015 at 10:11pm PST

5. LevoLeague

This is a group of female young professionals looking to inspire the Gen Y of females looking to kick booty in the workplace. Basically, Rush Limbaugh's nightmare.

6. NinaDobrev

We know you hate being reminded that Elena Gilbert is not in fact a real character, but she does have an Instagram account that will make you want to get out of bed and kick some sort of supernatural being's ass. Katherine may find her account a little cheesy, but we dig it. #ChokingOnGreatness

Here's to Choking On Greatness!

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:01am PST

7. DanielleLaPorte

This motivational speaker from Canada believes in two things: always improving yourself and no BS allowed. She also happens to be a blogger, entrepreneur and a very successful ball buster.

8. LeanInOrg

You may have heard of Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook who reinvigorated the feminist movement with her Lean In movement. She continues to reach out to young women via Instagram with some honest dialogue about the "F" word. By "F" word we obviously mean feminism.

Aziz Ansari on why he calls himself a feminist. (photo cred: attn)

A photo posted by Lean In (@leaninorg) on Jan 22, 2015 at 10:21am PST

9. Sophia_Amoruso

So if you don't believe in the #LeanIn movement then you are probably on team #GirlBoss, led by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso. She not only goes to some of the hottest events on the scene, she pushes her followers to believe that you never should apologise for being yourself...how is that not worth a follow?

A photo posted by Sophia Amoruso (@sophia_amoruso) on Jan 19, 2015 at 12:04pm PST

10. GabbyBernstein

The self-described "spiritual junkie" and bestselling author also founded HerFuture.com, a mentoring website for young women, AND the Women's Entrepreneurial Network. She's basically the poster girl for women helping women. Well, her and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Do you think these gals are worth a follow? Tweet at us! @sofeminineUK!

This article was written by Dagney Pruner. Follow her on Twitter @dagneyp

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