Here Are 12 Women You Should Know — Can You Help Me Find More?

On A Person You Should Know, I profile a different smart, creative, and inspiring person every day.

I’ve featured 60 people so far and I’m proud of the breadth of ideas, expertise, and viewpoints they represent.

I’m equally proud the site/newsletter has resonated so strongly with an audience that’s quickly grown into thousands of people.

But as I look back over the people I’ve featured, one thing stood out to me — only 20% of them have been women.

I’d like to change that.

I know there are amazing women out there putting valuable things into the world and more of them should be on my radar.

So I figured I’d turn to the all-knowing Internet and ask for help.

Who are the smart, creative, inspiring women more people should know about?

I’d love to hear any suggestions you have as a response to this post, or tweet them to me.

To give you an idea of the kind of women I’m looking to profile, here are the 12 women I’ve already featured on A Person You Should Know along with a snippet of the knowledge they have to share with the world.

It should give you an idea of what I’m looking for and what I’m hoping you can help me (and others) find. Thanks!

12 Women You Should Know

Tina Roth Eisenberg: “We should always be willing to sprinkle a little nonsense into the work we do.”

Wendy MacNaughton: “When you look at someone through an empathic lens, there’s a huge story there. It’s never just what you see on the surface.”

Sharon Ann Lee: “I’m not afraid of losing it all. I’m more afraid of spending my life away on meaningless shit.”

Brene Brown: “Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.”

Laura Olin: “When you feel like the thing you’ve just done is the best and most meaningful thing you’ll ever do, it’s hard to figure out what to do next.”

Maria Popova: “Literature is the original Internet.”

Ann Handley: “If you aren’t working hard, you probably don’t care a whole lot about what you’re working on.”

Gretchen Rubin: “I can do anything I want, but I can’t do everything I want.”

Amy Cuddy: “Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.”

Sarah Lewis: “Masters are not experts because they take a subject to its conceptual end. They are masters because they realize that there isn’t one.”

Courtney Carver: “Living with less is the new definition of success.”

Deanna Zandt: “That voice that tells you you’re selfish — I want you to ignore it.”


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