The term ‘girl boss’ often gets thrown around quite a lot nowadays, especially in the blogging world. Oftentimes it can even be perceived to have negative connotations as people presume that if you’re a girl boss, then you’re automatically bossy, bitchy and controlling. While men get deemed as ‘assertive’, ‘responsible’ and ‘powerful’, women can very often be portrayed in a negative light if they seek success.
However, I feel quite the opposite when I think about the girl boss women I look up to. Over the last few years, and especially since starting to take my blog very seriously, there are a number of women who I constantly look up to for inspiration and motivation. These girl boss women are in the blogging industry, and I truly believe I wouldn’t have the motivation that I do today with regards to blogging if it wasn’t for these four incredible ladies.
With that in mind, I wanted to share with you 4 girl boss women that I aspire to be.
Victoria was one of the very first bloggers that I started following many years ago now and her content has inspired me on countless occasions.
Despite a lot of Victoria’s content focusing on fashion – and the fact that I’m really not into fashion at all – I still seek constant inspiration from everything that she puts out into the world. Her sense of style is unlike anyone else’s and the sheer amount of effort and passion she puts into everything she creates is so admirable.
From her YouTube channel, to her stunning Instagram shots, all the way to her beautifully curated blog posts, Victoria is a serious girl boss to be reckoned with. I’m perpetually in awe at all the wonderful things she’s achieving in her online life, and her recent engagement to Alex has only solidified my admiration for her even further.
Victoria manages to run an incredibly successful online empire all the while remaining grounded and so down to earth and I really couldn’t look up to her more. She’s worked with some of my favourite brands and has travelled to some of the most spectacular places in the world. Victoria’s content is sure to fuel your wanderlust as well as your fashion addiction!
Hannah is without a doubt my number one inspiration when it comes to aspirational girl bosses. I’ve followed her from her very early days of blogging, while she was still a journalist for the Metro and I remember years ago when she first liked a tweet I sent her and I fan girled like an absolute lunatic.
Since then, I’ve watched Hannah’s career change and develop, from her noughties listicle posts, all the way to her inspirational motherhood posts today. I couldn’t be more impressed of the journey that Hannah has been through, not only in blogging but also with regards to her mental health.
Hannah isn’t one to shy away from the camera and her raw relatability is what makes her so beloved in the online world. Her Instagram Stories are so unique and personable and her fashion and lifestyle content is some of the very best in the industry.
If you’re not already following Hannah, then I’m really not sure we can be friends… If you ever need a little pick me up, or to feel like you’re having a catch up with an old friend, then Hannah’s blog or Instagram Stories can definitely achieve that.
I’ve loved Em’s content for a long time now, and as a fellow Northern girl, I truly adore and respect her work ethic and her vivacious outlook on life. I’ve also been lucky enough to hang out with Em on a number of occasions now and I would genuinely consider her to be a true friend in the blogging world.
It’s not often that you can meet someone that you admire and they actually live up to your expectations when you meet them in real life but Em genuinely does. Her Instagram content is some of the very best, and I absolutely love the way that she greets any challenges that life throws at her with determined optimism; she’s definitely one of my very favourite girl boss women.
Em’s travel content is some of my very favourite and her personable way of interacting with her audience is what makes Em so loved in the industry. I truly feel so lucky to know such a genuine, lovely and relatable Northern girl and I can’t wait to see some more of the incredible things that Em will achieve with her life.
She’s been lucky enough to work with some of the most incredible brands in the world, most recently with Walt Disney World which will give girls everywhere the determination to work hard to achieve their dreams too.
Lydia’s online presence is genuinely one of the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasing on the internet.
She’s one of the most beautiful women I know, and her content and everything that she creates truly reflects that. Lydia is well known for her luxurious content, from designer shoes and handbags to working with some of the most renowned beauty brands in the world. Her most recent collaboration with Elizabeth Arden was an incredible success and just goes to show how hard work can reap some amazing rewards.
She’s one of the best girl boss women and an incredibly inspirational woman, showing exactly what a lot of hard work and determination looks like when it pays off. Alongside her husband Ali, Lydia has created an online empire that’s not only aspirational but truly captivating too.
Despite her luxurious lifestyle, Lydia remains as one of the most down to earth people in the industry and it’s absolutely remarkable to see all the wonderful things she’s achieved so far. Lydia really inspires me to work hard in order to achieve my lifelong dreams and obtain a lifestyle that I’m incredibly proud of.
Which girl boss women do you look up to? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.