10 Instagram Accounts to Follow to Inspire Your Career

10 Instagram Accounts Every Woman Needs to Grow Her Career
by Joyce Novacek
Photos Tonhya Kae | August 13, 2015
While you're endlessly scrolling Insta'...make sure you're getting the most out of your newsfeed with these 10 inspiring Instagram accounts—perfect for the aspiring career woman.
Instagram can be a fountain of inspiration (albeit, an often addicting fountain), so I’m always on the lookout for new accounts to follow. My feed initially was littered with lovely travel and style snaps, but I recently made a conscious effort to add some career inspiration to the mix!

Here are ten of my favorite Instagram accounts for career inspiration:

1. LEAN IN (@LEANINORG)

Lean In is a  fun, feminist account showcasing a myriad of successful women and motivating quotes to encourage you to push yourself in your career. (It might also inspire you to read Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, if you haven’t already—I recommend it!

2. LEVO (@LEVOLEAGUE)

Levo is dedicated to helping you navigate your career path and find passion in your work. Their pretty Insta’ features motivating quotes, snaps, and thought-provoking career questions which often lead to fruitful conversations in the comments section.

3. JESS LIVELY (@JESSCLIVELY)

Jess’s account offers pretty snaps and inspiration for living a life filled with intention. She shows that an intentional life can lead to an intentional career by interviewing many different amazing women in her podcast, The Lively Show, which she highlights frequently on her Instagram feed. The women (and some men) she interviews grace her feed, where she shares inspiring tidbits about their personal journeys and career paths.

4. FAST COMPANY (@FASTCOMPANY)

Fast Company’s feed provides educational posts that help grow your knowledge of the business world. Follow along to stay on top of up-and-coming businesses and inspiring women and men in business!

5. EMILY LEY (@EMILYLEY

Emily Ley is a small business owner, mother, and creator of stationery and paper goods (including the famous Simplified Planner) designed specifically for women who are trying to do it all. If you’re a mom, a small business owner, or just feel like you’re constantly balancing a million things, check out her joyful feed!

6. ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE (@ENTREPRENEUR

If you’ve ever dreamt of starting your own company, you must follow Entrepreneur Magazine! They share #EntrepreneurFaces from a wide variety of industries—their stories might even give you the push you need to take the leap and get started with your entrepreneurial idea!

7. MARY ORTON OF MEMORANDUM (@MARYORTON

I couldn’t resist including an account bursting with professional style inspiration. Mary Orton is the blogger behind Memorandum (formerly known as The Classy Cubicle) who showcases feminine professional looks that are anything but boring! Even if you’re currently content with your career, you can look to Mary to help spruce up your working wardrobe.

8. BUSINESS INSIDER (@BUSINESSINSIDER)

Simply put, this account makes me feel smarter. From solid career-focused book recommendations to fascinating factoids to political coverage, Business Insider’s Instagram feed makes me more confident in my base understanding of the corporate world.

9. BOSSED UP (@BOSSEDUPORG)

Bossed Up is all about helping women beat burnout and create sustainable, fulfilling careers. Now there’s a movement I can get behind! Their feed also highlights career workshops they host.

10. CAREER CONTESSA (@CAREERCONTESSA)

Of course, this list would not be complete without my go-to account for daily career inspiration! Career Contessa highlights strong women and inspirational quotes that will empower you to make moves in the workplace. I’ll double tap to that! 

What are some of your favorite accounts?