The working week is well underway,and many of us are working towards our own career goals.  On those days when it’s rainy, grey, and all we want to do is to stay at home streaming Netflix, we have a serious inspirational boost from a set of serious bosses who are trailblazing in their industry and breaking glass ceilings everywhere.

These women are fearless, creative, confident, and relentless in achieving their goals. Whether they’re opening restaurants, founding companies, or reaching the top of their respective fields, they set the bar really high for the rest of us.  Get your daily dose of professional inspiration—these successful women will push you to succeed, one Insta story at a time.



Summer in NYC last year, not a care in the world, getting excited to head back soon for #createcultivatenyc

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A Forbes 30 Under 30 alumna, Jaclyn R. Johnson started off as a blogger before launching her first company, (No Subject), now Small Girls PR. In 2011, she introduced the website and conference series Create & Cultivate, which is geared toward female entrepreneurs in the digital space. The conference now has a waiting list of over 3000 people, with notable keynote speakers such as Chelsea Handler, Jessica Alba, and Rachel Zoe.



On a @ladoublej bender can't stop (or crop, it would seem) sorry.

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It’s no surprise that Laura Brown has over 128,000 followers on Instagram. This blond firecracker is the editor in chief at InStyle magazine and former executive director of Harper’s Bazaar.  She has profiled influential women such as Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. This fashion maven, who has successfully worked her way to the top of the editorial ladder, can be found on Instagram taking selfies with Diane Von Furstenberg and Drew Barrymore, or breaking bread with Brooke Shields.


Camille Becerra is proof that female chefs are on the rise in a big way. After completing Top Chef Season 3 and losing her first restaurant, Paloma, to a fire, she doubled up her efforts and opened the NYC sensation, maritime-inspired restaurant Navy before taking a chef residency at Café Henrie. Most recently, she opened Manhattan’s hottest new restaurant, De Maria, while continuing to work as a food stylist for publications such as Domino and Bon Appétit. She is also working on her first cookbook.