As a business coach, writer, and speaker, I believe in championing all women, encouraging the next generation of leaders, and celebrating the amazing things women are doing in the world.
Every month, I’ll highlight ten women who make the world a better place by leading and loving well. Go follow and support them, they’re doing awesome things!
Interested in finding other Women Worth Following? Check out these incredible women to follow from December 2020!
Deb Beddoe is kicking off our Women Worth Following this month! She is an author, an editor, and a marketing creative. Her work includes print and web content for companies, ministries, and nonprofit organizations. A literature lover and grammar nerd, she’s loving her current gig as bookseller at a new indie bookstore and side-hustle as a freelance editor.
Across the water from Seattle, Washington, Deb and her pastor husband live on the verge of empty-nesthood as their four adult children head out into the world, leaving them with a chunky beast of a dog and two geriatric cats.
Deb’s first book, The Heart of Recovery: How Compassion and Community Offer Hope in the Wake of Addiction (Revell 2019) tells the story of her husband’s long battle with addiction –and offers encouragement with practical wisdom to help revive and restore broken people and families. Her current work in progress is about living with the lingering effects of trauma.
When she’s not reading, writing, or wrangling pets, Deb loves a good adventure! Those adventures include kayaking, crochet, cooking, and attempts to grow things. Online, you’ll find her thinking aloud about things pressing on her soul. These range from spiritual disciplines to politics to the Great British Baking Show!
Whitney is another woman worth following. She is a national speaker and author. Whitney’s first book, Sick of Me, (B & H Publishers) and Bible study with video curriculum, We Over Me, (LifeWay) were released in March of 2019. In addition, Whitney speaks for LifeWay and Proverbs 31 Ministries.
Her favorite ministry happens at Simple Seminary, an online learning community teaching women theology and biblical studies through academic yet accessible lessons. Together with her Dad, Dr. Alan Posey, a 40-year career pastor and Seminary professor, Whitney helps women see the connections that make Scripture come alive.
Whitney and Chad are raising their four sons, Cooper, Dylan, Ryder and Tate, just outside Atlanta, Georgia. Her house is wild, loud and littered with man-sized shoes and gaming controllers. Whitney is addicted to shoes, guac and Coke Zero.
Lisa is a Personal Wardrobe Stylist with over 20 years in the Image Industry. She helps individuals of all ages elevate strong social skills and appearance mastery.
As the founder of Image Strong, a personal appearance styling program, Lisa has the ability to transform the misunderstood process of “getting dressed” into techniques, tools, and tips. Through this, she successfully serves women in their quest for “what to wear, when to wear it and how to wear it.”
Each woman is a special creation with a plan and purpose on her life. Lisa views her job as an opportunity to simplify the getting dressed process. Safety, authenticity, creativity, learning, integrity and beauty are the personal values behind every service at Lisa Fischer Styling.
For almost twenty years Tilu has worked as an accountant in the film industry, and looks forward to producing family-friendly films in the future.
She is the co-founder of a women’s ministry called Stay Steeped, and co-founder of The Goodness Planner, a daily planner that helps women get things done and grow in their walk with God. The planner keeps her on track with her tasks, and the daily Bible verses are an anchor on intense film days.
Tilu enjoys checking out books from the library that she doesn’t read, a good cappuccino or flat white, and 16-episode marathons of Korean TV dramas.
Me Ra is our next woman worth following! She is the author of six books that inspire the soul spiritually and creatively. In addition, she is a keynote speaker known for bringing laughter, healing tears, and powerful imagery. Her new bestselling book is called 4 Minutes to Hear God’s Voice. It’s based on a simple prayer practice her family has done for thirty years, and how she taught her kids to hear God’s voice.
As a master photographer, Me Ra is also one of Sony’s first two women sponsored photographers since 2007. She hosted Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh on Disney, inspiring millions of children and moms with photography.
Me Ra is a regular go-to expert on Live with Kelly & Ryan, and her portraiture and writing have been featured in the NY Times, The Huffington Post, Parenting, as well as exhibited in the American Museum of Natural History, New York and Somerset House, London.
She and her husband own a portrait studio in Frisco, Texas. They love to explore the world with their two teenagers!
Liz is a wife, mom of 3, speaker, and creator of the Spiritual Circle Journal. The Spiritual Circle Journal is a unique prayer tool that teaches a format for a deeper, more meaningful quiet time.
Her passion is leading workshops that help people process their prayers through the filter of God’s Word, with the power of the Holy Spirit. Her hope is that through the spiritual practice of journaling, women will have a more vibrant relationship with God and learn to listen better for the daily, life-changing guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Liz also leads an online journaling community and serves on the women’s ministry team at her church. She has been a guest on Moody Radio and has written a devotional download for Focus on the Family. In her free time she loves to paint, journal, read historical Christian fiction, and hang out with family and friends.
Khatundi is a wife and a mama to five energetic boys. She really geeks out over stationery and that’s one of the reasons why she and her sister Tilu started The Goodness Planner. The Goodness Planner is a daily agenda to help the everyday Christian woman GTD!
Her days are filled with homeschool lessons and the occasional message she writes for Stay Steeped, an online ministry that aims to help women dig deeper into the Word of God and truly mature in their faith.
In Khatundi’s spare time, she finds herself contemplating the deeper mysteries of God, watching documentaries and “Clean With Me” videos on YouTube.
Britt is an artist, small business owner, wife, and disciple maker. Her mission is to provide products that reflect the beauty of God’s Word and inspire gospel centered conversations.
After a journey of looking for a Bible for herself and realizing there wasn’t a market for customized Bibles that felt like “her”, she decided to paint one for herself. Friends began to ask to purchase one for themselves, and against all normal odds, Gentlybound was formed.
Today, Gentlybound has grown into a thriving business, selling hand-painted Bibles, journals, apparel, mugs and more through an online store. Gentlybound also partners with boutiques across the U.S. She releases four seasonal collections a year, offering a variety of trendy merchandise items, with the hope that even a t-shirt could start a gospel conversation.
Britt also works in vocational ministry discipling young adults at First Baptist Orlando. You can typically find her chugging coffee while renovating her 1960’s Florida style home into a farmhouse.
Our next woman to follow is Sandhya. She is a campus missionary, speaker, writer, and advocate. She was born in India and adopted as a Transracial Adoptee in the Midwest. Sandhya has also been serving with Cru Campus Ministry for more than 13 years. She loves developing students and staff while watching Jesus set women free.
She is the Co-Founder of The Adoption Triad, a social media group that provides community and resources to those connected to Adoption and Foster Care.
Because of her joy for storytelling and love for walking with people through the mountains and valleys of life, she is pursuing a Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care through the Allender Center based in Seattle.
Her story holds tremendous loss, abundant resilience and defiant hope. She is passionate about sharing God’s restoration in her journey and has been doing so through writing blogs, podcast interviews, and speaking at conferences across the nation.
Most recently, she appeared on the TEDx stage as she shared her story, “Awakening to My Name”. Sandhya recently moved to Colorado and spends her free time camping, sipping coffee with friends, and creating tasty charcuterie boards.
Through her online business, My Business His Glory, Rickette creates designs for apparel that empower dope Believers to declare their faith and adoration without compromising who they are. Her apparel line style is further described on her Instagram as “somewhere between Deuteronomy & Drake”.
In addition to currently living in the Book of Proverbs, she follows an INAPPROPRIATE amount of celebrity pets on the ‘gram, has 18 open tabs in Safari, can’t wait to meet Dave Ramsey, Larry David, Bobby Flay & Gary Vaynerchuk. She also feels passionate about potato salad saying, “If your potato salad is white, email me your mailing address. I just wanna talk.”
On her Instagram feed you will find Biblical encouragement & mindset tips to help Christian entrepreneurs grow their business. Since her super powers are active listening and empathy, she is definitely a woman worth following.