Women Worth Following – Inspiring Women You’ll Want to Get to Know
I’m proud to announce this month’s group of Women Worth Following – inspiring women you’ll want to get to know! Every month I feature nine awesome women who are changing the world. I can’t wait for you to check out these amazing women, and don’t forget to follow them too!
Amy Julia Becker
Amy Julia Becker is an award-winning writer and speaker on personal, spiritual, and social healing. She is the author of four books, including her latest, To Be Made Well: An Invitation to Wholeness, Healing, and Hope, and she hosts the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast. She has also written for publications such as the New York Times, TIME, Christianity Today, Comment Magazine, and more.
Amy Julia’s writing and speaking arise out of her personal experiences as a Christian, as a reader, writer, and teacher, and as the mother of three children, including her daughter Penny, who has Down Syndrome. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), Becker holds a bi-vocational license with the Evangelical Covenant Church. She lives with her husband and their three children in western Connecticut.
Lauren Bowerman is a writer, editor, and dog mom. She is also an ISFP and an enneagram 9. She shares her words because she thinks in a lot of ways we’re all hurting, confused, lonely, doubting, searching [sometimes all at once] and we just need some words of encouragement. Words have a way of connecting people, so she hopes in some small way her words can remind you that you’re not alone.
Amber Cullum is a physical therapist turned stay at home mom, podcast host, and speaker who has always loved connecting with people through their hardships, passions, and faith.
After moving to Raleigh, NC with her husband and 3 young children she was encouraged to dream again in the midst of the daily grind. That was the beginning of Grace Enough Podcast, a weekly show, now having almost 200 episodes. Every Tuesday she delves into hard truth and the unwavering grace of God through stories of men and women journeying in the kingdom of God here on earth.
Grace Enough has been featured in Christianity Today as 1 of 12 Podcasts You Don’t Want To Miss and in Podcast Magazine’s Under the Radar podcast you should be listening to. When she’s not speaking or podcasting, you can find her homeschooling her 3 kids, chasing chickens, or serving as CEO of the Cullum Home.
Abigail is the child of lifelong missionaries, raised half in West Chicago and half in East Africa- she is now a Dallas, TX transplant. She has spent nearly ten years serving women and children in the commercial sex industry. Her belief is that the starting place for the cultural shift that needs to happen is to interrupt the second-largest criminal industry, that of human trafficking. This takes everyday people willing to listen to stories of survivors of exploitation and trafficking around the world.
The Collective’s outreach and education projects are built on radical listening and intentional service in local and global neighborhoods. As Founder & Visionary, she is committed to serving women in the sex industry. And, helping everyday people find their voice in building a world without human trafficking. Abigail has an educational background in biblical theology and intercultural studies with a minor in social justice. She is passionate about a good cup of coffee, loves partnering with other creatives, and is motivated by, how God has unconditionally loved her.
Marian Jordan Ellis
Marian Jordan Ellis is passionate about Jesus, and helping women experience the victorious Christian life. She holds a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marian teaches a monthly gathering (TueGather) in San Antonio, Texas, at Mission City Church, where she serves as the Director of Women’s Ministry.
Marian’s powerful testimony of coming to brokenness and her dynamic account of the grace of Christ that radically transformed her life permeates all of her writings and speaking engagements. She’s whole in Christ and ready to tell any ear that will listen!
Marian is the host of This Redeemed Life Podcast. She empowers, equips, and encourages women to know Jesus more deeply and experience His power in their daily lives. She’s the author of seven books for women. Her latest Bible study, For His Glory: Living as God’s Masterpiece, is a verse-by-verse study of Ephesians.
Sally is a New York Times bestselling writer and frequent performer of her work. She has written over 25 books, spanning the Christian and general markets. Her work has been critically acclaimed by both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Her books (which are written for children, but lots of adults are reading) include: The Jesus Storybook Bible, winner of the Platinum Book Award; Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the Association of Christian Publisher’s Book of the Year Award in the adult inspiration category; How to be a Baby, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Song of the Stars; as well as board books like Found and Loved for her tiniest readers.
Sally was born in Kampala, Uganda, raised in East and West Africa and at a boarding school in the New Forest, England, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, and now lives in NYC.
Courtney is the publisher of Every Little Seed, a faith-based magazine focused on helping women slow down to be still with Jesus, cultivate meaningful relationships with others, and make beautiful things. In addition, Courtney hosts creative retreats and art workshops with a Christian focus. These spaces are filled with connection to God, rich conversations, and time to create and rejuvenate. As a result, women leave inspired to step into their calling and live fully awake for God’s glory.
When she isn’t in the studio, Courtney drinks lots of good coffee, spends time in the mountains, and hangs with her husband, three daughters, and their snuggly Bernese Mountain dog, Millie.
Dr. Tiffany Love, founder of the Love Leadership Foundation, is an award-winning keynote speaker and C-suite executive with more than 30 years of healthcare experience. She is a Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, as well as a certified Public Leader through the Harvard Kennedy School. She also serves as coordinator, nurse planner and guest faculty member for Harvard Medical School’s CME course, Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare and as an Advisory Council member for the Harvard Business Review. Additionally, Dr. Love is an Advisory Board Member for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society’s Center for Excellence in Nursing Education and an advisor for their Nurse Leadership Academy for Practice. She is currently Associate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Vermont Health Network Porter Medical Center, after previously serving eight years in various roles at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Shari Rigby is an actress, director, writer, producer, author, and inspirational speaker. Shari is best known as one of the leading actresses in the faith and family inspirational entertainment market for her roles in the Overcomer, October Baby, Not Today, Wildflower, and The Least of These. Shari recently directed Identity Crisis, a feature film, and is preparing to direct her new movie, Golden Influencer, a PureFlix Original feature film.
Shari is outspoken and passionate about her faith and family. Shari continues to thrive in the entertainment industry as a role model and mentor to women of all ages through her ministry, The Women In My World. Shari is a three-time author, focusing on creating books that inspire her readers. Shari and her husband, Matt, have been married for twenty-five years and have been blessed to raise two boys together.