The abyss of social media, where do you begin? You create your profile, chose your most flattering profile picture and write a little something about yourself…you’re in! Now you’ve got to choose what you see and from who – friends, families, celebrities, broadcasters, magazines…and then these people they call ‘influencers!’

But who are these influencers? Well, we’ve saved you the time and the energy trying to find the right people to follow on social media by compiling our top accounts to follow in the world of Girlguiding.


Helen Pankhurst

Great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, Helen Pankhurst is and a women’s rights activist. She shares inspiration for women’s rights and bringing about change.

Twitter @HelenPankhurst

Malala Yousafzai

Advocate for girls’ education and women’s equality, Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate and UN Messenger of Peace. The Malala Fund breaks down the barriers preventing more than 130 million girls around the world from going to school.

Facebook @Malala Yousafzai   Twitter @Malala   Instagram @malala

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Anna McNuff

Adventurer, former GB rower and official ambassador for Girlguiding, Anna McNuff has cycled 11,000 miles through every state in the US, run the length of New Zealand and cycled across the Andes.

Facebook @AMcNuff    Twitter @AnnaMcNuff   Instagram @annamcnuff


Ellie Simmonds

Ellie Simmonds, OBE, is Paralympic swimmer, self-confessed baking enthusiast and member of Girlguiding.  At the age of 13, she won two golds at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic games, going on to win again at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Facebook @EllieSimmondsOfficial   Twitter @EllieSimmonds1   Instagram @elliesimmonds

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#ThisGirlCan celebrates the active women who are doing their thing. A motivational and inspirational campaign that we believe is a must follow.

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