Follow these nine on Twitter

Get inspired in 140 characters or less! Here’s a list of the nine most inspirational, game-changing business women to follow on Twitter

Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has become the source of up-to-the-minute news, snappy advice and no-holds-barred opinions. Here are nine inspiring women to follow.

For: Inspiration

Arianna Huffington @ariannahuff

Political scientist, author, award-winning journalist, and founder of the highly successful Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington is not only smart, she’s down-to-earth and funny, too. Let her fearlessness help you find your own strengths and voice in the world.

Top tweet: Five ways to embrace mindfulness at work

Lorna Jane Clarkson @LornaJaneActive

Founder of award-winning activewear label Lorna Jane, Lorna Jane Clarkson is on a mission to help women live their best, most inspired lives with her "Move, Nourish, Believe" philosophy. Be sure to catch her infectious spirit and zest for life.

Top tweet: Who is @Ellagracedenton? We get a lesson in what it really means to live life more

About: Corporate life

Alexandra Levit @alevit

Business and workplace writer, speaker and consultant Alexandra Levit is the author of six career-advice books and is dedicated to helping people succeed and build meaningful business-employee relationships. Follow her for the latest workplace articles and advice.

Top tweet: 8 things I wish I knew about business and careers when I was 22

Sheryl Sandberg @sherylsandberg

Activist, author and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, with a reported net worth of $1.1 billion, Sheryl Sandberg is a woman who’s not afraid of success. A champion of women in the workplace, be inspired to go to the next level in your career.

Top tweet: One of the central messages of @LeanInOrg is that we have to get beyond gender stereotypes

Simone Brummelhuis @thenextwomen

Simone Brummelhuis is the founder and CEO of The Next Women, one of the first online communities built exclusively for women. Through @thenextwomen, Brummelhuis offers actionable advice, tips and information to help women excel in the corporate arena.

Top tweet: Promoting women entrepreneurship in Europe

About: Entrepreneurship

Amy Cosper @AmyCCosper

Amy Cosper, Editor-In-Chief of Entrepreneur magazine, has been recognised as one of the 25 smartest women on Twitter by Fast Company. Offering pioneering advice about entrepreneurship, her tweets will give you the competitive edge you need to grow your business and get ahead.

Top tweet: 15 signs you’re an entrepreneur

Caterina Fake @Caterina

American entrepreneur and businesswoman Caterina Fake is founder of website Flickr, one of the most popular image-sharing sites on the web today. You'll appreciate her views on technology, digital media and much more.

Top tweet: For every hour of making, spend an hour thinking, feeling and observing

Naomi Dunford @NaomiDunford

With a fantastic assortment of paid and free resources on her IttyBiz website, small business guru and author Naomi Dunford is helping little businesses become bigger. An outspoken and colourful character full of innovative ideas, her tweets are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Top tweet: 6 remedial rules for a respectable looking blog

Kelly Hoey @jkhoey

Kelly Hoey, founder of Women Innovate Mobile, is a socially-driven entrepreneur who believes: “in the social business era, your network is a bottom-line business asset”. Be in-the-know with her engaging posts and information on industry conferences and events.

Top tweet: I’m mentoring on @levoleague come ask your career question Gen Y women!

Follow any of these remarkable businesswomen and you will be inspired by their words of encouragement, advice and timeless wisdom from the Twitterverse.