Some days the great content on our Insta feeds gives us so much life! From the top mommy bloggers to fierce fashionistas, there is so much fun stuff out there! And the inspirational content from our fave #bossmommies is something that keeps us inspired and motivated. We couldn’t cover all the amazing women but here is a list of our favorite thirteen to check out (in no particular order).
Tamanna Roashan, the founder of DressYourFace and the best-selling Tamanna Palette, is a triple certified makeup artist with over 12 years of experience in makeup and hair who has literally built an empire for herself. Though she had spoken about her hesitation to become a mother, she embraced the role to the fullest after the birth of her daughter. Her daughter appears regularly on her Instagram posts and looks like the miniature image of her star mom! Roashan’s collection for this Eid has a cute mom-n-me theme that you just can’t miss.
2. Ami Desai
US-based Ami Desai adds a South Asian voice to the glitz and glamour of America’s beauty, fashion, and lifestyle spheres. When her handsome husband or cute kids make an appearance its a pure joy for us all but in between these picture-perfect moments are a whole host of fun fashion, beauty, and lifestyle tips.
3. Sheetal Sheth
An actress (with a degree from NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts), Sheetal Sheth is a triple threat since she is also an author and producer. In between adorable posts of her fam-bam are posts showing off her impressive work, such as the book ‘Always Anjali’ which adds a much needed South Asian voice to the world of children’s books in the US.
4. Pooja Narang
Pooja Narang, in addition to being mommy extraordinaire, is a Bollywood choreographer, putting together fun spirited jhatkas and matkas. As a single mother, her world is definitely more challenged but she thrives nonetheless. She recently completed her annual recital and her students are a testimony to her dedication to dance. Pooja’s IG is a mix of her little one making appearances to dance demos; check out the spectacular choreography set to ‘Aang Laga De Re’, which shows she’s the real deal! This one is definitely an enviable feed from a myraid of #bossmommies!
5. Melanie Chandra
The elegant Melanie Chandra wears many hats – actress, producer, wife, and mother. She is another much needed brown face in front of and behind the cameras, adding diversity and representation to the US entertainment industry. Her IG is a great blend of inspirational quotes as well as photos of her handsome hubby and adorable daughter. A definite pick-me-up!
6. Raakhee Mirchandani
Adding her diverse light to the landscape of the US, this writer and mom is a bright South Asian voice, putting brown girls front and center in her writing and on her Insta. Scrolling through her Insta feed, you come across snaps of her adorable munchkin (who has a ton of ‘tude) along with glimpses at her book ‘Super Satya Saves the Day’.
7. Bhargavi Patel
The founder of Cinderella Bridez, Bhargavi Patel is a fabulous fashionista and amazing makeup artist. What’s great about Patel is that she’s a master at the ‘no makeup’ look and leaves clients with a sense of their inner loveliness; it takes a real dab hand to do that! Check out this boss mama’s Insta for a flurry of happy brides radiating joy and beauty to the fun pictures of her husband and kids. She is a true entrepreneur and inspiration to many.
8. Shruti Babu
What makes Shruti Babu’s story unique is that she was brave enough to chronicle her tryst with cancer and her road towards recovery through Instagram. Sharing her struggles with her Insta-family, Babu revealed what breast cancer really looks like, how she felt through the process and brought awareness to the disease that is normally not discussed in the South Asian community. Her daughters make more than just an appearance on her page and are the inspiration behind her winning the fight against cancer.
9. Shilpa Shah
Momtrepreneur of two boys and one company (Cuyana, the leather accessories startup), Shah is a powerhouse, who has taken her company, with co-founder Karla Gallardo, to new heights in just six years. Her Instagram handle is a brilliant mixed balance of work and family that women wish for. We applaud her dedication as an entrepreneur while juggling the family and kids.
10. Sangita Patel
From weather presenter, lifestyle and entertainment host to mother, wife, fitness influencer and philanthropist, she loves experimenting with fashion for her many roles. Patel grew up idolizing media mogul Oprah Winfrey and has now become an epitome of a complete woman in herself. Her feed showcases the many facets of her personality and overall lifestyle. Her kids, her husband, and her fashion sense are all packaged nicely in this one page and we are true fans.
11. Avani Modi Sarkar
Even as adults, we still cherish those special toys from our childhood. Avani Modi Sarkar took the meaning behind those special toys to the next level. As one of the brains behind Modi Toys, she has become an entrepreneur and all-around girl boss all while teaching toddlers and adults alike about Indian Culture through the super cute plush Baby Ganesh toy. Catering to kids was not a hard feat for her, as a mom herself she has mastered the way to a child’s heart. The Baby Ganesh toy is a huge hit all around and Sarkar should be proud as her little idea is now a source of hope for many.
12. Divya Gugnani
Divya Gugnani, serial entrepreneur & mom of two, spent her days multitasking, but her beauty products weren’t doing the same. She joined hands with supermodel Lindsay Ellingson and they decided to streamline their makeup routines! The downsized their makeup bags by creating multitasking beauty essentials with luxurious ingredients inspired by their travels all over the globe. And that’s how Wander Beauty was born. This #BossMommy sure knows how to serve it up in style. Her feed is full of her kids, birthday parties, and it’s apparent that she is a true role model for all women aspiring to do more.
13. Bijal Vohra
She is the boss babe and brains behind StyLush Couture, which combines Indian aesthetics and designer wear. Her Insta is a rainbow of lush colors as well as trendy and traditional cuts and designs. Brush up on the latest trends by going through her feed. A mother of five children we just don’t know how she manages it all! Her little ones are stars in their own right and kudos to the whole family for doing it all.
More power to these #bossmommies!
Neha is a writer, editor and cultural manager based in New Delhi. She has worked extensively as an editor, most notably, during a long association with Writer’s Side, one of India’s leading literary agencies. She has extensive experience as a writer and ghostwriter.