Lady Gaga Jump-Started Twitter’s #SheInspiresMe Conversation for International Women’s Day

The pop superstar was the most-mentioned woman on the social network this past year

Twitter asked, and Lady Gaga obliged Twitter
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Twitter is marking International Women’s Day Friday with the #SheInspiresMe hashtag, which is being used to spark conversation, as well as to add a custom hashtag-triggered emoji to tweets.

The conversation took off early, as Lady Gaga nominated her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, who nominated Melinda Gates, who nominated Ava Duvernay.

Twitter said the most-mentioned women on its platform from March 1, 2018, through March 1, 2019, were:

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Nicki Minaj
  3. Beyoncé
  4. Nancy Pelosi
  5. Rihanna
  6. Taylor Swift
  7. Demi Lovato
  8. Kamala Harris
  9. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  10. Theresa May

The most-mentioned women on Twitter on International Women’s Day in 2018 were:

  1. Ellen DeGeneres
  2. Hillary Clinton
  3. Lovato
  4. Michelle Obama
  5. Lupita Nyong’o
  6. Little Mix
  7. Ally Brooke
  8. Hailee Steinfeld
  9. Janet Jackson
  10. Katherine McNamara

The most-mentioned female athletes on Twitter from March 1, 2018, through March 1, 2019, were:

  1. Serena Williams
  2. Becky Lynch
  3. Naomi Osaka
  4. Ronda Rousey
  5. Charlotte Flair
  6. Sasha Banks
  7. Alexa Bliss
  8. Simone Biles
  9. Kim Yuna
  10. Lina Fanene

And the female athletes who were included in the most tweets with the goat emoji—for greatest of all time—from March 1, 2018, through March 1, 2019, were:

  1. Williams
  2. Mia Hamm
  3. Maria Sharapova
  4. Maya Moore
  5. Diana Taurasi
  6. A’ja Wilson
  7. Lindsey Vonn
  8. Biles
  9. Belinda Bencic
  10. Sue Bird David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.