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10 Inspirational Accounts You Should Be Following On Instagram

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Your Instagram feed reveals a lot about yourself. While it may all be about celebrities, wanderlust inspiration or trending fashion styles, we believe it’s time to add some well-deserved inspiration to the mix.

Follow these exceptional leaders who will make your day and motivate you to be the best version of yourselves.

Priyanka Gill, Founder, POPxo

Little things make us happy @popxodaily :)

A post shared by Priyanka Gill (@priyankagill_official) on Jun 8, 2016 at 3:47am PDT

There are certain stories that can add a pop of inspiration to even the dullest of days. With super impressive accolades, Gill’s story tells us that we don’t always have to settle for a regular job. As a young leader and creator of, she is definitely someone who will inspire you to work hard and achieve all your goals.

Follow her here.

Chris Samnee, Artist

Bit closer since Instagram is so bloody small :P

A post shared by Chris Samnee (@chrissamnee) on Jul 4, 2016 at 4:03pm PDT

A comic-book artist, Chris Samnee has won accolades for his sketches on Thor, Captain America and Daredevil. His Instagram account is, however, more inclined towards characters from Indiana Jones and Game of Thrones. With glimpses into how he goes about making his sketches, this account is definitely an engaging portrait of an artist at work.

Follow his account here.

Sairee Chahal, Founder & CEO,

#kickass #kind #universe #gratitude #ftw #love #gifts #sunshine #prettynooks #office

A post shared by Sairee (@saireechahal) on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:23am PST

The face of Sairee Chahal might not be as famous as some of these other ladies on this list, but she’s straight-up killing it when it comes to passion, dedication and hard work. Her Instagram feed is filled with inspirational quotes, food love and, of course, stories of the people who inspire her. 

Follow her account here.

Usain Bolt, Olympic Gold Winner

Had a great time today @digiceljamaica Kiddie Press Conference.. Of course they asked some very hard questions.. #bringthebeat #KiddiePressConference

A post shared by Usain St.Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) on May 31, 2016 at 12:07pm PDT

His feed could easily double as the scrapbook of a suave secret agent who has some amazing photographs with political leaders and kicks back in swanky hotels. It doesn’t matter if you’re into sports, this is one account you should definitely check out.

Follow his account here

Rega Jha, Editor-In-Chief, BuzzFeed India

Thank you for the डोप-ass laptop skin, @kultureshopindia 👌🏽

A post shared by Rega Jha (@regajha) on Aug 4, 2016 at 12:17am PDT

Rega’s account offers quirky images from both her personal and professional life. This young Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed India is committed to her career, and impervious to what the haters think. She is exactly the kind of girl boss we want to follow. Why is she still not on your list?                            

Follow her account here.

Sheryl Sandber, Author

Just released our Q3 results – Mark and I congratulating our teams.

A post shared by Sheryl Sandberg (@sherylsandberg) on Nov 4, 2015 at 4:18pm PST

An American technology executive, activist, and author, Sheryl Sandberg is one of our favourite beacons of positivity. Take one peek into her Instagram account and you will know why.

Follow her account here.

Benjamin Lowy, Documentary Photographer

Tasmania, Australia | May 11, 2016 Tasman Island. For the very top of the Blade rock formation. It was windy. Really really windy. I now know my limitations. Nuff said. #sonyalpha #tasmania #threecapes #discovertasmania #seeaustralia #threecapestrack

A post shared by Benjamin Lowy (@benlowy) on May 13, 2016 at 3:10am PDT

A photojournalist, Benjamin Lowy rose to prominence for working in conflict areas, though his Instagram account is dedicated to brighter and more beautiful things. Some of his black and white shots of the Super Bowl are a treat to the eyes, and his nature photos are sure to breathe some warmth into your most uninspiring days.                                                                                         

Follow his account here.

Cory Richards, Adventure Enthusiast

@renan_ozturk and the long walk home. Seen here on day 41 of our expedition to Northern Myanmar and after retreating just shy of the summit of Hkakabo Razi, the realization that we still had to walk 150 miles through the jungle was not the most welcome thought. // Insta retrospective #natgeoinspires

A post shared by Cory Richards (@coryrichards) on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:42pm PST

An extreme mountain climber and National Geographic photographer, Cory Richards captures some stunning images during his journeys. His account takes you to the edge of the Earth, from Tibet to South-east Asia. Love travelling? You need to check this out now.

Follow him on account here.

Arianna Huffington, Editor-In-Chief, Huffington Post

In Madrid being interviewed by @carolinaabellanguzman from the fabulous @huffingtonpost Spain team for the launch of the Spanish edition of The Sleep Revolution this week. At the U.S. Ambassador to Spain @theserranopost's stunning residence, where I am staying– designed by his partner @michaelsmithinc who brings magic to what he touches.

A post shared by Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) on Oct 18, 2016 at 10:59am PDT

Voted at the number twelve spot on Forbes’ list of the Most Influential Women In Media, Ariana Huffington is the Editor-In-Chief and Founder of The Huffington Post. Without doubt a story of dedication and will-power, her Instagram feed is filled with inspirational quotes, power suits and the odd Oprah Winfrey selfie. Is she on your list yet?

Follow her account here.

Sarah Harris, Fashion Features Director, Vogue

Over and out #NYFW ✈️

A post shared by Sarah Harris (@sarahharrisuk) on Feb 18, 2016 at 3:23pm PST

A Vogue veteran, Sarah Harris has been part of the magazine for more than 10 years. Famous for her long grey locks and killer style, check out her Instagram profile for some fashion inspiration, her travel sojourns and odd fashion show snippet for good measure.

Follow her account here.

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This article is in partnership with Penguin.