(We are not sexist. We’ll post the men’s sites in the next newsletter! We’re also forwarding a copy of this week’s newsletter to Congressman Akin; a nudge in the correct direction in relation to women’s issues.)
We roamed the internet, far and wide (albeit from a fixed location in the office), to bring you a hopefully interesting compilation of the best sites for women online. Whether you work in an office, at home, from home or in the home, you’re a working woman. We try to cover work, parenting, lifestyle, fashion, cooking, business-building and a myriad of other daily issues that has us on our toes trying to do it all. And we succeed. In no particular order but all in order, we suggest:
Over the past decade, 85 Broads expanded its membership to include women who are alumnae and students of the world’s leading colleges, universities, and graduate schools worldwide. Our members are located in more than 90 countries around the world and work for thousands of for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations.
85 Broads has student members at hundreds of undergraduate and graduate schools worldwide. Our campus clubs host conferences on global topics of interest such as wealth management seminars, industry panels, and career and networking workshops. Our campus clubs provide a forum for our undergraduate and graduate school members to develop and hone their leadership skills which dramatically increases their lifetime investment return on their education.
Alexandra Levitt dispenses water cooler advice. All things work related.
Up-to-the minute career advice from one who has survived the trenches.
The Boss Network is dedicated to female majority owned and operated small businesses.
BOSS™ stands for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters,” and our mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. The BOSS Network is a community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking.
Corporette is a fashion and lifestyle blog for corporate women: lawyers, bankers, MBAs, consultants and “otherwise overachieving chicks.”
Corporette has been called the “go-to source” for professional but fashionable women, and was #2 on Forbes’ list of the Top 10 Lifestyle Websites for Women. The site has been recognized by the ABA as one of the “Top 100 Blawgs” for four years in a row, and has made Forbes’ list of the Top 100 Websites for Women in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The Full Plate Blog is brought to you by Eila Debard Johnson, mother of two, who developed her cooking skills for busy parents by night while working at an investment bank by day, and is well peppered (couldn’t resist!) with vetted, healthy and easy-to-prep and -cook meals.
Simple, nourishing recipes for those that have a full plate… and need one.
Ladies Who Launch is an insightful and provocative site for female entrepreneurs that provides resources for starting, building and running a business.
Victoria Colligan is the Founder of Ladies Who Launch, the first new media company to provide resources and connections for women entrepreneurs. She is the creator of Ladies Who Launch Online and the Featured Lady stories. She is also co-author of the book Ladies Who Launch: Embracing Entrepreneurship and Creativity as a Lifestyle.
Mint.com offers a free tool for setting a budget–and adhering to it–by synching bank accounts and pestering you with email reminders to stop spending and keep saving. Easy to use, easier to stick with.
At Mint, we believe money is for living. So we make everything simple and streamlined. Sign up takes less than five minutes. Then Mint automatically pulls all your financial information into one place, so you can finally get the entire picture.
Secret Society of Women: TV journalists Lisa Ling has women sharing their deepest secrets online through SSOW’s anonymous portal. On the site, read and share with other women on topics ranging from addiction to parenting and work issues and infidelity—without the fear of judgment.
Secret Society of Women was created by Sophia Kim and Lisa Ling to offer women a confidential community to freely share thoughts and advice, and by doing so, to learn from each other.
What you’ll find here is that no matter what the topic may be, you’re not alone. There are others like you who may have had similar experiences and can offer perspectives about whatever is on your mind.
TrustLaw Women is the newest channel from Reuter’s TrustLaw franchise. Designed as an international hub, TLW offers free legal assistance and news and information women’s issues.
What is TrustLaw Women?
Trustlaw is a one-stop shop for news and information on anti-corruption and women’s rights from our expert editorial team and content partners.
The website includes:
• News and analysis from Reuters and the Foundation’s 15 journalists • Country profiles • RSS feeds from leading actors in relevant fields • Expert commentary • Weekly news digest • Resources, including handbooks and best practice • Links to all relevant centers of information • Photos and videos
Women For Hire hosts recruitment services for women such as career expos, blogs and feature articles as well as an online job board that interfaces leading employers with professional women.
Founded in 1999 as the first and only company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, Women For Hire offers signature career expos, inspiring speeches and seminars, a popular career-focused magazine and customized marketing programs. Our website, womenforhire.com, offers a wide variety of career-related information and videos geared to working women, and an online job board that helps leading employers connect with top-notch professional women in all fields.
Visit the sites and see what works for you. Share this list with friends and family. A broader network works!
Our Operatives: Street smart; info savvy.
As always, stay safe.
- Gurjot New York and 85 Broads Fashion Show (theworkingwardrobe.com)
- Female Entrepreneurs Have it Good in the South, Says Study (triplepundit.com)
- The Lovely Ladies who Launch (iquitforlijit.typepad.com)
- Here come the girls: The rise of women entrepreneurs (xlntelecom.co.uk)