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Top 40 Websites By, For and About Women

These are our favorite female bloggers and career sites for women. The list is taken from our blog. It is in alphabetical order rather than priority. We could not include everyone. Please add your own favorites.

85 Broads

85 Broads is a professional women’s network committed to global economic empowerment for women. Blogs appear on Forbes.com.

Gina Abudi

Taking a little down time at work is not a bad thing! Many of us are often in front of a computer for more hours in a day that we should be without taking a break. It takes a toll on our health and frankly does not able us to be as effective and productive [...]

Irene Becker

My friend Irene is a dynamo whose 3Q Edge Coaching, Consulting and Training site consistently provides quality leadership content. It is highly regarded for good reason.

Meghan Biro

Meghan Biro, who is a regular columnist at Forbes and Glassdoor, writes about a variety of career issues that shape the human side of business including leadership, recruiting, workplace culture, social community, branding, and social media in HR.

The Boss Network

The Boss Network is devoted to “Bringing Out Successful Sisters.” Their mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and professional development of women. Blogs run the gamut from career topics to personal branding to consumer decisions.

Brazen Careerist’s blog

Penelope Trunk, also mentioned below, owns this site, but many contributors provide very practical information for women in the workplace.

Rebel Brown

Rebel Brown, who is a regular contributor to Lead With Giants Google+ community, applies neuroscience findings to business and leadership. Her question is: What could we do if we had no limits?

Catalyst

Catalyst Research Centers provide valuable information related to women and the workplace. Its mission is to expand opportunities for women and business by creating inclusive workplaces. Its blogs reflects that mission.

Change the Ratio

Rachel Sklar and Emily Gannett organized Change the Ratio in 2010 to increase visibility, access and opportunity for women in technology and news media. It is a private membership site by, for and about women. Interesting Change the Ratio content is on Tumblr. at changetheratio.

Chic CEO

The Chic CEO site provides useful guides and basic information for women who want to start a business, invent a product or buy a franchise. Their “Thought Leaders” write content for the blog. However, a large part of the content is found on Forbes.com on the Chic CEO page.

Lolly Daskal

Lolly Daskal always provides thought-provoking and inspiring content for leaders. Her vast social media audience includes men and women at all levels of leadership. Lolly is founder of Lead From Within, a global consultancy company providing coaching and counseling services.

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Dutiee

Dutiee

Dutiee is an extensive collection of articles designed to help people launch and expand social startups. One of the sections focuses on funding for people in the business of doing good. Because of the information and nature of many of the startups, Forbes named Dutiee as one of the 100 Best Websites for Women in 2013.

Founding Moms

Jill Salzman, founder of Founding Moms, began with a series of meetups for a small group of mom entrepreneurs. The purpose was to swap start-up stories, interact with business experts, and build personal and professional connections. Founding Moms meet offline, but the website offers an informative blog and information about upcoming events.

Forbes Woman

Forbes Woman is an online magazine offering valuable articles on a wide range of career, leadership, social and personal topics.

Glass Hammer

The Glass Hammer is an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. A variety of contributors offer useful content to “inform, empower and inspire” professional women.

Charlee Hanna

My friend Charlee Hanna is a management consultant in Leadership and Team Development. As an avid rafter, she loves to teach leadership on the river. Her blog offers meaningful and thought-provoking content.

Terri Klass

Terri Klass offers regular tips and valuable suggestions for transformational leaders as she focuses on topics such as authentic leadership, empowerment, change management, mentoring and team building.

Kate Nasser

Kate’s visually and mentally stimulating articles on leadership, thriving in change, customer service, people-skills, teamwork and careers are both practical and insightful. Her People Skills chats and social media following are extensive.

Debbe Kennedy

Debbe Kennedy lists her articles in four categories: Putting Our Differences to Work, Women in the Lead Inspiration Blogs, Global Dialogue Center Perspectives and World Vision Dialogues. The articles are intellectually stimulating conversations that offer practical applications for women and leaders around the globe.

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Lean in

Lean in

Lean In, based on ideas from the Sheryl Sandberg book of the same name, offers opportunities for women to connect in support of women in the workplace and at home. Many contributors pen articles that span all areas of work and family life with the goal of telling women’s stories and improving women’s lives.

Learned on

Andrea Learned’s blog deals with sustainability-focused communications and social content strategy. You can also find her in-depth articles on women, sustainability and social marketing in Huffington Post and other journals.

Alexandra Levit

Alexandra Levit’s Water Cooler Wisdom offers advice on many career topics. She says her goal is to help people find meaningful jobs – quickly and simply – and to succeed beyond measure once they get there. A former columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Alexandra writes on everything workplace—from mistakes new managers make to using Excel spreadsheets.

Susan Mazza

Susan Mazza’s Random Acts of Leadership blog explores the idea that leadership involves random acts of kindness. She says that it is the “small stuff” that make the biggest difference. Her blogs are inspirational and beneficial for leaders.

Martina McGowan

Martina is a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Her meaningful blogs consist of musings and affirmations that describe and support her strong religious convictions. They also provide inspiration for learners and leaders.

Donna Merrill Tribe

Donna’s niche is online marketing, particularly blogging. She offers rich content about blogging and social media. The site is particularly useful for newbies, but it includes valuable ideas for experienced bloggers and online entrepreneurs.