As the title of my blog implies, I am a working mom. As a professional mom, I work at a large law school in Canada and run a variety of co-curricular programs for our students. Like most people, I’m always looking to do a better job at home, at work and with my family. In my search for constant improvement, I’ve come across several career websites for women that always provide relevant, useful and entertaining advice.
Since most of you, my readers, are women and interested in self improvement, I thought I’d share a few of these career websites for women with you. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration in these sites as well.
9 Informative and Inspirational Career Websites for Women
I’ve been a loyal subscriber to Career Contessa since I first found the site a couple of years ago. It’s completely focused on women and the needs of women in the workforce.
They not only have a slew of informative and relatable interviews, career tips and articles but they also have a job board if you’re looking for a new position.
According to Career Contessa they vet all the job opportunities and companies internally before posting to make sure the company they are promoting fits with their own ideology.
I also love that they have a huge list of interviews done with influential women who have already as they say “been there and done that” to inspire those who are just starting out.Have questions about your career? Trying to navigate your professional life? Here are 9 awesome websites that can help! Click To Tweet
The Muse is a career advancement site for everyone, although it seems to skew to the younger crowd a bit.
What I think is unique about this career resource is the Career Coaching section. They have actual career coaches with a range of experience (and price points) who can give you advice, tips on interviewing and helpful guidelines for preparing your resume and LinkedIn profile. Depending on where you live, and the availability of career coaches, this is a fantastic resource to know about.
They also recently launched Muse Discussions in Beta, which is sort of like a Q&A forum for career advice.
Levo has loads of articles, courses and inspiration for young job hunters. I find it particularly cool that you can choose to follow a specific topic and the site will tailor its content to you.
You can also contribute to the site if you have expertise in a certain area. I haven’t applied yet but I’m certainly considering it!
This career resource for women is for my lawyer ladies. It’s a great site full of excellent advice for new lawyers. It’s a non profit organization whose mission is to help women in the legal profession rise together.
Being a female lawyer isn’t always easy. It’s a stressful job, the expectations are high and the old boys club attitude still persists in some circles. Having a women’s only resource available can really help new female lawyers navigate these challenges.
Since Ms. JD is very US based, and I live in Canada, myself and a couple of my friends have started our own community for Canadian women in the legal profession. It’s called WELL: Women Evolving and Leading in Law. We’re working on the website and have created a growing community on Facebook. Our mission is to help women in the legal community, create a safe space and eventually work to chip away at the barriers that continue to face women in the legal profession.
For me, Ms. JD definitely helped inspire WELL.
I recently found this career website and instantly enjoyed the content. The premise of this site is to provide women with job and company reviews authored by other women.
Since women have unique needs in the workplace, who better to provide helpful reviews than other women. I’ve found many of these reviews to be honest and informative since they are submitted on an anonymous basis. Unfortunately for us Canadians, most of the info is based on American companies but still very helpful for everyone.
When I first came across this site it was called “Ladypreneur League”. To be honest, I think I like their new name better lol!
What’s so fun about this site is that it’s a whole platform including a podcast and events focused on helping women work together to advance their careers. They also have a slack channel and run local meet ups.
This site contains such a wealth of information for everyone. I find this site to be amazing for learning more about the different elements of business, finance, technology and everything in between.
I follow Inc.com on various social media including Twitter and Flipboard and I find that once I read one article I want to read all of the “suggested” posts as well. The topics are super diverse and interesting. The articles are also great for sharing across your own social media if leadership, career advice, tech, innovation and the professions are of interest to your readers/followers.
Fast Company is all about innovation and technology. If these are areas of interest for you then it’s a perfect website. I’ve never actually checked out the magazine but I love the website.
Not only is there a focus on innovation but they write about leadership, job advancement and other key topics for professionals.
Julie Brush’s website is not only a great career website for women but for all lawyers and professionals. Her main focus is on being the “Dear Abby for Lawyers” and helping answer questions that many young (and not so young) lawyers might have but are afraid to ask.
Personally, I think much of her advice is applicable across the board and is really insightful.
I hope you find these career websites for women as helpful as I do. If I missed one, I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
I’ll be sharing this post at a few of my favourite link ups and link parties.
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