By Marilynne Rudick
Googling websites for women turns up 161 million hits. There are websites for moms, grandmothers, stepmothers, single mothers, working women, stay-at-home women, single women, senior women, boomer women, straight women, gay women, entrepreneurs and job seekers. There are websites about fitness, finance, fashion, and feminism. You name it, and there’s a website devoted to it.
So, what are the best websites for women? Okay, I didn’t look at all 161 million, but I did make a dent. Here are six that stand out from the pack. They all feature interesting, useful, and well-written content. Their organization and design are user-friendly. They are content driven, not sales driven.
1. Hello Ladies: News and information for smart, busy women. This site runs the gamut.
- Timely and Topical. It’s Equal Pay Day, Let’s Try This Again
- Profiles and Tributes. Judith Jamison, Elizabeth Taylor, Geraldine Ferraro
- Fun. If Husbands Were Shoes
2. She Takes on the World. I love the punny title. The website offers an engaging mix.
- Provocative. Women Who Wear Makeup Earn More Money. . . True or False?
- Advice and tips. Basics Blogging for Business Success
- Lifestyle. Chevy Volt Engineers: How Do You Manage a Work-Life Balance?
3. More: For Women of Style and Substance. The online edition of More, a magazine for women of a certain age.
- Humor. Want a Sugar Daddy: There’s an App for That!
- Inspiration. Kathryn Stockett’s ‘The Help” Turned Down 60 Times Before Becoming a Best Seller
- Fitness. Star Trainers’ Top Workout Tips
- Research: The Glum March of the Baby Boomers
- Culture Watch Reviews. The Tiger’s Wife and Henrietta Lacks
- Relationships. When It Comes to Speed Dating, Too Much Choice Is a Bad Thing
5. The Juggle. A blog site that examines the choices people make juggling work and family.
- Money. He Spends, She Saves, They Fight
- Lifestyle. The Name Change Dilemma
- Work. That’s Not in My Job Description
*Full disclosure: Marilynne is a contributing writer on the Senior Women website.*
Do you have any websites you’d like to add to this list? Share them by posting them as comments.
About the Author: Marilynne Rudick writes about web tools and technologies in her WebOver50 blog. She believes the web is wasted on the young, and her blog explains web apps– social networking, blogging, YouTube, and the treasure trove of new web tools—for people like herself: an over50 history major.