Top 100 Websites for Women: What’s Good, What’s Not

Forbes has released its list of the Top 100 Websites for Women.  From feminist sites to mommy blogs, their editors culled what they thought was the best of the best for women.

No one can succeed on her own. Even the savviest women need help along the way. To that end, with the help of the ForbesWoman community, we’ve searched the Web for the most dynamic, inspiring and helpful websites for women. We’re delighted to present this list of ForbesWoman’s Top 100 Websites for Women.

To determine which sites and blogs made the cut we looked for compelling and decidedly female-oriented content, outstanding design, an active community and frequent updates. In short, sheer clickyness.

So who were the gems of the internet who made the cut?  Of course, no list would be complete without powerhouses like Feministing, Jezebel or Dooce.  And some of the best commentary on women’s issues can be found on Salon.com’s Broadsheet

But there were some definite omissions on the list (and I’m not just saying that because our wonderful women on the Women’s Rights channel here were overlooked). I find that often The Frisky has some of the best and freshest news for women, especially the carefully culled links provided in Jessica Wakeman’s “Today’s Ladies News.”  

And of course it’s nice to see Ms. Magazine on the list, but a majority of their news is actually from the Feminist Majority Foundation, which deserves recognition as well.

Finally, it was inevitable that I would lament the lack of women focused political coverage in the list.  Mom’s Rising is amazing, especially from an activist point of view, and Blogher as a group often has good political content, although as a network that’s such a small part of the huge content stream that it’s often easy to miss.  Not having PunditMom on the list, frankly, is a travesty, as she is a total must read.  And Women’s Campaign Forum is the place to go for the latest on women in the political sphere.

Still, Forbes has compiled a long and comprehensive list of site that for the most part definitely deserve more attention.

What are your go to’s when it comes to content for women?  Are there other’s Forbes (and I) missed?  Leave them in the comments!

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37 comments

Emma S.
Emma S7 years ago

I'm going to track these down!

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Inez Deborah Altar

oh I almost never visit feminist sites with the correct society things evolve, I once wrote a paper on that to help Afghan women, but it got stolen, my father once suggested my mother should tell the court she wanted to do feminist work when they divorced so that he could become my guardian, as then many years ago I was still a minor, but in fact she did nothing of the sort, my father in the outside world was always for women´s rights in the highest and most correct sense, at home, he lagged behind, he was like that wonderful woman, H. was also her initial who neglected her daughter to help all children, only he did not apologize,

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Lika S.
Lika P8 years ago

I'll have to check them out when I have time. I wish I had a better job.

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Lynn C.
Past Member 8 years ago

Haven't read any of these. Thanks for the list.

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clara H.
Clara Hamill8 years ago

I will have to check these out thanks for the article.

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Deb Kobres
Deb Kobres8 years ago

Thanks for the link to the Forbes list and your additions (their omissions). I'll check out the sites. This is great!

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Leixa M.
Leixa T M8 years ago

will check the list out! Thanks

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Kendra R.
Kendra richards8 years ago

Ill check them out. Never been to any of those sites sounds interesting!

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Andrea M.
Andrea M8 years ago

Thanks for the list of sites! When I get a chance, I'll definitely check some of those out! Care2 should definitely be on that list, along with the Rachel Ray site. I have learned more than I can imagine on the Care 2 site since I rejoined in April. I love the Rachael Ray site because she always has great tips for women, like hair and makeup.

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Andrea M.
Andrea M8 years ago

Thanks for the list! I definitely think that Care2 should be included as well as the Rachel Ray site. She always has awesome content on her site aimed at women. Same goes for Care2. I have learned more tips and facts on this site than I ever imagined! I am going to go through the list one of these days and check out some of those sites!

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