Top Ten Sites for Millennial Women
Forbes just released its 3rd annual Top 100 Websites for Women but there’s a special this year, the top ten sites for millennial women.
When compiling the 2012 list of ForbesWoman’s Best Websites for Women, we took particular care in addressing the needs of our younger readers. I know from experience that we Millennials are a curious bunch. We’re the Girl Power generation, so we’re looking for career content that speaks to us directly, not afterthoughts in the mostly male world of cigars, golf outings and firm back-slaps. Trends show that we’re ambitious: two-thirds (66%) of young women ages 18 to 34 rate career high on their list of life priorities (compared to 59% of men). But we’re also entrepreneurial-minded: a recent study revealed that over half of us plan to start a business in the next five years. But above all we’re creative, web-savvy and largely free-wheeling. More than 75% of us our single, living in urban and suburban locales and looking to play just as hard as we work.
FJP: We love well curated lists and this is a short but nice selection. These are by and for kick-ass young women - geeks, fashionistas, girlfriends, entrepreneurs, creatives, who are ambitious, innovative, job-seeking, company-starting, and writing about it all.
(Bonus: see our recent post on women who tweet that you should listen to)
The winners are:
A slick site for women with the entrepreneur bug. Advice covers everything from patents and copyrights to the pros and cons of buying a franchise, but a particular emphasis on downloadable tools (think business plan outlines and contracts) makes this a must-visit.
The Daily Muse
A career advice hub for the Gen-Y careerist, the newly relaunched site features accessible (and entertaining) advice for recent grads and working gals and a bang-up portal for job hunting.
What began as a project for aspiring young writers who hoped to attain editor status “by 2010” is still going strong two years past deadline. The hybrid networking hub, educational resource and font of media industry advice is a must-see for those aspiring to join the death rattle of the publishing biz.
An everything-you-need-know site, The Everygirl inspires career-driven, creative young women to create the stylish, successful lives they’ve always dreamed of through finance, fashion and travel tips.
By ForbesWoman contributor J. Maureen Henderson, Generation Meh focuses on “providing practical personal development tips, tricks, and guidance for twenty and thirtysomethings who shun (or would like to shun) the 9-5 corporate grind.”
Cofounded by three Los Angeleans including “New Girl” Zooey Deschanel, this site was first envisioned as a comedy site for women—think Funny Or Die without the fart jokes. Instead it’s grown into an exchange where women of all ages share their writing on life, love and all things adorable.
A portal for connecting college students and young professionals with internships in creative professions. Slick, smart and well-designed, Intern Sushi encourages users to ditch the resume for creative video introductions.
LinkedIn spokesperson and Gen Y expert Lindsey Pollak blogs about social media and work for the next generation of leaders.
Small Hands Big Ideas
Grace Boyle has written from the minority perspective of a 20-something women who works for a tech startup since 2008, and chronicles her travels, relationships, career hiccups and “big ideas” on a daily basis.
WORKS by Nicole Williams
Author Nicole Williams curates WORKS, a resource for young professional women with a sophisticated voice.
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