Excelle's Favorite Links
October 17, 2008
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BettyConfidential is your go-to-site for up-to-the-minute celebrity news, style and beauty tips, relationship advice, and healthy living and family life. Savvy, sexy and stylish, Betty loves to dish—especially with other like-minded women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Adding to our entertaining, irreverent and informative content, BettyConfidential includes provocative polls and surveys and daily insight from the ever-snarky Mean Betty. BettyConfidential is recognized as one of the fastest-growing women’s sites and is considered a leading, trusted source among media professionals for our award-winning original content. Betty is your best friend – only better!
BitchBuzz is a feisty new website that serves as a sexy, smart alternative to the women’s blogs and magazines of today. Providing refreshingly uncensored views on pop culture, sex, relationships and technology, BitchBuzz aims to be the ultimate lifestyle guide.
Europe has its tool for Professional Active Women: JUMP. A web portal focusing on women’s careers in Europe, the JUMP Blog is an interactive forum for exchanging views, is a platform for opinions, and intends to collect, circulate, promote and make available in more than 5 languages the knowledge and know-how of women. Through this unique portal, you will discover the experiences and profiles of highly inspiring women, their associations and networks. You will also be able to access a range of studies, articles and statistics on women’s positions in the economy. By coming into contact with active women like yourself in this veritable community, you will be able to swap your tips and ideas.
Breezy Mama is for those women who feel that motherhood doesn’t define them. It’s not about sacrificing for the kids, but doing things everyone enjoys together. The Breezy Mama breaks the mold on what it means when one becomes “a mom.” She is smart, sassy and fun.
CollegeCandy.com is the premiere online lifestyle magazine for college women. Written by students for students, CollegeCandy covers everything from fashion to gossip, sex to studying, in an honest, relatable way. They know college because they’re in college, and they share their knowledge with over 1.2 million readers every month.
No time for the news? No worries. They take hot topics in the news and boil them down into an easy-to-read, brief and free weekly email. So forget trying to stay on top of every headline… Sign up for their free email here. Now get out there and show ‘em what you know at that next dinner party!
DivineCaroline is a place where women can connect, express, discover, challenge, learn and, of course, be entertained. It’s for people who want to write about their day — or their life — but it’s also for people who want to read real voices. There are stories from professional writers, but the majority of content comes from members.
Fabulous After 40
Deborah Boland and JoJami Tyler (The Glam Gals) are Image and Style Experts specializing in helping women 40-plus look and feel fabulous. They are the authors of the e-books, The Glam Plan: 12 Simple Steps to Take You from Frumpy to Fabulous and Tweak Your Chic: Mother of the Bride, as well as coaches for their image make-over program, Tweak Your Chic™. For more tips visit their blog and sign-up for their newsletter at FabulousAfter40.com.
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Geezeo.com believes that cutting edge financial tools and services don’t require a high price tag. Geezeo is a free web-based personal finance application that makes it easy to track your finances, set financial goals, and learn from others. Popular content includes Money 101 and Money Confessions.
Gradspot.com is the destination for life after college. They provide daily tips, tricks, and entertainment to help soon-to-be and recent college grads transition to the real world, whether that’s in regards to their career, finances, apartment/house, healthcare, or any other issues pertinent to twenty-somethings. Their book, The Gradspot.com Guide to Life After College, is available on Amazon.com and as a free e-book at gradspot.com/book.
GlobalWIN is a not-for-profit organization that provides a dynamic forum for women executives and thought leaders in academia, government and business who are passionate about innovation and its potential to advance critical policy issues.
Great on the Job
Jodi Glickman Brown is a Peace Corps volunteer turned investment banker turned communication expert. She is the founder and president of Great on the Job, a communication training and consulting firm.
Great on the Job focuses on the daily, one-on-one interactions in the workplace that are so critical to success—yet are largely overlooked by traditional corporate and business school training programs. Her clients include top tier business schools (Harvard, Wharton, NYU), Wall Street clients (Barclays, Merrill Lynch, Citi) and fortune 500 companies.
Great Girl Trips
Looking to spend a long weekend with your girlfriends? Check out Great Girl Trips. It offers free travel information to women of all ages and life stages, including detailed itineraries and insider tips on where to go and what to do when traveling together. Over 60 different itineraries are featured from cities all over the United States!
HerCampus.com is an online magazine for college women that individualizes its content college-by-college by establishing My Campus branches at schools across the country. With national content on Style, Health, Love, DormLife, and Career, supplemented by campus-specific content from 50+ colleges, produced entirely by the nation’s top student journalists, Her Campus serves as a hub for everything college women need to know about today.us! We’re celebrating our sweet selves because as we all know real life is anything but sugar-coated.
HerHotSpot.com is the new hotspot for 20-something ladies who are in college, recent grads, quarter lifers or on the brink of 30. Finally, you have a place to go to read, watch and talk about the stuff you love, want and need. A place for you to share your stories, ask questions and get advice from other fabulous femmes who’ve been there, done it and survived. A place where you can dig in & dish out on everything from the good, bad, ugly or taboo. And luckily this hotspot doesn’t include red velvet ropes, power-tripping bouncers, and lame guys vying for your attention. The spotlight’s on us! We’re celebrating our sweet selves because as we all know real life is anything but sugar-coated.
Little Pink Book
Welcome to Little Pink Book, a daily e-Note and online business community for women who are passionate about creating a beautiful career and a beautiful life.
Called “the No. 1 online resource for America’s 65 million working women,” by Fox, PINK is the place to connect with like-minded women, learn success secrets, watch Minute Mentor TV segments and read exclusive interviews with America’s most influential women in business.
Enjoy career wisdom daily – and the courage to do what you love.
Ms. Career Girl
If you’re like most young women, you want it all: a fulfilling career, an amazing family, money in the bank and sweet shoes on your feet. Ms. Career Girl is written by and for Generation Y women, and represents the multiple components of being the ultimate modern woman. Ms. Career Girl answers questions like: How can you manage to save for retirement and still buy that new designer bag? Is it possible to start your own business and work full time? What’s up with this whole dating and marriage thing? Visit us for daily career encouragement and to remind yourself that you really can have it all!
Mommy Track’d is a multi-tasking site with a mission to inform and entertain modern moms as they tackle the daily tug of war between work and home.
Negotiating Women is a company of women committed to help other women recognize that performance doesn’t speak for itself and that success in business takes more than just delivering great results. Through live training, online courses and coaching for women through consultation to organizations, Negotiating Women provides practical advice to help women at every stage of their careers to claim their value and create conditions for success in business.
News On Women
NewsonWomen.com features rising stars — women in the news in business, science and technology, education, philanthropy and the arts. NewsonWomen.com covers breaking news and inside scoop from women execs and entrepreneurs as well as women’s conferences and career news.
Not Just the Kitchen
Not Just the Kitchen is a popular website geared to Baby-Boomer women. Here, you will find hundreds of articles that discuss health, beauty, family, relationships, money and more. An audio version of each compelling article is available for the vision impaired. Come and visit us! You’re sure to find a topic that interests you.
Pretty Young Professional
PYP Media / PrettyYoungProfessional.com is a career resource & media company for young professional women. Focusing on career and work/life balance content, PYP aims to engage today’s intelligent, driven Gen Y female. In short, smart content for smart women. And smart men, too.
SavvyMiss.com is the go-to online community for intellectually curious, fun-loving women. Get expert advice on everything from dating and relationships to money matters and making the most of the 9-to-5 grind. Look and feel your best with the latest in beauty & fashion and quick & easy tips for maintaining a healthy body & spirit at SavvyMiss.com.
The Next Women
TheNextWomen.com, the online business magazine for female internet heroes, is the business side of Red and Harper’s Bazaar and the female side of Business Week, TechCrunch and FT. The Next Women brings daily news, interviews with women, company and start-up profiles, and a database of women who work in the internet industry.
At WeSeed, real people invest in real companies with fake money and track a portfoliYOU that’s based on the companies that they like. That’s it. There’s no cost, and there’s no risk. We teach that Wall Street isn’t this scary, inaccessible world — it’s where companies are traded that make the clothes you wear, the cars you drive, the burgers you eat. Trading on WeSeed will help you make smarter, more well-informed stock decisions, and keep you more plugged into the financial world. Our big idea is this: you know more than you think, and it’s time to own what you know.
It’s all about your financial future. Now go be brilliant.
Women For Hire
Founded in 1999 as the first and only company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, Women For Hire offers signature career fairs, an exceptional professional online network, inspiring speeches and seminars, a smart, popular career-focused magazine, customized marketing programs, and an online job board— all of which connect leading employers and talented professional women in all fields.
Women’s Initiative for Self Employment
Women’s Initiative for Self Employment provides a one-stop shop where high-potential, lower-income women receive training, financing and support to start and grow their own businesses. For nearly 20 years, Women’s Initiative has provided uniquely tailored training, financing, technical assistance, and ongoing support services — in English and Spanish — to improve the quality of life for the women, their families and their communities.
Work It, Mom!
Work It, Mom! is the leading online community for working moms. Whether you work outside the home, at home, or run your own business, you can come to Work It, Mom! to connect with other moms similar to you and share advice on anything from balancing work and family, finding quick dinner recipes, getting better organized, growing your business, finding time for yourself, and much more.
YourOnRamp is an online resource for women re-entering the workforce. Whether OnRamping or OffRamping, YourOnRamp provides the social network, career resources, and job opportunities to succeed.
YourTango is a website for women (though we welcome men, too!) about love and relationships. We publish blogs, essays, videos and more, all related to romance, sex, dating and marriage, plus the less fun parts of love, like divorce and breakups. Our stories are smart, funny, real, insightful, provocative and heart-warming—you’re sure to find something to relate to on YourTango.