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After celebrating International Women’s Day yesterday, I wanted to keep the focus on women for this week’s Blog Profiles.
In the U.S., women make up 46% of the total labor force. But as automation continues to threaten jobs in several industries, 40 million to 160 million women may need to transition to new occupations, mostly higher-skilled positions, by 2030, according to research from McKinsey & Company.
These outstanding blogs help professional women advance in their jobs, switch careers, boost their interview skills, and more.
This blog is designed to help women “cultivate successful careers through expert advice, interviews, and videos, one-on-one mentoring, online skills-based courses and resources, and a curated job board that speaks to our audience.”
In addition to all the amazing resources on the site, Career Contessa also provides a 28-day Kickstart Plan that includes weekly emails, curated advice, and homework like worksheets and quizzes. Choose from three available tracks: Find a Job, Make More Money, and Learn New Skills.
It was tough to choose just a few posts to highlight, but these ones stood out to me: 7 Women-Run Podcasts That Will Make You A Smarter Human; 7 Tips to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking; and The Un-Importance of Being Liked at Work.
Follow @CareerContessa on Facebook.
Founded in London in 2014, Career Girl Daily “encourages and supports women to be their best selves.” The blog is managed by CGD London, which develops products like daily planners, diaries, and desk accessories.
Posts cover organization, career, and financial tips that ensure professional women have all the information they need to meet and exceed their goals. CGD posts focus a lot on getting into and staying in a positive mindset and finding ways to expand your knowledge, whether it be at work or in your personal life.
Follow @cgdlondon on Facebook.
The Strong Female Leaders blog profiles “the great women leaders of past and present,” and aims to “leverage their stories of courage, passion and dedication to their life’s work to send a positive message to our visitors.”
The blog features inspirational profiles of successful women, as well as tips for success in the workplace. A new post is published each week, but if you need inspiration between posts, Strong Female Leaders also shares “Plan for Success Quotes” throughout the week.
Follow @StrongFemaleLeaders on Facebook.
Corporette is a fashion and lifestyle blog for “overachieving chicks who need to look professional but want to look fashionable.” Kat Griffin, a former Wall Street lawyer, started the blog in 2008 when she noticed that professional women were resorting to only a few stores for their workplace wardrobes.
I’m a jeans and T-shirt person, even at work, so I was really drawn to this site and its posts with great style ideas for the office. There are posts covering heels, suits for interviews, business casual, and more. Daily workwear reports focus on one specific staple that you should have in your closet.
Here are a few helpful posts: Thursday’s Workwear Report: Skinny Ankle Pants; Where to Find Suits With Dresses (Instead of Skirts or Pants); and 4 Sneaky Signs of Burnout.
Follow @corporette on Twitter.
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Rocky Parker works in Audience Relations at PR Newswire. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines and connect on LinkedIn. When she’s not working, Rocky typically can be found cooking, binge watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.