From time to time, an industry or subject inspires us to create a best-of list. These are sites that produce out-of-this-world coverage in a crowded arena. In case you’ve missed some, you can find them here. If you think your site should be considered, give us a holler and tell us why.
March is Women’s History Month, so gender equality is top of mind. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day was #EachforEqual, celebrating the belief that “an equal world is an enabled world.”
As a Women’s Studies minor, I also believe Women’s History Month is the perfect time to highlight women in a positive light.
These women’s news sites cover everything from politics to parenting and offer inspirational, educational, and empowering content for women.
HelloGiggles is a positive news site for women that keeps up with social media buzz like trendy topics on Twitter. With subcategories like “Women We Heart,” “Tech Yeah!,” “Attack of the Beauty Clones,” and “#GlamGoals,” the quirkiness and conversational headlines make it easy for readers to digest timely entertainment.
Get in the know about everything from pop culture to social justice to women’s issues with HelloGiggles’ spunky articles.
Stories to read right now: The first Dixie Chicks single in 14 years is an empowering anthem for anyone who has been in a toxic relationship; Tina Fey is teaming up with her 30 Rock co-producer for a new Netflix show about the apocalypse; and Ashley Graham just shared a photo of herself giving birth to celebrate female power.
If you’re a woman who wants to feel empowered, UN News has you covered with articles about gender equality, politics, health, education, and more.
You can filter the UN News article feed by audio or video, and there’s even a dedicated audio hub for all your podcast needs.
Stories to read right now: Report reveals nearly 90 per cent of all people have ‘a deeply ingrained bias’ against women; and UN policewoman recognized for ‘speaking up and speaking out’ on behalf of the vulnerable.
“SheKnows.com is a progressive, inclusive space for women to find the practical information they need and the daily inspiration they want to live full, authentic lives — on their own terms.”
SheKnows is an empowerment platform for women’s experience from SHE Media that “encourage(s) women to be who they are and to celebrate their diverse voices, bodies and experiences.”
As the saying goes, “a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.” A women’s news site championed by female beauty and skin care health experts, herbalists, nutritionists, and doctors, mindbodygreen keeps you well-informed on wellness for women.
Here you’ll find news “that weaves the mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental aspects of well-being together.”
Stories to read right now: Why Doing Something With No Productive Purpose Is Important For Your Health; Why Parenting Experts Want You To Raise Independent, Kind Kids; and 30 Ways To Actually Empower Women.
What started off as a literary magazine in 1886 as The Cosmopolitan is now “the biggest young women’s media brand in the world.”
With a female audience ranging from teens to adulthood (the millennial generation), Cosmopolitan.com works hard to ensure you’re always filled in on all the fresh, fun stuff.
Don’t miss out on the informative news — Cosmo editors “regularly consult their go-to health, sex, beauty, fashion, and trends experts for insights, second opinions, and analysis.”
Stories to read right now: This Was Supposed to Be Endo’s Big Moment. What Happened?; Cosmo Asks Bernie Sanders the Questions Young Women Want Answered; and What It’s Like to Be a Female Photographer at Fashion Week.
theSkimm’s target audience is female millennials. Its strategy is working — nearly every woman I know has recommended theSkimm for all my basic daily news needs.
theSkimm was founded in 2012 when two former news producers launched it from their couch. With theSkimm’s helpful news snippets, there’s no need to fret about having enough time to catch up on current events.
7. The Cut
New York Magazine’s The Cut is “the premier destination for women with sharp, stylish minds.” According to the site, “No matter the subject, we address our readers’ lives head on, with generous wit, unflinching honesty and undeniable power.”
With an emphasis on New York City, The Cut provides women with news in style, self, culture, and power.
Stories to read right now: Thousands of Women Marched for International Women’s Day; and Designing Women: Virginie Viard ushers in the post-Lagerfeld era at Chanel.
CafeMom publishes top stories so its audience is up to date on the latest news, especially what’s trending on social media. The website meets the needs of moms everywhere with laughter, connection, compassion, and smart advice.
CafeMom lifts up women’s voices all over the world to build their confidence and encourage empowerment.
Women’s eNews “grew out of a 1996 roundtable discussion conceived and funded by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and hosted by the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.”
The site covers issues of concern to women and provides readers with women’s perspectives on equality and public policy. You’ll find articles written by freelance writers worldwide on “politics, religion, health, science, sustainability, education, sports and legislation.”
Stories to read right now: The End of Black History Month is Only the Beginning; and A Monumental Week for Women: Right Here, Right Now!
In search of even more women-focused sites? Check out these additional news sites for women and career women blogs.
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