The 10 Best Blogs for Women in Business
The business world is not lacking for blogs. With more people looking to get into the sector, and more women looking to be leaders, it comes as no surprise. But with so many sites to choose from, how can you tell which ones are right for you?
To help you in your search, we’ve rounded up 10 blogs (loosely defined!) that showcase the range of takes on business for women. From smart and savvy to a holistic approach, and covering everything in between, these blogs can help elevate your game and give you a bit of a push to add to your moxie. We’ve included a range of options - you won’t find just marketing or entrepreneur sites here - because we know not everything is going to fit everyone’s needs.
So, without further ado and in no particular order:
For when you’re getting your feet wet
Sometimes when you’re running a company, you hit a roadblock you don’t necessarily know how to approach. Luckily, this blog is here to help you in those moments when you realize you need a new skill or have a question about your business. Full of interviews, tips on workbooks and growing your instagram following, to chalk full of motivation, this team will keep your wheels moving.
For when you want to read (or share!) a story
I know we wish everything was a bucket of daisies, but sometimes things go wrong. When we’re lucky and work hard, they can go very very right. To honor both those moments, this blog lets women entrepreneurs from around the globe share their stories and learnings with each other. So when you need a pick me up, or want to share a great win, share a story.
For when the grass in your lawn is looking a little brown
Sometimes I dream of packing a bag, getting rid of everything I own, and just heading to the farthest reaches of Patagonia. If you’re less about dreaming and more about doing it, this blog is for you. Natalie and her team are living the life, traveling all over the world while running businesses at the same time. With insight on how to make the jump and lessons learned, there’s a little bit of something for everyone, dreamers included.
For when you don’t understand how gen Z doesn’t know who Missy Elliott is.
With a focus on younger professionals, Punched Clocks covers all the bases. What to pack for lunch? Check. How to get out of work for an interview? Check. How to tackle work when you’re overwhelmed? Check. And while a lot of the blog is for when you’re at a job (and not running one), it’s a great reminder for those working on their own business that the little things matter, and builds skills for the younger crowd that they can carry forward when they want to start their own.
For when you don’t feel like reading
When I’m sitting at my desk all day reading emails, the LAST thing I want to do is go home and read even more about what I could be doing right. To combat computer eye fatigue, I switch over to podcasts so I can continue learning while doing other things - like making dinner.
The She Did It Her Way team not only provides you with a great podcast that brings in leading women entrepreneurs, but also has a blog to go with it. Covering key software to use in your business and personal insights on what Amanda, the founder, uses in her business, the site and podcast are amazing resources for any business runner.
For when you don’t want to go into the office
With the freelance and gig economies growing rapidly, thinking about a remote job is no longer just a crazy dream of a select few. If you’re seriously considering making the jump, already have, or are at your desk daydreaming, the team behind The Work at Home Woman offer consistent content about remote life no matter what stage you’re at.
Interested? We suggest you start with their article “How to Find Your First Work at Home Job on LinkedIn.”
For when you want journalistic quality business insight
We know what you’re thinking. Entrepreneur as a blog? But hear us out - their stories linked above focus on women in their element, highlighting successful women changing the business landscape - all in easily accessible language with journalistic rigor.
Recent examples include “How to Attract Corporate Sponsors,” and “Don’t Apologize for your Success.” Need we say more?
For when you need a little life with your business
Savor Life is a lifestyle blog and company focusing on putting women first and inspiring them to follow their dreams. Started by an “accidental entrepreneur,” the site’s aspirational tone resonates with the Moxie team as they push their readers to dream and act big.
They cover a broad variety of topics, including the fascinating short but sweet one on the power of language.
For when you need a dose of inspiration
TED, the speaking platform that brings great ideas to broader audiences, has a lot to say on women in business. And by a lot, we mean 27 talks and growing. These range from diversity in the workplace, parental leave, and asking for what you’re worth. They’re great for throwing on your phone while at the gym, and leaving you feeling uplifted and motivated.
For when you need a little advice
Focusing on women in business but also how men can aid their female counterparts, this blog showcases opinion pieces and thought leaders as they explore women in the workplace. An interesting read for anyone looking for a wider range of bringing women into work.
What we love about this blog is that it’s not just Western focused. So if you’re from an emerging market, this one’s for you!
Bonus: This blog right here!
Because you should be proud of what you make
Is it cliche to love your own site? Too bad, because we’re so proud of the work we do and the community we get to share with you all. We try to bring you true stories of amazing women in business and ways to apply that to your own life. Make sure you let us know what you want to hear so we can include that in the blog going forward.
It was so hard for us to choose just 10. Which ones did we miss? Which are your favorites? Let us know!
Meet the Author: Shauna Armitage
Shauna is a growth consultant working closely with brand leaders to on marketing strategy while guiding them on execution and accountability. She acts as a marketing director for early stage startups looking to make the largest impact possible with big ideas and small budgets.
As a vocal advocate for women in business, Shauna is on a mission to redefine what it looks like to be a working woman and to support other women in doing the same. She works on all this when she’s not roadtripping with her husband and four kids or sipping red wine and eating cheeseburgers.
Connect with her on Instagram at @shauna.armitage