Forbes Top 100 Websites For Women 2012

85 Broads: A members-only international network of 20,000 inspired, empowered and connected women started by female staffers at Goldman Sachs. Nice offering of blogs from members on work-life issues.

Alexandra Levit: A career blog by author and journalist Levit that regularly dispenses wisdom on all things work.

Babble: A community for new parents with advice, recipes, news and resources, plus a witty blog called Strollerderby.

Birds On the Blog: This London blog features career advice and breaking women’s-interest news from 11 resident bloggers (known as “the birds.”) All ad revenue from the site is used to fund the education of 5-year-old Ugandan twin girls, Princess and Perfect.

BlogHer: The premier women’s blog platform is celebrating its sixth year this year–and it’s still going and growing.

TheBloggess: Jenny Lawson blogs about sex, love and motherhood, and whatever else comes to mind.

The Boss Network: A community of entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking.

The Bump: The Bump, from TheKnot, is a community website for expecting and trying-to-conceive couples that offers support, advice and features to women and their partners.

Brazen Careerist: Serial entrepreneur Penelope Trunk writes about work and life for over 40,000 subscribers. Her top piece of advice? Control your professional identity to stay employable.

CafeMom: An online community for moms that hosts parenting forums, games and blogs.

Catalyst: This website by nonprofit group Catalyst hosts research about women in business and an insightful blog, Catalyzing.

Change The Ratio: The tumblr presence of the Change The Ratio campaign, which aims to tip the scales on women on the corporate and entrepreneurial level, features updates from women’s events and inspirational content. Take Sheryl Sandberg’s Harvard grad address: “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.”

Chic CEO: 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.

Colored Girl Confidential: This online community for women unpacks race and gender issues, providing thoughtful “career and life advice that is as fierce as you are.”

Cool Mom: TV host and pop culture writer Daphne Brogdon blogs and posts videos to fuel the “momversation.”

Corporette: A fashion and lifestyle blog for corporate women: lawyers, bankers, MBAs, consultants and “otherwise overachieving chicks.”

A Cup Of Jo: Magazine writer Joanna Goddard has a great eye for art, food and all-that’s-good on the Internet. Her posts are honest, insightful and, most notably, always share-worthy.

Daily Worth: A personal finance and business site for women updated daily with money tips and blog posts. Their motto is: “We believe all women should be in charge of their financial health.”

Daily Mom Report: Think Drudge Report, only more organized, and curated with moms in mind. One-stop-shopping for every headline you might otherwise have missed.

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.

Danielle Laporte: A contrarian self-help guru, Danielle Laporte is the author of The Firestarter Sessiona and doles out unconventional wisdom for creative and professional types. From “how to maximize procrastination” to “how to look hot in a professional photo,” her take is refreshing and inspirational.

Deal Seeking Mom: With five kids, Tara Kuczykowski lives on a budget. She blogs about money-saving tricks, alerting readers to freebies, coupons and sales. Extreme couponers, beware: this girl’s good.

DivineCaroline: A curated blog platform for women, DivineCaroline hosts entertaining and thoughtful content about work, travel, style and relationships. Recent noteworthy post: “The Elevated Perspective on Dating: Tips for Tall Women.”

Dooce: With stunning pictures and crisp wit, mom and former Web designer Heather Armstrong chronicles her life and the world around her.

Dr. Mommy Online: Chiropractor and mom of five kids, Dr. Daisy Sutherland (a.k.a. Dr. Mommy) runs this useful and well-organized site dedicated to helping busy parents better manage their families, work, health and lives.

ED2010: 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.

Entrepreneurial Moms: A networking community for mompreneurs and work-at-home moms in North America, Australia and the United Kingdom.

The Everygirl: 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.

The Everywhereist: Geraldine DeRuiter got laid off and became a full-time traveling companion to her frequent-flyer husband. The result? From the mundanity of our cubicles we get an on-the-ground view of their journeys.

Feministe: A feminist blog that tackles gender issues with both humor and gravity.

Feministing: An online community and blog with a feminist perspective that analyzes how pop culture and mainstream media reflect modern women.

The Football Girl: Melissa Jacobs blogs about football, “because women love football too.” Her site features game analysis, exclusive interviews with players and fantasy football tips for women.

The Full Plate Blog: Mother-of-two Eila Debard Johnson honed her cooking skills by night while working at an investment bank by day, and now runs this cooking blog for busy parents. She regularly posts recipes that are healthy, quick and easy-to-follow.

Generation Meh: 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.”

GetRaised: A seriously simple step-by-step guide to getting a pay bump that was created with women in mind. According to the site, 65% of women that have used it have, in fact, earned a raise. Average amount? About $6,700.

The Glass Hammer: An award-winning blog and online community created for women executives in finance, law, technology and big business.

The Hairpin: This blog, edited by freelance writer Edith Zimmerman strives to be like “a low-key cocktail party among select female friends.” Beauty, food, cocktails, general quirkiness.

Healthy Women: A go-to information source for women on all things health, with hard medical data and breezy lifestyle articles. Check out “12 Simple Ways To Fight Prediabetes.”

Hello Giggles: 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.

Hello Ladies: Calls itself “the intersection of feminism and life,” and features breaking news stories, feminist essays and work-life advice.

Home-Based Working Moms: An online community and association for work-at-home moms with useful resources to help with the juggle.

HuffingtonPost Women: The best part of Arianna Huffington taking over AOL? Her shrewd application of HuffPo vaudeville to the women’s space.

Intern Sushi: 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.

iVillage: One of the Web’s largest communities for women, featuring lifestyle stories and tips and a ton of active message boards.

Jezebel: Owned by Gawker Media, a must-visit blog about celebrity, sex and fashion that bites into the media’s representation of women and critiques gender in pop culture.

The Juggle: WSJ.com’s The Juggle blog provides news and views on work, caregiving and time management for working parents.

Ladies Who Launch: An active and engaging site for female entrepreneurs that provides a resources for starting, building and running a business.

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