When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.
That is one of our favorite quotes by first lady, Michelle Obama. The world wholly benefits the more we help each other succeed. We’ve scoured through so many resources on our own career journeys and we love spreading the knowledge and helping other women pursue their goals. Here are our favorite career resources for women.
Project Eve is an encouraging progressive women’s career platform that offers mentoring, networking events, career advice, and support for women across the globe. Through tools and blogs on everything from switching careers to finding funding for your start-up, Project Eve is one of the best online resources for women in business. www.projecteve.com
Women 2.0 is a nationwide media platform that helps inspire, connect, and educate the next generation of female technology leaders. They offer nationwide networking events in several major cities including NYC, San Francisco, Boston, and Los Angeles. They also offer bi-yearly career conferences as well as “pitch” competitions for start-ups. www.women2.com
Gary’s Guide is not specifically a women’s network, but offers a weekly newsletter loaded with a wealth of information on job openings, networking events, start-up information, and career news. A must-read for anyone interested in a media or technology career. www.garysguide.com
Ed 2010 is another non-gender specific resource for those interested in media, editorial, and publishing careers. They provide an extensive list of internships and job openings. A great place to check regularly if you’re looking for a career or internship in publishing. www.ed2010.com
Women Who Code
Women Who Code is a global community of over 12,000 female developers across 14 different countries. WWC’s mission is to encourage and support women in technology careers by providing free technology study groups, career workshops, and inspiring panels with influential technology experts and investors. www.womenwhocode.com
Media Bistro is a wonderful non-gender specific platform for anyone interested in a career in media, design, tech, advertising, and public relations. Their main component is an extensive job board, but they also offer media workshops, networking events, and educational resources. www.mediabistro.com
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
Led by the fabulous and hilarious Amy Poehler, Smart Girls is all about empowering women and girls to be themselves and engage in not only their career goals, but volunteerism, civic activism, cultural exchange, and self-expression through the arts. Smart Girls offers a wealth of information from inspiring blogs to helping provide loans for women to pursue their goals. www.amysmartgirls.com