The 5 Blogs Every Working Woman Should Be Reading

5 Blogs to Procrastinate at Work and—Huh?—Grow Your Career
by Megan Denneny
Photos Joanne Pio | August 24, 2015
Are you a woman working on growing her career? Add these sites and blogs to your must-read list get in the know about news, events, and lifestyle hacks—and stay the well-rounded woman we know you are.
After spending eight hours (or more) with your eyes glued to a computer screen, there’s something magical about kicking up your feet and engaging in some calming media consumption. Whether we’re writing, reading, or listening, media has a way of affecting us. It calms, it amuses, it excites, but mostly it just gets us out of our own heads for a while.
Whether we’re writing, reading, or listening, media has a way of affecting us. It calms, it amuses, it excites, but mostly it just gets us out of our own heads.
But before you slip into your media comfort zone, consider an alternative: the blog. You already read them to keep up with fashion trends, find dinner recipes, and log easy exercise tips, but they’re also the perfect tool when you’re looking for a quick hit of career advice. 

As a newbie to the workforce, it’s essential to keep up with industry trends and to focus on continually improving yourself as a young professional. Still, finding the extra time can be daunting. Having a resource at your fingertips allows you to constantly learn and adapt. Even if you’ve only got five minutes, reading career advice can pay off.  

There are oodles of blogs out there (more every minute), but these five standouts will help you amp up your work wardrobe, solve the everyday dilemmas that come with the job, and live a healthy and balanced life. 

MEMORANDUM

It’s vital to curate a work wardrobe that embodies professionalism and confidence while still allowing some room for personality. Mary Orton’s blog Memorandum (formerly known as The Classy Cubicle) provides advice on how to strike the perfect balance between traditional and modern work ensembles. Orton knows how to dress, and she won’t let you leave the house looking anything but professional and confident.

LEVO

Levo is for the hard-working lady interested in connecting with peers, meeting with mentors, developing skills, and growing professionally. Scour the endless inspirational articles, guides, and videos, or initiate conversations with mentors on work-related issues. You can search for chapter leaders and members in your area and sign up to receive updates about upcoming events. It’s a great way to become a part of an innovative and vibrant community.
Levo is for the hard-working lady interested in connecting with peers, meeting with mentors, developing skills, and growing professionally.

WELL & GOOD

Co-founders Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula created Well & Good as an online hub for all things healthy. You’ll find everything from nutritious recipes to restaurant reviews to the best places for natural cosmetics. As a working woman, it’s always challenging to balance busy work days and healthy life choices. This blog is the ideal place to get tips and tricks to simplify living healthy.

WOMEN 2.0

“With 30% of tech workers being women, 10% female founders, 10% female investors, 24% women sourced in news, something had to change.” And that’s exactly what Women 2.0 is doing. With a tech and business focus, the site aims to help women achieve their professional goals through articles, videos, events, and meetups that share one goal: to change the way women are seen in business.
With a tech and business focus, [Women 2.0] aims to help women achieve their professional goals through articles, videos, events, and meetups that share one goal: to change the way women are seen in business.

THE SKIMM

Our final favorite isn’t really a blog so much as a newsletter with a blog (so we’re only sort of cheating), but if you don’t receive this gem in your inbox, it’s time to get on board A.S.A.P. The Skimm will change the way you view news. Not only do you receive an easy-to-read, engaging and condensed daily email, but you also have access to a blog with blurbs of encouragement and other silly memes to brighten your workday.

What did we miss? Tell us about your favorite professional blogs in the comments below.