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Websites For The Thinking Woman


In the past 200 years, women have made immense strides in contributing to the cultural, educational, literary, philosophical and physical aspects of society. Their contributions in business, family, government and science are impressive. In the age of the Internet, information is instantaneous. There are websites designed specifically for women where they can share their knowledge, inspire others and celebrate their successes. Following are some great websites for the thinking woman.



Women News Network (WNN) offers in-depth international women's news not found in ordinary media coverage. They explore global issues related to women. Their top-notch journalistic style has earned them ample recognition and awards. Founded by playwright and humanitarian journalist Lys Anzia, WNN's motto is "Educate a woman - Educate the world". The site itself welcomes contributions from writers around the globe. There are links to breaking news, opinion pieces, book reviews and videos. This is a comprehensive website concerning the status of women worldwide.


Braveheart Women considers itself a social networking site for women but it's so much more than that. Here is where professional women gather and form groups to inspire, encourage and empower. Members can join communities with like-minded women from around the world. You can read wonderful inspirational blogs or write your own. Braveheart Women boasts many celebrity members including Maya Angelou and a very active Mariel Hemingway. Every year Braveheart Women sponsors an enormous get together called RISE. Its purpose is to inspire women into action in the business world, media and community. Membership is free.



This website covers a lot of ground. It includes news pertaining to women both broadly and with focus. Easy to navigate drop-down links detail everything from the arts and history to politics and education to health and the environment. Women's eNews is always up-to-date and is vigilant when it comes to discussing women's issues. Reader feedback is always welcome. Other subjects available are sports, books, cheers and jeers, business, retirement and aging. Don't forget to check out their excellent videos.


This is a U.S. government website packed full of information. There are tips for new mothers, young adults, people with disabilities and seniors. Links are plentiful and can take you to regional and state offices as well as providing women with numerous helpful resources. Established in 1991, the Office on Women's Health strives to educate both consumers and the medical establishment about health issues facing women today. Their goal is to address health care for women through prevention, research and innovative programs. They also encourage career advancement for women in both the medical and scientific professions.

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Canadian Natalie MacNeil who is an award-winning entrepreneur is the brainchild of this comprehensive blog. It is a must-stop website for the thinking woman. In it women can find tips, testimonies, advice and articles that are sure to set business ideas on firm ground. This website discusses career choices, money and business, lifestyle and social media and marketing. She Takes On The World is called the "Home of Successful Women" and has recently won the Blog of the Year award at the Stevies. You won't want to overlook this site.

GIRLGEEKS - was founded in 1998 when being a female geek was still questionable as an asset. Times have changed and this website is an intelligent tribute to that. Not only do they offer a community for technologically savvy women but provide several useful tools as well. Visitors can access the Job Board and the Resume Database where influential companies like Dell and Microsoft have a presence. There's video coverage of events relevant to women. There are also helpful links on where to get certification and plenty of great reading material to explore.


BellaOnline is the second largest women's website on the Internet and prides itself on its supportive and encouraging community. It is a publishing platform for women and by women. With over an impressive 20 million pageviews per month, BellaOnline ensures their content is high-quality and trustworthy. Writers there cover a variety of subject matter from books and music to news and politics. They consider themselves "The Voice of Women" and they really are.


This website is part of Encyclopedia Britannica's Profiles series. It is titled "300 Women Who Changed The World". This detailed site leaves no stone unturned. Visitors can check out the biographies of influential women throughout history and around the world. Handy links provide insightful information about these women's accomplishments, where and when they lived and other significant issues. There is also a timeline of dates and facts, videos and both written and quotable work from these incredible women. This is a comprehensive website worth exploring.


With 23 million unique visitors per month, is a powerhouse for women bloggers and social media networking. Here you can find lively conversation with information savvy writers and readers. Women at BlogHer are not afraid to speak their minds about everything from politics to pregnancy. They pride themselves in bringing excellent writers together with discerning readers. Each year the team at BlogHer sponsors a popular conference gathering bloggers in different genres. Their motto is "Life Well Said".

SENIOR WOMEN - celebrates the wisdom of aging women though the site has visitors ranging in age from their 30's to their 80's. The writing here is international in flavor and they specialize in art and book reviews. Their writers have won several awards including the Garden Writer's Association Garden Globe Awards. covers a variety of interesting topics and emphasize community and connectivity. Easy to navigate links lead the visitor to the various topics on offer.


Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on June 19, 2014:

I checked out a couple of these websites. Thanks for the information.

Jm Bob from London, United Kingdom on July 07, 2013:

Thanks for sharing the women s news.

Viva Jones from UK on June 25, 2013:

To my shame I hadn't come across any of these before - thank you for drawing them to my attention!

Tarik Aarbaoui from Morocco on November 25, 2012:

Great, well delineated hub, but I think women spend more time now on Pinterest:)

Yvonne Spence from UK on January 01, 2012:

This looks like information that will be very useful for me. I’m bookmarking it to come back to again.

suejanet on May 31, 2011:

Very informative hub. I have looked at some of these sites and they are great.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on May 08, 2011:

Julie - You're welcome.

Julie McM from Southern California on May 08, 2011:

I have to check these out. Thanks for sharing with us.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on March 23, 2011:

Susannah, Starcreate, funmontrealgirl - I hope you enjoy - these sites are well worth a look at. Thank you all so much for commenting and reading.

funmontrealgirl from Montreal on March 23, 2011:

Gotta check these out.

StarCreate from Spain on February 23, 2011:

Great collection of links here, I shall enjoy checking out some I've never come across before- thank you!

susannah42 from Florida on February 22, 2011:

I will check out every one of these sites. Thanks for sharing.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 09, 2011:

Thanks, guys. I appreciate you all taking time to read and comment.

Benny Faye Ashton Douglass from Gold Canyon, Arizona on February 09, 2011:

Thumbs up on this on suzie, wonderful and awesome information, thank you so much for sharing it.Godspeed. creativeone59

azure_sky from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :) on February 07, 2011:

Wow!! This is packed full of info! Thanks so much for bringing it to our attention!

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 05, 2011:

Joesy - You're welcome - enjoy!

6hotfingers3 on February 04, 2011:

Thank you for such a well written hub. I will thumbtack this site for future reference. I would like to visit the sites you mentioned and see if I can find my fit. Thank you!

CARTER32071 on February 04, 2011:

Hi Suziecat7, great hub, thanks for sharing,


Sarita Harbour from Yellowknife, Canada on February 03, 2011:

Good subject matter, well laid-out and informative hub. Voted up and bookmarked!

nikitha p from India on February 03, 2011:

Very informative hub thanks for sharing this.

kims3003 on February 03, 2011:

what a wonderful idea for a hub! Nicely done and well written

smartnet on February 02, 2011:

Great Hub Suziecat7

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 02, 2011:

MikeNV - Some websites are more intelligent than others. Some are just fluff. I don't believe the title is oxymoronic at all.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 02, 2011:

Dingdon - thanks.

Joesy Shmoesy from New England on February 02, 2011:

Great Hub. I'm off to check out some of those websites. They sound really cool, and I have not heard of most of them. Thanks for sharing and I do look forward to some serious thinking. I need it lately.

MikeNV from Henderson, NV on February 02, 2011:

Your title caught me off guard there is an implication that only certain women think. it could have easily been titled 10 great websites for women. Oxymoronic?

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 02, 2011:

Dana - These sites are well worth the visit. Thanks for reading.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 02, 2011:

Genna - Glad you could stop by.

dingdondingdon on February 01, 2011:

I'm recommending some of these to my girlfriend. BlogHer looks especially good!

Dana Rock from Pacific Northwest on January 31, 2011:

I can honestly say that I have never been to any one of these sites! Nice picks to check out!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on January 30, 2011:

Excellent hub, thank you. I plan to check these sites out soon.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 30, 2011:

Sophia - Your opinion is duly noted.

Sophia Angelique on January 30, 2011:

@Susiecat. Firstly, we're not living is notzn a world where women are second class citizens. Secondly, I have lived in a country where women are second class citizens. So did my mother, and despite all that, she was the first woman to do quite a few things. I don't see any reason to celebrate doing something just because one was a woman or a man or pink or purple. There are several reasons for that. The first is that, regardless of the effort of the person, if societal conditions hadn't been right for change, that person would not have succeeded. The environment has to support the effort to one degree or another. Secondly, at this point in western cultuire, I think it's downright rediculous to think there's anything special about the mindset that it's more difficult for a woman to do something than a man. There are a lot of other factors involved, but in the name of brevity, I can't go into them here.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 30, 2011:

Sophia - Though human, I do celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world who have made great strides in all aspects of life. Ideally, you are right. But many world societies are not ideal for women and were not so until rcently in many others. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment.

Sophia Angelique on January 29, 2011:

Personally, I've never been gender specific. It has never occurred to me that anything is closed to me because I'm a woman. To me, being a woman is incidental. Being a human is primary.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 28, 2011:

Thank you all for your kind words and for taking the time to comment. Hugs.

Audarah from Pennsylvania on January 27, 2011:

Bookmarked! I didn't know some of those sites exist; going to check them out.

Pam Kellogg on January 27, 2011:

Thank you for such a wonderful collection of Women's Websites. It'll take me awhile to check them all out but I'm so glad I found your Hub on this subject!


mecheshier on January 23, 2011:

What a wonderful Hub! Such great information and excellent links. I am book marking this one. Thank you!

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 18, 2011:

Rose - You are welcome.

Katiem - Glad you liked. Thanks for reading.

Katie McMurray from Ohio on January 16, 2011:

This is the good stuff, thank you so much for sharing the 10 great websites for the thinking woman! :) Katie

Rose Kolowinski on January 12, 2011:

This is a great list! Thank you for researching and sharing. I'll have to check out the senior site. : )

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 12, 2011:

Real Estate Lady - Glad you enjoyed. Bellaonline is a great site for women.

poojabrahmi on January 12, 2011:

Your list is helpful to majority of the women after all it has a website to loose weight. The one thing that women crib about is their "weight"

Secondly, braveheartwomen is my fav website..

SUSIE42 on January 11, 2011:

Thanks for this hub. I am going to check out these sites.

hubpageswriter on January 11, 2011:

A very good list. Women are becoming more reliable, independent and intelligent as time passes by. This is a great tribute to great thinking women out there. Hub up.=)

RegStier on January 10, 2011:

This world needs more Thinking Women. And Thinking Men too while we're on the subject.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 10, 2011:

Samiron - thanks!

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 10, 2011:

Pras - It's always good to see you. Thank you for reading my Hub.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 09, 2011:

Gusripper - Same to you. Thanks for stopping by.

Max Dashu on January 09, 2011:

Re Encyclopedia Brittanica link, it is heavily weighted toward Europe and the US, as well as to female rulers and heads of state. Not saying these shouldn't be known, but it continues a distortion of our overall picture. I invite you to check out and especially the Women's Power link. There's more to women's history than the (mostly modern) famous women, especially looking to indigenous women, female shamans,and the life-support technologies invented by anonymous women that we all live on, even today.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 08, 2011:

Happy New Year to you too, Dolores. So glad you could stop by.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 08, 2011:

Ictodd. I think they are great websites too. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

Real Estate Lady from Las Vegas, Nevada on January 08, 2011:

Thanks for the wonderful hub. I love bellaonline and saw several others on your list that I'd like to take a look at. This was great. . .thanks so much.

samironwebtrack on January 08, 2011:

very informative hub, i like to read your hubs..u r good hubber.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on January 07, 2011:

Very inspiring hub. Thanks for writing about this. I never knew all these websites. Good work, my friend. Have a great day!


gusripper on January 06, 2011:

Happy new year.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on January 05, 2011:

Wow - this is a great resource for women and women's issues! Great hub! Happy New Year, Susie!

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 05, 2011:

Cookie - Many of the women you can meet at these sites are dynamos. Thank you for your comment.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 05, 2011:

Stephhicks - you are welcome. Thanks for reading.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 05, 2011:

Akirchner - Always nice to see you. Happy New Year to you too.

Linda Todd from Charleston on January 05, 2011:

This is a list of great importance. I knew about Bellaonlin but the others, I did not. Thank you for sharing these places to read and gain knowledge.

CookieB from Davao City, Philippines on January 05, 2011:

WOW love the girl power vibe from this hub

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 04, 2011:

Ugagirl - Glad you enjoyed.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 02, 2011:

Lorlie - You're welcome. Good to see you.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 02, 2011:

KoffeeKlatch - Yes, these are really great sites. Thanks for reading.

Stephanie Marshall from Bend, Oregon on January 01, 2011:

Always looking for interesting websites - thanks for the great list! Cannot wait for school to start for the kids so I can check them out. :)

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on January 01, 2011:

Wonderful sites, Suzie - I need to check them out and thanks so much for giving us such a beautifully presented list! Happy New Year!

Regina Harrison-Barton from South Carolina on January 01, 2011:

Great Hub. Enjoyed it very much!

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 31, 2010:

Natalie - She Takes On The World is a great site and had to be included. Happy New Year to you!

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 31, 2010:

WillStarr - Ha! You're too funny. Thanks for stopping by.

Laurel Rogers from Bishop, Ca on December 31, 2010:

Beautiful job, Susiecat. I'm off to check these websites out!


Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on December 31, 2010:

I love Woman's New Network. All of the sites sound very interesting. She takes on the world sounds especially inviting. Thanks for the great information.

Natalie MacNeil on December 29, 2010:

Thank you so much for including She Takes on the World here among the other fabulous websites for women. I really appreciate you sharing our community on HubPages. Best wishes for 2011!

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 29, 2010:

Germaine - The Guide to Womn's History is a very comprehensive site. I enjoy it myself. Thanks so much for reading.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 29, 2010:

C Pinto - Thanks for reading and for taking the time to comment.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 29, 2010:

Nell - You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 29, 2010:

Okmom - Hope your new year is wonderful as well.

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on December 29, 2010:

Why are there no websites for the thinking man?

Oh, right.

Germaine Reilly on December 29, 2010:

thanks for compiling interesting websites dedicated to women. I love history, so will definitely be checking that one out, along with the women's enews site.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 28, 2010:

Jaynie - Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 28, 2010:

Darlene - It's always good to see you.Thank you for your kind comments.

C_Pinto from USA on December 28, 2010:

I found the resources excellent. Thanks for sharing!

Nell Rose from England on December 28, 2010:

Hi, this is great! I am going to bookmark it and come back whenever I want to take a look, thanks nell

Domain For Sale on December 28, 2010:

Thank you for informative tips.we shall follow your tips for best results.I like your hub!

Donna Oliver from Midwest, U.S.A. on December 27, 2010:


Excellent hub! I will visit each site as they all look very interesting. Thanks for sharing your research. Have a wonderful New Year!

Jaynie2000 on December 27, 2010:

Great hub. I'll have to check some of these out. Thanks for sharing.

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 27, 2010:

Gus - That's cool too. Thanks for stopping by.

Darlene Sabella from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ... on December 27, 2010:

My Dear Susi, you have outdone yourself on this hub, this is simply excellent. I plan on visiting all these sites and what a grand idea to share with up. I rate this up and thank you for your research and for & peace darski

Gustave Kilthau from USA on December 27, 2010:

Well OK, suziecat - I will refrain from visiting "GirlGeek." My bride wants me to stick with being what I know best - eating her cooking and to not learn too much about females.

Gus :-)))

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 26, 2010:

Scribenet - Happy New Year to you too. Thanks for reading.

Maggie Griess from Ontario, Canada on December 26, 2010:

suziecat Thanks for this Hub...these are very good! I will be checking them out! Happy New Year!

suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 26, 2010:

Hi Mentaist. Thanks for being the first one to comment. You don't have to tell them.

Mentalist acer from A Voice in your Mind! on December 26, 2010:

I'm gonna sneak over to GirlGeek and check them out,hope they don't mind I'm a male,kindof,lol;)

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