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Career Resources

Updated: Feb 29

Women in business and tech laughing in office.

Explore 2B Bolder's curated list of essential career and business resources tailored for women who want to get ahead. Find everything you need to empower your journey, from tools to enhance your professional skills to guidance for entrepreneurial success. Dive into our resources and take your career or business to the next level.

Sites for Women by Women


Job Sites

  • indeed - Employment website

  • Monster - Premium Site For Job Search and Job Postings

  • Fairygodboss offers a women's career community, expert career advice, job openings, and company reviews to help you advance your career.

  • Mogul is a technology platform and mobile app for women.

  • The Muse - Providing a look inside hundreds of companies hiring now

  • Powerfly

Freelance opportunities

Education

Social Media Tools

  • Hoot Suite - This powerful Tool Helps Manage & Optimize your Social Media posts to various social platforms from one dashboard.

  • Unsplash - The internet’s source of freely usable images.

  • Behance is a social media platform owned by Adobe that claims "to showcase and discover creativity.

  • Dribbble is a self-promotion and social networking platform for digital designers and creatives.

  • Followerwonk - Match your activities to gains and losses in followers to give your followers what they like best.

Content & Social Listening Resources

  • Content Marketing Institute (CMI) - content marketing education through online education, print, and in-person events.

  • Buzzmo - Run a search to quickly discover content ideas, uncover platform insights, identify passionate influencers, and more. Start your free trial now!

  • Quora is a place to gain and share knowledge. It's a platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers.

  • All Top - aggregates all of the top news and information in real time. Find a topic and learn what's happening from trusted sources.

  • Reddit - is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site, such as links, text posts, and images, which others then vote up or down.

  • LinkedIn Pulse - is a publishing platform created by the professional social networking channel LinkedIn. To get started on Pulse, visit www.linkedin.com and sign in to your account. From there, on your homepage, you will see the updates from people you follow or interesting/trending stories on LinkedIn that you may be interested in.

  • Social Talent - be a contributor, take time to learn, or provide learning classes for your teams.

  • SlideShare - an American hosting service for professional content, including presentations, infographics, documents, and videos

  • Sqribble - is a cloud-based tool that allows you to create eBooks (reports, whitepapers, etc.) ... It uses ready-made templates and drag-n-drop design features that make self-publishing your eBooks a breeze.

  • Medium - read and share ideas on any topic.

Podcast Resources

  • Buzzsprout

  • Vurbl is a creator-first, free streaming audio platform for all audio types, including user-generated audio, across categories.

  • MatchMaker enables users to grow their network and be productive when they are self-isolating by arranging remote conversations with people worldwide.

  • Listen Notes The Best Podcast Search Engine

Website Tools

  • WIX - Easy template-style website platform tool

  • WordPress - Popular and user-friendly website platform tool (requires a bit more tech knowledge than WIX

  • Fonts Google provides a wide choice of free fonts for branding.

  • Printful - create and sell custom products online

  • GraphicRiver - Fonts, logos & icons

  • Creative Market - is an online marketplace for community-generated design assets. The company sells graphics, WordPress themes, stock photography, and other digital goods for use by web creatives.

Women in Tech Events

Storefronts

Freelance services

  • Fiverr - a platform that connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services in 300+ categories (super cheap - do your homework - sometimes you get what you pay for)

  • 99 designs - A global creative platform that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together to create logos, branding, websites, and more.

  • Upwork - formerly Elance-oDesk, is an American freelancing platform where enterprises and individuals connect to conduct business.

  • Envato - top digital assets and services

Data-Driven Decision Making

Top Affiliate Programs

  • Clickbank

  • Click Funnels

  • CJ Affiliate

  • Shopify

  • Berush


Volunteering opportunities


Million Girls Moonshot - The Million Girls Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, build, and make. It will inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through after-school and summer programs over the next five years.


 

Online Courses for Skill Development


Leadership and Management

Course: "Leading People and Teams" by the University of Michigan on Coursera

This specialization covers team leadership and personal leadership development, focusing on managing people, diversity, and team dynamics.


Data Analysis and Data Science

Course: "IBM Data Science Professional Certificate" on Coursera Offers a comprehensive introduction to data science, including data analysis, visualization, and machine learning.


Digital Marketing

Learn about digital marketing strategies, e-commerce, and how to analyze and optimize campaigns.

Programming and Web Development

Course: "The We Developerb Bootcamp 2021" on Udemy, a Comprehensive boot camp to learn HTML, CSS, JS, Node, and more.


Project Management

Course: "Project Management Principles and Practices" by the University of California, Irvine on Coursera, Specialization designed to teach project management skills that can help in organizing, planning, and executing projects effectively.


Books for Personal and Professional Growth


Leadership

Book: "Dare to Lead" by Brené Brown A Guide to Brave Leadership, combining research with practical examples.


Productivity and Time Management

Book: "Deep Work" by Cal Newport, Strategies for focused success in a distracted world.


Career Development

Book: "Designing Your Life" by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans Applying design thinking to build a well-lived, joyful life.


Communication Skills

Book: "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie, Timeless principles in making lasting coions and improving interpersonal skills.


Financial Literacy

Book: "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Insights into wealth building and financial independence.


Workshops for Hands-On Learning


Creative Thinking and Innovation

Workshop: "Creative Problem Solving" by Coursera Project Network. This is a hands-on, project-based workshop to enhance creative problem-solving skills.


Public Speaking and Presentation

Workshop: "Dynamic Public Speaking" by the University of Washington on Coursera

A practical workshop to master public speaking skills.


Emotional Intelligence

Workshop: "Developing Emotional Intelligence" on LinkedIn Learning Learn to manage emotions, read emotional cues, and improve interpersonal skills.


Entrepreneurship

Workshop: "Becoming an Entrepreneur" by MIT on edX Guidance on starting a business, from idea generation to market analysis.

Career Transition

Workshop: "Switching Your Career" on LinkedIn Learning- Practical advice and strategies for successfully changing career paths.


Life Coach

  • Bernadette Logue - transformational life coach, Founder of The Daily Positive Chanel, formerly Pinch Me Living on YouTube


If you want a resource added to this list, please send it my way. Not all submissions will be guaranteed to make the list, but I promise to check out each one personally and add it if appropriate. Thanks, Mary@2BBolder.com




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