For the Mind
BetterGrads: recent graduates share their wisdom on a “College 101” Blog.
Ms.: a feminist magazine.
HerFuture: a mentorship site for women.
Half the Sky: This website corresponds to the book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn by the same title and is a fantastic resource for suggested involvement with gender-sensitive organizations and causes worldwide.
The Girl Effect: Excellent resource and statistics on the education of girls, including ways to be involved.
Gender Across Borders: A portal with articles and resources on issues affecting women worldwide.
Peace x Peace: The organization whose motto is “raise women’s voices, build cultures of peace” highlights women’s involvement in peacebuilding and peacekeeping efforts. The site contains interviews, biographies, news and stories pertaining to the lives and leadership of women in conflict zones.
UN Women: Founded in 2010 and led by Michelle Bachelet, this UN organization is dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
For the Heart
Prosperity Candle: Organization empowering women entrepreneurs to build peaceful societies.
JoinFite: A Kiva partner and microlending institution for women entrepreneurs.
Stories of Conflict and Love: a peacebuilding and gender-related development blog by Red Thread Foundation trustee Roxanne Krystalli.
NYT Magazine Women’s Development Issue: In the summer of 2009, the New York Times Magazine devoted an issue to “Saving the world’s women: How changing the lives of women and girls in the developing world can change everything.”
Women Deliver 100: A list of the “100 most inspiring people who have delivered for women and girls.” The list is coupled with profiles and biographies of the individuals and includes both men and women.
Women for Women International. An organization that has assisted close to 300,000 women survivors of war in over 130 countries. They provide direct aid, microfinance loans, rights education, job training, and business development skills to help women achieve economic self-sufficiency.
For the mind and heart, from TED:
Why we have too few women leaders, by Sheryl Sandberg.
Mother and daughter doctor-heroes, by Hawa Abdi and Deqo Mohamed.
The fringe benefits of failure, by JK Rowling.
Our century’s greatest injustice, by Sheryl WuDunn.
Isabel Allende tells tales of passion.
On being a woman and a diplomat, by Madeleine Albright.
Liz Coleman’s call to reinvent liberal arts education.
Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery.
Women, wartime and the dream of peace, by Zainab Salbi.
Embrace your inner girl, by Eve Ensler.
For The Piggy Bank
FastWeb: search for scholarships online.
Kaarme: a great resource that lists scholarships for women and multicultural students.
LearnVest: a website founded by a young woman and recent college grad to help you take charge of your finances.
Scholarship List: download an extensive list of scholarships from Anna Soto and our friends at BetterGrads.
Scholarships for International Students: Available to all students, regardless of immigration status. Thanks, BetterGrads, for the list!
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Scholarship for Community College students