6 Newsletters Every Career Woman Should Read
In order to be taken seriously by your peers and those you wish to impress in this world, it's imperative to present yourself as an intelligent, well-informed woman. Oftentimes, however, our hectic schedules make staying up-to-date on macro issues beyond the scope of our daily lives and Instagram feeds nearly impossible. That's why it's so helpful to have a small but expertly curated collection of newsletters in your inbox. Scroll through for our favorites, and never feel uninformed in the boardroom or lunchroom again.
The Coven is a blog written for women by women. The weekly newsletter is a digestible nugget of editorial information about topics such as body politics, dating advice, and girl talk. This blog is for anyone who wants to read about what it's like to be a modern woman.
We read TheSkimm every morning to stay on top of world events and trending conversation topics. In their words, they read so we don't have to. Founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin created TheSkimm as a way to make it easier for their friends to get the news every day. Now celebrities from Oprah to Sarah Jessica Parker and Chelsea Handler are singing its praises or investing in the company themselves.
Lena Dunham's latest endeavor, Lenny Letter, is a triumphant success. Dunham's twice weekly newsletter discusses everything that's on a woman's mind—feminism, style, health, politics, friendship, and hilarious stories from Dunham and co-founder Jenni Konner. Lenny Letter also features guest authors such as Hilary Clinton and Jennifer Lawrence.
Ann Friedman is one of our favorite journalists. She has leveraged her incredible voice and ability to distill the topics of today's society into friendly yet severely honest newsletters that brief you on feminism, women's issues, and other pertinent topics of the moment. "If something keeps coming up in conversations with my friends and I can't stop thinking about it, chances are it's something I'm going to write about," she tells News Cred. Friedman's newsletters feel incredibly personal, without being personalized. This sentence summarizes Friedman's honesty: "The only way I'd consider writing directly for a brand is if they had absolutely no editorial input or control in what I was writing." All we have to say to Friedman is thank you.
NextDraft is one of the most lauded newsletters on the Internet. To quote Maria Konnikova of The New Yorker, NextDraft is "a consistently informative and entertaining guide to some of the best stories on the web, with a healthy mix of news you should know, want to know, and prefer to pretend you didn't read." The juicy mix of education, entertainment, and intrigue make author Dave Pell's newsletter a must-read. You'll never feel uninformed in the office again.
All great leaders never stop learning. At least that's what a recent article in Harvard Business Review argues. Ensure that you learn something new every day with Now I Know, the daily newsletter that will keep your mind full of new knowledge, such as the fact that Abraham Lincoln created the secret service on the day he was shot. You'll be a Trivial Pursuit master as soon as you start reading Now I Know on the daily.
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