World Moms Blog Listed by Forbes 2 Years Running in “100 Best Websites for Women 2013”

World Moms Blog Listed by Forbes 2 Years Running in “100 Best Websites for Women 2013”

World Moms Blog Forbes 2013


We Did It Again!

This just in!  World Moms Blog is listed for a 2nd year in a row by Forbes Woman in their “100 Best Websites for Women 2013“!  The news came to us through a Facebook Fan, and we are literally OVER THE MOON across the continents abuzz with the great news!

Forbes says, “We couldn’t be happier to present the fourth annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites for Women than we are today—for this year more than any other this has been true collaborative effort by dedicated staffers, contributors and ForbesWoman readers. For that reason it just might be—dare we say it—the best list ever.”

What does Forbes Woman look for in choosing their top 100?  They say, ” Informative and compelling content, sure, but also smart design, engaged communities and a voice that speaks to and for the female reader.” And also, “these 100 websites look to educate, inform and entertain you in ways you won’t find in the mainstream.”

And what Forbes said uniquely about us, “For a truly global perspective on motherhood, World Moms brings together writers from the US and Canada to Australia, China, India and Japan to discuss parenting across cultures.” Here we are in pictures on the Forbes site, too.

Saying we’re honored is an understatement.

Congratulations to all of our amazing editing and contributing staff; you, our dedicated readers; our life-saving web designer and tech support; and the organizations that have acknowledged our work such as BlogHer, Forbes Woman and the NY Times Motherlode; and also those organizations that have supported our campaigns for social good such as the UN Foundation & Shot@Life, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,, GAVI Alliance and more!

The support of this award motivates our mothers to keep doing the work that we do according to our mission statement:

  • Connecting mothers around the world through their stories.
  • Promoting understanding and tolerance of other cultures, religions and nationalities.
  • Encouraging discussion of important motherhood, parenting, cultural and human rights topics.
  • Creating a support system for mothers via the web site.
  • Helping to promote our writers.
  • To strive to create opportunities for social good to make the lives of mothers and children better around the planet.

I wish I could hop a plane around the world and hug each and every one of our World Moms today! I really, really mean that! Well done, ladies.

Today, we celebrate.  Tomorrow, we work toward new goals and becoming even better with this honor, “Forbes Best 100 Websites for Women 2013” as our motivation. We’re not stopping. Let’s do it, ladies!

— Jennifer Burden, Founder, 





Jennifer Burden

Jennifer Burden is the Founder and CEO of World Moms Network, an award winning website on global motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. World Moms Network writes from over 30 countries, has over 70 contributors and was listed by Forbes as one of the “Best 100 Websites for Women”, named a “must read” by The New York Times, and was recommended by The Times of India. She was also invited to Uganda to view UNICEF’s family health programs with Shot@Life and was previously named a “Global Influencer Fellow” and “Social Media Fellow” by the UN Foundation. Jennifer was invited to the White House twice, including as a nominated "Changemaker" for the State of the World Women Summit. She also participated in the One Campaign’s first AYA Summit on the topic of women and girl empowerment and organized and spoke on an international panel at the World Bank in Washington, DC on the importance of a universal education for all girls. Her writing has been featured by Baby Center, Huffington Post,, the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life, and The Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists.” She is currently a candidate in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in the Executive Masters of Public Affairs program, where she hopes to further her study of global policies affecting women and girls. Jennifer can be found on Twitter @JenniferBurden.

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