New social network for women ‘girlboss’ is ambitious – Startups


A new social media platform, ‘girlboss’ has come Online, albeit in beta, with an aim to be the professional network for women in the new era.

Following the professional networking concept that Sites like LinkedIn are popular for, girlboss introduces a twist by dropping the stereotypical professional ambiance for a more millennial-friendly approach.

Created by Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal, girlboss intends to be a platform for women to support women while at the same time, informing, entertaining & inspiring young girls & women all over the world to chase their dreams.

LinkedIn with a millennial vibe

While most professional networking Sites have an official tone to them that seems welcoming only to those with big stories to tell, girlboss makes it easy for anyone & everyone to be a part of a community of “upward thinkers”. The platform is open to entrepreneurs, executives, & other professionals but equally accepts freelancers & side hustlers.

You are not prompted to fill in your resume or curate a lengthy bio when you sign up. Instead, all you do is answer a few questions about what you are good at, what you would like to learn on the platform & the type of people you would like to meet.

Your profile isn’t just a list of achievements but your own story.

Girlboss also promises to be a platform where no questions about career, life, & money are off limits, & answers are always available. It is a space for anyone looking for resources for success in their personal & professional lives.

The community will feature posts from women & even men from various backgrounds & different fields of profession.

There is a “required reading” section that features blogs with valuable informational tips for success.

There is also a “fireside chats” feature where users will be able to have weekly chats with top women icons from various industries.

Joining the platform will also give users access to a long list of carer resources including videos from past girlboss conferences.

Signup is free for everyone for now. However, there is a section of the Site that mentions the possibility of a paid subscription plan in the future.

The new Website is launching from the ashes of the Nasty Gal Online clothing store & riding on the success of Sophia Amoruso’s ‘Girlboss Rallies’ which holds annually.

Image Credit: girlboss

This article is not a review but a profile based on publicly available information.

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