In both our personal and professional lives, finding a community that understands us is essential for happiness and success. Luckily, many prominent female entrepreneurs are currently working to build business communities where women can lift each other up.
Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal and GirlBoss, just launched the Girlboss Professional Network, which is a linkedin-like platform for connecting ambitious women. Many of us have been inspired by Sophia’s entrepreneurial journey, and now have a chance to learn from other women in business. This social network will have weekly ‘digital firesides’ with thought leaders and give members access to videos from Girlboss Rally conferences.
On her Girlboss profile, Amoruso wrote, "This is a place where honesty is mandatory and the commitment of everyone within the community is to learn, grow, and help one another."
Another female founder making strides towards building a community of women in business is Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder, and CEO of Bumble. In 2017, she launched Bumble Bizz, an extension of her popular dating app that allows users to network and swipe for professional connections.
Understanding the power of communities of women supporting each other, Peachy Keen Swim just launched an Ambassador program, where women can connect over mutual values of body positivity and women empowerment. Our Self Love Group is a space on facebook where anyone who shares our values can find a private space to discuss body image, confidence, and empowerment. There are so many incredible women joining this community and working with us to help make the fashion industry more inclusive and understanding of women of all body types. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”