Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 2, 2006
Growing up is hard to do! However, with the help of Brette Borow CEO and Founder of GirlsGuideTo.com, the first digital handbook for women ages 17-25, the transition is guaranteed to be less painful. Girls’ Guide To is an interactive online destination with content 100% driven by the audience themselves as well as experts in health, beauty, and career counseling.
“Our goal is to inspire every young woman to feel positively about herself. Girls’ Guide To was created to resonate with all females in our audience. It’s feminine, fun, and straight to the point,” Borow said.
The site which had its soft launch in May of 2006 provides a source of education, information, and support. Users easily navigate between the six main sections: Love and Sex, Beauty and Style, Mind and Body, College and Career, and 411 (everyday information for everyday issues). Articles combined with online forums, streaming video content, and home-page profile set-up capabilities allow girls to connect, speak out, and ask questions they might not be able to ask anywhere else.
“It all started because the eight other girls in the founding circle and I got tired of feeling that everyone was talking about us rather than to us. We set out to create a place that not only spoke to us but let us speak out too,” said Borow, “A place where we could share our stories, ask our questions, and get advice, from people going through the exact same thing. A place that was honest, ripe, and organic. We did it, and that place is now Girls’ Guide To.”
The founding circle is made up of nine young women, all educated in different walks of life. They’re scattered around the United States and all believe whole-heartedly in the mission of Girls Guide To.
Backing up the Founding Circle is its Board of Advisors. A group of successful women established in various fields ranging from healthcare, fashion, marketing, finance, and entertainment.
“Not only do we have our thoughts and stories, but we have the expertise and professionalism of women who have lived it and prove that you can make what you want of your life,” says Cassie Mancuso, founding circle member.
“It’s more than a website, it truly is a destination. It’s the stuff we dealt with or are even still dealing with. Love, life, relationships, finances, grad school, finding the perfect career, or even just an apartment,” Isabel Mize, founding circle member, said. “Young women are living on their own for the first time and it’s scary. We’re trying to offer as real a look as possible into the ‘real world’.”
“It’s like passing the baton. We’ve all had to learn a lot the hard way. Now we can be the reassurance that life moves on, the dramas pass, and in the end you’re still standing,” Borow said.
Girls’ Guide To is definitely not short on content. From the perfect job interview outfit to eating disorders; it’s all covered. Visitors to the site can post questions, write their own articles on topics and direct the site in any direction they want it to go.
Simone Anderson-Thompson a high school counselor and founding circle member reiterates, “So many of today’s young women going off to College or living on their own for the first time are facing the challenges of the new world. Some believe they can’t always turn to their parents, and others might not feel comfortable asking their friends. That’s where Girls’ Guide To comes in.”
“I wish there was something like this when I was growing up ... I work with young women on a regular basis and just knowing that there is now a place for them to go where they are understood for not only who they are but what they are going through is what is so appealing about Girls’ Guide To,” says Advisory Board member, Heather Rider, Los Angeles personal trainer/eating disorder specialist.
Hard topics are tackled, but that’s just the beginning of Girls’ Guide To. The site offers daily tips, fun recipes to try, book reviews, shopping tips, regular car maintenance, and other miscellaneous “411” tid-bits.
“The point is if a user wants to see something on the site, then we’re going to try our best to find an answer, an article, or someone that can relate to that. It’s taking all the advice our moms taught us and putting a fresh twist and outlook on it,” said Borow, “That’s why we’re here. At the end of the day we’ve been there, we’ve done that, and we’ve survived!”
Girls’ Guide To is excited to give young women the opportunity to join http://www.GirlsGuideTo.com, become a part of the community, and truly bring Girl Talk to a new dimension.
About Girls’ Guide To, LLC
Girls’ Guide To, LLC is based in Beverly Hills, CA. The Girls’ Guide To… mission is to help young women embrace life, love themselves, and evolve into the women they want to be. The company vision is to create a multi-platform digital network (Web, broadband, mobile, and TV) that will become the premier destination for young women to help develop and share in their individuality.
For more information go to http://www.GirlsGuideTo.com
Girls’ Guide To, LLC
9461 Charleville Blvd. Ste 329
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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