Girlboss Is Launching It's Own Social-Networking Site
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Girlboss Is Launching It's Own Social-Networking Site

There’s a new social network on the way with women entrepreneurs in mind.

Sophia Amoruso, founder, and CEO of media company Girlboss is planning to launch a social-networking site called GirlBoss Collective in January 2019, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The professional site received part of its funding of $3.5 million from Initialized Capital, the venture capital firm co-founded by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Lightspeed Venture Partners also took part in the investment.

The social site will be a professional community where users can come and assist each other on a range of matters from negotiating raises to locating an attorney.

Although there are professional networking sites such as LinkedIn — which touts over 575 million members globally — Girlboss believes it no longer caters to the current era of working women.

“LinkedIn is a place that was built for another era of work, when the work we did was very traditional,” Amoruso told the Wall Street Journal. “Their product is really centered on that type of work: ‘Here’s nothing about my character and everything about where I went to school, and where I worked.’”

Amoruso said Girlboss created a Facebook group as a prototype for their private network with a group of 5,700 members called the “Girlboss Gang.” That’s not including the 15,000 users already on the waitlist to join the invite-only, U.S.-based network Girlboss Collective during the test phase.

Girlboss hasn’t decided on the exact cost of their paid memberships but they will be less than $15 a month.

Members will also have access to 50 hours of video footage from Girlboss events that concentrate on the success of women.

Some of those speakers include Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of HuffPost and founder of Thrive Global; Bozoma Saint John, the chief marketing officer of Endeavor; and Elaine Welteroth, the former editor in chief of Teen Vogue.