Not only is LinkedIn painfully boring, but it often feels like a sausage party filled with senior level white men. And analysis backs this up: in 2017, a study by LinkedIn appear how sexist norms access the way men and women present themselves on LinkedIn. By allegory over 141 actor profiles in the US, it found women advance themselves and their successes a lot less than men do. 

In a bid to give women a better able platform, Girlboss CEO and Founder Sophia Amoruso launched the company’s first-ever, free social networking site — able networking 2.0, dubbed as a “LinkedIn for women.”

On Girlboss’ new able site, which is accessible in the US, women entrepreneurs, creatives, and freelancers can affix anon with agreeing peers and notable industry leaders. Its associates already accommodate the likes of Jen Rubio, Payal Kadakia, and Bozoma St. John, who are participating in a Q&A session as part of the platform’s launch. 

Amoruso built this belvedere after award out just 23 percent of millennials are on LinkedIn, reinforcing Girlboss’ belief that the acceptable resume is aged and doesn’t serve today’s generation. “We are so much more than our experience, trading on our personalities, ideas, and adroitness in ways we didn’t years ago,” Girlboss stated in its press release.

Unlike LinkedIn, Girlboss sees the member profiles as an updated, more absolute take on the accepted resume. Users can share their work acquaintance alongside a snappy fill-in-the-blank bio, their astrometry reading, and their admired “Girlboss moment.”


But, do women need a belvedere like Girlboss?

Although there’s no abstinent the odds are adjoin women when it comes to VC funding, discrimination in the workplace, and pay parity, we have to catechism whether women-oriented projects like Girlboss’ able networking site are helpful or aching in accomplishing gender equality

Another archetype of this is the aggregation of women-oriented events that have launched in order to fight gender parity in tech. Events like these seek to create a safe space, free from bigotry and with a focus on women-specific challenges. But some have raised apropos these events create a bigger gap amid the genders, and exclude men from the conversation. 

Girlboss’ site claims it’s “open to everyone,” which apparently includes men. But like in conversations apropos feminism, it’s important to point out that most women-focused projects, events, and platforms aren’t really about excluding men — they merely put women in the spotlight, which rarely happens artlessly in the workplace, accurately in STEM fields, or on LinkedIn. 

With many agnate women-focused networks afresh bustling up — including Bumble Biz, the dating app’s able belvedere that puts women first, and The Wing, a association and co-working space advised for women — it’s auspicious to see women’s able advance assuredly being prioritized.

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