Old Girls Network

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I'm considering starting a site, similar to WSO, specifically geared towards women (especially women of color) who want to enter the financial/business/tech sectors. The site would help connect to internships, networking opps, upcoming job availabilities and advice about education and skills related to entering these fields. Any ladies on this site have suggestions or thoughts on this?

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Aug 6, 2013

What's an "Old Girl"? Are you trying to draw a parallel to "Good ol' boy"?

Aug 6, 2013

I feel like this is more worthy of a group on LinkedIn than an entire separate site...? I am also curious about the "Old Girl" reference.

Aug 6, 2013

It's a private school thing (UK/commonwealth countries especially)-alumni are called "old boys" or "old girls"

Aug 6, 2013
Aug 6, 2013

Old Girl's Network is a play on Old Boy's Network, a typically white group of social elites. I'm curious as to why you would choose this name for a website geared toward women of color.

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Aug 6, 2013

Its not specifically geared to WOC in general. Would be geared to all women but would make an effort to bring more WOC into discussions/the fold.

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Aug 6, 2013

Cool idea but I agree with Asatar. It's LinkedIn group rather than a whole website.

Aug 6, 2013

Didn't even know there were any old private girls-only schools. Come to think of it that's a pretty damning inditement haha.

Aug 6, 2013

The "old girls network" already exists, especially for women of color. It's called affirmative action.

Aug 6, 2013

Um, no. Sorry. White women benefitted from AA more that any other 'minority group'. But thanks for the obligatory mention.

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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Aug 6, 2013

Um, no. Sorry. White women benefitted from AA more that any other 'minority group'. But thanks for the obligatory mention.

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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Aug 6, 2013

you should call it whitemenneednotapply.com

Aug 6, 2013

better take some name such as happyendmassage or sth

nway, enter the financial/business/tech sectors?
id say get back to the kitchen... or maybe fixing kitchen stuff sector?

Aug 6, 2013
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