Girlboss head launches new network for professional women to "share their whole self"

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Sophia Amoruso, the head of media brand Girlboss, has announced the launch of a LinkedIn competitor aimed at professional women.

The platform, which appears also to be called Girlboss, will encourage women to seek input and feedback from others in their industry and network, leveraging a peer group of female entrepreneurs.

TechCrunch reports that the site has secured $6 million in funding, including support from celebrity investor Gary Vaynerchuk.

The platform's early access programme has reportedly already had more than 50,000 signups, including many prominent players in media and entertainment.

As well as career achievements, the site will encourage users to share key moments and accomplishments in their lives.

Meanwhile the entire member database will be available, in what appears to be a shift away from the gated systems of LinkedIn.

Additional features will include a schedule of talks and question and answer sessions.

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