Media Highlights


Bossygrl Launches Entrepreneur Starter Kit for Gen Z Girls and Women

Bossygrl, a ground-breaking platform enabling aspiring female entrepreneurs to create and grow real e-commerce businesses entirely from their phones, today announced its availability in the App Store.

“Too many girls grow up facing gender limitations and restricted opportunity due to economic status. The Bossygrl app is so powerful because it removes those barriers by empowering our girls to start their own online businesses — safely and successfully,” commented Julayne Virgil, CEO of Girls Inc. of Alameda County.

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The Project for Women


For Julayne Virgil, after forging a successful career in the private sector in NYC, she returned to her roots. Not only did she return to her hometown of Oakland, but to carry on the legacy of family women before her who dedicated themselves to bettering the world through education…

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KTVU Fox 2

Mornings on 2

Our CEO, Julayne Virgil, was on KTVU Fox 2 “Mornings on Two” today with Gasia Mikaelian and Mike Mibach talking about our work to educate and inspire girls.

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East Bay Express

The Advocate

Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s Advocating Change Together (ACT) program is an advocacy and leadership initiative for high school girls who are committed to creating social change. This year, girls in the program chose to create a community survey about violence to ask Oakland residents about their experiences. Then they analyzed the resulting data, identified stakeholders and allies, and created policy recommendations to address the topic at the root. The following is their writing, showing the realities that our young people are trying to navigate in a rapidly changing city.

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KBLX Cares Interviews Girls Inc. of Alameda County

Julayne Virgil, CEO, Girls Inc. of Alameda County and Aujenee Johnson, Girls Inc. Alumna came in to talk about Girls Inc. of Alameda County which inspires girls to be strong through healthy living, smart through academic achievement and bold through leadership.

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