Facebook has over 800 million users with the average user being connected to 80 community pages, events, and groups. How about bumping up that number a bit on your likes? With the majority of young, female entrepreneurs being part of that 800 million, we live our lives on Facebook. Do your Facebook “likes” reflect your lifestyle as a YFE?
The following Facebook Pages are YFE’s first recommended Pages. They are of businesses that are either owned by, created for, or speak especially well to a young, female entrepreneur. They are not in anyway exhaustive, but merely a kick off point in compiling great resources for YFEs to take note of on Facebook. Visit the following 57 Facebook Pages for young, female entrepreneurs…
1- Inc — “The MAGAZINE for GROWING COMPANIES”
2- Entrepreneur — “Inspiring, informing and celebrating entrepreneurs since 1973″
3- Forbes — “The home page for the world’s business leaders.”
4- The White House — “This is the White House page on Facebook. Comments posted on and messages received through White House pages are subject to the Presidential Records Act and may be archived. Learn more at WhiteHouse.gov/privacy” See YFE Director’s post on the White House blog regarding young, female entrepreneurs.
5- Crave — “CRAVE Seattle innovatively connects small business owners with the customers they CRAVE.”
6- Social Media Club — “Social Media Club hosts conversations that explore key issues facing our society as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other.”
7- eWomen — “Welcome to the Official eWomenNetwork Facebook Page. eWomenNetwork is the #1 resource for connecting and promoting women and their businesses.”
8- Girl Power Hour — “Stylish networking events for women since 2007.”
9- Startup Weekend — “Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.”
10- Power Chicks — “Power Chicks helps entrepreneurs and small business owners create successful companies through coaching, online resources and events that provide valuable connections and learning.”
11- Women 2.0 — “Women 2.0 aims to be an indispensable resource of content and connections for entrepreneurial women worldwide.”
12- Biznik — “We believe in people, not professions”
13- Savor the Success — “Savor the Success is the premium business network for women entrepreneurs. We focus on online & in-person networking, education, PR opps, celebrity gift baskets, and more!”
14- The Young Entrepreneurs Council — “The Young Entrepreneur Council (Y.E.C.) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs.” Get an overview of Y.E.C founder, Scott Gerber’s livestream on finding press.
15- Under 30 CEO — “The leading media property for young entrepreneurs.”
16- Young Entrepreneur — “This page is dedicated to providing information and advice to entrepreneurs around the world. Brought to you and managed by the Founders of YoungEntrepreneur.com, Matthew Toren and Adam Toren.”
17- Her Campus — “HerCampus.com is the #1 online magazine for college women with branches at 175+ colleges across the country. ” Editor’s Note: this online publication is not strictly for the young, entrepreneur. However, Her Campus was founded by young, female entrepreneurs who often feature their peers on the site.
18- Stop Traffic Clothing — “sells the finest Retro & Pin-up fashion.” Read Rebecca’s YFE Profile.
19- Crispy Bikinis — “CRISPYBIKINIS is a fashion forward, lifestyle driven web based business specializing in laid-back and luxurious swimwear with classic undertones.” Read this mother-daughter duo’s YFE Profile.
20- Faire Frou Frou — “Faire Frou Frou is the ultimate luxury lingerie boutique both online & in Los Angeles; designer lingerie, loungewear, swim & more.”
21- Rent the Runway — “Rent the Runway provides access to premier dress and accessory rentals online for just 10% of retail price.”
22- Modcloth — “Mod clothes abound, but don’t pin us down. We have indie, vintage-inspired, retro & one-of-a-kind vintage!” Read Susan Koger is a Champion of Change.
23- Bag, Borrow or Steal — “Bag Borrow or Steal – Designer Handbags & Accessories”
24- VLV Style — “Wear vlv style and start your day on an inspiring note.” Read Ayako’s YFE Profile.
25- For the Glow — “Seattle based fitness & nutrition expert bringing you ~ Green living, Lifestyle, Organic Beauty & Wellness.” Read a post from Jennifer Jordan on positive energy.
26- Gabrielle Bernstein — “Gabrielle is the bestselling author of Add More ~ing To Your Life and the forthcoming book Spirit Junkie (Sept 2011 launch).”
27- Amanda Russell Workouts — “I’m a Wilhelmina Model, Product spokesperson, health and fitness expert, author and am famous for my crazy dancing, and laughing so hard my stomach hurts.”
28- Office on Women’s Health – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — “Our vision is to improve the health and well-being of all U.S. women and girls. We accomplish this by leading and coordinating the efforts of all the HHS agencies and offices involved in women’s health.”
29- Actionable Business Training — “Actionable, Caring, Customized & Convenient Training for Passionate Entrepreneurs.” Read Rigdha’s YFE Profile.
30- Startup America Partnership — “By entrepreneurs. For entrepreneurs.”
31- Ali Brown — “Ali Brown is an entrepreneur mentor and philanthropist who works with women around the world, helping them start and grow businesses and live extraordinary lives.”
32- Marie Forleo — “Are you ready to up your business game? You’re in the right place.”
33- Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) — “The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is a non-profit that provides programs to inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.”
34- CTL360 — “The Creative Solution Creative Agency & Design House specializing in Advertising. Because great ideas don’t need big budgets, just the right people.” Listen in on Sarah’s YFE Podcast.
35- Robin Fisher Roffer — “Hi, my name is Robin Fisher Roffer. My specialty is Reinventing Brands and Reigniting Professionals.” Read the Robin Fisher Roffer YFE Twitter chat recap on personal branding.
36- Devani Freeman — “I’m a Social Media Manager/Trainer, Online Marketing Consultant, Network Marketer and wellness lover. If you are looking to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and collaborate within this amazing community, please join us!” See Devani’s YFE Profile.
37- Entrepreneuress Academy — “Creating and Perfecting the Art of Living Through Success, Savvy and Style. Making money online is not just for the boys.” See Melanie Duncan’s YFE Profile.
38- Mission Hot Mama — “Join Jenni Hogan & her hot mama team on their mission to inspire other mamas to kick booty and shine!” See Jenn’s post on youth entrepreneurship and motherhood on MHM.
39- Sitting Around — “Sitting Around makes parents’ lives easier.” See Erica’s YFE profile and mention as a Champion of Change.
40- Keri Meyers — “Seattle newborn photographer and mentor.”
41- Elyse Kufeldt Photography — “”Love loves to love love.” To me, this is what being a photographer is all about — celebrating the beautiful relationships you share with those you cherish most and being able to love the look of your love.” See Elyses’ YFE Profile as a business owner attending university.
42- Michelle Moore — “Michelle Moore Photography is the premier High School Senior Portrait studio on the West Coast. ” See Michelle’s YFE Profile as a dual city fashion photographer.
43- Young House Love — “Your one stop shop for home improvement and interior design inspiration.”
44- Your Bella Life — “To add COLOR to your world!”
45- The Daily Muse — “We bring smart content, employment opportunities and like-minded community to young professional women.”
46- Shebytes — “‘Her’ Resource on Technology News: for her Business, for her Life, and for her Soul. ”
47- GenPink — “a pink perspective on gen y.”
48- Stratejoy — “Strategies for Gen Y Joyful Living. Me? Molly Mahar. Coach, Writer, Optimist. You? Gutsy Woman. Lover of adventure, happiness, rockin’ out, making a difference & being authentic.” Get a taste for what Molly does with her strategy for joy for YFE.
49- FITE — “FITE: Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship, connects you to women entrepreneurs in the US + 57 countries. With a small loan, women can create a sustainable income, uplifting themselves and their communities.”
50- Kiva — “Kiva.org is the world’s first personal micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend to an entrepreneur. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva.org is creating a global community of people connected through lending.”
51- Girl Up — “Uniting girls to change the world. A UN Foundation campaign.”
52- Million Moms Challenge — “The Million Moms Challenge is a historic, first-of-its-kind campaign – a call to action to engage a million Americans with millions of moms in the developing world facing issues impacting pregnancy, childbirth and children’s health.”
53- The Breast Cancer Research Foundation — “Prevention and A Cure in Our Lifetime”
54- Girls Inc — “Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold.”
55- Learnvest — “At LearnVest, we equip you with the most relevant information and products that help you take control of your financial future.”
56- Invest2Innovate — “Invest2Innovate, or i2i, is a global social enterprise intermediary that connects investors with social entrepreneurs focused on building sustainable enterprises in emerging markets.”
57- Pennywise — “You work hard for your money. Does your money work hard for you?” See Pennywise founder, Staci Dennett’s YFE Profile.
Did we miss you? Does your organizations’ Facebook Page warrant a YFE following? Let us know so we can add you onto future posts by introducing yourself to YFE on Facebook.com/youngfemaleentrepreneurs wall. Tell us why you are in business, how you fulfill your mission, and what you do.
Future Facebook lists will vary by region, industry, need, demographic served, etc.