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| ||Washington Post|
The Washington Post wrote up a helpful piece on How to craft a successful friend-date that gave some great tips, shared by Shasta Nelson, as we friend date for more meaningful connections.
| ||Women's Health|
Not only did this story make the cover, but they gave a good 6-7 pages to all things friendship! Featuring interviews with several experts, our CEO Shasta Nelson gave lots of input to this story and was quoted several times to help highlight why it's important to push ourselves to intentionally build friendships.
| ||Weight Watchers Magazine|
Some of our best national magazine press came from an article in Weight Watchers magazine since the writer highlighted online friendships sites, explaining how to write a profile on sites like ours, and featuring an interview with a member of GirlFriendCircles.com as she highlighted the value of new friends in her own weight journey.
| ||An hour-long interview about female friendships on NPR! Shasta was one of three guests on "Forum with Michael Krasny" as they discussed female friendships as highlighted in the "Nothing But the Truth" anthology about women's connections. Listen here.|
| ||Fast Company Magazine|
We're thrilled that online magazines like Fast Company are featuring the subject of friendships and talking about GirlFriendCircles.com in their article How To Make New Friends as an Adult.
| ||Parents Magazine|
The April 2011 issue of Parents Magazine featured a fabulous 4-page story titled "A Mom's Guide to Making Friends" where Shasta, CEO of GirlFriendCircles, contributed tons of tips and help!
| ||Essence Magazine|
The May 2011 issue of Essence Magazine was dedicated to all things Girlfriend related, so we were honored to be mentioned as a resource for women looking to meet new friends! Our president, Shasta Nelson, was quoted on the importance of finding new friends.
| ||MORE Magazine|
A thoughtful, honest and & helpful article titled "Friends, Interrupted" by Sally Koslow who provides insight for fostering new friendships since we replace 1/2 our friendships every 7 years. And GirlFriendCircles.com is suggested for those looking for a "directed" experience since we help match women!
| ||Stellar |
When Ireland's #1 Women's Glossy Magazine called we were thrilled to help give advice to a country of women who have seen a lot of people moving for jobs recently! They put together a beautiful spread to inspire their readers to follow 5 steps to friendship. One of the many quotes by Shasta: “If there’s one magic pill for friendships, it’s consistent time together."
| ||Better TV Show|
Talking primarily about my book, the hosts (Audra Lowe and JD Roberto) of NYC-based Better TV spent two segments talking all things friendship with me!
| ||HuffPost LIVE|
Called upon by HuffPost LIVE to be an expert commentator several times, Shasta participates on virtual panels on subjects ranging from toxic friends to relationship reconciliation.
| ||The Book: "MWF Seeking BFF"|
We love that when author Rachel Bertsche decided to commit to weekly friend-dates for an entire year for her smart and funny memoir "MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend" that she called Shasta Nelson for guidance and used GirlFriendCircles as part of her friendship strategy. We're honored to be highlighted in this must-read book for all women who value new friends!
| ||News Segment Airing in 250 News Stations|
This segment touting GirlFriendCircles.com as the web site trying to help women avoid social isolation is showing in 250 news affiliate stations across the country. It highlights recent health studies linked to our relationships and actual interviews with women who met through GFC and became friends in the Bay Area.
| ||Great Day Saint Louis|
I called in on Skype to talk with Carol Daniel on Great Day Saint Louis with 5 Time-Saving Tips for our Friendships.
| ||Chicago Tribune|
GirlFriendCircles got a great mention in this fabulous article about the disconnect between how much we want/need friends and yet don't always make the time for them. Shasta was called by the Chicago Tribune while grocery shopping so they could be sure to include some tips at the end of the article for how to foster friendships when we're short on time.
| ||Daytime TV|
It's so hard to walk up to other fun women and say "Let's be friends!" How do you meet new women and what do you do to foster those friendships? Shasta Nelson was interviewed on national Daytime TV to help inspire and inform!
| ||The Huffington Post|
Shasta Nelson, CEO of GirlFriendCircles, was selected in March 2011 as a female friendship columnist for the Huffington Post (2nd only to New York Times in size!) where she posts regularly.
| ||Redbook Magazine|
In the July 2010 issue, on their "Easier, Better, Faster" page, Redbook Magazine shares with their readers "Making Friends Just Got Easier" and says "Whether you just moved to a new city or want to expand your social circle, check out GirlFriendCircles.com."
| ||The List!|
The List featured GirlFriendCircles in their segment: 3 Ways to Find New Best Friends. We were the only site to help women find new friends; the other two were to help men find friends or to find new foster pets! :)
| ||Business Insider|
The Business Insider featured the research of how important friendships are in the workplace and they interviewed GFC CEO Shasta Nelson to provide some tips on how to bond in the office.
| ||The Globe and Mail
Based in Toronto, Canada, The Globe and Mail featured stories of women who are using online sites to make friends. We are thrilled that not only was Shasta interviewed, but that this story also features an interview with one of our GFC members who shared her success in making friends on GirlFriendCircles.com.|
Shasta was interviewed by AARP, the leading organization for those over the age of 50 on making new friends. One of our fastest growing segments is the women over 50 years old as we remember that friend-making is a lifelong skill we need! Once our kids are grown and we start facing retirement, we are more committed than ever to the value of a group of friends! Often we move to be near aging parents or grand kids, or because we want to settle ourselves in a more aging-friendly community or climate, and we find that we are having to make new friends all over again.
| ||Glamour Magazine|
"Genius" said Glamour Magazine about us in a blog titled "Do You Wish You Had More Female Friends? Here's How to Get Them..."
| ||The CRAVE Company
The urban girls guide to everything you love regularly features Shasta's blogs with a bit more of a business slant, written for women entrepreneurs.
| ||Psychology Today|
One of Shasta's blogs was chosen as a guest post on PsychologyToday.com: "There's a Reason It's Lonely at the Top" about how loneliness is just as rampant for women who are social, beautiful & powerful. We all need friends!
Rachel Bertsche of MWFseekingBFF.com wrote a fabulous piece for LemonDrop.com about her own process of making friends when she moved to Chicago. We're honored to be mentioned as a resource and we welcomed many new GirlFriends to our site when this story was picked up by AOL.
| ||AOL Health|
The best title ever: "How to Make Friends as an Adult!" This article on AOL Health suggests using online sites such as GirlFriendCircles.com to make offline friends in your local area!
| ||About.com online guide|
Thrilled to be a listed resource (with a great description!) under: How to Make New Friends.
| ||View from the Bay|
We all want our own circle of friends, but it can feel like a difficult task when we don't have time, don't know how or don't know who! In my 2nd interview with the abc show View from the Bay, I give some tips for developing closer friendships.
| ||Social Networking Watch|
Shasta Nelson, featured as a chosen CEO Interview on Social Networking Watch highlights how GirlFriendCircles provides a solution to the problem that even though social networking is on the rise, the number of real friends we have is falling.
| ||New Day Northwest|
In an interview with New Day Northwest host Margaret Larson, Shasta has a good 7-minutes to not just talk about the importance of friendship, but to also highlight her 5 Circles of Connectedness, the differences between our 5 types of friendships.
| ||ABC News 10: Sacramento & Co.|
A super fun interview with Guy & Melissa on Sacramento & Co. as we talked about the importance of friendship and described how our speed-friending events work (similar to our ConnectingCircles that happen all the time!)
| ||San Francisco Chronicle|
The San Francisco Chronicle, featured us on the front page of their Style section when we hosted a Speed Friending event to highlight the power of our ConnectingCircles that focus on small groups and meaningful conversations!
| ||View from the Bay|
Shasta Nelson, highlighting the Five Categories of Friendship and how to foster more connectedness in an interview on ABC's The View from the Bay.
| ||Yahoo! Shine|
How do you Spring Clean your Friendships? How to know when to walk away and when to push through the friendship shifts? Shasta Nelson gave an interview to Yahoo! Shine to help give some guidance!