Why exactly are you doing this? As we mentioned on the About Être page, setting up a forum where girls could get valuable information and learn from accomplished women had always been on our minds. But it's more than that. Être exists because we think that girls your age represent their most authentic selves. Pursuing what you love and figuring out exactly who you want to be at this point is important. It's worthwhile. And, well, it should be fun.
Are you selling anything on the site? Right now Être exists as a non-commercial site. That means no tank tops or phone cases for sale...sorry. But that's why you don't see any ads on the site either. Just information, quotes and links to the stuff you need. Should that ever change, though, our plan would be to donate a large percentage of any proceeds to charities that benefit girls and young women. Because...#BeCharitable.
So you're not making any money here? Nope. Not a cent.
Why aren't there names on some of the quotes? We went back & forth on this one, but ultimately decided that no matter how famous, or infamous, any of our Être supporters might be (other than those shared by Ellevate)...the site wasn't for name-dropping. The wisdom imparted by these women should be the focus, and if we can deliver that to you while protecting their privacy - then everybody wins.
Do I have to register my email to access the site? Not at all - we want to protect your privacy too! For that reason you do not have to give us any information and we will not fill your inbox with a barrage of emails. You know where to find us...we'll be right here.
Is that why I can't post comments on the site? Yep. We're serious about keeping you safe and making sure that no personal or identifying information about you is ever posted on this site. If you email us a question or comment we will absolutely read it, and may address the topic on the site, but we will never, ever post your name or anything about you.
Are there other ways we can stay connected? Definitely! Come find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter (all @etregirls) for inspirational quotes, awesome photos and a head's up as to what we're adding to the site!
I heard you have an Advisory Board...? We do - and it consists entirely of middle school & high school-age girls! No meetings, no homework - just important Êtregirl feedback on a regular basis. And occasional swag.
If I send you cupcakes can I join Être's Advisory Board? While we love cupcakes (LOVE them), there is no need to bribe your way onto the Advisory Board...we're happy to have you! Simply shoot us an email to tell us why you want to participate, and we'll add you to the roster. Every few months we'll send around 5 simple questions and a space for you to add comments...that's it! Again, no names will be posted on the site. The Advisory Board is a great way for you to participate and for us to stay connected to what our Êtregirls are thinking.
I also heard you started something called Club Être! Is this a secret? Not anymore! Last fall we launched the idea of an after school "club in a box" for any girl who wants to bring something new & ridiculously cool to her school! As of right now we have 9 Club Être chapters at schools in the US and Canada! Based on the different pages of the Être site, Club Être allows middle or high school-age girls to actively mentor younger girls at their school. You can found a Club Être on your own or with a bunch of friends, and it can run monthly or just 4x/year...whatever you prefer! Details can be found on our new Club Être page - or email us if you need extra info or want to start, like right now - and get ready to #BeAFounder!
And, um...what are these "Lunch & Learns" and how can I attend? I heard Spotify, Viacom, Google, YouTube...? Yes! One of our Board members casually asked why we couldn't meet some of our role models face to face, instead of just through interviews. So - because we listen to our Board members - in January 2018 we started Être Lunch & Learns! The model: We take girls 10 at a time to meet rockstar women working at cool companies! You have to be a Board member to sign up, we keep it small to ensure every voice is heard & we're making sure everyone gets a spot We meet our mentors where they work, have lunch and ask ALL our questions. The outcome: We see exactly what we can be. And yep, Spotify hosted our inaugural event...click here to see more. Right now we're focusing on NYC, but we're working on bringing this act to new places. Have an idea or want to help? Email our founder & let's brainstorm!
Last thing,rumor has it you might be popping up on college campuses. What's up with that? You heard right! As our first crop of Être girls graduate from high school (and we are CRAZY proud), we want to grow with our girls. And they want to stay connected to the mentors they met. Sooooo,stay tuned for Être Campus. Matriculating soon to a school near you.
If I email you, will you actually respond? 100%. Try it. We're here for you right now: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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