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THE GIRLS’ LOUNGE is working to evolve the business ecosystem to achieve equality

and equal opportunity for all. We empower women, encourage them to network and support one another

with exclusive girl-focused men-inclusive events, original content and a powerful network of like-minded women.

Utilizing fact-based research and high impact awareness campaigns, we provide pathways

for corporations to champion gender diversity and equal opportunity for the betterment

of their business and bottom line.




A moment has become a movement that connects, encourages and inspires women all over the world. Some of our latest press stories…


The Girls’ Lounge in The Wall Street Journal


The Wall Street Journal

April 14, 2016

The Girls’ Lounge, a group that pushes for gender equality in the workplace, launched a campaign titled #NotGoingBack that has grown into a movement around gender equality in America…

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#NotGoingBack Featured in Forbes



April 20, 2016

This is not about Hamilton, it’s about inclusive democracy: The Girls’ Lounge gathers women across America to stand for visibility and equality on our currency…

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Variety’s “The Power of Women”

Shelley Zalis in Variety Power of Women Issue


April 5, 2016

The Girls’ Lounge founder and CEO Shelley Zalis was profiled in Variety Magazine’s recent “Power Of Women” issue among innovators and activists like Lupita Nyongo, Sara Weinstein and Linda Yaccarino…

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Latest Blog Posts

The secret of the most accomplished, capable, badass leaders? Focus. Such a simple word, but such a complex concept. Focus enables people to work smarter, to define their goals and their next steps. Focus empowers people to transform their everyday into their accomplishments.

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At The Girls’ Lounge, it’s pretty clear the subject of advancing women in the workplace is on the top of the list of things we’re passionate about. Today, some of these amazing individuals are joining us in our first ever internal Girls’ Lounge @ Viacom, and the thought leaders we’re lucky to call friends are sharing their unique perspectives with us.

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We like to say that The Girls’ Lounge is a movement that started with a moment. What began as a heartbeat moment for Shelley years ago has evolved into the tour-de-force of leaders: women who stand up, work hard, kick ass, and make it happen. You know who we’re talking about. You are who we’re talking about.

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We believe that there’s nothing more beautiful than collaboration. Ask Her is built on the belief that there is immense value when women at all levels of business connect and share their knowledge, passion and experience.




Our Lounges can be found at the following industry trade shows throughout the year.
We hope to see you there!


Dates: January 6 – 9, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Girls’ lounge @ Davos

Dates: January 20 – 23, 2016
Location: Davos, Switzerland

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The Girls’ Lounge @ SXSW

Dates: March 11 – 15, 2016

Location: Austin, Texas

The Girls’ Lounge @ ARF Re:Think

Dates: March 13 – 16, 2016
Location: New York, New York

The Girls’ Lounge @ 4A’s Transformation

Dates: March 21 – 23, 2016
Location: Miami, Florida

The Girl’s Lounge @ WEF Africa

Dates: May 11 – 12, 2016
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

The Girls’ Lounge @ Cannes Lions

Dates: June 20 – 24, 2016
Location: Cannes, France

The Girls’ Lounge @ dmexco

Dates: September 14 – 15, 2016
Location: Cologne, Germany

The Girls’ Lounge @ Advertising Week

Dates: September 26 – 28, 2016
Location: New York, New York

The Girls’ Lounge @ ANA Masters of Marketing

Dates: October 19 – 22, 2016
Location: Orlando, Florida



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