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No Boys Allowed

GirlsGoingOut.Com proves you don't need testosterone to have a good time.

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This story appears in the December 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

Instead of cleaning house or running errands while their husbands watch football games on Sunday afternoons, some women in the Washington, DC, area get together and have brunch. They talk about their lives, jobs and the different excursions they have planned for the week, anything from a spa day to a museum exhibit. "It's just nice to have women come together in a positive environment," says Farrah Ashline, the 27-year-old founder of GirlsGoingOut.Com, the part Web site, part event-planning business that's responsible for bringing these women together.

Ashline got the idea for GirlsGoingOut.Com after hearing Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" on the radio. "It made me think about how I wished there was some sort of organization or club in Washington, DC, where you could meet other professional women and do a lot of different activities," she says.

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