One Year Later

Monday, August 13, 2012

One year ago today, two girls met at a coffee shop to discuss the possibility of working on a project together. Lots of ideas and concepts but one dream – to inspire women.


These two girls are, of course, Alaina and myself. And while we didn't launch The Everygirl until 2.22.12 (almost six months ago), it all began for us exactly one year ago today. We've been to NYC and Boston and have featured some truly remarkable women. And then came Forbes.


It has been a privilege to be behind something that inspires girls every day. We've received emails from girls telling us how The Everygirl has impacted their lives. Girls who have been inspired to follow their dreams or who just want to reach out and say thank you. I am so grateful for each and every email.


I don't think either of us thought about how much time we'd spend together. How much work this would entail (on top of our full time jobs), or what we were getting ourselves in to. I can't believe it's been a year. I've had so much fun working side-by-side with Alaina and look forward to what the next year will bring.



Throughout my 20s, I knew that I wanted to help people. I am so glad that I've been able to do so via The Everygirl. To our interns, editorial assistant, the women we've featured, and our amazing contributors. Thank you for being a part of The Everygirl. And to all of you. Thank you for your support and excitement. Means more to us than you can imagine.

Happy first meeting-iversary, Alaina. Can't believe it's been a year!

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22 comments

  1. Congratulations on one year! The website is incredible and had accomplished so much! It has definitely inspired women everywhere and I'm sure it will continue to do so.

    xoxo, Meera

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  2. Congrats on your success! Such an incredible thing you have accomplished ladies!

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  3. Congratulations Danielle! I absolutely love reading TEG everyday and using it as a tool to help me set my goals and be inspired by women who have achieved theirs. For someone who is just starting out, the food guides and financial guides are fantastic (even more so because I just got my first job!) and I love learning from others experiences. It truly is such a great site! Thank you for such a great idea and putting it into motion!

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  4. Congratulations on bringing a spark of an idea into glorious and inspiring life. You should be really proud! Everyone has ideas, not everyone can execute them.

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  5. You've both done such a beautiful job already, Danielle!! I can only imagine what the next year holds for The Everygirl. Congratulations and all the best as you move forward in year two!

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  6. Congratulations! I bet it is hard work but you probably love every second of it!!

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  7. Can't believe it's been a year since these talks started. You guys have accomplished so much in such a short period when you think of it that way! Happy meeting-day anniversary to you! :)

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  8. so proud of you both! your dream has turned into an incredible reality!


    xoxo

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  9. Congratulations to you both! I read The Everygirl every day so I definitely appreciate all of the hard work you've put in to it over the past year!

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  10. Congrats girls! I have really enjoyed reading The Everygirl. You've done so much in just a short time and I can't wait to see what's next. xo

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  11. Hey, I have the same sofa! Congrats on one year!

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  12. A huge congratulations! I absolutely love The Everygirl and Forbes was huge!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

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  13. Can't believe it's been a year! Congrats Danielle!

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  14. Congratulations on one year!! Incredible journey and cannot wait to see where you girls go next with the Everygirl
    lots of love xo
    Anna

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  15. love this! you girls are great:) keep up the hard work, it clearly pays off...xo

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  16. Congrats! I've loved every minute of The Everygirl & can't wait to see what you guys do next.

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  17. Congratulations! I, for one, am thrilled you two had that meeting a year ago. Love The Everygirl and how inspirational you both are.

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  18. Oh wow, that is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational story and for embarking on this journey. With your goal being to help women, you've done just that by boldly pursuing your dream. I know I feel tremendously supported and inspired by you to do the same with mine. Congratulations and I can't thank you enough!!!

    Kelly {chicsaturday.com}

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  19. Congrats! So inspiring to see how far you have come and how it all began. Cheers to another great year ahead! :)
    -Michelle

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