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Columbus Girl Gang

Women run the world and Columbus Girl Gang wants to encourage networking and friendship between those in the city. 

“Columbus Girl Gang is an inclusive, collaborative platform for the ladies of Columbus,” says Andrea Archibald, Beachwood Creative Social Media Strategist and the founder behind Columbus Girl Gang. “It’s a way to build relationships – both personal and professional.”

Columbus Girl Gang hosts girl gang get-togethers, events and workshops, organize body-positive photo shoots and campaigns, and pop-up shops.

According to Archibald, there are plenty of groups for Columbus creative and female businesswomen, however, there was a gap when it comes to social groups for any and all women. 

“Columbus Girl Gang certainly supports girl-owned businesses but we encourage all women to participate in events and to engage through our platforms,” she says.

Archibald has a long history in running organizations, including spending the last 6 years running retail stores Simply Vague and The Direction, which grew into 6 locations in major malls. 

“I closed the stores in early 2018 and founded Beachwood Creative around the same time,” she says. “I work as a Marketing Consultant and Social Media Manager and I’m always looking to connect with like-minded women. I’ve always loved the idea of being a part of a ‘girl gang’ and couldn’t’ find one to join – so I decided to start one!”

Columbus Girl Gang has a business directory, where anyone can submit a girl-owned business to be listed at www.cbusgirlgang.com

In addition to its business directory, a main goal is to help women connect, which Columbus Girl Gang does via events. 

“Our upcoming Boss Babe Pop-Up Shop will take place on Friday, May 31, at King Business Interiors,” says Archibald. There, the first 100 guests will receive a Swag Bag loaded with items from girl owned businesses.

Columbus Girl Gang is also hosting a Boutique Crawl series to feature women-owned businesses in various neighborhoods – with the first taking place in Worthington on June 2. 

“Each participating woman-owned business will be serving either a cocktail, an appetizer, a small bite, or a dessert,” she says. “Guests will get to know seven business owners while also networking, shopping, and exploring Worthington.”

Upcoming Boutique Crawls will take place in Westerville, German Village, and the Short North as well as a Girl Gang Get Together on June 4 at Throw Nation.

Archibald says that what makes Columbus Girl Gang unique is that you don’t have to be a member to participate in the organization’s events, but those who become members receive a card that gives them discounts to several Central Ohio businesses. 

Currently Columbus Girl Gang is planning a body positive photo shoot that Archibald says they’re excited for. “We continue to add new membership benefits and hope to plan our first Girl Gang retreat in the coming months,” she adds. 

To learn more about Columbus Girl Gang, visit www.cbusgirlgang.com. You can also follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

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