When friends Jennifer Bellofatto and Cherry Mendoza opened MySpace accounts to connect from opposite sides of the country, they were faced with unwanted solicitations from men.
Happily married with children, they felt out of place in this social environment, so they created HerOrbit.com, a women-centered social network focused more on networking rather than dating.
“A social network exclusively for women just makes sense,” said Mendoza, in a press release. “Women are a power-packed entity with a keen sense of community. As social networkers, they are about creating friendships, building entrepreneurial connections, and evolving as parents.”
According to research from eMarketer, 97.2 million Internet users are women, comprising 51.7 percent of the total online population.
Online social networking is the most effective way for people to keep in touch with friends, family, and the world. HerOrbit.com allows women to create their own free, customized webpage, giving women the chance to develop an exclusive meeting place relevant to their lives.
“We live in the age of Oprah. As women and mothers we want to feel connected to our world and make a difference by contributing to our community in a positive way,” says Bellofatto, in the release.
HerOrbit.com is equipped with features that enhance women’s ability to connect. With picture and video sharing, professional forums, discussion, news, calendars, and charity groups, women have a sophisticated place to network that’s free to use.
For more information visit www.herorbit.com