Go Gold Girl Power – Dana Vollmer sets swimming world record

Here’s to some Olympic gold girl power – Dana Vollmer became the first U.S. female swimmer to strike gold in London, cruising through the field to win the 100 butterfly event, finishing in 55.98 seconds and setting a new world record for the event.

It’s Dana’s first individual Olympic gold for the 24 year old from Syracuse, NY. In 2004 she won a relay gold. Congrats Dana – go Girl Power.

Tween GirlMogul Books

Do you have a tween?  Then you know they are unique breed onto themselves.  And we have books for them….


Saving Hannah  – Or How to Rewrite History – Amazon.com Best Seller – An engaging teen novel by Andrea Stein, Saving Hannah is the sort of book that encourages girls to think beyond reality television and fruit-flavored lip-gloss. Meet Rose, her parents decide to start an organic farm, which transplants her from Manhattan to rural Weston. She’s not happy about this until she takes part in a contest sponsored by the Atlas Institute for Leadership-the grand prize is a trip to New York City. Her teammates in the challenge are Poppy, a science geek, Daisy, a bad girl gamer, and Lily, an overachieving know-it-all. With her eye on the Big Apple, Rose recovers a diary in the library that clears a founding member of Weston of wrongdoings and learns that each of her new gal pals brings something to the table to outsmart the mayor, rival teams, and the cagey Dr. Smith who concocted the entire contest as a plot that’s anything but civic-minded. This debut is first in a series about their girl power adventures.
Ages 9-12.      Buy Now at Amazon.com – eBook or Paperbook



Goal Setting for Kids – Girl Power Rules – Inspiration and Motivation for Tweens – In Girl Power Rules, Goal Setting for Kids, tween girls will be taken on an exciting journey, meeting successful women – none of whom are celebrities, rock stars or actors. Instead these real, successful women have started businesses, founded causes and started movements. And they will inspire tween girls to do the same. Plus, the book has the Get Goaling workbook, a step by step goal setting guide for kids that will help your daughter dream big and craft a plan of action.  Buy Now at Amazon.com…$3.99

Interview with DragonFly Girl Gear Founder


DragonFly Girl GearHey GirlMoguls – today we have a real girl mogul for you, a mom who started her own company – and was inspired by you – real life girls who love sports.  Read on for our interview with: MaryAnne Gucciardi, President and Founder of Dragonfly girlgear™.  You can check out their gear at: www.dragonflygirlgear.com

Or with your parent’s permission, check out this cool giveaway on our mom site: http://richmamasecrets.com/girlgeargiveaway

  1. Why did you start THIS kind of company – why did you feel that girls needed special sports gear? I started Dragonfly girlgear™ out of personal need.  My daughter plays soccer and I was having a difficult time finding good fitting performance wear for girls.  I realized I was not alone with this need.  I was listening to another mom on the way home from a soccer tournament about how her daughter needed appropriate performance (wicking) wear and how hard it was to find something that fit well.  That’s when I had an “aha” moment – I realized I could do something about this.  That was March 2009 and a few months later the Un-Tee™ was developed and produced.


  1. What does girl power mean to you? It is freedom to do what you love -no barriers, no constraints.  As a parent, it means giving my daughter the freedom to be who she is, with encouragement and support and without judgment.

3. What’s the best part about being your own boss? The best part is seeing an idea become a reality.  When I see an order arrive, I cannot believe these beautiful products are mine and what is even more gratifying is when I see a girl  that I know wears my products, playing like a pro and knowing I helped.


The worst part? Working for yourself means a lot of hours, especially early on when you are in the start up phases.  That is why it is so important to love what you are doing so it doesn’t feel burdensome.


4. Any advice for girls who want to start their own business – either now – or in the future?

1.  Get confident with taking risks – it can be taking that shot at goal, trying for another basket or stealing a base, but it can also be writing something and sending it in to the newspaper.

2. Develop resilience.  This has to do with how you react to failure.  Brush it off and learn from it.  Don’t replay that tape in your mind.

3. Read everything – you never know where the next big idea will come from.

4. Do your math – calculating sales tax, discounts and ratios are the math foundations for a future business.

5. Which public figure(s) inspire you?

Bert Goyle, Chairwoman of Columbia

Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton (Secretaries of State)

Debbie Yow, Athletic Director at NC State.  (there are only three female athletic directors in the entire country)


Which private figure(s) inspire you?

My husband, son and daughter.

My favorite quote:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.“

–Marianne Williamson

Moms Like It Mother Tween Contest

Hey Moms Like It fans – welcome to www.girlmogul.com – where tweens can light up their girl power – hope you like the site and that you’ll check out our adventures in our book: Saving Hannah: Or How to Rewrite History.


In the meantime, as promised, we have a little mother-daughter contest going on – maybe you like to share clothes, or maybe you wouldn’t be caught dead sharing a lip gloss let alone an item of clothing…but moms and their daughters definitely influence each other when it comes to fashion – and who doesn’t love a shopping spree?  So we’re going to give you one.

In the comments below, tell us your favorite go to fashionable item- one for the moms, and one for the daughters!  We’ll pick a random pair of winners and give them $50 gift cards to White House | Black Market and Justice!  Have fun!