A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teaches teamwork, learning from mistakes, pushing the boundaries in a smart way.
Empowering and supporting women, the importance of teamwork, collaboration, failure.
Positive Role Models
Mentors are honest, supportive. Women are from all walks of life.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional arguments, competitive behavior. Bullying referenced.
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Products & Purchases
Girl Starters, Staples logo featured. Products developed by the women shown.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Girl Starter is a reality competition that sends empowering messages about the ability of women from all walks of life to succeed in the business world. As expected from a competition, there's some occasional disagreements and some competitive behavior, but this is minimal. It highlights the Girl Starter multi-media company, and logos for the organization, and show sponsors like Staples, are featured. Products created and marketed by the women are also shown. Young entrepreneurs will find it interesting and inspirational.
Is It Any Good?
This positive and fun reality series features young women learning how to create brand new businesses in a supportive environment. While the women's intelligence and ingenuity are highlighted, it also shows how they must cope with leaving their comfort zones, as well as be willing to work with each other in order to be more creative. It also highlights the importance of failing in order to reach eventual success.
Girl Starter feels like a typical reality competition thanks to the challenges, eliminations, and other moments. However, all of this is offered in an environment that's meant to build women up, rather than humiliate, sexualize, or tear them down. As a result, die hard reality competition fans may not find it very entertaining. Nonetheless, it offers powerful messages that budding entrepreneurs of all ages and genders can benefit from.
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