Juliette Co-Founder, Partner The Miss O & Friends® brand is created and managed by girls who've outgrown Barbie but not ready for Beyonce. Ranking in the top 10 “Girls Only” websites worldwide (Amazon Alexa Data), The Procter & Gamble Company is our largest investor. At age 10, Juliette created what is now Miss O & Friends. Cool, age appropriate and esteem building, Miss O reflects the needs of our community, offering character building opportunities (like girls getting their original stories published and sold in bookstores nationwide). Through www.missoandfriends.com, girls can socialize, play, create, learn, exchange ideas, get help, compare experiences, get published and much more…all within a safe, bully-free environment. As an two time invited participant to YIEF Juliette believes strongly in self-development, coupled with responsibility Juliette’s recent acknowledgements include: • Executive Producer and Creator of 'Hyperlinked' a Disney| YouTube Red Original Series based on the true story of the website, Miss O and Friends. Launched May 2017 • B.A. degree, Washington University in St. Louis, May, 2011 • Selected, “America’s Coolest College Start-Ups,” Inc. Mag., Feb., 2011 • “Top 50 Women Who Inspire Us,” Self-Made Magazine, Nov., 2010 • GSEA Global Finalist – best student entrepreneurs competing worldwide, Kauffman Center, Nov., 2010 • Syndicated columnist, Miss O’s “KidsCounsel” (Dear Abby for young girls), distributed via McClatchy/Tribune – over 700 papers worldwide Click here for press on Juliette Brindak
This Girl of the Moment Donated her Hair to Cancer Research - 8 Times! Olivia, or as she’s known on Miss O and Friends “Treehugger14”, has been writing for the blog since she was 14 years old. Now, 4 years later, she posts a few articles a week generally in the Girls Care section of the scoop. Since she was 10 years old she has grown out her hair and donated the braids to an organization called Angel Hair that “…provides wigs and hair loss solutions to financially disadvantaged children in Canada who have lost their hair due to a medical condition or treatment.” Because her hair is so thick and curly she is able to donate two braids each time; meaning that even though she's only cut her hair four times she managed to donate 8 braids! “Sometimes it can be difficult adjusting from having really long hair to all of a sudden having really short hair,” she said, “it’s weird when one morning you spend an hour detangling your curls only to spend less than five minutes the day after you cut it.” On top of growing out her hair she enjoys reading, spending countless hours at the arena watching her brothers play hockey and finding ways to beat the frigid temperatures of Southern Ontario. She plans to study journalism in Montreal, Quebec come September but in the meantime you can check her out on the blog at @Treehugger14. Think you've got what it takes to be the next Girl of the Moment Winner? Send us a video here!!
Meet Sabeen - part of the Miss O and Friends Team Hi! It's Sabeen. I am 20 and I am a part of Miss O and Friends since 2009. Working with Miss O and Friends has been an amazing experience, I learned new things, made great friends living in different parts of the world and of course had great fun! I am aspiring to become an amazing architect. My motto: rock the boat; do not let the boat rock you. Check me out on the Wall! My screen name is: Dear_Icecream. Talk to you there!
Hey girls! I am Haya from Asia. My interests include photography, sketching and painting and yes, I am a fine artist! I love challenges and adventures, although I am an introvert. I love traveling and exploring new places in my country. I aim to bring betterment in my country through art. I look forward to talking with you all. Please feel free to contact me anytime. Be my friend at @hayoo.
Co-Founder, Chief Creative Hermine serves as Co-Founder and Chief Creative for Miss O and Friends and Moms with Girls brands/websites. Hermine brings over 25 years of experience in the creative field, ranging from web design, graphic design, packaging design, illustration, fashion, consumer package goods, and publishing. Hermine has worked extensively with The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, John Frieda, Colgate-Palmolive, Godiva, Avon, Revlon, CR Gibson, Simon Schuster, Scholastic and Mattel, where she was awarded “Rookie of the Year.” Hermine has had a number of one man shows and enjoys numerous awards, including a “Tommy” award from the Fashion Industry for Best Design, Best Design Studio. Hermine earned her BFA from Syracuse University-School of Visual and Performing Arts. Hermine on a regular basis manages and works with over 20 Miss O interns at one time. She enjoys teaching and training the girls to think “big” to help prepare them for the road ahead. “These interns are on the ball, whether they are 10 or 16. It’s such a pleasure to work with them. It’s what makes my job, great!” – Hermine
Meet Connie, Miss O and Friends Intern Hi Girls! My name is Connie. I've been interning at Miss O & Friends since May of 2013. I started as an intern at the end of my senior year of high school. Now, I'm studying Engineering at the University of Connecticut. I do a lot of different things for the site. But my favorite is updating the wall and finding images for the scoop! In my free time I love to dance and sing. I've been in choir for as long as I can remember and I've been dancing since I could walk! My favorite game on the site is Totally Mixed-Up. You should try it! It's an awesome way to earn points!! Check me out on the Wall. I'm MissConnie!
Victoria Breen has been working at Miss O and Friends since 2009. She assists in page designs, layouts, quizzes, advertisements, newsletters, and frequently works amongst interns. Victoria is in her junior year at the University of Connecticut where she is currently a double English and Secondary Education major. Kids have always been a part of her life, so it is not a surprise she wants to continue her career teaching girls just like Miss O! At the University, Victoria ran a tutoring program where college students assist and tutor middle school students in a neighboring town. She worked with 20 college students and over 30 middle school students on a daily basis for two years. She also serves as a Director in her sorority, Delta Gamma. She is in charge of assigning tasks and responsibilities to her sisters for upcoming events and fundraisers. Victoria’s hobbies include biking, playing piano, and drawing.
Olivia Co-Founder, Partner The real Miss O (Olivia), Miss O & Friends co-Founder, is actively involved in all aspects creative … from the website, to designing. Between Olivia’s involvement in sports and fashion (a “Self Magazine” intern, Parsons School and FIT fashion student, Field Hockey and Lacrosse fanatic), Olivia is always brimming with new ideas for the Miss O community based on what girls say they want, with her twist! Olivia graduated from high school in the Spring of 2012 and is currently living in London studying at Central Saint Martins, School of Design. She doesn't get much sleep with the grueling workload but still admits she loves it! Looks like we lost her to London for a few more years. Her sister, Juliette, created this site for her when she was 10!
Meet Madiha_Y Hi! I'm Madiha Yameen, from Pakistan. I'm 18. Currently in second-year in college, studying Media Science (Journalism). I'm so glad that I've joined Miss O And Friends and now working here as an intern! I have been working for different publications for 4 years. I have written for Smash Magazine, Teen Times, Ink Magazine, Pak Media Blog, Pak Media Revolution, Good Food, Buzzfeed Community etc. Apart from that I have ghost-written novels and have worked as a ghostwriter for different firms. I'm currently with HighLife PR as a Publicist. I absolutely love crime-fiction novels (Ian Rankin, Simon Kernick, David Baldacci), love photography and I'm totally addicted to Tumblr. Stay strong! Find me on the Wall! My screen name is: Madiha_Y. Talk to you there!
Meet Harjot I'm Harjot, a high school student from California. I intern at Miss O and Friends. My hobbies include writing, reading, singing, and listening to music. I also have a passion for languages and learning about various cultures. I love reading about places I've never been before. Traveling and meeting new people are my favorite things. Making people smile is what I live for. Check me out on the Wall! My screen name is: Princessmonkee. Talk to you there!