Even with growing national concern over cyber bullying, positive teen web sites can still exist and Brindak is proof positive.
Her website, www.missoandfriends.com, offers teens an alternative to websites that may allow for bullying, abuse and all-in-all not fun times.
Growing up in Connecticut, Juliette Brindak used to start bake sales, lemonade stands, and garage sales. But when she was 10 years old, her entrepreneurial horizons expanded during a routine family vacation.
In 2005, Juliette launched MissOandFriends.com, a by-girls-for-girls site where tweens can go to safely interact, get advice in a supportive community, and play flash games that range from fashion contests to mini golf. The Miss O characters offer positive role models for growing girls and they’ve been featured in a series of books that have sold over 120,000 copies collectively. In 2008, Procter & Gamble invested in Miss O and Friends and estimated the company’s value at $15 million dollars.
Juliette created a series of drawings of girls, one of whom was named Miss O. Everyone liked the characters so much that she kept drawing them – and soon enough, her family joined in to help bring the characters to life.
Read her full interview with Junior Biz.com here.