Our Mission, Vision, and Beliefs

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve women’s self-sufficiency and self-esteem through collaborative educational programs.

Our Vision

Our vision is to actively build communities of training and support to empower women to rekindle their dreams, repackage their talents, and regain their footing in the modern workplace.

Our Beliefs

It is critical for women to:

  • Become self-sufficient to support themselves and their families
  • Find their voice, their talents, and their passions
  • Align their work and service, their talents and their passions
  • Develop self-worth through their own achievements
  • Be supported with caring and compassion in their journey
  • Give back to other women


GSO came into my life at the perfect time.... Holly Richards, the founder, is a gold mine and literally gave me the “shirt off her back”. She is kind, creative and a storehouse of resources. The program is clear, precise and motivating. The caliber of coaches is stellar, not to mention the sparks that fly when gals starting over support each other. This organization is relatively new; however, its scope will definitely impact many women and families in the South Bay in the years to come. This program has breathed life into my fledgling business. I plan on continuing to take the necessary action to bring my special skills to as many people as possible. Thank you GSO for putting together a template for guaranteed success. God bless, Gals Starting Over.

Marilyn RoseRedondo Beach

I’d love to thank you for directing me to the workshop today and accepting me to the workshop. I’ve learned a lot from it. The information is a lot more than I can find online. I really appreciated the existing of the organization and thank you so much for having this workshop.

I now know how to prepare for an interview. I feel more confident in using networking skills, like LinkedIn. I really feel more confident about my skills.

I feel more connected with others. I have a better understanding of my gifts.

I feel more confident and goal oriented. I was undecided about which route to take. This workshop helped me decide.

I discovered the importance of networking and transitional skills. Volunteer experience is also very important.