• Unemployed or underemployed women (we have a soft-heart for single moms)
  • Diverse economic, racial, age, and ethnic backgrounds to provide the broadest base of experiences
  • Women who want to change their circumstances and pay it forward by helping others

Coaches and Leaders:

  • Women that want to make a difference
  • Women that have been through similar experiences
  • Women with experience in the workforce that are problem solvers with practical solutions
  • Women with compassion for the challenges our clients are facing


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.