You Gotta Have Girlfriends

Having girlfriends is even more important as you get older. Join Suzanne Braun Levine and her girlfriends to discuss how friends might even be better than “an apple a day…” You can purchase her book You Gotta Have Girlfriends here.


  1. Lynn Forbes says:

    Use this section to write in comments and questions as the show is airing live on Tuesday, June 11 to “talk” with WHOA! Network and our Girlfriends guests. Feel free to leave your comments as you watch the show back “on demand!”

    • Hi everyone . . . so nice to see all these amazing women supporting other women! And Suzanne is so lovely. I had the honor and privilege of speaking at an event — Women at Woodstock — with Suzanne, and will be with her and the always fabulous Mary Eileen Williams in SF this July at the next WAW. And, Karin Lippert is always fighting the good fight for women and is there for all of us.
      A wonderful group of girlfriends! Yay!

  2. Love this book. And this is completely true. Having girlfriends will get you through just about anything aging throws at us, and does so with laughter, tears and unending support!

  3. Karin Lippert says:

    Hi all – I posted this comment on Huff/Post50 when “You Gotta Have Girllfriends,” was released and featured on that site. I am re-posting it here because I will be on the 6/ll show with Suzanne and other women friends. I know from experience how important these friendships are to me. I now live in Toronto and miss my friends in New York every day. But I am also glad to have connected with new friends here and on the Internet…

    “I have known Suzanne for 40 years! I love the sound of that big number when writing about women friends. It is wonderful to be able to measure one’s life by the decades of women’s friendships. I met many of my best friends at Ms. forty+ years ago. On September 9, 1962 I met a group of young women who would become close friends – it was our first day at Bard College. Betsey Ely, Katy Stein, Margit Malmstrom (she still doesn’t have a computer), Ronni Sterns, Nancy Newman – the whole gang – we started our college years together at Tewksbury Hall. I was married at my best friend Betsey’s house 30+ years ago and with so many women friends there it was a wedding and a celebration of sisterhood. The good news, we haven’t changed in the important ways – the things that brought us close together decades ago.

    We always knew our girlfriends were important, but the women’s movement first opened our eyes to the power we could have by coming together as women. We’re still learning about that power of being connected and acting on our own behalf. But this year One Billion Rising was just one example of that sisterhood on a global scale. As feminists our bonds keep growing stronger and most of us are only a click or phone call away from each other – and from changing the world.”

  4. Deborah says:

    Really looking forward to this event. The power of friendships among women is a topic that comes up in my personal conversations every week, if not more frequently.

  5. Lynn Forbes says:

    Hi everyone! Welcome. We’ll be starting in 5 minutes.

  6. Lynn Forbes says:

    We’ll be starting in just a minute

  7. WHOA! Network says:

    This is a great show topic. Thank you all for joining us!

  8. Gee, my experience is almost the opposite. My closest relationships are those that date back to the 60s and 70s. I find the competitiveness you describe exists more today. The sisterhood of that time isn’t really in existence anymore and I wonder why you think that is.

  9. There is a lot of support now between women, especially those of us over 50. It’s been an evolution.

  10. I think we all look beautiful.

  11. I know Pat from the Erma Bombeck conference last year–she is hilariously funny.

  12. I met almost all of you on FB. : )

  13. “Lists” on Facebook are a GREAT way to gather your real friends into a manageable group you can follow and keep in touch with.

  14. Every time I post a comment here, the broadcast shuts down for about 20 seconds. Are the rest of you finding the same thing?

  15. I’m able to see the HOA show here on your website… looks good Lynn & Darryle… whoops looks like the show just ended abruptly. You know how to reach me if you need me.

  16. WHOA! Network says:

    Currently experiencing technical glitches…

    • If you end up needing to start a new HOA to continue (missed the 10 min. window) remember you’ll need to change that code on your website to reflect the new Video ID.

  17. Yes. I’m now seeing the show from the beginning.

  18. Yes, I lost it entirely at 4:27 pacific. Too bad – it was a great group interview!

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