B2C, Canada, Communities and Memberships, Consumer Tech, Mobile App, Other Locations, USA
The Telle app is a place for girls and young women (11-22) to ask and answer questions, start conversations, find a supportive community, and empower each other – anonymously, or not. Think of it as a big sisterhood/peer-mentorship app that’s safe and bully-proof.
We wanted to create a place where girls can be authentic without worrying about their image. On Telle, users can be anonymous (obligatory if they’re under 13) or post with their username/real name and get known for their positive impact if they want to.
CEO and Co-Founder
Naama Barnea-Goraly M.D. received her medical degree from the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel, and her clinical training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as a post-doctoral neuroimaging research fellowship at Stanford University. She then went on to work as an instructor and brain researcher at Stanford. Her research on brain structure in disorders affecting social cognition was published extensively in leading psychiatric and neuroscience journals, and presented in international conferences.
In the course of her work she became interested in gender differences in social cognition, and the importance of supportive authentic communities, especially for girls and women. This led her out of the lab and into the real world to found “Telle”, a girl empowerment app for teen girls and young women to advise, support, ask/answer questions and inspire each other.