An informal, exclusive system of mutual assistance and friendship through which women belonging to a particular group, such as the alumnae of a school, exchange favors and connections, as in politics or business: "Companies rely on an old-girl network whereby representatives use friends as contacts" (New York Times).
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an association among women that is comparable to or modeled on an old-boy network.
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