What’s a “Girl Friday”?

A “Girl Friday” is:

  • A female employee who has a wide range of duties, usually including secretarial and clerical work;
  • A variation on the term “Man Friday” which is derived from the character, Friday, from the novel Robinson Crusoe;
  • An efficient and faithful female aide or employee;
  • A right-hand woman;
  • An invaluable assistant.

Yes, there also was a 1940 movie entitled “His Girl Friday“. Walter Burns (Cary Grant) entices his ex-wife, star reporter Hildegard “Hildy” Johnson (Rosalind Russell), to help him cover one final news story before she runs off to marry a boring insurance guy. Go ahead and compare me to Hildy – I just LOVED Rosalind Russell!

In this case, I am the 21st Century version – a virtual Girl Friday. I am your trusty virtual assistant!