Girlboss might sound like a ubiquitous phrase for women's empowerment, but it was coined by the ultimate Girlboss herself, Sophia Amoruso. She's a tour de force as the Founder of Nasty Gal, a $250-million fashion retailer; the voice of Girlboss Radio which offers women a comedic look into how to be the boss of your own life; and author of Nasty Galaxy and Girlboss, which gives outsiders a hopeful, positive path to success despite all the odds.
About Sophia: Sophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.
Flash forward ten years to today, and she’s the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $250-million-plus fashion retailer with more than four hundred employees. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.
#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.