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Sophia Amoruso: The #GIRLBOSS We’ve Been Waiting For

“Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up.” 

Sophia Amoruso has a resumé that most women and men would die for: founder of multi-million dollar company Nasty Gal, best-selling author of the book #GIRLBOSS, and overall kick-ass role model for everyone under the sun. If you haven’t heard of Nasty Gal or haven’t seen #GIRLBOSS in various displays on Instagram or on bookshelves across the world, then it’s definitely time to familiarize yourself with Sophia.

The businesswoman that stands her ground current day didn’t always have it so easy. Sophia speaks openly abut her days as a “dumpster-diving shoplifter,” which sparked her eBay store “Nasty Gal Vintage.” After getting kicked off of the site, Sophia started her own one-woman website that has eventually grown to accumulate over $100 million in revenue. Riding the successful wave of Nasty Gal, the founder decided to write a book that, as to be expected, gained a massive following and became a staple on every aspiring female’s bookshelf.

The purpose of #GIRLBOSS, aside from giving her own personal backstory, is to inspire women and the title says it all. Sophia is pushing and encouraging women to take life “by the balls” and pave their own paths. With her story of victory clearly laid out in the book, the author and CEO gives young women a figurehead to look up to. Sophia is a strong, independent woman who stopped at nothing until she conquered her dreams. I think we all have something to learn from her.

Pick up your copy of #GIRLBOSS here!