#Girlboss is Sophia Amoruso’s perspective on how she built her company, Nasty Gal, from the ground up with only $50, terrible credit, and no debt! She’s an amazing trendsetter who never took “no” for an answer and always sought to get exactly what she wanted with her business. She called the shots. Talk about a pro-feminist #FemmeBoss and Nasty Gal!
Importantly, our girl Sophia wasn’t afraid to dive in and work hard at the things that truly interested her. She started her multi-million dollar business in the women’s clothing industry as a vintage shop on eBay, which she started for free in her apartment.
Sophia was a high school dropout, never went to college, and only took a photography class to learn exactly what she needed to make her thumbnails for her eBay shop appealing enough to catch any Nasty Gal’s eye. She also knew that the only way she would maintain and grow her business was to listen to her instincts and to listen to her customer base.
In her book, #FemmeBoss Sophia details exactly what led her to create Nasty Gal Vintage and how she figured out how to make the concept scalable – to create what we know today as NastyGal.com!
I highly recommend this read if you’re looking for a fellow #FemmeBoss to look up to and to super-charge your interest in your own entrepreneurial and career endeavors!
Hannah Stringfellow is a freelance blogger and world traveler. She holds an M.S., Chemistry, from the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests include women’s empowerment, health and wellness, and cross-cultural competency.