In a world where higher education is often seen as the primary vehicle to personal and professional success, Amoruso encourages readers to be driven by their passions--and their strengths--rather than by the letter grades they receive. She aims to teach budding entrepreneurs that experience with failure is a critical piece of achieving success and that she has created highly implementable strategies to help you go after your goals, beyond what it says in your textbook.
About the Author
Sophia Amoruso--author of #GIRLBOSS--is a high-school dropout turned multimillion-dollar business CEO. Amoruso was born in 1984 in San Diego, California before re-locating to San Francisco, California where she founded her hugely successful women's fashion retailer--Nasty Gal--which went on to be named one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Unfortunately, Nasty Gal's prosperity was short-lived, as the retailer was forced to file for bankruptcy in 2016.
However, Nasty Gal was not Amoruso's only claim to fame. In addition to penning #GIRLBOSS--her autobiography--Amoruso founded Girlboss, a company and community that develops editorial content intended to empower and inspire success among ambitious women--in 2017. To this day, Girlboss Media serves as a diverse resource for motivated women, delivering articles and videos on topics including work, money, wellness, and identity.
Amoruso's popular book, #GIRLBOSS--which was published by Portfolio in 2014--was picked up by Netflix in 2016 and adapted into Girlboss, a television series that was eventually canceled following its first season.
Currently, Amoruso resides in Los Angeles, California where she continues to lead Girlboss in supporting women worldwide.a