In #GirlBoss, Sophia Amoruso, a well-known American fashionista, shares her wisdom and inspiration with women who are also seeking success.
While less conventional than other female business moguls, Amoruso stands on her own after rising from her days of dumpster-diving to eBay saleswoman to CEO of her own worldwide company.
Her business, Nasty Girl, started as a self-funded enterprise in her aunt's basement. In a few years, she was reporting revenues more than $10 million - all without so much as a college degree!
In her book, Amoruso, explains to girls and women, in her unique way, that they must shed gender stereotypes and embrace others to forge ahead. Her most important piece of advice? Amoruso says girls must be bossy if they are going to make their own way.
She says women must be in charge of their lives, to receive everything wanted out of life - not because it's been handed to her, but because she's earned it. A girl boss must be a fighter, must hold themselves accountable and take responsibility for their success, and know when to follow the rules and when to break them. A girl boss knows when to have fun and when to get serious. Most importantly, a girl boss knows herself and has a clear idea of where she is going and how she's going to get there.
The New York Times calls Amoruso "The Cinderella of Tech". It's not a far-off description of a woman who rose from rags to riches via the Internet and is now inviting her favorite girlfriends to the Palace Ball.
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