Sophia Amoruso

Founder & CEO, GirlBoss Media

Sophia Amoruso

Founder & CEO, GirlBoss Media

Biography

Sophia Amoruso is the Founder and CEO of Girlboss, a digital-native brand and community redefining success for millennial women. Amoruso is a creative visionary, entrepreneur, and industry disruptor who has forged an unprecedented path in building modern brands. Named by Forbes as “Fashion’s New Phenom” and featured on the cover of their June 2016 “Self Made Women” issue, Amoruso has gone from one of the most prominent figures in retail to a cultural thought leader.

Amoruso is the author of New York Times 18-week best-seller #GIRLBOSS, which was originally published on May 6, 2014 and has sold over 600,000 copies worldwide to date. Part memoir and part business book with an edge, #GIRLBOSS provides insights on entrepreneurship and career advice.

In 2014, Amoruso launched The Girlboss Foundation, which awards financial grants of $15,000 to female entrepreneurs. To date, the Girlboss Foundation has awarded over $130,000 in grants to the next generation of entrepereurs.

In October 2015, Amoruso debuted her podcast, Girlboss Radio, which has grown to over 470,000 weekly downloads. In October 2016, Amoruso released her second book NASTY GALAXY, a highly graphic and visual book that binds together the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Amoruso’s personal brand, and the Girlboss ethos.

Netflix has since adapted #GIRLBOSS into a 13-episode scripted comedy series written by Kay Cannon, with Charlize Theron and Amoruso serving as Executive Producers. Girlboss premiered in April of 2017 to 95 million Netflix subscribers in 195 countries.

Amoruso released her third publication, The Girlboss Workbook, on October 24, 2017.

In 2016, Amoruso announced her focus on the formation of Girlboss, raising $3.1 million from Lightspeed Ventures, Gary Vaynerchuk, Brian Lee (Honest Co.), Slow Ventures, and others, to galvanize the 10-million-hashtag-strong brand into the cultural zeitgeist it has become. Today, Girlboss encompasses digital editorial and video content, digital community, a podcast network, conferences & events, and has worked with brands like Google, Pinterest, American Express, L’Oréal, Cadillac, and more. The bi-annual Girlboss Rally has hosted speakers ranging from Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Graham, Bozoma St. John, Beth Comstock, and more.