Founder & CEO
Sophia Christina Amoruso is an American businesswoman. Amoruso founded Nasty Gal, a women’s fashion retailer, which went on to be named one of “the fastest growing companies” by Inc. Magazine in 2012. In 2016, she was named one of the richest self-made women in the world by Forbes. Her 2014 autobiography, #GIRLBOSS was adapted into a television series of the same name for Netflix. In 2014, Amoruso founded Girlboss Media, a company that creates content geared toward a female audience.
Sophia Amoruso is the Founder and CEO of Girlboss, a professional social network for ambitious 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 “Richest 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 the New York Times 18-week best-seller #GIRLBOSS, which was originally published on May 6, 2014 and has sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide to date and has been published in 30 languages. Netflix has since adapted #GIRLBOSS into a 13-episode scripted comedy series written by KayCannon, with Charlize Theron and Amoruso serving as Executive Producers. In 2017, Amoruso announced her focus on the formation of her second startup, Girlboss, raising $3.1 million from Lightspeed Ventures, Gary Vaynerchuk, Brian Lee (Honest Co.), Slow Ventures, and others, to galvanize the 16-million-hashtag-strong brand into the cultural zeitgeist it has become. In 2018, Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital led the latest fundraise of $3.5 million, bringing the total raised to $6.6 million. In 2019 at the fifth Girlboss Rally, to 1800 attendees, Amoruso unveiled the company’s first digital community, a professional network built for ambitious women at Girlboss.com, a place that embraces the ambitions of the modern women, supporting a new generation of entrepreneurs, professionals, freelancers, creatives and future leaders. Today, Girlboss is building what’s been dubbed as “The LinkedIn for Women.” The brand is investing in a digital professional networking where members are able to connect, ask questions, share advice, and build a gorgeous profile that encompasses not just what she does but who she is.
“No matter where you are in life, you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be.” “The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.” “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. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way.”