The book #GIRLBOSS has been the topic of conversation around the office water cooler lately. So while you may have been reading your summer fiction novel on the beach somewhere, I decided to kick off my reading list with this little number.
#GIRLBOSS is the first book from Nasty Gal founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso. Yes, she’s barely 30-years old. No, she did not graduate from college. And, yes, she’s only been running this L.A.-based company for seven years. So what can you possibly learn from her, you ask? Well, in a mere seven years, Sophia Amoruso built the L.A.-based fashion retail brand, Nasty Gal, from a small virtual vintage fashion store on EBay to what is considered one of the fastest growing online retailers around. This young entrepreneur’s company now generates over $100 million in annual sales and was built on zero debt. This was enough to make venture capitalists in Silicon Valley salivate.
Whether you’re just getting started in the business world or a seasoned business professional, there’s something for everyone in this book. Her business recommendations are current and also worth the read if you’re down in the dumps with your current job situation. Amoruso is a good example of someone who turned a string of professional misfortunes into a fashion empire. In her words, “A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.” That’s what I call turning lemons into a multimillion-dollar company.