How our edgy millennial girlboss became a softer business class leader.
I always looked up to Sophia Amoruso, but I never knew the hardship she was facing behind the scenes… I mean, how could any of us know? We were all watching from the outside seeing the Forbes Magazine cover, Martha Stewart Wedding, and Netflix Series. When everything was on the line and mega-millions were to be made off of her first born… Nasty Gal, everything came crashing down. Following bankruptcy and divorce, she decided to start a new chapter with an open heart and an open mind.
Sophia went on to pioneer the female founder network space, AKA Girlboss. Millennial women finally had a community to connect with to share ideas, build their brands, and support one another through events and conferences. When 2020 hit * cough cough COVID * and events were being cancelled left and right, she decided to gracefully part ways with Girlboss, promising she would always champion for the community. She took a step back to re-evaluate the life she wanted to create for herself. Her goal is to not build something massive that needs every ounce of her ’round the clock, but to create a fulfilling venture around the lifestyle she wants to live at home.
Farewell edgy CEO… hello healthy life, family, and mentorship.
* Girl bosses unite *
I first connected with Sophia through a mutual friend. I was going through a hard time personally and our friend recommend we link up. She offered me some simple advice– nothing is ever permanent and when you fall flat on your face, you can always pick yourself up and start again. Looking back, nothing is as big of a deal as we feel it is when we’re in the thick of it. Sometimes we all need someone to tell us that everything is not only going to be okay… it’s going to be even better.
Soon after, I shared with her that I was starting this podcast and she immediately * literally within minutes * replied with some times to record. When it comes to booking podcasts, this is so rare. Usually you have to jump through hoops to link your schedules together. It’s also uncommon that an entrepreneur will do an interview between projects, but this episode is perfectly timed, because so many women are in this same in-between time.
This candid conversation is open, raw, and honest. The biggest takeaways that I felt were… there’s no need to rush, being a great ‘boss’ takes experience and empathy, and when it comes to success, money doesn’t equal happiness— perspective, humility, and gratitude does.
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Have you listened to last week’s episode? Listen to ‘It’s Not Too Late For You’ Below!