Sophia Amoruso - #GIRLBOSS

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $17.50 (includes signed book & a gift from Nasty Gal)

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“Part memoir, part management guide and part girl-power manifesto. A sort of a Lean In for misfits, it offers young women a candid guide to starting a business and going after what they want.”—Washington Post

Sophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers.

Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.

As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.” 

As the Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, the fastest-growing online retailer in the country, Sophia Amoruso is the creative visionary, modern-day entrepreneur and fashion doyenne who, at only 30 years old, has become one of the most prominent figures in retail and a cultural icon. Having worked from the ground up, she landed on top of a fashion empire named Nasty Gal, which went from a one-woman vintage venture on eBay to a one-stop shop and retail haven with well over a hundred million dollars in revenue.

With relentless obsession over all things web and social media, Amoruso has propelled her brand’s unforgettable aesthetic on every channel including a million followers on Facebook and 1.2 million followers on Instagram. As these carefully curated pages have “translated ’likes’ into sales” (Forbes,) Amoruso has revolutionized marketing with a business built almost entirely on unpaid social media from day one, today drawing millions of visitors back to the Nasty Gal site every month.

Amoruso also recently founded the #GIRLBOSS Foundation, which awards financial grants to women in the worlds of design, fashion, music, and the arts, to help fund them on their way to becoming a GIRLBOSS. As she continues to be deeply involved in every aspect of the business, she loves most to meet the girls that have inspired Nasty Gal to be one of the most coveted brands of our time.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
#Girlboss Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781591847939
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Portfolio - September 29th, 2015

In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called "Lean In for misfits," Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.