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Sophia Amoruso

👸 Founder & CEO at @girlboss
📖 NYT Bestselling Author, #girlboss
🎟 Gearing up for the @girlbossrally

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  • Being a business owner is tough. There’s been times when I’ve wondered why, after 10 years of running my first startup, I decided to betroth myself, pretty much eternally, to another one. But Girlboss is too important not to. And I have a chip on my shoulder to get it right. To build the community I wish I had as a young founder while at the same time building a healthy, happy culture here at the Girlboss HQ. I’ve never worked with such A+ players. Everyone on our team teaches me more every day about how to ​work smarter,​ more thoughtfully, and ​collaborate better.​ That’s why I’m partnering with Microsoft 365 on #365stories to start a conversation around just that – the struggles of what happens when it’s not just you alone behind a computer, but a team with offices in LA and NYC who collaborate flawlessly and need the software and services to match. @office #sponsored
  • Being a business owner is tough. There’s been times when I’ve wondered why, after 10 years of running my first startup, I decided to betroth myself, pretty much eternally, to another one. But Girlboss is too important not to. And I have a chip on my shoulder to get it right. To build the community I wish I had as a young founder while at the same time building a healthy, happy culture here at the Girlboss HQ. I’ve never worked with such A+ players. Everyone on our team teaches me more every day about how to ​work smarter,​ more thoughtfully, and ​collaborate better.​ That’s why I’m partnering with Microsoft 365 on #365stories to start a conversation around just that – the struggles of what happens when it’s not just you alone behind a computer, but a team with offices in LA and NYC who collaborate flawlessly and need the software and services to match. @office #sponsored
  •  13,984  118  20 hours ago

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  • It’s the first day of spring! Consider me sprung. 🐛
  • It’s the first day of spring! Consider me sprung. 🐛
  •  16,632  150  20 March, 2019
  • ☕️ Had a couple massive personal blows last week but pulling through with caffeine and a little color. On the bright side, the next book already wrote itself. Thanks life! 🌈
  • ☕️ Had a couple massive personal blows last week but pulling through with caffeine and a little color. On the bright side, the next book already wrote itself. Thanks life! 🌈
  •  28,017  397  18 March, 2019

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  • Nature’s pubes 🌾
  • Nature’s pubes 🌾
  •  7,469  84  16 March, 2019
  • Sometimes not getting what we want is the medicine we need. Life keeps trying to spoon feed me tough wisdom and like a fussy baby I spit it out, ignoring the lessons. Anyone relate? 👋
  • Sometimes not getting what we want is the medicine we need. Life keeps trying to spoon feed me tough wisdom and like a fussy baby I spit it out, ignoring the lessons. Anyone relate? 👋
  •  13,304  202  14 March, 2019
  • I use many stats. Many stats. Here’s one: only half of women have started saving for retirement. I started investing when I had to get a 401k for my employees and someone told me what a retirement account was. Here’s the cold hard truth. You’re going to get old and you’re going to get tired and you’re going to wish you had squirrelled away some money for when you get old and tired. Start now by learning more from @BlackRock’s Global #InvestorPulse Survey #Ad
  • I use many stats. Many stats. Here’s one: only half of women have started saving for retirement. I started investing when I had to get a 401k for my employees and someone told me what a retirement account was. Here’s the cold hard truth. You’re going to get old and you’re going to get tired and you’re going to wish you had squirrelled away some money for when you get old and tired. Start now by learning more from @BlackRock’s Global #InvestorPulse Survey #Ad
  •  4,156  81  11 March, 2019

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  • Feeling sorry for whoever’s downwind from me 💨
  • Feeling sorry for whoever’s downwind from me 💨
  •  11,339  124  10 March, 2019
  • This 👸International Women’s Day👸 I’m reflecting a bit on how the world has changed in the past few years. How the things that we once only whispered about now take center stage. Even though so much gender inequality still exists, the conversation is growing louder. The progress is being measured. The jerks are being called out. The world is being educated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That aside, International Women’s Day, to me, is a chance to celebrate women—period. When I stop to take stock of the women in my life and the guidance they’ve given me, the support they’ve provided, and how they have stood by me through thick and thin, I feel lucky. In my 34 revolutions around the sun, I’m blessed to have met so many incredible, inspiring, and powerful women.
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But not everyone is fortunate enough to have that. Some of us may be seeking new female mentors, co-conspirators, or just plain friends. It’s what I see land most consistently about what we do at Girlboss—that like-minded curious, ambitious, kind, and generous women are able to find one another and create virtue not just for themselves but for each other. Here’s to growing that halo, and letting it shine so brightly that someday the generation ahead of us are unable to remember a world where finding access to so much brilliant female energy was ever a challenge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#girlboss #iwd #internationalwomensday #iwd2019
  • This 👸International Women’s Day👸 I’m reflecting a bit on how the world has changed in the past few years. How the things that we once only whispered about now take center stage. Even though so much gender inequality still exists, the conversation is growing louder. The progress is being measured. The jerks are being called out. The world is being educated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    That aside, International Women’s Day, to me, is a chance to celebrate women—period. When I stop to take stock of the women in my life and the guidance they’ve given me, the support they’ve provided, and how they have stood by me through thick and thin, I feel lucky. In my 34 revolutions around the sun, I’m blessed to have met so many incredible, inspiring, and powerful women.
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    But not everyone is fortunate enough to have that. Some of us may be seeking new female mentors, co-conspirators, or just plain friends. It’s what I see land most consistently about what we do at Girlboss—that like-minded curious, ambitious, kind, and generous women are able to find one another and create virtue not just for themselves but for each other. Here’s to growing that halo, and letting it shine so brightly that someday the generation ahead of us are unable to remember a world where finding access to so much brilliant female energy was ever a challenge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    #girlboss #iwd #internationalwomensday #iwd2019
  •  16,323  199  8 March, 2019
  • Let’s talk about MONEY. Something I’ve made a lot of, lost enough of, and saved too little of. Quick stat: did you know that only 38% of U.S. women invest their money in the markets and more than half of us say investing is not for “people like me?” I remember the first time someone explained inflation to me. I mean, I knew what inflation was. It means things get more expensive, right? I didn’t realize, though, that by keeping my money in a plain old savings account that it was becoming worth LESS over time. Biz tip: to run a truly great business, print money in your sleep. Investing is the same: get it right and you can make your money MAKE money -nothing sexier and smarter than that! You don’t even have to get out of bed! Invested well, money is one of the few things, like good wine, that gets better over time. These eye-opening stats led me to partner with @blackrock to shed light on their Global #InvestorPulse Survey #ad
  • Let’s talk about MONEY. Something I’ve made a lot of, lost enough of, and saved too little of. Quick stat: did you know that only 38% of U.S. women invest their money in the markets and more than half of us say investing is not for “people like me?” I remember the first time someone explained inflation to me. I mean, I knew what inflation was. It means things get more expensive, right? I didn’t realize, though, that by keeping my money in a plain old savings account that it was becoming worth LESS over time. Biz tip: to run a truly great business, print money in your sleep. Investing is the same: get it right and you can make your money MAKE money -nothing sexier and smarter than that! You don’t even have to get out of bed! Invested well, money is one of the few things, like good wine, that gets better over time. These eye-opening stats led me to partner with @blackrock to shed light on their Global #InvestorPulse Survey #ad
  •  14,154  197  7 March, 2019
  • Buying up all the mags with all the bitches I love on the covers. 💸💎💅#girlboss
  • Buying up all the mags with all the bitches I love on the covers. 💸💎💅 #girlboss
  •  13,312  125  6 March, 2019
  • 2 years ago today, Girlboss was born. Just 3 months after Nasty Gal went belly up, I and a crack team of three put on an event in downtown LA, hosting 500 women from across the globe. I had no idea what we were doing. We called it the Girlboss Rally. I invited every strong, smart, accomplished woman I knew to speak. Expected little. After all, I was a joke at this point, right? But they showed up. My friends. My colleagues. Those I admired.
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In the two years that have passed since, team @girlboss has grown to nearly 30 people and we’ve raised $6.6m in venture funding from brilliant investors and entrepreneurs. We’ve won awards, hosted 4 incredible conferences, and produced half a dozen podcasts.  Don’t call it a media company; today, we are building a digital community for ambitious women, which is currently in beta with around 500 users (wee)! The @girlbossrally is still important — it’s the physical extension of the magical universe a small team of engineers are building with zeroes and ones as you read this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve learned about leadership. About how to steer a company. About financial responsibility. And I’ve learned that I’m still much better at writing than I am at speaking. Eyeballs are intimidating, are they not? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ultimately, the past two years have made me less of a misanthrope, and someone who finally believes in the power of community. Without that tiny Girlboss team, the 50 friends who showed up to speak, or the 500 women who showed up to learn, I don’t know if I’d have had the confidence to keep going. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So thank you — first, to team Girlboss, who wake up every day and inspire me to work smarter. Thank you for trusting my vision and letting me convince you that building software is an important future for us. For those reading, every graphic you see, word you read, personality you hear, email you open, or stage you witness is the brilliant work of this team. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And not second, but equally, to to you, who we do it all for. Thank you for giving us the vision and inspiration we can build our humble scaffolding around. Happy anniversary, @girlboss! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What do YOU want to accomplish in two years?
  • 2 years ago today, Girlboss was born. Just 3 months after Nasty Gal went belly up, I and a crack team of three put on an event in downtown LA, hosting 500 women from across the globe. I had no idea what we were doing. We called it the Girlboss Rally. I invited every strong, smart, accomplished woman I knew to speak. Expected little. After all, I was a joke at this point, right? But they showed up. My friends. My colleagues. Those I admired.
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    In the two years that have passed since, team @girlboss has grown to nearly 30 people and we’ve raised $6.6m in venture funding from brilliant investors and entrepreneurs. We’ve won awards, hosted 4 incredible conferences, and produced half a dozen podcasts. Don’t call it a media company; today, we are building a digital community for ambitious women, which is currently in beta with around 500 users (wee)! The @girlbossrally is still important — it’s the physical extension of the magical universe a small team of engineers are building with zeroes and ones as you read this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I’ve learned about leadership. About how to steer a company. About financial responsibility. And I’ve learned that I’m still much better at writing than I am at speaking. Eyeballs are intimidating, are they not? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Ultimately, the past two years have made me less of a misanthrope, and someone who finally believes in the power of community. Without that tiny Girlboss team, the 50 friends who showed up to speak, or the 500 women who showed up to learn, I don’t know if I’d have had the confidence to keep going. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    So thank you — first, to team Girlboss, who wake up every day and inspire me to work smarter. Thank you for trusting my vision and letting me convince you that building software is an important future for us. For those reading, every graphic you see, word you read, personality you hear, email you open, or stage you witness is the brilliant work of this team. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    And not second, but equally, to to you, who we do it all for. Thank you for giving us the vision and inspiration we can build our humble scaffolding around. Happy anniversary, @girlboss! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    What do YOU want to accomplish in two years?
  •  27,887  587  4 March, 2019
  • Priority.
  • Priority.
  •  8,042  103  2 March, 2019