As the founder of #Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso is the creative visionary, modern-day entrepreneur and fashion doyenne who has forged an unprecedented path in building a brand. Named by Forbes as “Fashion’s New Phenom” as well as being featured on the cover of their June 2016 SELF MADE WOMEN issue, Amoruso has gone from one of the most prominent figures in retail to a cultural icon. Amoruso released the paperback edition of her New York Times 18-week best-seller #GIRLBOSS on September 29th, 2015. #GIRLBOSS is part memoir and part business book with an edge. Offering insights on entrepreneurship and career advice, #GIRLBOSS is a sassy and irreverent look into how Amoruso organically grew her business from the ground up. Amoruso has teamed up with Charlize Theron to Executive Produce the Netflix scripted comedy series, “Girlboss,” written by Kay Cannon. Actress Britt Robertson stars as Sophia; and “Girlboss” will premiere on Netflix in April 2017. In March 2017 the inaugural Girlboss Rally will bring together 500 women to share their wins, losses, life hacks and more. The Girlboss Rally is about being the boss of your own life. At the rally guests will meet and network with other talented, like-minded girls while developing tips and tricks from some of the best minds in the business. Amoruso has gathered the next generation of curious creatives, entrepreneurs and Girlbosses to spark conversation around the topics they are passionate about from influencer marketing and brand building to getting and quitting jobs. In 2014 Amoruso launched The Girlboss Foundation, which awards financial grants in the range of $2500 to $15,000 to women in the world of design, fashion, music, and the arts, to help them build and grow their small businesses. Since its launch the foundation has already received over 1000 applications in the form of essays, business plans, videos, and baked goods. To date, the Girlboss Foundation has awarded $75,000 in funding of 8 incredible women including Deena Drewis of NouvelIa Books, a publisher of novellas and Christin Chang of Chrisu Scarves, who hand illustrates scarves. Mara Binudin, the most recent recipient is creating a customizable children's book called Secret Code. In October 2015 Amoruso launched her first podcast, “#GIRLBOSS Radio,” with Slate and Panoply. During each episode, Amoruso interviews world-class Girlbosses who have made their mark in creative, cultural and business ventures to extract solid advice from the lessons they’ve learned. Then in October 2016 Amoruso released her second book NASTY GALAXY, a highly graphic and visual book that embodies the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Amoruso's own personal brand, and #GIRLBOSSES everywhere. At only 32 years old, Amoruso has worked from the ground up and landed on top of a fashion empire named Nasty Gal— a term originally coined after a 1975 Betty Davis album and the funk-soul singer’s outspoken and unapologetically sexy style. Building on that inspiration, Amoruso’s Nasty Gal first sparked a cult following in her one-woman vintage venture on eBay where she quickly learned she had a knack and photographer’s eye for fashion, styling and buying. In just five years (and after being kicked off the site in 2008), the brand grew into a one-stop shop and online retail haven with a progressive following of fashion risk-takers and well over a hundred million dollars in revenue. Having caught the attention of Silicon Valley, The New York Times poetically put it, “if ever there were a Cinderella of tech, Sophia Amoruso might be it.” With relentless obsession over all things web and social media, Amoruso has propelled her brand’s unforgettable aesthetic on every channel including nearly 1.3 million followers on Facebook and 2 million followers on Instagram. On the heels of Girlboss’ success, Amoruso is passionate about evolving her brand and team of creative mavericks in every way possible. As she continues to be deeply involved in every aspect of the business, she loves most to meet the girls that have inspired Girlboss to be one of the most exciting movements and brands of our time.