1099: The GirlBoss Sophia Amoruso on Failure, Cancel Culture and Her Newest Endeavor
Sophia Amoruso, aka THE GIRL BOSS, is a New York Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur. In her latest venture, she’s going wheels up with a new program called Business Class, an in-depth online entrepreneurship course that covers the fundamentals of starting and scaling your own business. Registration started yesterday at takebusinessclass.com.
It’s a course Sophia says she’s prepared to teach like no one else, thanks to her successes and failures running high-profile businesses. You may know Sophia as the author of the NYT bestseller GirlBoss, which chronicles her personal journey of dumpster diving, shoplifting…starting an eBay account and turning it into a clothing empire called Nasty Gal.
Since then it’s been a rollercoaster of a timeline. Shortly after appearing on the cover of Forbes in 2016 as one the country’s richest self-made women, Sophia’s business NastyGal, the primary source of her wealth, filed for bankruptcy. Sophia moved on quickly, raising money to start her next business Girl BossMedia…That company acquired by Attention Capital and earlier this year Sophia stepped away from the CEO position. And in recent months the GirlBoss movement, which she became the poster woman for, has been criticized for its lack of inclusivity and diversity.
Sophia here gives a bold interview, talking openly about her ups and downs, what she makes of the “cancel culture” around GirlBoss…and why she’s actually glad she never became too too rich.