This girl has built a multi-million dollar company from scratch within only 5 years: Sophia Amoruso is founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, book author and our power woman of the month. This nasty girl is totally worth taking a closer look at:
Sophia Amoruso: when she was only 28 years old Nasty Gal was named one of “the fastest growing companies” by Inc. Magazine and, a year later, the Greek-American girl from San Diego made it on to the magazine’s list of “30 under 30”. Sophia is a truly an ambitious career girl and an inspiration to everyone who wants to start building their dream.
She had a modest beginning, starting with a small Ebay store selling vintage clothes. Having success on Ebay, she then launched her own retail website that quickly developed into one of America’s most successful online retail stores. Sophia quickly understood her customers, as well as the need for great photography to sell products online. Due to her great nose for trends, targets and what teenagers want, she became one of the most successful females in her field, being named the “Cinderella of tech” by the New York Times. Sophia published her first book, #girlpower in 2014, sharing her story and motivating girls to follow their dreams.
“Just be your own idol”
“Bad bitches are taking over the world.”
“If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, “Hey, can I have that?”
“When you approach everything as if it’s a big fun experiment, then it’s not a big deal if things don’t work out.”
“The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.”
“It’s cool to be kind. It’s cool to be weird. It’s cool to be honest and to be secure with yourself.”
“But what I have realized over time is that in many ways, money spells freedom. If you learn to control your finances, you won’t find yourself stuck in jobs, places, or relationships that you hate just because you can’t afford to go elsewhere. Learning how to manage your money is one of the most important things you’ll ever do. Being in a good spot financially can open up so many doors. Being in a bad spot can slam them in your face.”
“I do think that you should put effort into what you wear. Clothing is ultimately the suit of armor in which we battle the world. When you choose your clothing right, it feels good. And there’s nothing shallow about feeling good.”
“I believe that there is a silver lining in everything, and once you begin to see it, you’ll need sunglasses to combat the glare.”
“You don’t get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You’ve got to show up and own it. If this is a man’s world, who cares? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it.”