By: Tove Björk
Sophia Amoruso, the Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, grew up in California, where at the age of twenty two she began her career by starting an eBay store selling one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. She bought, styled, photographed and shipped everything herself which lead to her eBay store taking off, big time. Demand for her vintage pieces became so great that she eventually ended up founding the online retail company Nasty Gal. In 2012, Inc. Magazine named it one of the” fastest growing companies”. Following the success of her company, Sophia wrote the book #GIRLBOSS. The book follows her story while also giving business advice to empower and inspire women to follow their dreams and be whoever they want to be.
On October 26th, Northeastern sorority Sigma Delta Tau had the pleasure of hosting Amoruso. During her talk, Sophia provided some great advice, discussed her future plans for Nasty Gal, such as opening more Nasty Gal stores, and mentioned that one time she found two Chanel jackets at a Salvation Army for eight dollars each that sold for over a thousand dollars each on her eBay store. Sophia even brought up her most recent project, her Girl Boss platform that “inspires women to lead deliberate lives”. Through this platform, she creates inspirational podcasts about women who have been successful and launched a foundation that provides funds for creative entrepreneurs.
An entrepreneur, a New York Times bestselling author, a fashionista and much more, Sophia is the ultimate GIRLBOSS. Her story is one of a kind and if you haven’t read her book, you need to stop what you’re doing and read it right now. She makes every girl want to start a vintage eBay store.
Sources: Elle, #Girlboss, Inc., Nasty Gal, TechCrunch