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#GIRLBOSS: Female Founders Discuss Entrepreneurship in NYC
Recently, Beginning Boutique’s Founder and Director, Sarah Timmerman had an opportunity to meet her personal inspiration, Nasty Gal’s Founder and CEO, Sophia Amoruso over lunch in NYC.
Not simply content with owning the fastest growing retailer in the USA and amassing over $128 million in sales, Nasty Gal Founder and CEO, Sophia Amoruso has decided to pay it forward.
With the release of her best selling book #GIRLBOSS, and the resulting promotional tour, Amoruso has become the latest entrepreneur to share her views on business and leadership, uniquely from the perspective of a young and independent woman.
Amoruso’s start up, Nasty Gal, began life as a one-woman operation eBay store re-selling one off vintage items. Fast-forward a few years and Nasty Gal claims sales upwards of $128 million and boasts conversion rates well above industry standards of three percent.
Leading by example, Amoruso and the success of Nasty Gal has inspired a slew of similar concept e-commerce stores, specifically, local e-trailer, Beginning Boutique and it’s founder Sarah Timmerman.
Timmerman, a self-professed fan of Amoruso and Nasty Gal recently got the chance of a lifetime to meet her business idol. Travelling to NYC to lunch with Amoruso, Timmerman got to fulfill the dream of many Nasty Gal fans, receiving exclusive face time with the CEO and partaking in a mini scale photo shoot.
The trip was the result of a charity competition held by Amoruso’s latest initiative, #GIRLBOSS Foundation, a program launched in 2014 in tandem with the release of Amoruso’s book, #GIRLBOSS. The foundation’s mission is to support and encourage female entrepreneurs. The foundation offers a regular grant program aimed to financial empower young women to achieve their business goals.
With the #GIRLBOSS Foundation only in its first six months, and Nasty Gal still going strong, Sarah Timmerman is only the first in (hopefully) a long line of empowered business women to benefit from the example of Amoruso and similarly successful women. The current success of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso, and #GIRLBOSS stands to pave the way for stronger mentoring and business oriented female empowerment programs.
With the high profile of Amoruso and the strong potential success of the #GIRLBOSS Foundation, the future is certainly looking promising for young females looking to enter the corporate world and seeking to emulate their business idols.