What key lessons did Sophia learn from the Nasty Gal days? In building one of the leading ecommerce brands of the 2000s, Sophia and Nasty Gal’s rise to the top was meteoric… as was its fall. Sophia reflects on the key takeaways from her first entrepreneurial experience, ranging from how to approach fundraising to how to build a culture for the long-term.
What inspired Sophia to start the #GIRLBOSS movement? In writing the #GIRLBOSS book and championing female leadership in business, Sophia found a community developing around her as women from all over the world began networking and connecting in order to empower each others’ careers. Sophia shares how she channeled that energy into the Girlboss business, which is bent on bridging the gender gap.
What key lessons is Sophia applying to Girlboss from her Nasty Gal days? It’s all about culture. A consistent theme in our conversations across the podcast, culture-building is key to any impactful business’ success… and Sophia echoes that wholeheartedly. Sophia discusses the key initiatives she’s leading at Girlboss in order to empower and enable her team’s full potential. Hint: it’s already leading to massive impact at a global scale.
What is Girlboss‘ business model? Sophia and her team are building a new-age media company, one that doesn’t just rely on quality content, but engenders a community and a brand much deeper than an hour-long segment. Girlboss is providing a platform to brands to tell their story, both for potential customers and potential recruits. It’s now more crucial than ever for businesses to showcase their forward-thinking nature… and Girlboss is providing them a platform.
What are the consistent patterns across the most successful diversity initiatives? And how can men get involved with Girlboss? Participation across the full stack. Your boss, your boss’ boss, your direct report, and you all need to be tied into the vision and actively working to achieve the quantitative and qualitative goals required to build a diverse and open environment. For men, getting involved starts with awareness. From there, it’s all about active inclusion and supporting women in stepping up.
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