Rank #1: Gwyneth Paltrow, founder and CEO of goop
Gwyneth Paltrow, founder and CEO of goop, joins Sophia for a candid conversation about the path that led her from acting to entrepreneurship and also addresses the controversy facing the brand that she built. Plus, a quick preview of what’s coming up on girlboss.com with Editorial Director Jerico Mandybur.
Aug 30 2017
Rank #2: Jen Atkin- Celebrity Hairstylist & Founder of OUAI
Jen Atkin is a celebrity hairstylist and entrepreneur who has been called “The Most Influential hairstylist in the World.” by The New York Times. Her first big break was styling Sofia Vergara’s hair. From there, she has gone onto become one of the biggest names in the hair industry, working with stars such as as Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and many more. Jen is also an impressive entrepreneur and has leveraged her expertise, massive social following and star power into building many successful businesses. Including, her hair product brand OUAI the digital magazine for stylists, ManeAddicts.com, a hair accessories line, an extensions line, and her global education resource for stylists called, Mane University.
Today she joins us to share her tips for how to succeed in the beauty business, what she’s learned from working with her ultra-successful clients and some amazing insider info on how to make your hair look effortlessly flawless everyday!
Apr 18 2018
Rank #3: Emily Weiss, Founder & CEO Glossier Inc.
Emily Weiss is your go-to lady for all things beauty related. In 2010 she started Into the Gloss, a website dedicated to beauty that explores the routines of inspiring women. Emily and her editors sit on the bathroom floors of everyone from Jenna Lyons to the #Girlboss herself, Sophia Amoruso, to talk products, career, and what beauty means to women today. In 2014, Emily expanded her beauty business with Glossier, a modern beauty products brand made by editors who 'get' what works and are inspired by what girls want in real life. On the episode, Sophia and Emily discuss when it's time to strike it on your own, how to present yourself to investors, and what beauty means today.
Jun 02 2016
Rank #4: Sarah Jessica Parker: Actress, producer, entrepreneur
Today, Sophia speaks to the inimitable SJP about her latest project, HBO’s hit series, Divorce. The pair reflect on what made Sex and the City such a lasting phenomenon, and of course, SJP speaks about her involvement with the #TimesUp movement.
Jan 31 2018
Rank #5: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Supermodel & Founder of Rose Inc.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a supermodel, designer, actress and businesswoman. She plays a pivotal role in defining the ongoing evolution of the fashion industry. Rosie has graced the cover of over 100 international magazines and worked with brands such as Versace, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, and Victoria’s Secret. She has been on Forbes Highest Paid Models list two years in a row. She’s also been awarded Glamour UK’s Woman of the Year award, Harper’s Bazaar UK Business Woman Of The Year and holds two ELLE UK Style Awards. Earlier this year, Rosie founded Rose Inc., a daily editorial destination for all things beauty. The website features original photography, insight from top beauty experts, makeup tutorials and interviews. Everything on the site is tried, tested, and approved by Rosie, herself. Today Rosie is here to share how to pivot careers, her top beauty tips and to talk all about her new project, Rose Inc.
Oct 24 2018
Rank #6: Michelle Phan- Creator of Ipsy, EM Cosmetics & OG Beauty YouTuber
Michelle Phan is a digital pioneer, who trail-blazed the online beauty industry. Michelle’s beauty videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times, making her one of the most watched talents in the digital space.She has been featured on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the category of Art and Style, Inc’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Entrepreneurs and Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. Michelle was a creator and founder of Ipsy. In 2017, Michelle acquired EM Cosmetics from Ipsy. She is also the co-founder of Thematic, a free peer-to-peer marketplace that enables creators to find and use great songs from real artists in their videos. Today Michelle is here to share how to adapt to changing technology as an entrepreneur, the difference between being an "influencer" and a "creator" and what’s next for her now that she is “retired” from youtube.
Sep 05 2018
Rank #7: Emily Chang- Emmy-Award Winning Journalist & Author of Brotopia
Emily Chang is an Emmy-Award Winning Journalist, tech guru, LinkedIn influencer and author. As a journalist, Emily has worked for some of the most prestigious news institutions, including CNN and BloombergTV. She has also interviewed some of tech's biggest names, such as Twitter Co-Founder, Evan Williams, LinkedIn Co-founder and Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman, Melinda Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and many more.
Today she joins us to talk about her new book, Brotopia: Breaking Up The Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. Emily will share where women in tech stand today and how we can increase their station by exposing and ending the inherently sexist practices that currently plague Silicon Valley.
Apr 25 2018
Rank #8: How to ‘figure it out’ when you don’t know where to start, with Jennifer Meyer, jewelry designer
When your client list reads off like a red carpet event guest list (Think: Meghan Markle, Janelle Monáe, Hailey Bieber, Ashley Graham, and Reese Witherspoon)—you're clearly doing something right. Jennifer Meyer has solved the riddle that is Hollywood, and not just how to catch celebrity interest—but how to keep it. And it’s all thanks to her sleek yet playful jewelry designs that celebs love for their daily life *and* star-studded events. On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia chats with Jennifer about the winding road that led to the launch of Jennifer Meyer Jewelry. Tune in to hear how Jennifer launched her jewelry biz with $7,500, how she found the right jewelry supplier, and how she got her “big break,” thanks to another, very famous “Jennifer” in Hollywood. Plus, Jennifer gets real about what it’s like to live your life and run a business when your love life is in the tabloid press.To shop the Jennifer Meyer jewelry collection, go to: https://jennifermeyer.com/Have feedback on the show? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 09 2019
Rank #9: How to walk into a room like a boss, with Saweetie, rapper and businesswoman
On this week’s episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia sits down to chat with the one and only Saweetie, the NorCal rapper who broke into the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this summer with the hit single, “My Type.” Since breaking into the music scene, Saweetie has gone on to collaborate on a clothing collection with Pretty Little Thing and has expanded her personal brand of Icy Girl into a line of merch and more. Tune in to hear Saweetie talk about why she almost quit the music biz, why she prefers to keep a 9-to-5 schedule while in the studio, and how she deals with the haters online. Plus, she shares her advice for how you can advocate for yourself in the boardroom.To keep up with Saweetie, follow her on IG: https://www.instagram.com/saweetie/
To shop the Icy Girl merch, go to: https://www.icybysaweetie.com/
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Dec 04 2019
Rank #10: Gabby Bernstein- Motivational speaker, New York Times Best-selling Author
Gabby Bernstein is an ambition oracle for every girlboss. For over a decade, she has traveled the world guiding and motivating women to join her on a journey to bring balance and contentment into everyday life. Gabby’s philosophies are rooted in her own life experiences. Experiences that led her to hit rock bottom at just 25 years old after she became addicted to work, addicted to alcohol and addicted to drugs. After changing her own path and embracing spiritual, holistic, and metaphysical practices, she now leads a successful motivational speaking business and she is the author of several successful books. Oprah Winfrey called Gabby “a thought leader for the next generation." Her latest book, Judgement detox: Release the beliefs hold you back from living a better life, will be released in early January.
Dec 13 2017
Rank #11: Why you can't teach passion or grit, with Ayesha Curry—chef, author, and TV personality
Ayesha Curry is familiar with living her life in the limelight. Yet along with fame, she deals with scrutiny from fans, tabloids, and—of course—trolls. That hasn’t stopped her, though, from charting her own course in the food industry. Over the years, Ayesha has released a bestselling cookbook, a line of cookware, opened a Michelin-star restaurant, and launched a meal-kit delivery service. Now, she's executive producing and hosting the ABC cooking show Family Food Fight. Getting here hasn’t been without its challenges and missteps, she tells Sophia. Listen to the full episode for a frank conversation Ayesha and Sophia about what it takes to balance work, family, and personal ambition.
Jun 26 2019
Rank #12: How to build a loyal community, with OG influencer Lauryn Evarts Bosstick
Lauryn Evarts Bosstick is the founder of one of the most popular blogs around, The Skinny Confidential. Over the last decade, she's parlayed her following and content into a bonafide business with a book, podcast, and products galore—bridging the gap from influencer to entrepreneur. On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia and Lauryn discuss the peaks and pitfalls of entrepreneurship, how to create content that resonates, and what it's like to work alongside your husband.
Oct 30 2019
Rank #13: Leandra Medine Cohen, author and founder of Man Repeller
On today’s episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia sits down with Leandra Medine Cohen, the hilarious mastermind behind Man Repeller, a community and content hub she affectionately refers to as a nudist community. What follows is an some of the most poignant, powerful advice you could get—about going with your gut, rebelling against singular definitions, life as an "influencer," and probably plotting world domination. It's ours for the taking, right?
Nov 08 2017
Rank #14: Why taking a leap of faith is part of any career journey, with Elaine Welteroth, journalist and author of More Than Enough
Today, Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, and former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. But before all of that, Welteroth was just a normal college student searching on Google for tips on how to work in magazines.
Eventually, she landed a dream internship at a publication she’d long respected. But—then Welteroth had a choice to make: Say yes to an internship at a publication she'd always wanted to work at, or work elsewhere, but with a woman whose career she'd long admired? She chose the latter, and that was the beginning of her journey in the magazine business.
On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Welteroth talks about her new book, More Than Enough, where she chronicles her career in publishing, how she gained the confidence to trust her instincts and why she took take a leap of faith to pursue her own projects.
To keep up with Elaine Welteroth on Instagram, follow her here---> @elainewelteroth
To pre-order More Than Enough, go here-->https://amzn.to/2Q3yb9D
May 15 2019
Rank #15: Amel Monsur, Executive Creative Director Vice Media
Amel Monsur is the Executive Creative Director at VICE, the world's leading youth media brand and content creation studio. At VICE, Amel has led project and content development across i-D & Noisey, VICE's fashion cultural and music channels, as well a variety of branded campaigns that live off-channel. Amel's background is at the intersection of fashion, music and news, and she previously served as the Creative Director for Prince -- yes Prince! On the podcast, Amel discusses her early days working for Target, what it's like to be a creative working for a superior creative like Prince, and why creating content with a purpose is important these days.
Dec 21 2016
Rank #16: Whitney Wolfe, Founder & CEO Bumble
Whitney Wolfe always makes the first move in her life. The Founder and CEO of Bumble created a dating app that turns social norms on its head where the woman must initiate the conversation. If she doesn't send a message in the next 24 hours, the connection disappears forever. Whitney's also a co-Founder of Tinder and served as their Vice President of Marketing. She left the job after filing a heavily reported sexual harassment lawsuit against the company, which she’s since settled. On the episode Sophia and Whitney discuss making female friends in the 21st century, the detrimental effects of bullying, and what's next for Bumble.
May 26 2016
Rank #17: Sheree Waterson, CEO Nasty Gal
This week, Sophia talks to a personal mentor: Sheree Waterson. Over the past 25 years, Sheree has conquered the retail world - starting as a holiday gift wrapper at Joseph Magnin Co. to rising to the CEO of Nasty Gal. Sheree talks candidly about her successes and challenges at Lululemon, shares her leadership tips, and gives us an inside look at scaling the magic of Nasty Gal.
Nov 12 2015
Rank #18: Jen Rubio- Co-founder of Away
Jen Rubio is the co-founder of Away Luggage. Before starting Away, Jen built her career by creating compelling brand narratives for some of the world’s most innovative companies. She started at Johnson and Johnson. After working there for a couple years, she quickly moved onto work for herself as a social media manager, before that was even a real job title. In 2011, Jen joined the early executive team for Warby Parker as Head of Social Media. It was at Warby Parker, that she met her Away co-founder, Steph Korey. In 2015, Jen was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Marketing and Advertising. Jen eventually left Warby Parker and moved to London to join AllSaints, as Head of Innovation. However, her entrepreneurial spirit took over, and she quickly left that job to launch Away. Away is a modern travel brand that creates thoughtful luggage and travel accessories, designed to make travel more seamless. Away has rapid growth: starting with less than ten employees and now boasting almost 200 employees. The company has pulled in more than $125 million dollars in revenue since its launch in 2016. Today Jen is here to talk about how to find the perfect co-founder, how to fundraise, and shares her expert insight on how to effectively brand a business.
Aug 22 2018
Rank #19: How to cultivate creativity every day, with Piera Gelardi, of Refinery29
On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Piera takes us on her journey from growing up in a small town in Maine to running a major media company in New York. Co-founder and executive creative director of Refinery29, Piera’s colorful influence can be felt everywhere but especially in the dreamlike spectacle that is @29rooms, an interactive exhibition filled with art and experiences that Piera spearheaded. Inspired by everything from children's books to Guggenheim exhibits, Piera walks through the world with eyes and ears open, always ready to find her new creative endeavor. Tune in to hear more about how Piera met her co-founder and forever "work wife" and what adjusting to life as a new mom has been like. Recorded live in front of an audience at the Girlboss Rally in L.A.! To keep up with Piera Gelardi on Instagram, follow her here---> @pieraluisa
Jul 31 2019
Rank #20: Rachel Bloom- Actress/Producer- Crazy Ex Girlfriend & Most Likely To Murder
Rachel Bloom is a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award winning actress, writer and producer, best known for creating and starring in the series, Crazy Ex Girlfriend on The CW Network. Rachel attended NYU, Tisch School of the Arts for theatre and graduated in 2009. She first caught attention of the industry in 2010, when she released a comedic music video, tiled, "F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury", which went viral and was nominated for a Hugo Award. She went onto work as a tv writer in Los Angeles where she continued to make comedic music videos and eventually caught the eye of Rachel's now Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Co-Creator, Aline Brosh McKenna. She has also written music for the popular CW shows, The Flash & Supergirl with Oscar Award Winning Musical duo, Pasek and Paul.
Today Rachel is here to talk about her latest film, Most Likely To Murder, how deal with internet trolls and her advice for fellow female creators out there..
May 02 2018