I’m Sophia Amoruso and I’m the founder and CEO of Business Class, a comprehensive 10-week digital course for entrepreneurs, creatives, and freelancers, which has built a community of over 1500 founders across the globe.
When I was 22, I started a little eBay store selling vintage clothing out of the back of an ‘87 Volvo and named it Nasty Gal. Over the years, I scaled the business to $100,000,000 in revenue and wrote a New York Times Bestselling book about the whole thing and named it #GIRLBOSS. So they put me on the cover of Forbes and made a Netflix series based on my life. Needless to say, it’s been a pretty wild ride.
Over the past 14 years, I’ve built big companies – both bootstrapped and investor-backed – and both won big and failed hard on the grand public stage. Today, I’m dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, side-hustlers and founders-to-be build their dream businesses.
I’m a total introvert and riddled with impostor syndrome every day – but I get up and keep getting up because I’m driven to share my learnings with the next generation of entrepreneurs.
I’ve also been featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's 2016 America's Richest Self Made Women issue and featured in the Fortune 40 under 40, Forbes 30 under 30, Inc. 30 under 30, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business lists, and named one of Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women.
A Northern California girl at heart, I live in Los Angeles, am a dog mom to three poodles, and prefer hikes over happy hours.
Ask me anything about side-hustles, vintage fashion, podcasts, dealing with impostor syndrome, building a profitable business, or anything else!