Literal #GirlBoss Sophia Amoruso will be giving out career advice and answering work-related questions as contributing editor to Marie Claire. Expect her first piece in the September issue.
Editor in chief Anne Fulenwider tapped her to be part of the team, saying Sophia’s “a smart, savvy entrepeneur and an all-around bad-ass.” The magazine just released the full teaseron what the Nasty Gal ex-CEO-turned-head of her brand’s creative and marketing functionswrote. Too bad it’s just an excerpt from her paperback book.
Theexcerpt details Sophia’s doubts and honest feelings toward leading her own “baby.” “The older I get, the less confident I become,” she writes, admitting her own insecurities as the woman behind 2012’s fastest growing retailer. She goes on to write about her disappointments, some of which include the controversial layoffs and unhelpful people who “want to drag [her] into the past, are unwilling to change, and stand in judgment of the decisions [she makes] when they have even less informationthan[she] does.”
Sophia then reminds us why she had to drop the CEO title—she realizes that she’s “best at leading the Nasty Gal customer”—and ends off by telling that despite “not knowing shit,” her success means we can pull it off, too.
That’s good shit right there, Sophia, but we hope you’ll write an original piece in that column next time.