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Sophia Amoruso

2015 Speaker

SOPHIA AMORUSO is the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, the fastest-growing online retailer in the country. Amoruso is the creative visionary, modern-day entrepreneur and fashion doyenne who has forged an unprecedented path in building a brand. Amoruso recently released the paperback edition of her New York Times 18-week best-seller “#GIRLBOSS.” Originally released in hardcover under the Portfolio and Putnam imprints of Penguin Random House, “#GIRLBOSS” is part memoir and part business book with an edge. On March 27, 2015, Amoruso opened Nasty Gal’s second retail store on the third street promenade in Santa Monica with a 6,500 sq. ft. retail space, almost three times as large as the brands flagship brick-and-mortar, which opened on November 21st, 2014 on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

At only 31 years old, Amoruso has become one of the most prominent figures in retail and a cultural icon. Nasty Gal first sparked a cult following in her one-woman vintage venture on eBay. In just five years, the brand has grown into a one-stop shop and online retail haven with a progressive following of fashion risk-takers and well over $100 million in revenue. With relentless obsession over all things web and social media, she has propelled her brand’s unforgettable aesthetic on every channel including a million followers on Facebook and 1.2 million followers on Instagram. On the heels of Nasty Gal’s success, Amoruso is passionate about evolving her brand and team of creative mavericks in every way possible. As she continues to be deeply involved in every aspect of the business, she loves most to meet the girls that have inspired Nasty Gal to be one of the most coveted brands of our time. @sophia_amoruso @girlboss @nastygal