The term ‘Girl Boss’ has been rocking social media recently. Same with the buzz of being an independent woman that seems to be everywhere. It may have different implications to anyone who hears (or reads) it but what makes a woman a girl boss?
Being a captive (in a good way) of the digital realm, I can’t help myself from putting some people I see on the internet on a pedestal because of their great contribution to the industry that they belong to. It’s actually inspiring to see these people become power players and enjoy their passion. They make other people (like me) believe that dreams are reachable if you work for it. And at the right time, you can also turn those dreams to be a beautiful and successful reality.
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Whether they’re into fashion, beauty or the corporate world, a girl boss will always stand out and be a game changer in their field of expertise. Regardless of their job position and the company they work for (or own perhaps), no series of work hurdles can stop them from making endless possibilities happen.
Even if you’re just starting to make your first steps on your career path or you’re toiling for years now, you’ll never run out of competitions to go through. Building up a career is no easy feat, girl! But don’t forget your dreams. Keep your desire burning ’til it smokes out some accomplishments and victory.
On the other hand, if you still need some more push and inspiration to continue your climb, take a look at these amazing girl bosses and grab all the professional (and personal) wisdom you can get from them!
1. Marigay McKee
About 20 years ago, Marigay McKee started as a typical beauty buyer for Harrod’s. Soon after, she worked her way to be the fashion and beauty director of Harrod’s. But Marigay didn’t stop there! She also took the role of a president of Saks Fifth Avenue and made wonders in shaping up the NY institution despite some cultural preferences. She is also a stronger believer of mantras. No wonder she’s tagged as a talented former first lady of British department stores!
2. Bobbi Brown
I consider Bobbi Brown as a precious jewel of the makeup industry. For over two decades, Bobbi Brown has been motivating women through self-worth: “Be who you are.” She made use of campaigns and her product line to reach out to every woman in the world and spread the value of women empowerment.
3. Hannah Bronfman
Talking about a girl boss’ versatility? Hannah Bronfman won’t let you down! She is a co-founder of Beautified, a mobile app used to book appointments (with just a tap) for your same-day beauty and fitness needs. Moreover, Hannah lives her life fully as a fitness and lifestyle coach, a DJ, and model. She’s obviously a girl boss of her life!
4. Michelle Phan
She started out as a dreamer with a childlike faith and now, she’s a notable YouTube personality with over 8 million subscribers (and still counting)! I am actually an avid viewer of her video tutorials, reviews, and blogs and I can say that she really loves what she does. Her nominations and awards just proved that she’s no ordinary YouTube icon. Aside from her creative video editing skills, her voiceovers are also magical that it makes you view more of her videos. And aside from her YouTube engagement, she’s also an entrepreneur and makeup artist.
5. Tory Burch
Almost everyone knows her brand and product line but do you know the woman behind these elegant fashion pieces? Just like any other aspirant, Tory Burch started from the bottom before standing to where she is right now. It was her brilliant mind that brought her (and her brand) to Oprah and be featured just after a few months of launching her craft. Currently, she’s one of the most sought-after designers in the fashion industry and the rest they say is history.
6. Emily Weiss
She was a former Vogue assistant but eventually, she opened her doors to the wider horizon in the Internet. She made her own beauty blog, Into The Gloss, back in 2010. Eventually, it made a mark to the readers and after a few years, it was recognized as one of the most visited beauty sites because of her in-depth product reviews and interviews with makeup artists and other beauty influencers. She also launched Glossier, a beauty brand that caters the needs of a modern woman’s skin.
7. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is not only a Hollywood actress with a very pretty face and a style icon, she also founded The Honest Company. The company sells eco-friendly and natural products for babies and it’s doing pretty well. But on top of all this, Jessica is also a doting mother and she has to balance all these things which makes her a girl boss to look up to!
Hit the play button and learn from Hannah Ashton as she shares her views on how to be a girl boss:
And of course, can we ever forget The Girl Boss that started the term, Sophia Amoruso? Shoutout to the ultimate #girlboss that I look up to.
Channel out your inner girl boss and slay, ladies! May these girl bosses continue to inspire all the women of today to be who they really want to be and just go the extra mile with confidence! Share the other girl bosses you admire by leaving their stories in the comment section below!
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