Women in Charge: 7 Girl Bosses to Inspire You

It’s hard to read any news lately that doesn’t feature a “girl boss” making a name for herself in any given industry – and it’s about time! Women are taking charge and making a name for themselves on their own terms, by following their passions and being unapologetic about it. If you’re in need of some inspiration to get your own venture started, look no further than these ladies who are paving the way to success and looking fabulous while doing so.

Loren Ridinger, Amber Ridinger, La La Anthony

Loren Ridinger, Amber Ridinger, La La Anthony

1. Sophia Amoruso: This entrepreneur has come a long way from her days of selling vintage clothing on eBay. The namesake is now what we know as the wildly successful online store, Nasty Gal. Sophia now boasts the title of author of #GIRLBOSS, as well as CEO & Creative Director of Nasty Gal.

Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso

2. Eva Chen: As the youngest Editor-in-Chief to take over a major fashion magazine, 34-year-old Eva Chen has earned her blessings from Conde Nast Creative Director Ana Wintour by running shopping resource Lucky Magazine with a fresh, relatable, approachable perspective.  Her morning outfit detail shots are eagerly awaited on Instagram by her hundreds of thousands of faithful followers.

Eva Chen

Eva Chen

3. Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen: It’s easy to recognize these faces as the young stars of the popular nineties T.V. series, Full House. But Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have since been working incredibly hard to prove themselves in the fashion industry as serious designers. They are now the power houses behind labels Elizabeth & James, and The Row. 

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

4. Lena Dunham: Lena Dunham is an incredibly talented woman who is taking the entertainment world by storm. At only 28, the actress, writer, and director also holds the title of Creator of the hit HBO series Girls, on which she stars alongside Allison Williams, Jemima Kirk, and Zosia Mamet. The fashion lover snagged the cover of Vogue’s February 2014 issue. 

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

5. Jessica Alba: This talented actress has taken her passion for living green and turned it into her mission as the Founder of The Honest Company, purveyor of eco-friendly products. She wanted to create a safe and healthier environment for her family and is now able to do so through her range of home and baby products for clean living. 

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

6. Amber Ridinger McLaughlin: I can’t tell you how blessed I am to be able to work with my daughter Amber and watch her pave her own path with DNA Miracles, hers and Duane’s high quality natural body care and wellness line for kids, and as Creator of Lumiere de Vie, Amber’s skincare line. Watching her make her own way to success makes me incredibly proud as a mom and fellow business woman. 

Amber and Loren Ridinger

Amber and Loren Ridinger

7. La La Anthony: La La wears many hats such as author for her latest book ‘The Love Playbook: Rules for Love,’ DJ/VJ, Actress, Clothing Designer, and you all know her in her very active role for Motives Cosmetics. But more than anything, La La is an incredibly hard worker and passionate individual who gives her all to every project she’s involved with.

La La Anthony

La La Anthony