Girl Boss: Part I

From fashion to tech, it’s great to see how many #Girlbosses we have these days! Sophie Amoruso, Lauren Conrad, Jessica Alba and our very own Karina Nicole just to name a few. Each with different stories, careers and ideas but every single one of them have one thing in common: dedication. It takes long hours and determination to accomplish your goals! Many people will try to bring you down but it’s your own strong will that will take you to the top. We’ve decided to share our top #Girlbosses and some of their personal tips on making it in today's world!

Maven's Boutique LA's Owner: Karina Nicole 

Only being in the business for one year, Karina has nailed the e-commerce and pop-up retail world. Her vision was simple: create a brand with stylish, ethically made and easy to wear clothing and accessories. She works hard to research local designers using organic fabrics because Karina takes pride in what she sells and only wants the best for her customers! Her pop-up events include fun music and an upbeat vibe. Make sure you’re on the guest list for the next one!

"If I've had to sum up what I've learned this year, it is that in order to pursue your dreams you have to be willing to live outside of your comfort zone and take a leap of faith, no matter how frightening it is."  -Karina Nicole

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Actress, writer and producer: Mindy Kaling

We all loved The Office. Especially the love interest between Kelly Kapoor and Ryan! But Mindy goes far beyond her years on the hit TV show. Since then, she has directed and produced countless of episodes and even her own single-camera comedy, called The Mindy Project. She continues to appear in different TV Shows and movies and was awarded Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series at the Satallite Awards. Haters gonna hate, but that never got in the way of Mindy! “My advice is always not to focus on anyone telling you you can’t do anything or the politics of your situation, but to just focus on the situation”.

 

Author: JK Rowling

We have all read them. Maybe once, maybe twice, maybe 4 times and have the movies on repeat. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or not, it’s hard not to admit the impressive writing skills of JK Rowling.  Her challenging upbringing, only made her work harder and push her towards her goals. Of course she had a few hiccups along they way, but that didn’t stop her. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case, you fail by default”.

Vlogger: Michelle Phan

After starting a personal beauty blog in 2005, Michelle decided to take it one step further in 2007 with YouTube. Thank god she did, else we would not know how to use liquid eyeliner! Now, with a total of 7.9 million subscribers, Michelle has been listed on Forbes 30 under 30, launched a book, and collaborated with L’Oreal and Lancôme. It was all about a clear vision for her. “Just like you wouldn’t set out on a road trip without knowing if you are going east or west, you have to know what you want to accomplish. I knew I wanted to inspire women and build confidence, so everything [from that point on] was built around that goal.”



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