Definition of a #GirlBoss

What is a Girl Boss?

Lately, I see lots of women starting, owning and operating successful companies and brands. I’m super proud of how far women have come and the amount of success I see daily. I am, however, not so proud of the way in which women with businesses kind of shame the idea of working a 9 to 5, or having multiple jobs or being a housewife. Just because it’s not for you, doesn’t make it wrong or any less fulfilling.  I find the misuse of the term #GIRLBOSS discouraging. What does this mean to you? What are the requirements to call yourself a #GIRLBOSS?


Being a #GIRLBOSS is less about what you have and more about who you are.


#GIRLBOSS = Happiness

 Doing things to appease the masses is not what being a GB is about. If changing diapers and taking care of your family while your husband goes to work makes you happy, then by all means, be the boss of that! If you went to school for years to get a college degree and your goal was to get a 9 to 5, then do that. If you want to spend less time working and more time enjoying life, then do what you need to make that happen. Everyone does not want to be a boss. Everyone does not desire to endure the struggles of being an entrepreneur. Social media has made portraying the bossy lifestyle to be alluring and fun all the time. Well, it’s not. There have been PLENTY of times in my entrepreneurial pursuit of success,  when I didn’t know where my next client was coming from or I had to run a special so that I could buy groceries or pay my car payment or my rent. Plenty of times I wished I had the security of a job to pick up the slack of my underperforming business. Plenty of times I was thankful I had somewhere to work for 40 hours a week to support my dreams. But I was doing the things that made me happy and my clients could see that so I continued to get support and grow. 

#GIRLBOSS = Attitude

 If you have a 9 to 5, a part time job, are a housewife…even if you don’t have a job or you want to start a business. I truly appreciate you. One thing I don’t understand about the whole misconception of what a GB is, is the superiority complex of women business owners over non women business owners. 90% of my clients work a 9 to 5. Why would I ever want them to feel insecure about how they earn the money that they spend with my company?

#GIRLBOSS = Generosity

The goal is to make sure that everyone wins. In this GB society, we want all women to prosper. So teach, attend events, and buy products and fellowship with other GB’s. Be confident and secure enough to know that there is room for everyone to make it to the top.

A girl boss can have many different meanings. To me, it is someone who knows her worth and her standards. She works hard for what she wants and even when there isn’t a way, she finds one. She is her biggest fan and she never gives up on her dreams, her friends or her family. She has a generous heart and a willingness to help others. She is able to clap for others success and be genuine about it. She doesn’t complain about the things that she does not have, she gets up and she works for it. She perseveres and learns lessons from all of her shortcomings. She doesn’t compare herself to others, she just focuses on her end goal. She’s open and vulnerable to criticism. She is a self-motivator and she doesn’t let her struggles overcome her. She find’s reward in hard work. She doesn’t worry about what other people think of her life and she has the strength to let go of the things that hold her back.



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