Over the past few years there has been a noticeable boost in the voice of female entrepreneurs with what some call the “Girl Boss Movement”. Here at Social Studio Shop, we use terms like “boss babe” and “girl boss” daily, because we are so impressed by the level of creativity and entrepreneurship we see from our friends, clients, and followers. It’s a wonderful community that has been built around supporting each other’s aspirations, creativity and goals and we couldn’t love it anymore!
But what does “girl boss” mean to you? For us, it means many different things. Boss babes come in all shapes and sizes, but there are a few key characteristics that make up our ultimate girl boss inspiration.
They Get Their Hands Dirty
When you’re a boss babe, there’s no task too big or too small. Whether you’re starting your own business or you’re working for a large corporation, the ultimate girl boss knows she’ll do what needs to be done for the good of the team. They are willing to give and know the value of that work only makes them stronger as an entrepreneur.
They Set Goals, Big + Small
In order to succeed, you have to know what you want. Once you’ve decided on what your passion is, it’s time to start setting some goals. Boss babes set big, giant goals for themselves, and smaller goals to help them get there. It’s not enough to set just one big goal, there needs to be accountability along the way. A dedicated girl boss sets herself up for success with every single step.
They Leave the Entitlement + Ego at the Door
If you’re getting your hands dirty at the ground level, there’s no room for ego or entitlement. A girl boss understand that you get what you work for, nothing good is just handed to you. This also makes them the ultimate team player because they never let their ego get in the way of what is best for the team.
They Dream Big
Whether you’re a creative entrepreneur or looking to become President of the United States, a boss babe is a dreamer and is willing to work hard for those dreams. This means taking control of your own life and allowing yourself to think outside the box and cultivate a life for yourself that you truly love and value. A girl boss does not allow herself to get stuck in a rut because she is constantly chasing new dreams that keep her excited and motivated.
They Know What They Stand For
A true girl boss knows what she values and won’t allow anyone to convince her otherwise. Strong women take the time to pay attention to what matters and cultivate their values. This also means being flexible and not holding onto ideals or values that no longer fit in with your life as you grow and change. By being rooted in what you stand for it’s so much easier to make decisions in your day-to-day life and feel confident in your choices.
They Invest in Themselves
A happy and healthy boss babe is a successful boss babe! Whether it’s learning a new skill, pushing themselves to go the extra step, going to the gym, or even indulging in a weekly spa visit, a girl boss knows that it is so important to take care of yourself first. By making investments in yourself and your life, you’re setting yourself up for a happy, successful future.
We are motivated each day by all of the amazing women we connect with and we are so grateful for the constant inspiration to become better boss babes. We know better than anyone that strong women don’t always feel smart, beautiful or successful, but thanks to an amazing community of gals who are constantly growing and succeeding, there’s never a lack of support. We hope you will all continue chasing your passions and becoming the bossiest boss babe that ever lived!