Sophia Amoruso Bids Adieu to Nasty Gal

Well file this under "I am very surprised": founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso, has stepped down from her current position. But never fear, friends, for she is still a #GIRLBOSS.

According to Vogue, Amoruso has vacated her position as CEO — enlisting current vice president Sheree Waterson to step in — and has opted for a mentoring role, where she will continue to oversee business.

"This is a choice that will give our team, and our business, legs," the original Nasty Gal said on the company's vlog. "And it will give me the freedom to feel that I'm using my talents at my best and highest. And for Sheree, this will unleash her incredible talent and leadership across an organization that has never been so ready. Creative and brand marketing will continue to report to me, and finance, tech, and HR will report to Sheree along with her existing team in design, merch, production, and planning."

So we can sleep easy knowing that everything Nasty Gal is still alright and standing. Amoruso also explained that her move was inspired by somebody else in "the biz."

"I see this new partnership working very similarly to how my friend Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-A-Porter, operates," she said. "She has had a CEO for quite some time, while remaining the founder and executive chairman. Natalie bleeds Net-A-Porter as I bleed Nasty Gal. I want you to know that I'm not going anywhere."

Business, you guys. Badass women making badass business moves. Have you guys read #GIRLSBOSS, by the way? Do you feel like the CEOs of your own lives yet? ([whispers] I do.)

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