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A print magazine for creative, entrepreneurial women who dream big and hustle hard.
A print magazine for creative, entrepreneurial women who dream big and hustle hard.
225 backers pledged $11,662 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks so much for your interest in Bossladies Magazine.

Hopefully, with your help, we'll be able to print our first issue and begin developing content for Issue 02!

I'll quickly introduce myself, so you know who you're relying on to make this project come to life...

Hi there! I'm Chelsea.

About a year ago, I left my corporate job to delve further into editing, writing, and event planning. It's been the most inspiring, wonderful year.

I finished writing my first book, edited novels for three other authors, produced creative workshops, coordinated weddings, began refurbishing a VW bus from Brazil, and launched the bossladies project—of which I’m tremendously proud. 

I felt as though I’d been switched on. I was engaged, curious, and inspired in a way I’d never been before, and I dove into every opportunity with reckless enthusiasm. 

I was addicted to this new lifestyle, and I knew I could never go back. I began seeking out other women who were shaping their realities in similar ways. Slowly I discovered a community of women who were building their own businesses, pursuing their own ventures, and making their own rules. I had stumbled into the world of the bossladies. 

Several Featured Bossladies

These women are fiercely intelligent and full of life. They’re willing to take big risks and work long hours to make their dreams come true. I wanted to share their stories—both the successes and the inevitable struggles they encountered as they built their businesses. 

This issue of bossladies magazine is a celebration of the talented women in our home city of Los Angeles. For any woman out there who wants to launch her own venture (or who is hustling hard to make her business sustainable), I hope this collection of stories encourages you to get out there and be a bosslady! 

With immense gratitude, 
Chelsea

The ladies who helped bring Bossladies Magazine to life...

This magazine would not have been possible without the hard work, extreme talent, and friendship of these women. If you'd like to see more of their work, click their photos on bossladies.us and you'll be directed to their portfolios. 

Things about Bossladies that we're especially proud of:

  • All the magazine's content is produced by women.
  • We value photography, design, and written content equally.
  • We celebrate bold, brave, creative, wonderful women and hope to inspire a spirit of fearless entrepreneurship.
  • The magazine is produced and printed locally.

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We took the initiative to create 100% of our content before we ran the Kickstarter, and we've printed a sample run, so we're totally ready to bring this magazine to life and deliver it to your door within a matter of weeks.

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    Our eternal thanks for helping us bring the first business magazine for creative women to life.

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    Get a copy of Bossladies Magazine delivered to your door!

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    The magazine + three 4x6 art prints to hang on your inspiration wall (or mail as postcards!)

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    NETWORKER:
    The magazine + LAUNCH PARTY! Join the bossladies team and a number of the women featured in Issue 01 for a party in Los Angeles on May 22nd!

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    OUT-OF-TOWNER:
    The magazine + three 4x6 art prints + the Bossladies tote.

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    STOCKISTS:
    10 magazines to sell at your retail location (or give to all your friends). Plus, get a ticket to the Launch Party.

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    The LATTE LOVER:
    The magazine + coffee with the editor in Santa Monica (or in Maine in June!) Plus, get a ticket to the Launch Party.

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    The SATSUKI:
    An original 4x6 piece of watercolor art by the phenomenally talented bosslady, Satsuki Shibuya. Plus, get the magazine and a ticket to the Launch Party.
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    Bosslady BFFS:
    Two magazines and two Launch Party tickets.

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    The MUMU:
    One lucky backer will receive a gift bag of Show Me Your Mumu goods specially curated by bosslaides, Cologne Trude and Cammy Hebert. Plus, get the magazine and a ticket to the Launch Party.

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    The AUDREY:
    One lucky backer will receive a gift bag of Urbanic goods specially curated by bosslady, Audrey Woollen. Plus, get the magazine and a ticket to the Launch Party.

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    The JOANNA:
    Attend the 2016 Yellow Conference with this 2-day pass. Plus, get the magazine and a ticket to the Launch Party.
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    The FLORIDIAN:
    You and three friends will enjoy a 4-hour privately guided boat tour in southwest Florida near Ft. Meyers Beach. Watch for dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife with a Coast Guard-Certified Captain during your private cruise. (Valid through January 31, 2017.) Plus, get a magazine and a ticket to the Launch Party!

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    SUPER SUPPORTER:
    3 magazines, 2 Launch Party Tickets, 3 art prints, the Bossladies tote, and the Bossladies mug.

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    BOSSLADY:
    Broadcast your business or event to likeminded women across the country! With this package, we'll include your services, promo, or event in our featured list in Issue 02 (November 2016). Plus, get one copy of Issue 01 and 3 copies of Issue 02!

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    Aspiring Bosslady Content Creators:
    Work with the Editor to develop a concept and write or shoot an article for Issue 02. Plus, get 1 copy of Issue 01, 3 copies of Issue 02, and 2 Launch Party tickets.

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    Corporate Sponsorship:
    A full-spread spotlight article on your company and the way it empowers women in Issue 02 (November 2016). Plus, get 1 copy of Issue 01, 3 copies of Issue 02, and 2 Launch Party tickets.

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