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Bossed Up: A Grown Woman's Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together

May 20, 2019


Emilie Aries "shows you how to own your power, know your worth, and design your career and life accordingly."

In this candid, refreshing guide for young women to take with us as we run the world, Emilie Aries shows you how to own your power, know your worth, and design your career and life accordingly. 

Young women today face an uncertain job market, the pressure to ascend at all costs, and the all-too-real fear of burning out. But the landscape is changing—and women are taking an increasingly assertive role in shaping their careers and investing in their personal sustainability.

In her book Bossed Up, Emilie Aries, a self-proclaimed recovering hot mess, details how she found her own power and worth, and was ultimately able to design her own career by becoming the founder and CEO of Bossed Up, a personal and professional training organization focused on helping women build their careers. Using her relatable journey—in which she conquered debt, a horrible relationship, and an unfulfilling job—Aries leads women towards their own happy, healthy, and sustainable life. Her candid, refreshing voice serves as a companionable and inspiring guide for young women to take with them as they run the world. 

With an understanding of the challenges and stresses that entangle young women as they embark on their own journey toward shaping their careers, Bossed Up shows readers how to:

  • Ditch the “martyrdom mindset” and get on the path to sustainable success without apology
  • Hone the self-advocacy skills needed to rise up in our imperfect, biased world
  • Understand the differences between being assertive and being aggressive—which can transform your trajectory
  • Keep burnout at bay by identifying the warning signs and prioritizing your personal wellbeing

Drawing from timely research, personal stories, and highlighting a diverse group of women from the Bossed Up community, Bossed Up is necessary reading for every young woman striving for professional and personal success.



Emilie Aries is an award-winning speaker, podcaster, writer, and the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, an innovative personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers. She is the current host of the popular podcast, Bossed Up, and former co-host of Stuff Mom Never Told You, the feminist podcast by HowStuffWorks that reached nearly 2 million listeners each month.

Previously, Emilie served on national political campaigns as an organizer and digital strategist. In 2009, she served as the youngest State Director in the nation for Organizing for America, where she helped gain support for many of the Obama Administration's policy priorities. Then, as a digital strategist, she helped 2012's most critical US Senate campaigns leverage online communication technology.

She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Brown University and completed a Fellowship on Organizing at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Emilie splits her time between Denver, CO and Washington, DC.


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