[the problem]: women are burning out

To invest in our professional longevity, we must invest in our personal sustainability.

The Core Concepts

Analysis to Action: Laquanda’s #FierceFriday Story

When Laquanda and her good friend Ileana came to Bootcamp, they were both feeling trapped in jobs at call center, daydreaming together between cubicle walls. They spent their shifts talking about “one day” pursuing careers they would love, which for Laquanda meant exploring the PR world as a communications strategist.   But Laquanda, ever the researcher and planner, was stuck… Read more →

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Dec. 6: Bootcamp returns to DC!

When: Saturday December 6, 2014 & Sunday December 7, 2014. Where: The New Organizing Institute, 1133 19th St NW #850, Washington, DC 20036. Scroll down for detailed directions & lodging. Saturday December 6 8:00 – 8:30 AM          Breakfast & Coffee 8:30 – 9:00 PM          Welcome & Opening Remarks: Defining YOUR Boss Life | Emilie Aries 9:00 – 10:30 AM… Read more →


Gaining the Respect of the Old Boys Club: Molly’s #FierceFriday Story

When Molly moved to Washington, DC after college, she was without friends in the area and soon found herself hobbling around on crutches following knee surgery. Despite these post-grad road bumps, Molly was excited to step into a leadership role at a young age and lead a nationwide coalition of advocacy groups across the nation working to protect social security.… Read more →


#FierceFriday: How Ashley Started Living for the Long-Term

When Ashley joined us at Bootcamp, she had already been pursuing her passions on the side for quite a while. On top of her award-winning work in multimedia journalism, Ashley launched and led RIZZARR, an inspirational social blog network for millennials. It was mainly something she was pursuing for fun – a side hustle that allowed her to pursue her… Read more →

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#FierceFriday: When sustainability requires solitude

When Joanna joined us at Bossed Up Bootcamp, she was in the midst of the biggest transition of her life: a divorce. Coming to Bootcamp meant coming to terms with the split in a social context for the first time.  Standing amongst her fellow bosses at the end of the weekend, everyone had a turn to ask for one way… Read more →