Making a pivot? Feeling stuck? Unsure of your next step?

Work with experts to develop a roadmap to the sustainable success you want – and gain the skills that will get you there.

You’ll leave this transformative weekend of expert-led training with:

  • a new professional headshot
  • our take-home workbook, full of exercises and prompts to keep you on track
  • a fun and physical Sunday morning workout
  • 6 MORE WEEKS of intensive email accountability, with a step-by-step plan for implementing lessons learned at Bootcamp
  • lifetime access to our alumni Lift Ticket back to Bootcamp!
  • and access to our growing nationwide community of Bossed Up women!

Hear real stories from our bosses

Saturday July 23 – Sunday July 24, 2016.
Now accepting applications for all 2016 Bootcamps (see application form for details)

Social Tables, 3rd Floor, 1325 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Detailed Agenda:


8:00 – 8:30 AM         Breakfast & Coffee
8:30 – 9:00 AM         Opening Remarks: Defining YOUR Boss Life

9:00 – 10:30 AM        Vision & Leadership Identity: Be the Boss
10:40 – 12:00 PM       Assertive Communication: Own Your Voice
12:00 – 1:30 PM         Break for Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 PM           Negotiation: Know Your Worth

2:30 – 3:45 PM           Mindfulness & Happiness
3:45 – 4:45 PM           Love & Relationships
5:00 – 6:20 PM          Long-Term Goal Attainment
6:30 – 8:00 PM         Bootcamp Happy Hour

9:00 – 10:00 AM       Sunday Shake It #LikeABoss! Workout
10:30 – 12:30 PM       Farewell Brunch  – mimosas on us!

NEW! Brunch Keynote
Financing Your Dreams – Get Your Money Right

Bootcamp Perks
In addition to our weekend-long programming, each attendee will also receive:

  • a polished headshot by a professional photographer
  • our take-home workbook, full of exercises and prompts to keep you on track
  • 6 WEEKS of intensive email accountability with a step-by-step plan for implementing lessons learned
  • lifetime access to our alumni Lift Ticket back to Bootcamp!
  • and online access to our fierce, nationwide community of Bossed Up women!

Meet Your Trainers:
Click on the trainer photo to read their full bio & learn more.

Emilie Aries
Emilie Aries
Bossed Up’s Founder & CEO

Divinity Matovu
Founder of MBA Mama

Jess Lyons
Jess Lyons
Life Design Coach

Lena Derhally
Lena Aburdene Derhally, MS, MA,
Licensed Love & Relationships Therapist

Michele Gordon

Miss Motivational Fitness Trainer

Ebony Ruffin
Personal Finance Expert



Pricing:  Bootcamp tuition is $399 for professionals and $199 for students & military veterans. Three-month payment plans and need-based financial aid are also available on a case-by-case basis. Mention your interest in these options in your application.

Ask your employer to sponsor you:

Bossed Up Bootcamp is an incredible professional development opportunity for high-potential female leaders. Your workplace may have a continuing education or professional development budget for employees. Create a concise, detailed proposal for your boss:

  • Provide key details of the weekend, including time off needed and cost of registration, hotel, and travel.
  • Decide together what sessions are valuable to you and your employer and offer to give a presentation to staff, work on a relevant committee, or help review a policy based on what you’ve learned.
  • Summarize with a win-win proposal – you win by developing and connecting professionally and your employer wins by having developed the leadership skills of a high-potential employee.

Download this proposal template (.doc) to get you started!

Enough is enough – let’s get you to Bootcamp, boss!

Apply Now

We accept applications for Bootcamp on a rolling basis. Submit your application below to be considered for our Bootcamp in Washington, DC.

Special thanks to our headline sponsor:



What are alumni saying about Bootcamp?


Bootcamp was a total game-changer. Being among other women who are hungry for more and getting the expert advice through workshops like negotiating have made HUGE differences in my life.Juliet
I have my Bootcamp workbook on my nightstand and refer to it DAILY! I LIVE by the principles I learned there and I wouldn’t be as motivated and effective as I am now without being a part of Bossed Up! I use the goal-setting skills we learned at home and at work – they are absolutely brilliant! This is knowledge that every woman needs to be the boss of her life!
It’s real. And it’s useful. Last week, my friend asked for a promotion and she asked me for advice on what to do. I told her some of what I learned at Bossed Up the weekend before and it was super helpful – she nailed it!
Thanks in large part to Bootcamp, when I got a job offer, I put on my best assertive voice and negotiated my salary for the first time ever. I negotiated for 5.5% more than their starting offer – almost 9% more than I was making at my last job! At the end of the negotiation, the CEO of my new company shook my hand and told me, “Well done for asking.” Bootcamp will pay for itself within a month at my new job.Gray


“Make no mistake, it is indeed a bootcamp! You are made to dig deep and be honest with yourself in a way that hurts and heals. You are empowered with the tools to bring order and progress to every section of your life. And best of all, you are not alone. You will be in the company of amazing women who will inspire you and keep you accountable on the journey. Bootcamp reminded me that when I am at my best, I am an unstoppable boss woman.”Melissa
Every speaker and every session gave me that extra confidence that I once had but recently had lost during my years in corporate America.
Instead of being lectured, each session was highly interactive, and we were encouraged to share our diverse experiences. I feel empowered, confident, and equipped to handle the successes and challenges of life.
Bossed Up came with a group of amazing women who are going to provide you the time and the space to get real on your dreams.
I walked away knowing how to own more of what I’m capable of. Everyone left feeling Bossed Up and ready to tackle the world.


If you’re feeling in a rut or like you need some motivation, Bootcamp is a must! Having a few days completely devoted to your personal and professional development and your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing is so uplifting and motivating. Jessica
Bootcamp was a challenging, thought-provoking, and emotional weekend that provided a forum for me to really think about my future and make plans.
It’s an organic experience that forces you to take a deeper look inward, allowing your boss qualities to manifest outwardly.Corinn
Sitting in a room full of dynamic, accomplished women is both humbling and reassuring. I was reminded that although each of our journeys are different, we are all navigating opportunities and challenges and can learn so much from each others experiences.