Finding My Passion in my Profession Again | #FierceFriday

Deidra is a Bossed Up Bootcamp alum who recently launched a new company that delivers a bundle of diverse children’s books each month to parents and educators looking to bring characters of color to the pages they turn in the classroom. A lifelong educational professional, at one point Deidra foun

How I Boosted My Confidence at Work | #FierceFriday

Allison came to Bossed Up Bootcamp this summer looking to boost her professional confidence so she could step up and bring her A-game to her organization. Serving as an associate at Devex, the media platform for the global development community, she was ready to take that next step beyond the “ent

One Trick for Speaking Like a Boss | #FierceFriday

Emma Bloksberg-Fireovid’s a hard-working Partnerships Manager here in Washington, DC and was just a few months into her new job at an education nonprofit when she joined us at Bossed Up Bootcamp this summer. Her goal? To gain clarity on her long-term direction and strengthen her leadership ski

How Kerriann Bounced Back from a Dead-End Job | #FierceFriday

When Kerriann came to Bossed Up Bootcamp, she was facing a fairly depressing future: her organization was in the process of being dissolved, and her position (and all the programs she’d been working on) would soon disappear. Until that fateful day, however, Kerriann had to keep plugging away, demo

How Taylor Accelerated Her Adventure | #FierceFriday

A few months ago I had the pleasure of running into Bossed Up Bootcamp alum Taylor at a DC event and she casually mentioned how she had just returned from a weekend in Paris. “Damn, girl!” I said, “That’s awesome! What were you there for?” “For Paris!” She retorted, and began telling m

Fierce Friday | How the Fashion World Almost Killed Me

Lanaysha, known to many as “L,” is a creator. She’s a professional stylist, a budding writer, and a definite hustler. Her company, LBJCo, is something she created on the side while styling affluent shoppers through her day job for one of the largest luxury retail giants in the U.S. As a rising

Fierce Friday | The Power of Focus

When Kenya came to Bossed Up Bootcamp she found herself juggling many goals, but with no game plan on how to execute them. She was looking to make more of an impact and reconnect with the work that fueled her passion, but that left her riddled with a crazy-long TO DO list. We’ve all been […