Top Female CEOs of the 2012 Inc. 500

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Sophia Amoruso, Founder and CEO

Nasty Gal
Los Angeles

No. 13
2011 Revenue: $22.9 million
Three-Year Growth: 10,160%

In 2006, at 22 years old, Sophia Amoruso wasn’t happy working for a salary and wanted to do something creative, so she founded Nasty Gal, which specializes in selling new and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories online. "I trusted my gut along the way, and I think that’s the biggest asset that anyone can bring," Amoruso says. She’s inspired by her loyal customers who helped her grow Nasty Gal from an eBay store to top-selling e-tailer.