ABOUT US

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ABOUT US

We here at Like a Boss Girls are focused on giving young women the information, inspiration, and support they need to lead their best lives.

 

Between our digital platforms and IRL workshops and events, Like a Boss Girls wants to help women help each other make a living, make a difference, and make it big.

Our team—a.k.a. the Bossery—are experienced media professionals, writers, and a variety of content experts. Our Community Partners are non-profits, entrepreneurs and corporate companies.

We’re jazzed about empowering ladies to share their experience and expertise to help other women do good, make good, succeed, and maybe one day, lead.

So Boss Girls, join us! In the words of one of the all-time bossiest babes ever, Queen Bey, “Ladies, it’s time to get in formation!”


The Team

Marla Isackson

Chief Boss

Marla Isackson

Marla Isackson is a seasoned marketing executive with over 25 years’ experience creating innovative marketing campaigns for world-famous brands including Citibank, American Express, Barnes & Noble, and WebMD. A longtime passionate supporter of womens’ initiatives, Marla is the founder of Like a Boss Girls (likeabossgirls.com), a website providing young women the tools, information and inspiration they need to define, explore and connect with their goals — including finding (or creating) their dream job, becoming entrepreneurs, social activists, leaders, basically pursuing success however they may define it.

BEST PIECE OF PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED

“Challenge your limits. Don’t limit your challenges” quote by Jerry Dunn

WHAT PLACE DO YOU WANT TO VISIT NEXT

Croatia and Italy

FAVORITE BOOK

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone; The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro

Lucy Ross

Editorial Director

Lucy Ross

I’m a midwestern girl who believes in 3 things:

  • + kindness
  • + the power of asking yourself ‘why the heck not?!”
  • + the knowledge that life has the capacity to be absolutely miraculous

As a digital nomad I split my time between Aspen, St. Louis, Florida, Connecticut, and whatever cities abroad are calling my name (currently Budapest and Prague!). My goal is to empower you to consciously create your days and dreams. You can. Because we’re living in an entrepreneurial golden age.

BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE EVER RECEIVED:
a thoughtful handwritten note goes a looooong way

FAVORITE BOOK:
“Why Not Me?” by Mindy Kaling AND “The $100 Start Up” by Chris Guillebeau

WHAT PLACE DO YOU WANT TO VISIT NEXT
India!!

Tyler Young

Twitter Boss

Tyler Young

I am originally from Travelers Rest, SC. Yes, this place exists. I work up and down the east coast as a freelancer with a goal of landing out west. My undergraduate degree is in Mass Communication with a concentration in broadcast. After four years of working as a news producer, I was called to do something greater; bring joy through writing. I literally went into the bathroom one day and said, “God, I’m tired of crying over this job. This is my last time praying about it.” Thirty minutes later, I typed out my resignation letter and here I am, two years later still standing. My future ambition is to be Norman Lear with melanin and breasts. I guess sitcom creator sounds better.

BEST PIECE OF PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED
“It’s your vision, no one else is supposed to see it.”

WHAT PLACE DO YOU WANT TO VISIT NEXT
Vegas baby!

FAVORITE BOOK
“God Don’t Like Ugly”

Lisa Beebe

Writer

Lisa Beebe

Lisa Beebe is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. She regularly volunteers with WriteGirl, a nonprofit organization that matches women writers with teenage girls for creative writing mentoring.

BEST PIECE OF PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED

Never read the comments.

WHAT PLACE DO YOU WANT TO VISIT NEXT

Paris

FAVORITE BOOK

The YA novel I’m writing

Maura Bonini

Facebook Manager

Maura Bonini

My name is Maura Bonini and I am a Bay Area-raised New York-based actor whose heart is split between NYC, London, and The Gambia. Like A Boss Girls is a community like no other and I am ecstatic to join this incredible team of women.

BEST PIECE OF PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED

Bring passion to everything you do.

WHAT PLACE DO YOU WANT TO VISIT NEXT

I need to get to Venice before it sinks!

FAVORITE BOOK

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Samantha Berg

Instagram Strategist

Samantha Berg

Seasoned marketing executive focused on: developing compelling brands; identifying & delivering profitable value propositions; and driving acquisition, retention and referrals through breakthrough campaigns. Committed to fostering entrepreneurship and new ideas, particularly among women and minorities.

BEST PIECE OF PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED
“Not in his goals, but in his transitions man is great.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

WHAT PLACE DO YOU WANT TO VISIT NEXT
Cuba

FAVORITE BOOK
The War of Art (main course) and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (dessert)

Dixie Laite

Branding Consultant + Writer

Dixie Laite

I’m a freelance writer, speaker and digital content strategist, and at one time or another I have been a bodybuilder trainer, a mechanical bull operator, a bad waitress, and a great a Second Grade teacher.

I have worked as the Senior Editorial Director at Teen Nick, have worked for Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart and Big Bird, and appeared on-air as “TV’s Dixie” on Oxygen’s daily 90-minute live show, Pure Oxygen. I was also Editorial Director at Nickelodeon’s Noggin where I created and wrote songs for the channel’s animated hosts, Moose A. Moose and Zee. I live in New York City with my long-suffering husband, 2 spoiled dogs, 4 noisy parrots, and a stuffed two-head duckling named Bobsy.

I thinks girls are awesome. (And pie. Pie is awesome, too.) I am a classic film know-it-all, a slobbery animal lover, and I blog at the Lost Art of Being a Dame.

Debra Angilletta

Chief Financial Officer

Debra Angilletta

Debra and her team of bookkeepers, accountants & digital marketers support CEO’s in growth stage companies to strengthen cash flow, maximize profits, and position yourself for a lifetime income, acquisition, or deeper impact in your marketplace.

 

BEST PIECE OF PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED
Remember the Golden Rule – those who have the gold, make the rules!

WHAT PLACE DO YOU WANT TO VISIT NEXT
Ibiza

FAVORITE BOOK
Profit First!

Kay Lucas

Director of Brand + Media Partnerships

Kay Lucas

Jessica Dalen

Webmaster

Jessica Dalen

Canadian-made BossGirls webmaster, living in the capital and often burning the midnight oil at the office or at the cottage. Owner of Dalen Design, a full stack web design and development company with 100% distributed digital team.

BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE EVER RECEIVED:
“A year from now you may wish you had started today”

FAVORITE BOOKs:
The Disappearance of the Universe / The Name of the Wind

WHAT PLACE DO YOU WANT TO VISIT NEXT
Peru or anywhere snorkel-friendly