In 2015, Amoruso stepped away from her role as CEO, and the following year, the brand filed for bankruptcy. During that time, however, Amoruso had written the first of her three books, the New York Times best seller #Girlboss, which she turned into her second business a few short months later. Girlboss became a digital community for ambitious women, held highly attended events—Girlboss Rallies—and produced the hit podcast, Girlboss Radio, which garnered over 20 million downloads. “Getting up again, it was so scary, but it was also really therapeutic because I worked through a lot of the things that I know I did wrong at Nasty Gal. And I got a lot of them right at Girlboss,” she says.