The Girlboss Rally LA is right around the corner on April 28. Check out the 10 incredible women who will be joining us as recipients of Game-Changer scholarship.
Ahead of each rally, Girlbossawards 10 financial needs-based scholarships to women who’d love to attend the Girlboss Rally.
Below, meet the 10 incredible women who were selected to attend the rally in downtown Los Angeles, where they’ll meet likeminded hustlers, dreamers and doers, and gain insight and inspiration for their dream careers, which include ambitions across fashion, cybersecurity, community building, media, and just about everything in between.
A handful of tickets are still left for the LA rally, but they’re running out super quick-like, so head here to snag yours. And if you’ve got your sights set on the Girlboss Rally in NYC in the fall, keep an eye out for the next round of Game Changers scholarship applications right here and on our social media accounts.
Name: Amaya Logie or better known as “The Cozy Mom”
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote to live by: “Worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings.”
Big dream of career domination: All-around business woman, more or less a sassy menswear designer.
Who you’re most excited to see at the
Girlboss Rally: I’m most excited to see Bozoma St. John and Janet Mock at this year’s rally—two powerhouses!—along with all the other amazing women that’ll be in attendance!
Name: Victoria Alpha
Location: Orange County, CA
Quote to live by: “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”
Big dream of career domination: To design innovative communities across the world that put wellness and sustainability as first priority, and to aid in the redesign of schools in the US.
Who you’re most excited to see at the Girlboss Rally: Jen Gotch; I love her personality.
Name: Mónica S. Echevarría
Location: Puerto Rico
Quote to live by: “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem
“Dejarse vencer por la vida es peor que dejarse vencer por la muerte.” (“To be defeated by life is a worse fate than being defeated by death.”) — Julia de Burgos
Big dream of career domination:My main goal is to work in a production company as a producer and film director, and to eventually have my own production company. My production company will not only produce films but also events, concerts and theater plays, that would contribute to the cultural development of Puerto Rico. I would also love to open a film, music and arts school in my hometown to give others access to necessary education in the field.
Who you’re most excited to see at the Girlboss Rally: There is something about being in a room full of exceptional women that creates an extraordinary atmosphere of wanting to achieve greatness. Nothing inspires me more than learning from experiences, and connecting and sharing ideas with other creative visionaries. I’m really excited about this year’s lineup, and I’m really looking forward to hearing from all of them, especially Paola Mendoza and Sophia Amoruso.
Name: Samantha Bolet
Location: Champaign, IL
Quote to live by: “Become more aware of what’s really worth your energy.”
Big dream of career domination: Working as a cybersecurity consultant at KPMG, and supporting women in STEM-related fields.
Who I’m most excited to see at the Girlboss Rally: Sarah Sophie Flicker. I’m excited to hear her narrative on activism and how she gets the ball going on an endeavor such as the Women’s March.
Name: Austin McMichael
Location:Baton Rouge, LA
Quote to live by:“You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.” — Charles Bukowski
Big dream of career domination:Tech entrepreneur and CEO turned venture capitalist and activist. I’m passionate about so many things, so it’s easier to just leave it at this: I want to create value that makes people’s lives better; I want to drive change in our communities and ultimately the world, that moves us forward in a positive way, and I want to inspire women and girls to think bigger.
Who you’re most excited to see at the Girlboss Rally: In no particular order: Sophia Amoruso, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bozoma St. John and Sarah Sophie Flicker.
Name: Grace Tully
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote to live by: “…when you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” — Michelle Obama, 2012 DNC
Big dream of career domination: Wearing a cool pantsuit every day to work.
Who you’re most excited to see at the Girlboss Rally: All the female entrepreneurs!
Name: Holly Smith Peterson
Location: San Diego, CA
Quote to live by: “You never know.”
Big dream of career domination: Conquering ageism.
Who you’re most excited to see at the Girlboss Rally: Everyone! So much to learn, share and experience!!
Name: Leyanis Diaz
Location: Miami, FL
Quote to live by: “I’m not here to be average; I’m here to be major!”
Big dream of career domination:I plan to leave behind a legacy as a social entrepreneur, Afro-Latina influencer and host. Last year, I founded Major Marketplace, an online platform and community for minority businesses, giving them access to the tools, products, services, information and resources they need at a fraction of the price. Most minority owned businesses go out of business within the first five years, and Major Marketplace and I are on a mission to keep more minority businesses in business.
Who you’re most excited to see at the Girlboss Rally: I am most excited about seeing Sophia! I also looking forward to spending a day with and hearing from likeminded, ambitious, independent girlbosses.
Location: New York, NY
Quote to live by: “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” — Napoleon Hill
Big dream of career domination: I want to create a company that allows me to discover voices like mine for a greater cause—voices of civilians who aren’t celebrities, who aren’t heard because they don’t have a million followers. This company will share stories, create change and give back worldwide to enhance the wellbeing of all creatures.
I’m most excited to meet the women who will be speaking and allowing us to really dive into their minds and show us or educate us on things we may not otherwise know. To be able to be in a place where other women are experiencing the same desire to create themselves and expand on ideas—I’m most excited to meet all of those women.
Name: Evelyn Landeros
Location:Los Angeles, California
Quote to live by: “Girls compete with each other, women empower one another.”
Big dream of career domination:Become CEO of health care facilities in low-income areas and third world countries in order to make sure EVERYONE is receiving equal treatment, regardless of race, color, national origin and income.
Who you’re most excited about seeing at the Girlboss Rally: Sophia Amoruso, Sarah Sophie Flicker and all the other inspiring women, of course!