March 12, 2018

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: #117 Jerico Mandybur (On Working At GIRLBOSS)

Jerico Mandybur is the editorial director at GIRLBOSS.

We recorded it in LA in the GIRLBOSS offices. You might have read the book GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso (the original founder of Nasty Gal) which was a New York Times bestseller in 2014. Jerico is currently the editorial director of Girlboss.

I had the best time in LA! thank you to Air New Zealand for my flight and Visit California for the most amazing trip. There’s lots of content going on my site in the next few weeks.

So back to – it was founded for women redefining success on their own terms. It was also founded by Sophia Amoruso. Girlboss was born from the Girlboss book that inspired a generation of women to take action in their own lives.

We talk about Jerico’s career journey up to now: she previously held senior positions at sites like Mashable (a huge online tech magazine), Oyster Magazine, MTV and ASOS.

Jerico also hosts of the podcast Self Service, and weekly guest on Girlboss Radio. Self Service is the second show to launch on Girlboss Radio. It’s described as your cosmic comfort zone where self-care is celebrated, they get real about emotions, have thoughtful, funny conversations, and astrology is discussed in a fun way.

We have a great chat about podcasting, work, astrology and imposter syndrome.

Fave quotes from the episode:

“I think there’s a huge tradition in Western Culture of dismissing anything that goes against materialist rationalist White Male Thought.”

“We really want to give equal weight to work and wellness.”

“Why hustle if you feel like shit? You need to feel good, to do good.”

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