You’re not just imagining it—entrepreneurs are the new rock stars. But the always-on lifestyle doesn’t come naturally to everybody. Enter Nicole Lapin, the TV finance guru whose cheeky new book, Boss Bitch, is a 12-step plan for kicking your career into gear. In Boss Bitch, she aims to educate, walking young women through the stages of career development and startup drama, all with a digestible wit and a plenty of b-words thrown in for good measure. Here, she shares a few of the (ahem) boss bitches who have made an impact on her as she continues to make her mark on the business world.
Author/news anchor Nicole Lapin visits Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on April 3.
“My most favorite lady crush is Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx. She’s endorsed the book and also has a couple stories in the book where I embarrass myself in front of her, which is apparently what I do. She’s totally self made—she started with a fax machine in her apartment."
"Katie Couric, for being able to transition from news to a bunch of different things—Yahoo, nightly news, morning news, talk show—and finding a balance between business and TV, which is kind of my jam."
"Lavinia Errico, who started Equinox. I bow down to her all day. She’s totally self-made as well, and they sold Equinox for a ton of money to Related."
"Other people I bow down to are Brit Morin from Brit + Co and Julie Aigner-Clark, who started Baby Einstein."