20: Slow living and work, pivoting your brand, and celebrating women entrepreneurship and creativity with Chelsea Sonksen of Bossladies Magazine and Eredita

Portrait by  GREY + ELLE .

Portrait by GREY + ELLE.


You are in for such a treat today. I got to sit down with my dear friend Chelsea Sonksen, founder of Bossladies Magazine. Chelsea is a talented writer, community builder, and someone who I very much look up to as a mentor and friend. Her brand, Bossladies, has attracted a loyal community and has featured some of the most talented creatives and entrepreneurs across the country. I am constantly inspired by Chelsea and her thoughtful approach to work— I know you will gain so much from this episode.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How and why she started Bossladies

  • What Chelsea learned from interviewing over 100 women for the magazine

  • How Chelsea defines success

  • The story behind Work Sesh, her weekly gathering of entrepreneurial women

  • The importance of community in entrepreneurship

  • Chelsea’s experience working with her life partner

  • How her brand is pivoting and evolving

  • Building a visually appealing brand

  • Chelsea’s “please stop shouting” approach to marketing

  • They way Chelsea is changing her relationship to work

  • Chelsea’s approach to slow, thoughtful living

  • How and when to center money in your business

All the deets:

  • Hop over to Bossladies to see Chelsea’s work, sign up for Work Sesh, and order previous editions of the (gorgeous) magazine.

  • Say hi to Chelsea over on Instagram at @bossladiesmagazine, and keep an eye there for details about Eredita’s launch in Spring 2019.

  • Tag me (@saraweinreb) and Chelsea on Instagram with your favorite takeaways from the episode!

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