The year was 1964. I was thirteen years old and riding solo on a Greyhound bus from Clearwater,Florida to Marion,Virginia. Somewhere in South Carolina a young woman sat next to me.
She was very excited. She had just gotten a full set of dentures. Our conversation made a lasting impression on me. Not because she got dentures --at the time I didn't think that was too weird--my grandparents had them. No, what I remember is that she called her boss the boss man.
I have no idea why that phrase cranked my motor but it still does. So when I recently saw that Boss Lady had joined the Blogher Blog Roll I had an immediate urge to check them out.
As their tag line indicates, Boss Lady exists "because women run businesses." Although this blog is relatively young-- it is a reincarnation of sorts. Boss Lady's Bosses...Lauren Bacon and Emira Mears have been producing Soapboxgirls, first as an ezine and then as a blog, since 2000.
While Soapboxgirls discussed a wide variety of issues of interest to women, Boss Lady is very targeted--focusing on the issues that are of interest and importance to women business owners. In addition to starting the blog, Bacon and Meirs are also co-authoring a book, called Boss Lady.
You might expect, as we did once, that the world would be full of books on this subject, because there are just so darned many women doing business with creativity, intelligence, and style… but the fact is, no one in the publishing world seems to have cottoned on to the fact that more and more women are heading out on their own to pursue their passions as entrepreneurs. At least, that's what we’re hoping. We’d love nothing more than to be the first to champion what we think is the most fun you can have while making a living. We started this website as a living guide to business, Boss Lady style. You can expect to find our thoughts and ruminations on business, updates on our book-writing and -publishing adventures, profiles of women-run businesses, resources for women entrepreneurs, and more than likely ideas on a few other assorted topics.