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Emilie Aries is the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up. As a political organizer turned award-winning women’s development coach, she has helped thousands of women step into their power as the boss of their lives and careers. Her TED talk, “The Power of No,” details how to set healthy boundaries and invest in their sustainable success.

Aries is a sought-after speaker at companies, organizations, and universities across the country, and recently authored a forthcoming book on how young women can escape the cycle of burnout and get Bossed Up to advocate for the lives and careers they want.

Aries was ranked among such luminaries as Chelsea Clinton and Janet Mock in the Levo League’s Top 100 Extraordinary Individuals who are Redefining the World, was named the recipient of the Women’s Information Network’s Young Women of Achievement Entrepreneurship Award, and received the YWCA National Capital Area’s Rising Star Award.

Previously, Emilie has served in politics on statewide and national campaigns as a digital strategist and grassroots organizer, where she trained and managed hundreds of volunteers, helped campaigns leverage online communication technology, and smashed stereotypes about women in tech.

She earned her B.A. in political science from Brown University and completed a Fellowship studying People, Power, and Change with Professor Marshall Ganz at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Emilie is based in Washington, DC and combines her political instincts and personal experience with burnout to help women step into their power and be the boss of their lives.

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  • Emilie shared a novel perspective on the fundamental difference between being assertive versus aggressive, and provided actionable strategies to achieving long and short-term professional and personal goals in a healthy way.

    Women in Business, Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Emilie connects stories from her own experience with pragmatic advice to guide women through the barriers they will face in the workplace. Her suggestions are simple, memorable, and actionable.

    Alan Harlem
    Alan Harlem
    Brown University
  • Emilie’s ‘Boss, Not Bossy’ presentation stood out as one of the best of our 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference! The energy she brought to her talk, and to the conference as a whole, was absolutely contagious.

    Yale Women's Leadership Initiative

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