Emilie Aries is a nationally recognized speaker and the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, an innovative personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers.
Emilie is a political organizer turned award-winning women’s leadership consultant. She has helped hundreds navigate career transition and prevent burnout. Her TED talk, “The Power of No,” shows how to set healthy boundaries and invest in sustainable long-term achievement.
Aries is a regular contributor at Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Levo League and a sought-after speaker at companies, organizations, and universities across the country.
Aries is ranked among such luminaries as Chelsea Clinton and Janet Mock in the LEVO 100, and received WIN’s Young Women of Achievement Entrepreneurship Award and the YWCA National Capital Area’s 2015 Rising Star Award.
Previously, Emilie served on national political campaigns as a digital strategist and grassroots organizer, where she trained and managed hundreds of organizers, 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 on Organizing 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.
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.
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.
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.