About Us.

Running a business can be a lonely endeavor. There are days of uncertainty and nights when it seems your to do list will never end. There are a dozen roadblocks: fees you didn’t expect, regulations you didn’t know about, moments in which you disappoint those close to you - or perhaps even yourself. There are long afternoons spent at your computer, chugging through your emails, fifth cup of coffee in hand.

But you keep going. You keep building. You keep learning and growing, becoming a better version of yourself - a more thoughtful, articulate, capable leader.

To all the women who have been there, Bossladies is for you.

We publish two magazines each year - an Autumn issue in November and a Spring issue in May. Each issue is geographically based, featuring the most interesting founders, artists, and events in one particular city. We carefully select a diverse group of women in a range of industries and share their stories with you.

In addition to the magazine, we’re also committed to hosting events that bring women together to offer encouragement, resources, and wisdom. We currently host our Work Sesh Series in LA, Chicago, Dallas, and New York.


ISSUE 01 - Los Angeles
ISSUE 02 - Los Angeles
ISSUE 03 - New York
ISSUE 04 - New York (November 2017)
ISSUE 05 - San Francisco (May 2018)
ISSUE 06 - London (November 2018)

chelsea sonksen

chelsea sonksen

Editor & Publisher  /  @bossladiesmag

Chelsea is in constant pursuit of projects that allow her to feel more connected to the humans around her. Usually this takes the form of writing personal essays or curating experiences that give us space to be unsiloed. She has books piled high on her bedside and spends a great deal of time underlining the most beautiful bits. Chelsea and her partner Pete live in Santa Monica where they spend their days building businesses side by side, learning from one another, and loving each other immensely.

Grey & Elle - Grace and Alice Yoon

Grey & Elle

Photographer & Designer / @greyandelle

Grey & Elle is the collaboration of two sisters, Grace and Alice Yoon. Grace is a photographer who specializes in documentary and portrait photography and has a passion for strange and emotional fine art photography. Alice is a designer with a background in interior design and business development. Grace and Alice are native Angelenos who thrive on traveling and exploring ways to spark their creativity.

marisa vitale

Photographer / @marisavitalephoto

Marisa is a lifestyle and portrait photographer who lives in Venice Beach with her husband, her twins, and her twin siamese cats. When she's not out traversing LA on photo shoots, you can find her cruising the neighborhood with her kids on their Bangladeshi rickshaw, questing for the perfect non-crowded hiking spot in LA, or on a road trip or international flight feeding her insatiable wanderlust.


michelle mishina

Photographer / @mishinaphoto

Michelle is a lifestyle and documentary photographer who specializes in weddings and human-interest photo essays. She studied at Art Center College of Design, and her work has been published in The New York Times, Aperture Gallery, and others. Her documentary projects include: aging Japanese-American World War II Veterans + ranching families in Northern California. 

kadie smith

Designer / @dropcapdesign

Kadie is a brand designer based in Dallas, TX. An Alabama native, Kadie made the trek to Texas in 2013 in search of new experiences and adventure. Soon after, she launched Drop Cap Design, a boutique studio where she creates brand identities for both start-ups and large corporations. Drop Cap Design is run under the belief that a company's visual message should match the quality of their work.

brandi welles

Photographer / @brandiwelles_photog

Brandi is a photographer based in Southern California who has been creating stories since she was a little girl. She feels privileged to be able to capture people's lives through the lens of her camera. Brandi lives in LA with her husband and daughter. When she's not taking photographs, she enjoys drinking coffee, making homemade kombucha, and spending time with her family.

alli koch

Artist / @allikdesign

Alli is a visual artist living in Dallas with her high school sweetheart, Landon, and their two cats. Right out of college she decided a typical office job just wouldn't be the right fit, so for the past two years she has been hustling to grow her own business. If Alli isn't in her studio creating custom illustrations, hand-lettering for weddings, or working on logos alongside DesignbyKadie, there's a good chance she is eating at Chik-fil-A.

Eileen Rosete

Eileen Rosete

Production Assistant /  @oursacredwomen

Eileen is a marriage and family therapist, yoga teacher, and founder of Our Sacred Women. In all her roles, she is passionate about helping people connect meaningfully with themselves and others, cultivating healing moments of witnessing and being witnessed. After an 8-year adventure in Chicago, Eileen is back in Southern California rediscovering the beauty of it with her husband and 19-month-old daughter.

Hayley Huotari

Photographer / @hayleyhuotari

Hayley is a photographer based in Minneapolis. She loves the ability to capture raw emotion and tell a story through an image. She thrives on the authenticity of laughter, a deep conversation, and a good cup of coffee. She is constantly seeking adventure, whether that is traveling or meeting someone new.


All of our writers, photographers, and designers are women.

We print locally, right here in Los Angeles.

We use a recycled paper and work to make our printing process as sustainable as possible.