Liz Forkin Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs and the author the book Beginner’s Pluck: Build your life of purpose, passion and impact now.
Bruce Turkel : All About Them
Bruce has helped create some of the world’s most compelling brands : Hasbro, Nike, American Express, Charles Schwabb, Citicorp, Discovery Networks, Bacardi, Sol Melia Hotels, Azamara Club Cruises.
Xenia Tchoumi : Digital Marketing Expert
Xenia Tchoumi is a digital entrepreneur, fashion influencer, and an internet branding sensation based in London.
Xenia’s social media and web magazine now produces daily content that is read by over 7.4 million fans. On Instagram, she is highly paid by some of the world’s leading fashion brands to flaunt their products to her 1.4 million followers.
Alexis Maybank : Co-Founder of Gilt Groupe
Alexis Maybank is a savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur that has had a hand in building some of the largest online shopping experiences in the world today. She is lauded for her position as the co-founder and Chief Strategic Officer of the Gilt Groupe. Gilt’s exciting online shopping space was the first to feature flash sales of today’s top designs for men, women, children while also featuring a home goods and travel section.
Blake Mycoskie : Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS
Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One, which has turned into a global movement. Since it began in 2006, TOMS has given ten million pairs of new shoes to children in need.
Sara Blakely Speaker : SPANX
Sara Blakely, a female entrepreneur without parallel, is the founder of Spanx, the slimming undergarments for women, which made her the youngest female self-made billionaire in the world.
Tory Burch : Fashion Empire
A vintage tunic from a Paris flea market. Interior designer David Hicks’ graphic style. American sportswear. A television commercial encouraging you to be bold and follow your dreams. The Tory Burch story could begin at any number of starting points.
Kenneth Cole : Fashion Tycoon
Kenneth Cole has built a 150 store-strong retail empire, uniting his fashion instincts and business acumen with his philanthropic convictions. Mr. Cole’s influence reaches far beyond the world of fashion – he has been a dynamic advocate for many causes ranging from initiatives for the homeless to his work as Chairman of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR).
Daymond John : Shark Tank
A young entrepreneur, an industry pioneer, a highly regarded marketing expert, and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John. Over the last 20 years, Daymond has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to one of the most sought after branding experts, business, and motivational speakers in the country.
Grace Coddington : American Vogue
“If Wintour is the Pope . . . , Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year,” Time magazine said in 2009, after Vogue’s creative director rather unexpectedly was launched into the public consciousness by the hit documentary The September Issue.
Lauren Bush Lauren : World Hunger
Lauren Bush started her work as an Honorary Spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP) in 2004, when she helped to launch their Universities Fighting Hunger initiative. Over the past four years Lauren has traveled to many countries with WFP and UNICEF to learn about the realities of poverty and hunger firsthand.
Bobbi Brown : Makeup Tycoon
Bobbi Brown is a professional makeup artist and the founder and CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Brown has written eight books about makeup and beauty. As a successful makeup artist with access to everything in the market, Bobbi found nearly all products looked too artificial, making it impossible to create a gorgeous, no-makeup look. Bobbi’s big breakthrough was her first American Vogue cover. The image was shot by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier and featured the soon-to-be-supermodel Naomi Campbell, made up by Bobbi Brown.