Top motivational keynote speaker and female entrepreneur for hire Tory Burch is the creator behind Tory Burch, LLC., a fashion line that has become one of the most recognizable women’s lifestyle brands in the world today. The line has grown to include shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, signature fragrances, home décor and more with over 180 stand-alone retail stores worldwide. The growth of her brand and her own personal stories have been a source of inspiration for many audiences during keynotes at recent women’s conferences, trade shows, business forums and other special events.
Tory has always had an eye for design and she began her career in the industry working for well-known fashion designer Zoran and Harper’s Bazaar magazine. She began to move up the ranks when she worked in public relations for industry leading companies such as Vera Wang and Polo Ralph Lauren. All the while she was gaining valuable, well-rounded experience in all aspects of creating a successful business in the fashion industry.
In February of 2004, Tory launched her first Tory Burch retail store in Manhattan. The store could barely keep product on the shelves! It was then she knew she had struck home with women interested in a new style of preppy, chic wardrobe for all seasons. Her brand caught the eye of none other than Oprah Winfrey and the Tory Burch website received 8 million hits following Tory’s guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2005.
In addition to her retail stores, Tory’s fashion line is also carried in over 3,000 department and specialty stores around the world. In 2009, Tory created the Tory Burch Foundation which provides young businesswomen with small business loans and entrepreneurial training programs. She is currently listed at #73 on Forbes’ list of The 100 Most Powerful Women. Tory revels in the opportunity to give back and has worked on the board of directors for the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Startup America Partnership and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to name a few.
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