Tory Burch, through her Foundation promotes women entrepreneurs like Emily through access to capital, entrepreneurial education and mentoring.
Tory Burch, mum of 2, is an American fashion designer, businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of her own brand, Tory Burch LLC. She was listed as the 73rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in 2015.
Tory Burch began her fashion label – “TRB by Tory Burch”, in February 2004, launching it with a retail store in Manhattan’s Nolita district. Most of the inventory sold out on the first day!
When Oprah Winfrey endorsed her line on The Oprah Winfrey Show in April 2005, calling Burch “the next big thing in fashion”, Burch’s website received eight million hits the following day.
Since launch, the company has grown to include 250 Tory Burch stores worldwide, including flagships in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Munich, Tokyo and Seoul.
The fashion line, which encompasses ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home decor, and a fragrance and beauty collection, is also carried at over 3,000 department and specialty stores worldwide, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s, as well as Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Galeries Lafayette, Lane Crawford, and Isetan.