Rachel Roy is the founder of her eponymous brand and a tireless activist for using your voice to encourage change and design the life you want to live. The Rachel Roy brand debuted in 2004 and for over a decade has been inspiring women to lead individual and limitless lives through courage, conviction and change. Rachel has built her ready-to-wear and accessories business into a globally recognized brand with categories including jewelry and home products. In addition to running her successful brand, Rachel is a sought after speaker on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to philanthropy and has shared her story and experiences at forums ranging from the White House to the Fortune Next Generation conference along with other various women’s empowerment summits.
Rachel and her work have been recognized by the Accessories Council with an ACE AWARD for best brand launch as well as Mattel’s 10 Women to Watch and numerous best-dressed honors including Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List. Rachel has also been recognized for her innovative brand and film work by AdWeekMedia and the LaJolla Fashion Film Festival. She has been a contributing columnist to Huffington Post and InStyle magazine. She founded Kindness Is Always Fashionable as an entrepreneurial philanthropic platform to help women artisans around the world create sustainable income for their families and communities through design projects. Rachel is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.