CEO & Designer, Tory Burch
Tory Burch is CEO and designer of the women’s sportswear brand Tory Burch. She began her career working for such influential designers as Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, and Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe. Recognizing an underserved market for chic, beautifully made clothing and accessories at a more accessible price point, she began developing her own fashion label, opening her first boutique in lower Manhattan in 2004. Today, Tory Burch is a thriving global business with stores in more than 50 countries. Her collection is also carried at more than 1,000 independent retailers worldwide, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s. An avid philanthropist, Burch launched the Tory Burch Foundation in 2009; the foundation supports women entrepreneurs in the US through small business loans, mentoring, and education.