THE 5th ANNUAL GLOBAL WOMEN IN
STEM CONFERENCE AND AWARDS
Tory Burch is the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Tory Burch LLC, an American lifestyle brand. The collection includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and fragrance.
Tory launched the company in 2004 with a small boutique on Elizabeth Street in Manhattan as well as an ecommerce site. The brand’s classic and bohemian aesthetic resonated from the beginning, and has grown into a global business with more than 200 boutiques from New York to Paris and Shanghai, as well as websites in North America, Europe and Asia.
In 2015, she launched Tory Sport, a collection inspired by the grace and strength of athletes that balances high-tech functional fabrics with a classic/retro vibe. Categories include Running, Tennis, Studio, Golf, Swim, and Coming & Going.
Social responsibility was part of the business plan and is an integral part of the company. In 2009, Tory launched the Tory Burch Foundation to empower women entrepreneurs by providing access to capital, education and digital resources, as well as a Fellowship program.
A dedicated philanthropist, she also serves on several boards including the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Barnes Foundation and the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. In addition, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Tory has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the CFDA for Accessory Designer of the Year, Forbes’s Most Powerful Women in the World and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award. Her first book, Tory Burch In Color (Abrams, 2014), was a New York Times Best Seller.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art history, Tory lives in New York City with her three sons.