Iconic fashion designer, founder and passionate advocate for women in business. These are just a few of the reasons why we admire Rebeccca Minkoff, the tenacious, self-made designer. And, we’re proud to announce that she’ll be taking the stage at Girls in Tech Catalyst 2017, our largest annual event.
You may know Rebecca for her trendy handbags, but she has a reputation for innovating the design industry with technology. She’s disrupted traditions throughout the fashion world, fused technology with fashion, and has worked hard to open the doors of opportunity for other female founders.
Grab your ticket to Catalyst now to see Rebecca Minkoff live! Plus, see more than 50 other luminary leaders in tech take the stage. They’ll be delivering Tedx-style power presentations that you won’t want to miss (and won’t easily forget).
Here’s a few of our favorite Rebecca Minkoff facts, stories and quotes:
Her best advice: “Even if your dream seems unattainable, you can achieve it if you stay focused, driven, and diligent. Keeping good people around you—people who love you and have your best interest in mind are incredibly important.”
High-tech dressing rooms: Rebecca Minkoff stores come equipped with touch-screen technology in every dressing room. Browse through her products and effortlessly make requests with just a few taps of your fingers.
Clothes women can actually wear: Imagine that! Rebecca recently made waves at New York Fashion Week with her “see now, buy now” experiment. She showcased clothes that were accessible to women immediately. Not only is Minkoff in touch with her customer base, she’s not afraid to take the road less traveled.
She’s a gritty entrepreneur at heart: She arrived in New York City at age 18 with a dream—to make it in fashion, and she worked relentlessly to make it happen. She launched her brand with just $10K in savings in 2001. It took off for real in 2005 with a rave review in the Daily Candy. The rest is history.
She’s a huge advocate of women in STEM: Not only has Rebecca partnered with Intel to help promote the importance of women in technology, she’ll soon be launching her own program to fund retail tech in partnership with VC firm Quotidian Ventures.
Join us at Girls in Tech Catalyst to catch Rebecca Minkoff and other top leaders in tech. See the full line-up here.