You already know fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff for her cute bags, her smart clothes and her amazing shoes. (Oh, the shoes.) But did you know she’s also the genius behind the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses run by women that supports women?
The idea came to Minkoff last year and came together just two months later. Now the Female Founder Collective “seal" can be found on 2.5 million products (and counting), letting shoppers easily identify and support female-founded products.
How did she launch so quickly? For both businesses she can attest that a lot has to do with the help of a handful of ride-or-die business friends. “A lot of people ask: Who is your mentor? I’m so sick of that question. I had a network of women that helped me. They weren’t mentoring me or handing me a silver platter. They were like: What do you need? How can I help?”
Here, she explains the people who have been integral to her career throughout and a nugget of wisdom she’s learned from each.