Entrepreneurship Book Club Q&A with Rebecca Minkoff
The Troesh Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is proud to announce its first Entrepreneurship Book Club event of the Fall 2021 semester. We will be hosting a virtual Q&A with Rebecca Minkoff, the author of Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success.
Space is limited to 25. This event and book will be provided by the center.
The book will be available to be mailed or for pickup at the Troesh Center in Beam Hall 205, TBD. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you would like the book mailed to you or when you would like to pick up the book.
Please read the book in October and we will do a live Q&A with the author on October 29th at 10 a.m.!
Biography of Rebecca Minkoff:
An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s modern bohemian designs are inspired by strong, confident, and powerful women who embody the effortless, free spirited lifestyle.
After developing an affinity for design while in the costume department in high school, Rebecca Minkoff moved to New York City at age 18 to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
In 2001, Rebecca designed a version of the “I Love New York” t-shirt as part of a five-piece capsule collection, which appeared on The Tonight Show and became an overnight sensation.
In 2005, Rebecca designed her first handbag, which she dubbed the “Morning After Bag,” a.k.a. the “M.A.B.” This iconic bag ignited Rebecca’s career as a handbag designer and inspired the brands expansion into a lifestyle brand in the years to come. Rebecca’s success was further accelerated by the support of her brother, the company’s CEO and co-founder, Uri Minkoff, who helped usher in and pioneer the company’s industry-leading innovations with technology and fashion.
After four years of designing statement-making handbags and accessories with her trademark leathers, studs and hardware, Rebecca returned to her roots of apparel design and introduced her first ready-to-wear collection in 2009.
Today, Rebecca Minkoff is a global brand with a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry, timepieces, eyewear, and fragrance.
In 2011, Rebecca won industry recognition when she was awarded the Breakthrough Designer Award from the Accessories Council. She is an active member of the CFDA and supports multiple philanthropies such as Every Mother Counts, Baby 2 Baby, and the Fashion Foundation.
In the Summer of 2018, Rebecca launched a podcast, Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff. The podcast focuses on the incredible stories of resilience, failure, and success by luminaries such as Katie Couric, Bozoma St. John and Jessica Alba. The podcast is consistently in the top 100 of her categories and has launched the #superowmen tribe across the world.
In September of 2018, she established the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women who invest in women’s financial power across a socio-economic spectrum by enabling and empowering female owned businesses. This organization has grown to over 9000 members and has supported women owned business by giving them access to education, networks and mentorship. Companies in this collective have gone onto raise over 15m in seed funding and taken their companies to higher levels of success.
As of 2021, the global fashion designer became a bestselling author with her first book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. The book chronicles Rebecca’s story of hard work and determination with valuable life lessons that work as a roadmap to meeting challenges and overcoming fear.
Rebecca is married to director Gavin Bellour, and they reside in Brooklyn with their three children.
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