Rachel Roy is the founder & creative director of her eponymous brand and a tireless activist for using your voice to encourage change and to design the life you wish to live. Created in 2004 the Rachel Roy brand has inspired women to lead individual and limitless lives through courage, conviction, and action.
Rachel has built her ready-to-wear and accessories business into a globally recognized brand with product categories including contemporary, curvy, dresses, outerwear, jewelry, intimates and swim.
Rachel is a member of the Council
of Fashion Designers of America.
"Every choice we
make, small or
large, we are in
designing the type
of life we live."
Rachel is a sought after speaker on entrepreneurship and philanthropy and has shared her story at forums ranging from the White House to the Fortune Most Powerful Women conference to other women’s empowerment summits. Rachel founded Kindness Is Always Fashionable, an entrepreneurial philanthropic platform to help women artisans around the world create sustainable income for their families and communities. Rachel nurtures young design talent globally through her work with the Who’s Next/Vogue Mexico, WoolMark Prize and CFDA incubator programs. She is an advisor to World of Children a national non-profit organization that serves underprivileged children.
Rachel has been recognized by the
Accessories Council with an ACE AWARD for best brand launch as well as Mattel’s 10 Women to
Watch and numerous best dressed honors including Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List. Rachel has also
been recognized for her innovative brand and film work by AdWeek Media and the LaJolla Fashion Film
Festival. She has been a contributing
columnist to Huffington Post and InStyle magazine. Rachel’s work has been featured
on CNN, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times,
The Washington Post, USA Today, and numerous other publications.