Rebecca Minkoff built a successful lifestyle brand over two decades but as her success grew as a founder, she noticed more and more the gaps in support and mentorship for female entrepreneurs and the lack of resources available.
Determined to make a change, in 2018, Minkoff created the Female Founder Collective and teamed up with Ali Wyatt, a media specialist whose resume boasts such brands as InStyle, The Knot, Refinery29, and even Goop. Together Minkoff and Wyatt struck out to create a community of female entrepreneurs with a purpose, to connect female business owners.
Designed to create a network of female entrepreneurs, Minkoff and Wyatt explain how their collective allows female business owners to search within their industry, geography, and phase in order to connect with the most contextual resources and increase the overall financial success of all female-owned businesses.
Meet our guest:
Rebecca Minkoff is an entrepreneur with a global brand including a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry, timepieces, eyewear, and fragrance. Ali Wyatt is a veteran of the start-up world, having worked in a leadership capacity at iconic lifestyle and culture-shifting companies like Goop and Refinery29. In September of 2018, Rebecca Minkoff teamed up with Ali Wyatt and established the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women who invest in women’s financial power across a socioeconomic spectrum by enabling and empowering female-owned businesses. This organization has grown to over 9000 members and has supported women-owned businesses by giving them access to education, networks, and mentorship.