Women empowerment is now greatly appreciated. During the celebration of the International Women’s Day, self-made millionaire Tory Burch showed support to ambitious women. The proud feminist’s launched the #EmbraceAmbition campaign.
According to Forbes, the fashion mogul started her career as a copywriter and publicist for Ralph Lauren’s cashmere sweaters. And now, she is already one of Lauren’s competitors. She is the chairman, founder, and CEO of her own successful and multi-billion dollar fashion empire. That clearly shows that Tory Burch is indeed ambitious.
CNBC reported that Burch used to hate the word ambitious. Although this was how a lot of people describe her. Burch shared that when she joined the workforce, other people described ambitious women in a negative way.
Burch also said that the word ambition has two meanings. First is having the desire to be successful, powerful and famous. The second one is being difficult. However, when it comes to female professionals and their career goals, it usually falls in the second description.
“The word 'ambition' when associated with a man is celebrated, and with a woman, it's more derogatory and it seems a bit crass,” said Burch.
Tory Burch Foundation’s Embrace Ambition campaign was launched last March 8, International Women’s Day. She developed the said campaign in order to encourage other women. She wanted them to have the drive to pursue their career and entrepreneurship goals passionately.
The result of Burch’s campaign was indeed an amazing one. A lot of famous, powerful and encouraging people took part of it, such as Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Facebook billionaire, Sheryl Sandberg as well as philanthropist, Melinda Gates. What made it more interesting was that male allies were also featured in the video. LGBT basketball player Jason Collins and Google billionaire Eric Schmidt were part of it. Burch explained that it matters a lot to have men as part of the campaign.
The whole concept of Burch’s campaign is to encourage people of all genders to sign a pledge at EmbraceAmbition.org. This shows that they are indeed proud of their power, drive, and dreams. Aside from that, taking part of the campaign also means that you help “defend women who are criticized for being ambitious."
In other fashion world news, Jobs & Hire reported that Nordstrom’s decision to drop Ivanka Trump’s fashion line got nothing to do with politics. Nordstrom’s spokesperson said that it was based on the brand’s performance.