Mary Alice Stephenson got her start working under Anna Wintour, and then went on to raise the ranks at Vogue, Allure, Esquire, and Harper’s Bazaar, styling the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Renee Zellweger, and more! But after 25 years in the industry, she decided to make a pivot. Mary Alice stops by the podcast to talk about her incredible non-profit, Glam4Good, which uses the power of fashion and beauty to instill confidence in those living in underserved communities and unfortunate circumstances (high schoolers going to prom, hospital patients, interview candidates, and so much more!). Mary Alice and Robin discuss the power of self-esteem, the impact of giving back, and how YOU can easily get involved in these incredible initiatives. This is a feel-good episode that will have you wanting to use your GLAM for GOOD!
Mary Alice Stephenson, CEO of Glam4Good:
Mary Alice Stephenson is a renowned fashion and beauty expert, style commentator, humanitarian and the founder and force behind GLAM4GOOD. Her resume includes the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines as well as Hollywood’s elite. In addition, she is consultant and spokesperson for a number of pop culture’s influential brands.
Stephenson has performed a variety of creative services including fashion consulting, styling, creative direction, and commentary for global brands and media outlets. Stephenson has served as a style advisor, consultant or spokesperson for a number of brands including American Express, Intel, Sally Hansen, Amazon, Rembrandt, Maidenform, Estee Lauder, Unilever, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, Ann Taylor, MAC Cosmetics, Coty, NBC’s USA Network, Kohls, Carolina Herrera, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, HSN, DKNY and PVH Corporation.
For over fifteen years, Stephenson has volunteered as the National Fashion Ambassador for Make A Wish where she managed, produced and granted countless fashion-related wishes for children struggling with life-threatening illnesses. Seeing the power and impact of these fashion experiences, Stephenson launched the empowerment platform GLAM4GOOD and the GLAM4GOOD Foundation to use style to make a social impact. GLAM4GOOD harnesses the healing power, joy, and attention that fashion and beauty can bring to honor courage, ignite self-esteem, raise awareness and inspire social conscience. The GLAM4GOOD foundation has empowered thousands of women and their families across the country with their self-esteem building initiatives that donate millions in clothing and personal care essentials and services as well as raise awareness for numerous causes.
Stephenson has been the recipient of many awards and honors including Life Camp’s Deepak Chopra Visionary Award, Birch Family Services Voice Of Hope Honor, Make A Wish’s Chris Greicius Celebrity Award, Help USA’s Help Hero Award, and the Most Innovative People Award by The United Nation’s World Summit Of Innovation for GLAM4GOOD. Stephenson was honored to participate in the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Fashion Education Workshop at the White House as part of Mrs. Obama’s Reach Higher initiative. Stephenson co-hosted GLAM4GOOD’s first international initiative, a Joining Forces, GLAM4GOOD event with the former First Lady Michelle Obama. Stephenson currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Mayor Bill de Blasio on The New York City Mayor’s Fund as well as the Board of Advisors for High School of Fashion Industries also in New York City.
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