In this edition of Inside View with Kelly Rutherford we get a glimpse of the Alice + Olivia showroom and an in depth interview with CEO and Creative Director Stacey Bendet. Her company employs over 300 women and has built its brand on empowering women. Watch the interview below.
Alice + Olivia CEO and Creative Director Stacey Bendet on Empowering Women
Alice + Olivia is also known for its extended maternity leave and encourages women when they return to the office after giving birth. Stacey Bendet got backlash after returning to work six days after having her baby. She explains returning quickly was a choice she made as it was a creative outlet for her and she loves working. Stacey created Alica + Olivia in 2002 with the mission to "create the perfect pair of pants" and admits she learned a lot on the job. Watch the rest of the interview below to hear what led to Stacey's success.
Stacey Bendet on Gives Advice to Entrepreneurs
Stacey's advice to young women today interested in starting their own business is to focus on what you know. If you start from a place of positivity it will allow you and those around you to create. Alice + Olivia clothing is worn by many celebrities but Stacey admits she was most excited when The First Lady, Michelle Obama, wore a full Alice + Olivia ensemble.