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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
Tory Burch Foundation
Our Purpose: Empowering Women

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Working at Tory Burch

Founded in 2004 in New York City, Tory Burch is an American luxury brand known for beautiful, timeless pieces and rich storytelling that evokes optimism and joy. Tory is a fashion designer who draws inspiration from her parents’ effortless style, the worlds of travel, art, and interiors, and women globally. The collections include ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear, accessories, jewelry, home, and beauty. Empowering women is the company’s guiding principle, underpinning the design philosophy and company culture, and driving the work of the Tory Burch Foundation. Every team member is integral to the company’s unique culture and continuing evolution.

An Ambitious Vision

From the beginning, Tory’s vision was to start a company to drive social change. Her concept—a lifestyle collection with a designer aesthetic at an accessible price point—was as ambitious as her sense of purpose: to build a best-in-class business that would, in success, help move the needle for women and create an equal and better world. This ambition echoes across everything Tory Burch does. It is also woven into the company culture, grounded in the ideals instilled in Tory by her parents and known as the Buddy Values.

Empowering Women

When Tory started the company from her kitchen table in 2004, giving back was part of her business plan. In 2009, she launched the Tory Burch Foundation, advancing women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship by providing access to capital, education, and digital resources, as well as an annual Fellows program. The Capital Program, powered by Bank of America, has distributed more than $75 million in loans to more than 4,800 women entrepreneurs. The Foundation’s #EmbraceAmbition global initiative launched in 2017 to address the double standard that exists around ambition, challenges unconscious bias, and encourages women everywhere to own their power, their drive, and their dreams.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity—recognizing and respecting what makes each of us unique—is a core value at Tory Burch, reflected in the Tory Burch Foundation’s #EmbraceAmbition global initiative, which has evolved into a movement addressing harmful stereotypes around gender, race, and sexuality. Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs where they don’t meet every single qualification. We encourage everyone to put themselves forward for roles that excite them even if their past experience doesn’t check every box. You may be a better fit than you realize or you may be just right for another opportunity at our company. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining teams that mirror the beautiful diversity of the world.