Rebecca Minkoff is living proof that humble beginnings can grow into wild success stories — and she hasn’t forgotten the people who have supported her along the way.
While accepting her award for Social Impact of the Year at the FN Achievement Awards on Tuesday night in New York, the co-founder and creative director of her namesake label was presented by Alanna Masterson, star of “The Walking Dead” — and someone Minkoff used to babysit.
Alanna Masterson (L) and Rebecca Minkoff.
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“It’s been a real honor to see her go from babysitter to powerhouse,” Masterson shared in her speech. “Rebecca designed her first ‘I Am New York’ shirt in 2001 and donated part of the money to the Red Cross to help with destruction downtown. Since then, she’s continued her mission of giving back. Now she’s hard at work refocusing on modern women, insisting that each one of us should be viewed as multidimensional women with their own power and endless wisdom.”
This year, Minkoff launched two projects following that mission, the first of which being her “I Am Many” campaign that debuted this fall.
“For a long time, women were marketed to as being one thing: ‘Be brave, be bold, be ambitious,’ but that doesn’t