GenHERation: Lessons from the SoGal Startup Bootcamp

Love this article from Carina O., a GenHERation member, on the #IAmSoGal Summit, where I spoke about business and fashion during a Fireside Chat.

GenHERation SoGal Bootcamp

My fireside chat! Photo by @SoGal.

From the article:

During a long first month of my senior year, I began to get caught in a routine and schedule on the weekends with loads of homework, lack of sleep, and no social life. While I could have stayed home for another weekend, I instead
opted to attend the SoGal Startup Bootcamp in Los Angeles alongside GenHERation Founder & CEO Katlyn Grasso and two other local high school girls, Rebecca K. and Jessica A., on Sept. 25 and 26. The two-day event touched on topics of entrepreneurship, technology, and diversity – three topics that I am passionate about – but most importantly, the event was targeted towards women.

 

To continue to the GenHERation article, click here! It’s worth the read 🙂

-Kym

Mark Your Calendars: Kym Gold at Book Soup

I will be at Book Soup in West Hollywood on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 discussing and signing my new business book and memoir Gold Standard: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire. I’m so excited for my signing and hope that you will come to hear my story!

Kym Gold at Book Soup

For more information, click the event link below!

http://www.booksoup.com/event/kym-gold-discusses-and-signs-gold-standard-how-rock-world-and-run-empire

Interview with Kym Gold: “Women in Business” from Fashion Times

Fashion Times Logo Kym Gold

Thank you Fashion Times.  This was a pleasure to do!

From Fashion Times:

Kym Gold co-founded True Religion Brand Jeans in 2002 with her then-husband Jeff Lubell.

While the designer denim brand’s popularity skyrocketed, Gold’s marriage fell apart. She’s stayed quiet for years, but now, the fashionable businesswoman has decided to open up about her time at True Religion, her failed marriage and how the two are related in a forthcoming book called “Gold Standard: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire,” which is slated to be released next month.

In the book, Gold discusses everything from her first fashion job selling old T-shirts on a beach to how she feels she was pushed out of a company she helped create (Gold left True Religion in 2007, the same year she was served divorce papers by her husband).

In a recent interview with Gold, which you can read in full below, we asked the business woman what she learned while at True Religion, why her new book is a must-read, what advice she has for working women and much more.

To finish reading my interview with Fashion Times, click the link below:

http://www.fashiontimes.com/articles/22882/20150811/women-in-business-true-religion-co-founder-kym-gold-shares-career-advice-in-new-book.htm

Fashion Imitates Life

There’s the saying that fashion imitates life, but I don’t just live fashion—I create it, breathe it, and surround myself with it.

My adventures in the Los Angeles-area fashion industry have had their ups and downs, but overall my time working with clothing and accessories has been an extraordinary journey. I have had the satisfaction of seeing my small business venture become a billion-dollar luxury jeans wear company; but I have also dealt with the struggle of being the only woman in a male-dominated board room meeting, fighting to have her creative opinions heard.

After 30 years in the fashion industry, I am now mentoring and working with new and up-and-coming designers to achieve their own success in a field that can be extremely difficult to find your voice. But I also want to inspire people like you, who may have an aspiration in starting your own company, whether it be fashion or a coffee shop or a tech start-up.

So I introduce to you my blog, right here at kymgold.com, where you will find motivational advice, current events, DIY projects, information about my new book, Gold Standard, and maybe even a throwback photo or two. I look forward to hearing from you and sharing some creative and inspiring moments.

—Kym Gold