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unordinaryWomen

This season, we celebrate the strength and fearlessness of trailblazing women leading extraordinary lives.

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unordinaryWomen

This season, we celebrate the strength and fearlessness of trailblazing women leading extraordinary lives.

SHOP THEIR LOOKS

Behind every unordinary woman are countless women who have encouraged her along the way.

Mothers. Daughters. Sisters. Best friends. We’re honoring the #UnordinaryWomen who inspire us each and every day. Learn how you can share about an Unordinary Woman that inspires you and help raise money for an amazing cause, She’s the First.

April Ryan
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

She was a teacher, my best friend, my confidant, my champion, and my biggest propeller to greatness.


April Ryan, on her mother’s legacy

Renowned Journalist
White House Correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks
Pundit and Power Woman
Veronica Webb
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

I would not be a thing without her. I hear her voice and her guidance in my head every single day.


Veronica Webb, on keeping her mother with her, always

Barrier-Breaking Supermodel
Champion of Aging Gracefully
Style Icon
Cyndie Spiegel
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

To me, that inner resilience is one of the most unordinary things I have ever seen or witnessed.


Cyndie Spiegel, on seeing her mother achieve against all odds

Community Builder. Keynote Speaker. Women's Culture Consultant.
Author of A Year of Positive Thinking
Seeker of Truth and Meaning
Catherine Levene
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

She got her PhD in the sixties. She was a lover of art and culture. She was just a huge role model for me.


Catherine Levene, on her grandmother, Victoria

President + Chief Digital Officer, Meredith Corporation
Co-Founder, ArtSpace
Entrepreneur. Innovator. Envelope Pusher.
Niki Russ
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

I have learned selfless love and dedication through her example—everything I have done has been made possible by her.


Niki Russ, on her mother

Fourth Generation Owner of Russ & Daughters
Food Industry Innovator
Mother. Daughter. Doer.
Rachel Cargle
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

She’s gave me this incredible curiosity. She always encouraged me to explore things. Try new foods. Go to new places.


Rachel Cargle, on her inspiration, her mother

Thought-Leader + Activist at the Intersection of Race & Womanhood
Contributing Writer for Harper’s Bazaar
Feminist and Free-Thinker
Emily Smith
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

She has a natural way of sort of steering things quietly. She’s proud, but humble. I admire that so much.


Emily Smith, on how her mother has been a role model for her

Creative Director, Lafayette 148
Lover of Art and Architecture
Design Mastermind
Fern Mallis
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

She marched to the beat of her own drum and danced through any situation.


Fern Mallis, on how her sister inspired her

Creator, New York Fashion Week
Fashion Pioneer
Fearless Advocate for Women in Design
Lauri Freedman
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

Not a single choice I’ve made in my life would have been possible without amazing women supporting me.


Lauri Freedman, on the countless women who inspire her

Head of Product Development, The Whitney
Former Stay-at-Home Mom
Embracer of Life and Opportunity
Stella Abrera
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

She reminds me often to relax, not worry about taking a wrong step, and relish in the joys that life has to offer.


Stella Abrera, on her mentor, Irina Kolpakova, 85

Prima Ballerina
First Filipina-American Principal Dancer at the ABT
Woman of Grit and Grace
Barbara Gast
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

You are not born unordinary. Everything you are comes from surrounding yourself with extraordinary people in your life.


Barbara Gast, on what unordinary means to her

Chief Creative Officer at Lafayette 148
Fashion Visionary
Fifty-Year Veteran of the Fashion Industry
Anjali Kumar
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

To have someone of her stature empowering me to advocate for myself gave me the courage I needed.


Anjali Kumar, on her friend & mentor, Bobbi Brown

Idea Acupuncturist
Co-Founder, The Justice Dept.
Unexpected Author of Stalking God
Sophie Elgort
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

She’s definitely forged her own path. She was always doing things a little bit before their time.


Sophie Elgort, on her inspiration, her mother

Fashion Photographer
Perspective Shifter
Our #UnordinaryWomen Photog
Neha Ruch
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

Not fitting into any clear box has become a very powerful thing to me.


Neha Ruch, on living an unordinary life

Founder, Mother Untitled
Hyphenated Woman
Community Builder
Marie-Aude Rose
Our #UnordinaryWomen:

She never compromised her desire to be everything she wanted to be.


Marie-Aude Rose, on how her mother inspired her

Founding Chef, La Mercerie
Mother
Mold Breaker & Mentor

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Celebrate #UnordinaryWomen who inspire you.

Upload a photo to add the #UnordinaryWomen filter. Then share it on Instagram or Facebook to honor an extraordinary woman you admire and help support girls’ education.

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Join the Cause

For every post using our hashtag #UnordinaryWomen and tagging @lafayette148ny through May 31, 2019, we’ll donate $10 to She’s the First, a non-profit that helps support young women around the world to become the first in their families to graduate high school.

Based on the belief that “a girl with an education is unstoppable,” She’s the First provides education, mentorship and leadership training globally through 200 Campus Chapters in 10 countries, supporting 1,100 She’s the First Scholars to date. And they won’t stop until every girl, everywhere, graduates with a degree that gets her where she wants to go.

Learn more at www.shesthefirst.org.

She’s the First

For every post using our hashtag #UnordinaryWomen and tagging @lafayette148ny through May 31, 2019, we’ll donate $10 to She’s the First, a non-profit that helps support young women around the world to become the first in their families to graduate high school.

Based on the belief that “a girl with an education is unstoppable,” She’s the First provides education, mentorship and leadership training globally through 200 Campus Chapters in 10 countries, supporting 1,100 She’s the First Scholars to date. And they won’t stop until every girl, everywhere, graduates with a degree that gets her where she wants to go.

Learn more at www.shesthefirst.org.

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