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Maxine Bédat

Maxine Bédat

CEO, Co-Founder

Zady

New York, Other

Re-envisioning the future of fashion // Co-founder, CEO of Zady.com

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2015 Levo 100 Honoree: Transformers

Levo 100 celebrates inspiring Millennials who are transforming the world as we know it. The Transformers category recognizes those who advance civilization and teach inspiration—social activists, career coaches, nonprofit builders, and other amazing minds who enable us to be better.

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Zady

CEO , Co-Founder

ZADY is a lifestyle destination for conscious consumers. We carry a curated collection of clothing, accessories and home items for women and men.

How We Did It:

Soraya and I were featured on MOGUL (https://www.onmogul.com), where we spoke on our journeys as the Co-Founders of Zady, "the Whole Foods of Fashion."

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My Turning Point

I was working in Africa, where I saw how a simple basket was made. Uncovering the broken system opened a whole world into how are things get made. We are fed shiny images of models in clothing which hides the process. I wanted to use storytelling to help us make great choices about what we wear every day.

Read the full interview here.

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One World with Deepak Chopra

I talk about the Conscious Consumerism movement & the fight to end poverty. Watch my full ONE WORLD conversation with Deepak Chopra to learn more about my path to founding Zady and what it means to me.

The Bootstrap Project

Co-Founder, Executive Director

The Bootstrap Project is a non-profit social enterprise that empowers independent industrious world-class artisans who are working to end their own poverty.

As a consumer you have enormous power. When you make a purchase you are taking a stand, making a vote for what you believe in. We have the power to make fast fashion just a momentary blip in fashion history. That to me is incredibly exciting.

Op Ed: Watch out for the Millennials

More than previous generations, millennnials want social responsibility and transparency from the brands they buy. Fashion companies that fail to change risk losing relevance, argue Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi.

Read more here.
Past Work Experience

Summer Associate

Allen & Overy

Law Clerk

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Chief of Staff

American Jewish Committee

Officer

Permanent Mission of Belize to the United Nations