MOTIVATION | OLIVIA ROSE WRIGHT

Early in my career when I worked in PR for Prada, I saw the documentary, Girl Rising.  I was shocked to learn about the millions of girls around the world who are denied access to education, but didn't know how I could create change with a background in luxury fashion. When I later learned that school uniforms were often the cost barrier to education, I felt strongly that I could create a fashion brand to authentically address this clothing-driven need. I spent close to a year researching different organizations when I discovered Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO).  SHOFCO is now Rallier's non-profit partner and it's the charity I feel the most strongly about personally (I've served on their Leadership Council since 2014).  I was lucky enough to see SHOFCO's work up close during my trip to Kenya last year.  To say that I was blown away by SHOFCO's impactful, holistic approach to alleviating gender inequality is an understatement.