Kathy Ireland enjoys a global platform as a result of proven leadership in human rights advocacy, the support of millions of women, as well as families, who embrace her designs, products and services, unified under the
kathy ireland® Worldwide philosophy of empowered living.
Kathy Ireland is Chair and CEO of
kathy ireland® Worldwide, the world's 14th most successful brand according to License Global! and … “the most valuable woman-owned licensing company in American history,” according to WWD.
Forbes created the term "Super Model turned Super Mogul" to describe
Kathy Ireland. Ms. Ireland's fashion career began on covers including Teen, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and, of course, Sports Illustrated’s best-selling swimsuit cover of all time. As of 2022, Kathy Ireland has graced the cover of Forbes three times, in celebration of becoming, according to Forbes: One of America's most successful self-made women.
Last year, Ms. Ireland presented a national Christmas season broadcast of “The Waltons' Homecoming,”, which airs globally on an annual basis, as a gift to American families, to specifically serve as an antidote to holiday anxiety. This new edition of the classic “Waltons” television series, from Magnolia Hill Productions/Warner Brothers Discovery, was produced by Emmy-winner, Sam Haskell. “The Waltons' Homecoming” will air on HBO this year.
Ms. Ireland is Executive Producer and presenter of Anxious Nation, a documentary currently being honored among film festivals for its commitment to addressing the crisis of anxiety, particularly in young people. Ms. Ireland collaborated with co-directors, 21-time New York Times best selling author, Laura Morton, and Academy Award winning director, Vanessa Roth, on bringing Anxious Nation to the screen.
Ms. Ireland's advocacy for non-profits includes honors from, in addition to financial support, services, ambassadorships, or Board of Director memberships for: YWCA GLA, Dream Foundation (Founder), Providence Educational Foundation (Founder), 911 for Kids/AEFK, National PTA, March of Dimes, National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (International Youth Chair), American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, Foreseeable Future Foundation, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Board Member), Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, WIZO, Anti-Defamation League, Jewish National Fund, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services and Los Angeles Team Mentoring. UCLA names Kathy Ireland, “one of the top ten women’s health advocates in America today.”
"My love, gratitude, concern and respect for women and families everywhere is boundless. Of course, we humbly appreciate each person who embraces our products, services, programs and projects. Bringing ‘Anxious Nation’ to the screen, is an essential call to action, countering the life-threatening crisis of anxiety. Presenting this film is a great honor and even greater responsibility. Deepest thanks to my friend and colleague, Laura Morton, Vanessa Roth, and Steve Purcell for making this film. Please experience ‘Anxious Nation.’ It is a very personal, passion project, because our family and loved ones have, are and will battle anxiety. No one is exempt from anxiety. Absolutely no one! Our coping methods will differ, however, anxiety is real and must be addressed. ‘Anxious Nation’ is the beginning. It will help young people, families of every blend, age, color, economic situation, and I believe, literally save lives,"
said Kathy Ireland.