CompanyOlivela, Schoola

Skills & Expertise Company Culture, Fundraising Strategies, Pivots, Scaling, Social Impact

Industry  Ecommerce; Fashion, Beauty, Apparel, & Retail

In-Person Appointments  Apr 6; Apr 7

Educator and entrepreneur Stacey Boyd founded Olivela, a luxury retailer with doing good built into every transaction, in 2017. The idea came to her after a trip with Malala Yousafzai to the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, where she met girls who were risking their lives for the opportunity to get an education. Upon her return, she met with many of the world’s finest luxury brands and explored the creation of a site harnessing their artistry and craftsmanship and our collective purchasing power to support girls’ education internationally. Over 200 luxury brands are now a part of Olivela. Twenty percent of every purchase made on the site goes toward making sure girls who might otherwise be denied schooling have access to this life-changing opportunity.

Boyd earned her MBA and Masters in Public Policy from Harvard. Boyd has launched a number of successful ventures including the Academy of Pacific Rim, Project Achieve and Schoola, an online retailer that sells gently- worn clothing to support schools in need. She serves on the National Council on Teacher Quality, advises PBS on educational programming and was named one of World Economic Forum’s 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow. Boyd’s work has been featured by CNN, PBS, The TODAY Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Wired, USA TODAY, The Washington Post and numerous other publications.