Inspiring Women

LaVelle Olexa: If the Shoe Fits

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LaVelle Olexa, after a 35-year career in retail, created an empowerment group for young women in 2009. Over 30 powerful women, including Mindy Grossman, Evelyn Lauder, Nicole Miller, Emily Rafferty, Deputy Mayor Patti Harris, Tory Burch, and Janet Robinson, have spoken to the this group of amazing young leaders of tomorrow. A native of Dallas, LaVelle began her long retail career at Neiman Marcus. Her tenure at Lord & Taylor  included SVP of Public  Relations, Fashion Merchandising, Advertising and Windows. Learn more at

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