Please join us for The President’s Forum hosted by Maccabi USA president, Jeff Bukantz. The President’s Forum features intimate conversation with distinguished guests across the global Jewish community.
This week’s featured guest is shoe designer, entrepreneur and Maccabi USA Alumni, Stuart Weitzman.
It can certainly be said that Stuart Weitzman’s passion for design has been a lifelong pursuit, as he began working at his father’s Massachusetts shoe factory while still in college. After graduating from university, Weitzman applied himself to the industry with laser-like focus, eventually building the globally renowned company that bears his name. He has been honored with numerous awards from the footwear, bridal, advertising, and business communities for his work in the world of fashion and entrepreneurship.
Today, his shoes dominate the red carpet events and are worn by loyal celebrity fans like Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and by millions of women who buy them in over 70 countries around the world.
Stuart Weitzman approaches his other endeavors with equal commitment. He shares his time with his wife Jane and their two daughters and is personally involved in philanthropic causes close to his heart. Among these is his mentoring students on their entrepreneurial aspirations at several universities, including University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale, and the London Business School. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and in 2019 the university honored him by renaming their design school the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Stuart has competed on the Master’s Table Tennis team at the 18th, 19th and 20th Maccabiot.