How To Age Well: Doing Whatever The Hell You Want
After going on a serious journey to understand menopause, Stacy confronted the realities of aging and what it means to age in our society. From the cultural trope of invisibility to our fear of death to a sense of irrelevance (God forbid!) to a fear of an expiration date, this is a hilarious talk about getting to the other side of the menopause experience by throwing all our expired values out the window and understanding the radical freedom age provides us on so many levels.
The Culture of Midlife: Embracing Middle Age
After spending decades as America’s foremost style icon, Stacy London has turned her attention and expertise toward middle age and menopause – topics wrapped up in shame and stigma. People in their forties to their seventies have never been given their own culture, and London wants to change that. With her trademark humor and poignant insight, Stacy redefines this cultural identity as one to value and understand – leaving audiences feeling empowered in who they are and how to advance in a more progressive way.
The Hero’s Journey to The Artist’s Way
Drawing on the iconic resources of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey and Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, Stacy London discusses these major divisions in our lives. In this inspiring talk, London shares insights into the first phase – the hero’s journey – in which you find out who you are, and the second phase – the artist’s way – in which you decide what you are going to do with it.
Culture of Women at Work
In this compelling talk, style expert and founder Stacy London offers insights for companies about the well-documented culture of losing women employees after they’re forty. Whether they are leaving to start or care for their families, London shares how important it is for companies to retain these employees and foster multi-generational teams, and actionable strategies for how to make that happen.
Giving Menopause a Makeover
Style icon and CEO of State of Change Stacy London unpacks the shame and stigma surrounding menopause, making an uplifting case for understanding and valuing this stage of life. Sharing both her personal experience as well as her expertise in legislation and healthcare policy, clinical research, education, and how we can move the needle on this topic through culture, media, and thoughtfully curated product selection.
The Importance of Style for Self-Esteem
In this engaging talk, style icon Stacy London delivers decades of insight about how to cultivate authentic style, and the empowering impact style has on self-esteem. Beloved for her role as host of TLC’s What Not to Wear, Stacy brings not only the expertise of a life in fashion but also a thoughtful and compassionate perspective on helping people live their best lives.
Pivot Your Passion into a Business with Impact
Beloved style icon, bestselling author, and media maven Stacy London is known for the impact she’s had through her message of style and self-esteem. When she experienced menopause and became passionate about changing the stigma around this stage of life, she pivoted – and leveraged her expertise to build a business with impact. Stacy shares her uplifting perspective and actionable takeaways in this entertaining talk.
Stacy London’s career has been an illustrious one. She is a pop culture icon due to the TLC series, What Not To Wear. She was the original host for all 12 seasons. She has been the creative director for brands like Westfield Mall as well as a worldwide spokesperson for Pantene, Lee Jeans, Woolite, and Dr. Scholl’s. She has been a style correspondent for the Today Show, Access Hollywood, Rachel Ray, and The View. She wrote her NYTimes bestseller The Truth About Style to rave reviews. She has spoken on the topic of style and self-esteem at Harvard University, Meijer, Vassar College, The Global Wellness Conference, and Women In Retail, just to name a few.
In 2020, she acquired the brand State Of Menopause and took the role of CEO. After years of using style as a vehicle to create a higher sense of self-esteem and self-awareness, it became clear that wellness at this “black hole” mid-stage of life required more care and consideration than ever before. Having experienced some of the worse perimenopausal symptoms and being unable to take hormones, Stacy searched for functional products to no avail. Recognizing menopause as its own vertical, its own ecosystem required her to create education-forward products to help inform those going through menopause and those who will experience it.
Menopause is a topic wrapped in shame and stigma. Stacy believes that this stage of life is something to value and understand. She is interested in changing legislation and health policy around menopause, clinical research dedicated to menopause and mid-life, accessible information and education, and moving the needle around these topics through culture, media, and product selection.
Throughout Stacy’s career, she has made her mark by continuing to raise the confidence of others. In her thoroughly relatable way, she brings the influence of style and agency to a time of life when we need it most.
As she likes to say “Menopause can be hard but it isn’t hopeless and you aren’t helpless.” She’s dedicated to changing the conversation around “the change” and giving menopause and midlife the makeover it deserves
In 2023, she sunset the company in favor of a long-term educational and advocacy platform about the culture of mid-life, aging, and menopause which she will debut in 2024. She currently advises several other brands on menopause and mid-life.
She lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend, Cat, and their dog, Dora.