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.
50 is the New 50: 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. With her trademark humor and poignant insight, Stacy redefines this cultural identity as one to value and understand – leaving audiences feeling empowered and confident in who they are.
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.