Maggie Adhami-Boynton is a 15-year startup veteran and CEO and Founder of ShopThing, one of North America’s first live video commerce platforms. Maggie is focused on creating a culture of diversity and inclusion, supportive of all identities and backgrounds. The ShopThing leadership team is 75% women and 100% persons of color. Prior to founding ShopThing, the Harvard University Master’s graduate helped scale one of Canada’s most awarded mobile app agencies, Plastic Mobile, as Vice President of Operations. She became a member of the Havas Worldwide executive team following their acquisition of Plastic Mobile in 2015.
Barbiecore is exploding in a big way! An evolved version of the year’s dopamine dressing, the first major sign of all pink everything came by way of Valentino’s FW ’22-’23 showing at Paris Fashion Week. We’ve since seen the collection, and other versions of the trend, on celebs like Zendaya, Anne Hathaway, Dua Lipa and more. Barbiecore’s appeal lies in its playfulness, femininity and, of course, ode to the icon herself. After two-plus years of a global pandemic, people are ready to return to real life—and that includes dressing up again. There’s an innate joyful and celebratory feel to brights and neons, and I think that’s a clear expression of how we want to feel these days.
Beyoncé is the queen of reinvention. Her ability to consistently outdo herself is unmatched and Renaissance is no different. We’re hearing her in an entirely new way and, like everything else, she hits this exploration out of the park! Beyoncé inspires me to push through my own self-imposed limits to truly see how far I can go. She is the bar.