Six years ago, with a “big idea” and a $2000 tax refund, Stacey Edgar founded Global Girlfriend as a way to provide economic security for women in need and as a fun way for U.S. women to help their girlfriends around the globe through fair trade fashion. With no business plan and no passport, she set out to change the world for women in poverty and learned that they were plenty capable of changing their own world when given what we all crave: opportunities. Global Girlfriend has been featured in several national magazines and newspapers including O Magazine, Redbook, Seventeen, In Style, and more. Edgar has been honored by the Microsoft Corporation as a recipient of the company’s Start Something Amazing Awards, the Denver Business Journal as a 2007 40 Under 40 Business Leader, and chosen by Organic Style Magazine as one of their 2005 Women with Organic Style. Edgar lives in Littleton, Colorado, with her husband and their three children.
GLOBAL GIRLFRIENDS: How One Mom Made It Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide (St. Martin's Press, 2011)