Leah Frazier is one of the area's leading FashionPreneurs™ and recognized in 2015 as one of the most successful women in Dallas. She is an award-winning fashion journalist, certified personal shopper, national media personality, brand ambassador for the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, content marketing consultant, attorney and Professor of Marketing at Texas Wesleyan University. Her work in the fashion industry has been featured in diverse publications, spanning legal contributions to the Oxford Press and fashion and lifestyle reporting for CBS Local, Examiner.com, DFW Style Daily, and now as Editor in Chief of Inspire N Style Magazine.
Leah has been featured on Vogue.com, CBS Local, Chase TV, Fox TV, Good Morning Texas, Haute Living Magazine, Lucky Magazine, and many other media outlets as a fashion and style expert, as well as cultivating top-tier brand partnerships with Belk, Cantu Beauty, Marshall's, Vogue, Brahmin, Neiman Marcus, Warner Bros., Clarks Shoes, Via Spiga and many more!
In 2016, Leah launched Fashion Connext -- an entrepreneurial hub for fashion industry professionals looking to network and gain resources in order to build profitable and sustainable businesses in the fashion industry. Additionally, Leah expanded an arm of her brand in the Spring of 2016, to create Think Three Media, a full-service agency offering content marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, branding and PR services for small businesses, entrepreneurs, local artists, and non-profit organizations.
When Leah is completely unplugged, she enjoys reading, dining out, and capturing beautiful images of life in motion.
Why did you get involved with Dallas Startup Week?
I became involved with Dallas Startup Week because I was a speaker for the event the first year for the fashion track and loved the concept and its connection to the small business/entrepreneurial community. The track needed a captain the following year and was in danger of not being led by anyone. I knew how essential being involved was for the fashion community, so I picked up the reins and hit the ground running.
What are you looking forward to being a track captain?
This year I'm looking forward to a repeat of last year's success from an educational perspective, however I'm looking forward to providing more hands-on and interactive elements this year to make the event more lively, practical, and fun.
What was your favorite thing about Dallas Startup Week?
My favorite thing about Dallas Startup Week is the entrepreneurial spirit and the camaraderie. Everyone is there to help each other reach their business goals and the networking is powerful. I've made incredible connections and business peers through the Dallas StartUp Week community.
What should attendees look forward to when attending events in your track?
Attendees should look forward to learning about practical, yet new and innovative concepts to apply to their businesses from thought leaders. I'm huge on education -- so I want my attendees to leave with tips and advice on how to make their businesses better. While this is a "fun" event and environment, the name of the game at the end of the day is to have successful and profitable businesses. We can have a networking happy hour that's "fun" anytime.
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