GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home furnishings industry, will present its Legacy Award to Kathy Ireland, CEO and chief designer of kathy ireland Worldwide, during the 2013 WOW Awards dinner and ceremony. The event will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at World Market Center in Las Vegas.
“I’m honored to present Kathy Ireland with the 2013 Legacy Award in recognition of her innovation, resilience and dedication to never accepting ‘no’ as the final answer,” said WithIt President Julia Rosien, SocialNorth.com. “Kathy has transformed the face of the furniture industry and dedicated herself to bringing visibility to the true power in this industry – the end consumer.”
Ireland has been an influential force in home furnishings for nearly 10 years and kathy ireland Worldwide generates an estimated $2 billion in retail sales of licensed products, including several in the home furnishings industry. Ireland is recognized internationally for her humanitarian and philanthropic efforts, including initiatives that support veterans, the Anti-Defamation League, the war against HIV/AIDS, anti-poverty efforts, education and family issues, with a specific focus on women and children, according to WithIt.