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Women’s Leadership Council Luncheon Host: Mary Alice Stephenson - 2012

One of the world's sought after fashion and beauty experts, Mary Alice Stephenson is highly regarded as a well-versed and knowledgeable commentator covering the latest trends in fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Providing extensive fashion coverage for print and electronic media, Mary Alice has the distinct ability to analyze trends and conceptualize style. Whether backstage reporting from the world's top runway shows or front-and-center on the red carpet, Mary Alice entertains and informs audiences and readers alike with her distinct ability to make fashion and beauty understandable and accessible.

Possessing a distinguished reputation and an incisive yet approachable personality, Mary Alice is an excellent resource for national and international media alike. She has served as a fashion and beauty commentator for many networks and shows including: The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Doctor Oz, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, Showbiz Tonight, American Morning, The Situation Room, MTV, VH1, CBS' Early Show, Fox News, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, E!, The Style Channel, Associated Press TV, and BBC. Mary Alice is frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune and WWD to name a few.

Throughout her 20-year career, Mary Alice has worked at legendary fashion magazines including Vogue, Allure, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar. Mary Alice has styled Hollywood's most fashionable celebrities, including: Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Beyoncé, Renée Zellweger, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchet, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, and First Lady, Michelle Obama. 

In 2004, Mary Alice launched a consulting firm where she offers a variety of creative services including styling, creative directing and commentating for global brands and media outlets.

Mary Alice currently serves as the National Fashion Ambassador for the Make a Wish Foundation, is a Board Member for Free Arts NYC and supports Get Reel with Your Dreams, Grace Center for Hope, Love Heals and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.