Medium - Spark Spotlight

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Spark is about getting young people involved in giving back to advance gender equality. Nothing is more inspiring to us than learning from the women leading the movement through their philanthropy and business acumen. Our 2018 Black & Pink Ball Honorary Host, Suzanne Lerner, epitomizes our ideals. Suzanne has been giving and leading for many decades, well before she had the resources to amplify her impact.

Catwalk for Charity - 2018 Honoree

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The Catwalk for charity “Agent of change” is embodied by one who deeply wants to make a difference, through uplifting impoverished children and providing them with access to quality education in an inspiring way. Agents of chanfe ead lives of service and work for those less fortunate, to make the world a better place.

These agents are change the face of philanthropy. The have traveled to Haiti, have met families and children in need and generously contribute time and resources to a worthy cause of literacy promoting women entrepreneurs in a country in dire need.

Inc. Magazine

From T-Shirts to Luxury Brand:
Interview with Suzanne Lerner

Starting with just screen-printed tees, Michael Stars has evolved into a luxury brand of women's and men's apparel and accessories.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2017

Suzanne Lerner has been nominated as this year’s recipient of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Fashion Pioneer Award on November 17, 2017 at the United Nations. She has been recognized for her incredible achievements and game changing global impact, specifically as a visionary pioneer towards female entrepreneurs and designers. Suzanne will join Goldie Hawn, Bobbi Brown and other distributed speakers on this day dedicated to empowering women in business.

Michael Stars x FabFitFun Collaboration

This summer, Michael Stars and FabFitFun partnered up to release a limited edition ruana collection in support of Joyful Heart Foundation. 25% of each piece sold supports Joyful Heart’s mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Get behind the scenes with Michael Stars’ co-founder Suzanne Lerner to find out why this partnership was a perfect fit.

2017 Women's Leadership Conference

 Get inspired, feel empowered and network with likeminded professional women.

Get inspired, feel empowered and network with likeminded professional women.

 

Calling all women leaders! Join the Mount Saint Mary’s University Women's Leadership Conference on September 16 and hear Suzanne Lerner speak on 'The Legacy We Leave: Shaping Our World for Those Who Come Next'.

Malibu Magazine

  Good Business: President of Michael Stars, Suzanne Lerner, Pays it Forward

Good Business: President of Michael Stars, Suzanne Lerner, Pays it Forward

The president and co-founder of Michael Stars is extremely passionate about many things. Rebuilding Haiti is at the top of a list that includes empowering women and educating girls, equal justice for all and, of course, ultra luxurious cotton T-shirts!

Los Angeles Magazine – Behind the Seams

  Some graphic blasts from the past celebrate the real-life couple behind the Michael Stars empire

Some graphic blasts from the past celebrate the real-life couple behind the Michael Stars empire

When they married in 1988, Michael Cohen and Suzanne Lerner said their “I dos ” dressed in the ultimate union of casual and cool: She wore an ivory-and-black jumpsuit and he, a checkered suit jacket, jeans, and (Michael Stars) graphic tee.

WWD

  Michael Stars is reviving its L'Tee Americaine line for spring 2016.

Michael Stars is reviving its L'Tee Americaine line for spring 2016.

 

Making a tribute to late co-founder Michael Cohen, the LA-based brand Michael Stars is reviving its very first collection of T-shirts.

Los Angeles Business Journal


Southern California Apparel Awards 2015 - 
Social Responsibility Award Honoree

This year’s Social Responsibility Award goes to a company, Michael Stars, for its remarkable founder and leader, Suzanne Lerner, an entrepreneur, political activist and philanthropist.