Meet Kathy Ireland
Welcoming Kathy to the Family
Meet American Family Insurance Brand Ambassador Kathy Ireland, a woman who learned from an early age to persevere and never let someone else’s words or thoughts get in the way of your dream pursuit. A supermodel turned super mogul and philanthropist, Kathy is an inspiration to dreamers, especially young women, proving that any obstacle can be overcome.
About Kathy Ireland
When Kathy Ireland was eight years old, she decided she wanted to be a papergirl in Santa Barbara, California. On her first day on the job, she was scolded by a customer to quit because it was a “boy’s job.” Well, that certainly didn’t stop Kathy as she persevered to be the only papergirl in her city — and that wouldn’t be the first time in her life she proved the naysayers wrong.
Kathy Ireland was one of the top supermodels in the eighties, making her a household name globally. While she enjoyed her successful career as a model, she was ready for a new challenge to take her to new heights. When a small business approached Kathy to model their socks for them, she seized the opportunity to go into business with them and create Kathy Ireland-branded socks. Kathy was again met with apprehension, with many questioning if anyone could truly launch a business with just socks. But of course, Kathy proved them wrong again.
How did she go from a supermodel to an entrepreneur that embodies the term super mogul? Kathy attributes her success to collaboration and teamwork, perseverance and dreaming big. She doesn’t allow what others say to bring her down and never settles for anything less than what her dreams deserve.
Today, Kathy continues to grow her brand empire and business while being a mother, wife, author, activist and dream champion.
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Philanthropy, Foundation and Charity
Providing Support to Dreamers Everywhere
And Kathy’s wisdom and experience has helped us support dreamers, too! We partnered with Kathy for a memorable One Saturday to #DreamFearlessly event, encouraging future generations of women leaders to never give up on their dreams or let anyone try to limit what you can do.