Thinkers. Doers. Trailblazers. Headline makers.
Palm Springs Life is pleased to present the 2018 Women Who Lead honorees in three categories: Rising Star, Business Leader, and Community Non-Profit. These leaders and role models — both in business and in life — are bettering our community through their extraordinary accomplishments and dedication.
Congratulations to the 2018 Women Who Lead Honorees
- Tracy Conrad – CEO, Smoke Tree Ranch
- Kelly McLean Lewin – Vice President, McLean Company
- Cynthia H. Breunig – CEO/President, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council
- Victory Grund – President & Founder, Old Town Artisan Studios in La Quinta
- Michelle Castillo – Founder of Wyld Womxn
- Candice Held – Owner, Candice Held
Keynote Speaker, 2018 Women Who Lead Awards Luncheon: Trina Turk
A genuine California local, Trina Turk is inspired by the Golden State’s multicultural mix, creativity, craftsmanship, architecture, and landscape–a synergy that permeates her contemporary, colorful aesthetic. Infused with bold signature prints and dynamic hues unique to each collection, Trina’s modern and optimistic outlook meld the best of classic American design with a California confidence, incorporating beautiful fabrications and impeccable quality for effortless élan and carefree glamour.
Founded in 1995 by Trina and her husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, as a women’s contemporary clothing line, Trina Turk has evolved into an iconic lifestyle brand, celebrating California style with eleven annual collections of chic women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, plus swimwear, recreation/activewear, footwear, handbags, jewelry, eyewear, a Mr Turk menswear line, and residential décor and textiles.
The Mr Turk menswear line conveys a California dapper style and carries on the brand’s affection for vibrant color and print. Men who want to make a sartorial statement can now select from among jackets, shirts, pants, shorts, swimwear, ties and bowties designed by Jonathan Skow. A well-known stylist and photographer, Skow does all the photography for the Trina Turk and Mr Turk brands, and also designs the distinctive men’s line.
The couple split their time between two historic, mid-century marvels restored in Los Angeles’ creative enclave of Silver Lake and in Palm Springs, interspersed with travels up and down the coastline and around the world. A favorite pastime is vintage shopping and their educated collectors’ eyes discover inspiration in any new destination, near or far. They also share a keen passion for architectural preservation.
The Trina Turk brand’s corporate headquarters, design and production are located in Alhambra, CA, east of downtown Los Angeles. The first retail store opened in Palm Springs in 2002 and has since expanded to twelve boutiques. TRINA TURK signature boutiques are located in Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Burlingame, Dallas’ Highland Park Village, Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza, and Houston Galleria. TRINA TURK | MR TURK boutiques are located in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Miami, New York and Honolulu. A pop-up shop appeared for a few seasons in East Hampton. Trina Turk is an active philanthropist, giving back in each of these local communities, as well as contributing generously to arts, education and preservation causes, among others.