Patricia Assui Reed
Patricia has been working behind the scenes as a buyer and communications executive in luxury and fashion retail for over 20 years. She has proudly worked for companies like Tiffany & Co., ABC Carpet and Home, and Polo Ralph Lauren. Most recently, and through Brazilian powerhouse Iguatemi, she has had the privilege to collaborate with Goyard, Christian Louboutin, Vilebrequin, Diane von Furstenberg, and many more.
She decided to start Matriark upon learning that 75% of fashion customers are women, only 14% of major fashion brands are actually led by women, and that in general, less than 3% of all VC money goes to women-led companies. Being a very practical person, she acted from the simple premise that money is power, and that one of the most effective ways to tackle gender inequality in her industry (and beyond) is to funnel as much money as possible in the hands of women.
Patricia opened a store in Sag Harbor to start a platform that showcases these incredible women-owned brands, supports women-focused charities, and serves as a space where people of all genders gather to learn from each other, and to support women.
She believes when women thrive, everyone wins.