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Lauren Eggertsen

In honor of Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power’s new book, The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career ($17), we’re running off an interview series featuring 17 questions (in honor of the book’s 17 chapters) about the work lives of the most inspirational female leaders in the fashion industry. So far, we’ve tapped Rebecca Minkoff, Sally Singer, Rachel Zoe, and more. Up next? Jessica Hendricks Yee.

Summing up Jessica Hendricks Yee in few words is nearly impossible, as she is one of those women who makes doing good, making money, and being stylish look completely effortless. While studying at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Yee traveled to Cambodia, where she was overwhelmed by the presence of human trafficking and genocide in the community. Having been previously enamored by jewelry and motivated by her humanitarian heart, Yee started The Brave Collection, and the outcome was—and continues to be—inspiring.

The Brave Collection is a jewelry line made in the heart of Cambodia by disadvantaged local artisans, giving them job opportunities and donating 10% of the proceeds to fight human trafficking in Cambodia. Besides the company’s abundant benefits, the jewelry pieces themselves are elevated and refined. Purchasing a piece of jewelry is a joyous occasion in general, so adding this humanitarian factor to the transaction is what makes this company 10 times sweeter and will make you adore Yee 10 times more. Did we mention she also made Forbes’s 2016 30 Under 30 List in the Retail & Commerce category? Yeah, that too.

Keep reading to learn more about Jessica Hendricks Yee and The Brave Collection!

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