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A Noah’s Ark of Ambitious Women
The Girlboss Rally is back for a fourth time, this time bigger and better than ever before. We’ve got a full day of programming ahead for both Saturday and Sunday. Please keep in mind that there may still be a few changes. Have a question? Email us at rally@girlboss.com
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Aurora James

Brother Vellies
Founder and Creative Director
A Toronto-native and New York transplant, Aurora James went from model agent to curator to now, Founder and Creative Director of Brother Vellies.  James grew up with an acute awareness of the importance of culture and diversity. This led her to travel throughout Africa in 2013 where she was inspired by African style for her future designs.  In an effort to preserve the historic elements of cultural apparel, James collaborated with local artisans to introduce traditional African footwear to the rest of the world. Since then, James has not only introduced the global market to African designs, but has also created and sustained artisanal jobs across Africa. Brother Vellies currently manufactures and sources materials from South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Ethiopia, Bukina Faso, Haiti, Bali, Mexico, and Italy, where local artisans are given a full skillset of craftsmanship that empower them to create long term growth and development.