2005 : The brand becomes profitable. January: Receives the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star award for best new retail concept. April: Burch appears on Oprah; scores eight million hits the following day. September: For spring 2006, she changes the name of the company from Tory by TRB to Tory Burch. Introduces swimwear.

In April 2014, the Obama Administration named Burch an inaugural member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, a group of successful American businesspeople committed to developing the next generation of entrepreneurs in the U.S. and around the world. Other members of PAGE include Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, and entertainment producer Quincy Jones.

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