To many women, a Kate Spade handbag is a rite of passage. It symbolized a sense of independence or accomplishment.

“I bought my first Kate Spade bag in her store in SoHo with my first paycheck. Hers was the first real entrepreneurial story I heard that resonated: She couldn’t find the bag she wanted to carry so she made it herself. How many other young women did she inspire? We all thank her.”
Read this article: Women recount why their Kate Spade purse was more than a handbag

Founder / CEO

Jennifer Labit is the founder of She is also the CEO of Cotton Babies, Inc. Jenn created bumGenius, a world-leading brand of cloth diapers. She frequently writes about her evolving process of merging motherhood with full-time corporate and industry leadership. In addition to authoring content for this community, she also regularly blogs at