Cathrine Smith | The Future of Female Entrepreneurship: Girlhood Pipeline

Ramesha Perera
Wed 09 Jan

How can we help women become entrepreneurs? Build a pipeline from girlhood. 

Catherine Smith is an e-commerce entrepreneur and retail and luxury goods marketing strategist. In 2014 she founded Plan de Ville (, the online destination for luxury fashion by emerging designers. She holds a Masters in Fashion Studies from Parsons the New School for Design and is currently completing an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she is enrolled in their Executive MBA program.

Catherine received the Rising Star Award in Retail from the Fashion Group International and has been featured in Forbes, as one of Nasdaq’s Faces of Entrepreneurship, The Coveteur, Women’s Wear Daily, and Harper’s Bazaar.