“Art, Activism, and Impact” Panel, JOIN ME!

June 12, 2019






BOY MEETS GIRL® has been a give-back brand since inception, and I love to find ways to continue to spread awareness and bring voices together to share topics to inspire change.
I have grown from a fear of public speaking to speaking in front of 1000+ people to speaking on panels - to now moderating my first one! The “Art, Activism, and Impact” Panel will take place from 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM on June 19th. I am so excited to bring people together that I have worked with in different ways to bring awareness to multiple causes - whether it is gun control, anti-bullying, breast cancer awareness, immigration rights, and more.


Check out a little more information about the panel I will be moderating below. Also, if you are interested in attending - I have a surprise for you at the end of this post! ;)
Panelists:
Denise Bidot, Activist, TV Personality & Founder of No Wrong Way

Denise was a guest on my podcast #MOMSGOTHIS (you can take a listen here). We actually met ages ago when she was on a panel and I fell in love with her. She has traveled the world as a Curve Model and has been recognized for her groundbreaking movements in the fashion industry. In 2014 Denise broke barriers by becoming the first plus-size model to walk multiple runways during NYFW. As a fellow mom, Denise wants to spread more awareness that "being you is what defines real beauty." During the summer of 2016, she launched a lifestyle movement called "The No Wrong Way Movement." Denise hopes this movement will inspire people from every walk of life to claim and own their unique individuality and beauty. I am excited for you all to hear what she is up to in using her voice for positive change. Read more about Denise & other panelists here.

Whitney Allgood, Chief Executive Officer, National School Climate Center
I have worked with the NSCC’s BullyBust Program since 2009, dating back to when I worked on a campaign with Sammi Hanratty [at the time she was the American Girl doll Chrissa Stands Strong & dealt with bullying on YouTube in 2009] on what it meant to be an “UPSTANDER” that combats against bullying & intolerance. Whitney recently came on board to the NSCC and it has been a pleasure working with her and excited to share a big campaign we are launching in the fall to continue BOY MEETS GIRL®’s give back to the National School Climate Center’s BullyBust program. Read more about Whitney & other panelists here.

Luis Hernandez, Executive Director, Youth Over Guns & Engagement Coordinator for Justice League NYC

I met Luis when we shot our campaign for Voto Latino + Youth Empower last year to encourage others to vote & stand up for equal rights (you can see here). Luis is an inspiring voice for the youth. At such a young age the work he is doing to help improve the criminal justice system is admirable. Read more about Luis & other panelists here.

Panel Description:
BOY MEETS GIRL® Founder and Creative Director, Stacy Igel is speaking on a very important topic that has been built into her brand since day one. She will be hosting a conversation about how brands can engage and tap into the power and influence of activists to help them amplify their message and tell their brand’s story in an authentic way. Hear how brands partner with artists and influencers to help spread their powerful messages and diversify their stories. Stacy will share how her company has partnered with young activists and iconic artists to help spread awareness and raise funds for causes important to BMG: Climate Change, LGBTQ, Bullying, Breast Cancer and more. Stacy will interview a panel of experts from the activist and corporate social responsibility sides to gain a better understanding of how to approach influencers, agree to terms and activate on a campaign both parties are proud of.

Event Location:
    MCC Rooftop
                                       197 E Broadway, NY NY
    E. Broadway between Jefferson and Clinton Streets  
                                       Take the F Train to the East Broadway Station and walk one block
    East. The MCC will be on your right opposite Seward Park
Event Timing: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Panel Timing: 3:45PM-4:45PM


For more details, visit their website: www.causemarketingnyc.com. This year’s event is on Wednesday, June 19 at the MCC Rooftop in the LES.
Use code BMG to get 25% off tickets today, get yours here.

past speaking engagements links 


UNEXPECTED 2019

February 15, 2019
I have been non-stop this year.
Right now you can keep up with me on all my socials @stacyigel 
Working around the clock and trying to find the balance.
One week I maintain my workouts.
One week my workouts get pushed to the side.
One week I am rocking and rolling at work.
One week I am rocking and rolling as a mother and wife.
One week I catch up on me.
Last year I finished my first book in 4 years and it was amazing and inspiring ( Shoe Dog)
There is no perfect formula. There is no perfect balance.
Happiness is the key to my formula.
I am happy doing all the below.
I love being a mom. I love talking to other mompreneurs and entrepreneurs on my podcast #MOMSGOTTHIS
I love growing and building my brand BOY MEETS GIRL(R).
I love meeting artists, musicians, innovators.
I love collaborating.
I love to bring the YOUTH together to work toward change in our world.

The journey continues #UNEXPECTED2019




The Artist Series

November 5, 2018
BOY MEETS GIRL®: The Artist Series

I started creating, painting and sewing my own creations in the womb and came to New York from the Midwest to work for amazing designers after college and then started selling my own creations to stores door to door in the streets of NYC! So this collaboration is in my veins and it is at the root of what BOY MEETS GIRL® is all about and truly one of my favorite parts of being a creator. When I did my first tradeshow in 2001, I was asked by Levi's to create a piece out of their jeans. I remember the feeling of putting this piece together and the excitement I had that Levi's was giving me this opportunity. 

I’m so excited to introduce to you the BOY MEETS GIRL® Artist Series! With my brand, I have collaborated with three amazing artists. They had the opportunity to get creative with the BOY MEETS GIRL® logo and it has been truly beautiful to see the direction each artist created inside the brand.



My heart is filled with so much joy thinking about this project and offering our platform to these talented artists. This is about rising artists and real people and sharing their creativity through the brand is magical.  So without further ado, please meet the ARTISTS.

Cerise Zelentez is a New York-based artist, illustrator, writer and humorist. Her work has been featured in a number of groups and solo shows throughout New York and Paris, as well as publications including the New Yorker and the Paris Review. I actually featured her as a part of the BOY MEETS GIRL® Muse of the Week series in 2016, seen here. She took an animation approach to the logo, which I love. For the BOY MEETS GIRL® blog we asked her what the inspiration behind the logo is, and she stated, “Inspiration for this design was taken primarily from the BOY MEETS GIRL® logo itself, drawing on the awkward yet essential beauty of human interaction. With technology ever-growing, the aim was to stress the forgotten complexity of face to face relations, and the extraordinary impact one person can have on another with just the slightest contact.” Read more on the BOY MEETS GIRL®  blog here.



Matthew Langille is an NYC-based artist and the designer known for his whimsy, humor, and sardonic wit. His work has been shown at galleries around the world and featured in numerous publications. Matthew utilized the logo featuring a polka dot design, and you all know how much I love polka dots… :)! On the BOY MEETS GIRL® blog, he let us know his inspiration for his design: “My concept for the BOY MEETS GIRL® Artist Series was a simple one. I used dots to fill the BOY MEETS GIRL® logo and found it simple and poetic to have each silhouette filled with dots, but of course, as in life no one human is the same but we are all made of the same human threads.”




Jason Gaskins is an illustrator and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work can be found at Bet.com, Vibe.com, and TheGarnetteReport.com. Jason stated,  “I was already a fan of the BOY MEETS GIRL® silhouette when I was introduced to the brand about two years ago. Along with the all the positive messages that they have been able to incorporate in the said logo; I felt my signature "galaxy motif " was a no-brainer for me. Conversely, the whole concept of BOY MEETS GIRL® made me think of the big bang theory and creation in general; making this collaboration both fitting and inspiring for me.”





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