#BlackHistoryMonth: 30 Black Influential Leaders Pushing for Change in the Plus Size Industry

#5: Tamara Ivey

Website: | Instagram: @iamtamaraivey

If you’ve ever been to an Ashley Stewart event or are a brand customer, chances are you’ve seen Ivey front and center. The host of Ashley TV and the brand’s event manager is truly the heart and soul of Ashley Stewart. She has been seen wearing many hats where she engages on a personal level with all in the plus size industry and community. From handing over the check to the model winner of Finding Ashley Stewart and dancing with customers in-store at events to speaking on panels and sometimes being a model for the brand, Ivey lives and breathes the brand, while engaging with customers on a personal level.

When Ashley Stewart won the Retail Brand of the Year at the 2019 Full Figured Industry Awards, Ivey accepted the award on behalf of the brand and spoke candidly about how as a child, she shopped with her female relatives in Ashley Stewart so it felt full circle to be representing the brand. We can’t wait to see what Ivey has planned for the brand in 2020 and beyond.