She is Founder of MarVie Foundation, Advisory Board member of Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), she is Global Advisory Board member, All is Health (AIG), Institute of Positive Health (IPH), Netherlands. At the age of nineteen, Marvy Rieder took her first steps into the world of modeling. She wanted to study medicine but was “asked” by a photographer while doing a side job. Curious about what it would bring her, she sought adventure and took on the challenge. She became successful in the fashion industry by becoming the global face of brands like: Guess and Armani Jeans, among others. Marvy walked the catwalks from New York to Milan and worked with top photographers. She was also one of the regular Lifestyle and Fashion experts on TV shows, wrote columns regarding ‘self-confidence’ for Cosmogirl and Brilliant magazine, among others, and moderated the Amsterdam Fashion Week for years. She was a self-esteem coach on the program Hollands Next Topmodel and
has done numerous (corporate) presentations for World Fashion Centre, Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Fabulous Mama, Jaguar, Elite Model Look, JCI international, AED, de Bijenkorf, HC Dinner Concerts, Keune, etc. Her experience in the fashion industry made Marvy realize there was (and still is) a lot of room for improvement when it comes to creating a safe and healthy work environment. The first step towards realizing this, was when she founded “The marVie foundation”. This initiative focussed mainly on creating awareness providing guidance and creating awareness in the fashion industry on these topics. Supported by the Dutch government, it was time for Step 2; Realizing an even bigger platform to create more impact within the fashion industry and health in general. Because “The fashion industry should realize that the image they create and the position they are in, makes them in fact a “role model” and should act accordingly. Marvy is convinced that by making positive changes within the fashion industry, the effects will also be felt in our society. Marvy is a true believer that already one person can make a difference and therefore supports initiatives that embrace important topics such as empowering the new generation to be the change they want to see in the world. Therefore today, Marvy still serves as the director/initiator of The Model’s
Health Pledge Foundation. And she is very involved as partner in the GameChangers Community. A learning and development company that focusses on unlocking the full potential of people by building empowering working environments for teams in companies and schools around the globe. Marvy recently took on the role of Managing Director of the MEA Future Leaders Challenge, a platform to connect stakeholders and realize successful talent and personal development programs for youngsters in the Hospitality and Tourism sector in MEA region, in order to let them choose the hospitality and tourism sector as their choice of career. Last but not least she has a seat at the advisory board table of the Dutch “Alles is Gezondheid” foundation, government funded foundation that is enabling and empowering breaking initiatives in the Netherlands that focus on well-being and the improvement of mental and physical health around Dutch citizens. Marvy is regularly asked as a guest speaker, moderator and advisor to share her knowledge, experience and vision on important topics such as well-being, as well as female entrepreneurship, authenticity, self-confidence, the effects of (social) media on society, and of course her own experiences building bridges within the fashion industry. A dear Soul Sister dedicated to inspire and motivate companies and people to embrace change.