EXCLUSIVE: Even Martha Stewart Thinks Jessica Alba is the Next Martha Stewart
Stewart exclusively tells PEOPLE that Alba, 35, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual American Made Summit in October, a two-day conference bringing together the country’s leading makers and entrepreneurs.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our fifth anniversary than with an all-star lineup of talented individuals to empower our guests with their success stories,” Stewart, 74, says. “I’m thrilled to have Jessica Alba headline our event and am looking forward to interviewing her on stage about The Honest Company and Honest Beauty.”
She goes on to describe the actress as “a true lifestyle entrepreneur,” seemingly sidestepping some of the multitude of celebrity pretenders, and says Alba’s “drive and determination brought her idea for bringing well-made, non-toxic household products to market with outstanding success.” Honest Company was valued at $1.7 billion in 2015, according to Fortune.
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Alba is far from the only famous face that will participate in American Made. Sarah Michelle Gellar, who recently launched Foodstirs, a line of baking and food decoration kits; fashion designer Zac Posen; Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer and co-anchor of Squawk on the Street; and Geoffrey Zakarian ofFood Network’s Chopped, The Kitchen and Cooks vs. Cons will all participate in panels and workshops at Stewart’s New York City headquarters.
“[Alba], along with our other speakers, spanning industries including fashion, tech and food, will make for a truly inspiring American Made Summit,” says Stewart. Tickets are available to the public and start at $500.