An innovator and internet pioneer, Hilary taught herself to code and build web sites by trial-and-error, and invented online casting and portfolios, as well as launching the first ever online magazine for women. When Hilary Rowland was 15 years old, she launched two web companies which were the first of their kind (Urbanette Magazine and New Faces®), which are still running and profitable. She's since founded Project Migration, which sells fashion accessories and apparel to raise funds for water and medical supplies to aid those living in extreme poverty.
Fun Stuff: Hilary Rowland ranked #1 for women in AOL's "Hottest CEOs" list [Nov 2010] and was separately interviewed by AOL as "America's Sexiest CEO" [April 2010]; Ranked #1 in PopCrunch's "10 Hottest Women CEOs" list [Nov 2010]; Topped Wired magazine's "Sexiest Geeks" list [Jan 2010], The Business Insider's "Sexiest CEOs Alive" list [Aug 2009], and Business Pundit's "10 Hottest Women in Online Business". She was also listed as one of the "Top 10 Beautiful, Hot and Sexy Female Executives to Watch in 2011" by CEOWORLD Magazine.
PopCrunch: "Eye-bogglingly hot Hilary gets 5 schwing stars out of 5 for her stunning blond good looks. However, the altruistic entrepreneur is more than just an appealing façade. Aside from being the CEO of her own charitable jewelery company, she also taught herself binary, invented the concept of online portfolios for models, and found some spare time to put together the first ever online magazine for girls. Smart as well as sexy - Hilary's our girl!"
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Founder / CEO / Designer
Project Migration is a charitable organization primarily focusing on Africa. Hilary designed a line of fashion apparel and accessories which are sold as a means of fundraising.
Each Project Migration fashion product sold provides years of clean water along with life-saving medical supplies for those living in extreme poverty.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
In addition, Project Migration will host “Migration Vacations”, which provide a special opportunity to personally hand-deliver medical supplies (supported by the sale of Project Migration products), and educate women on their use, while traveling to multiple locations to visit medical clinics. We will be bringing volunteer doctors who will help single mothers who are pregnant, giving birth or sick.
Hilary Rowland in Uganda
Read about Hilary's motivation re: Project Migration
Editor-in-Chief & Founder
Urbanette [previously: 'HILARY Magazine'] was the first online women's magazine. When Hilary was just 15, she set out to make a magazine that would be a positive and thought-provoking influence in women's lives. She started it as an early form of a blog in '94, migrating it into a legitimate e-zine in '95, and into print issues in 2013.
With 100% original content curated by Hilary, Urbanette's editorial philosophy is one of positive self-image and empowerment. Urbanette Magazine covers all the facets of hip, modern and luxury living. Geared towards the modern woman, Urbanette Magazine has garnered a reputation for straight-forward solutions to urban living and for providing the scoop on what's hip in fashion, beauty, travel and luxury products.
Starting in 2013, all profits will be donated to Women in the World Foundation.
"I founded Urbanette magazine when I was 15 years old because, as an outspoken feminist, I wanted to help educate and inspire women on the critical issues of self-esteem and female leadership. In keeping with these goals, I have decided to donate 100% of our profits to Women in the World Foundation, as the charity's values and goals are exactly in line with ours. I hope you will join us in supporting this shared cause." - Hilary Rowland