Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Ruthie Davis M’93 as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Marana, Arizona, taking place on October 28 – 30, 2013.

Goldman Sachs selected Ruthie Davis as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the three-day event.  Ruthie Davis was the only shoe designer selected.

A leading independent designer and the only Luxury Female American Shoe Designer Label in the industry, Ruthie Davis currently has over 100 accounts and is carried in over 35 countries worldwide. As a New York City resident, Designer and President of her eponymous label, Ruthie Davis understands how to design shoes modern women covet and has become the go-to red carpet shoe designer for fans including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Sophia Vergara, and more. Featured in New York & London Fashion Weeks and appearing top tier magazines such as Vogue, NYLON, and Elle, Ruthie Davis heels are celebrated for their effortless ability to imbue any wardrobe with a dash of cosmopolitan edge.

Ruthie Davis M'93

Ruthie Davis M’93

“I have always had the dream to create a brand of my own. To be selected as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs is the highest honor that I can imagine,” said Ruthie Davis, “I always say that, ‘Design’ is essentially ‘Entrepreneurship’ – it is about being creative, innovative, and passionate; building something that has never existed before. To be honored as an intriguing entrepreneur for me is the highest compliment and it is something that I am very proud of. “

“We are honored to recognize Ruthie Davis as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2013,” said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. “This is the second year for the summit and our goal remains the same. We pair seasoned and emerging entrepreneurs — the builders and innovators — from a diverse set of industries to discuss how to make vital, enduring companies that reshape industries and boost the world’s economies through innovation.”

For more than 140 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.

About Ruthie Davis

The Ruthie Davis Collection is sold in top retail doors worldwide including Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Luisa Via Roma & Level Shoe District, spanning over 35 countries and 100 locations. With devoted fans that include Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts, Zendaya Coleman, and throngs of Young Hollywood luminaries, Ruthie Davis shoes are for modern women with a strong sense of personal style and self, much like the designer.