Of Mercer Co-Founders

About the founders

Co-founders Dorie and Emelyn met the first week of Wharton Business School at a welcome event… wearing the exact same black dress. Laughing over the initial awkwardness, they immediately bonded over their shared appreciation for their one, go-to confidence-inducing professional outfit. But how, after so much searching, had they both landed on the exact same dress, a boring one at that? Having worked in consulting and finance for years, they knew there had to be a better way to get dressed for work 5 (or 6 or 7) days a week. The solution was simple: create a dedicated workwear brand with a bold modern aesthetic to take women where they need to go.