Dr. Taryn Rose

Orthopedic Surgeon turned Shoe Designer, Celebrity Owner of Shoe Empire Taryn Rose International, True rags to riches American Dream story.

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Taryn Rose created one of today’s most successful and highly coveted brands in footwear. An orthopedic surgeon turned shoe designer, Dr. Rose married fashion and function in 1998 and changed the footwear industry forever. Her idea of being dressed with a sense of well-being touched a nerve with women from coast-to-coast, creating a dedicated following for her footwear collections. A formally trained surgeon, Dr. Rose witnessed the serious foot problems caused by fashion footwear. A high heel lover herself, Dr. Rose saw a need to combine her knowledge of foot biomechanics and passion for fashion to spread ease to women everywhere. What started in a garage grew to a 40 million dollar business with boutiques all over the country.

Rose has been featured on a variety of television programs, newspapers and magazines including Oprah, CNN, Today Show, New York Times, People magazine, Entrepreneur, In Style, Elle, Lucky, O magazine, British Vogue, Town & Country and countless more.

After a decade of building her company Dr. Rose sold her company in 2008 and rested. She took some time off to enjoy her family, travel the world and attend speaking engagements and entertain new ideas for her next phase of business. She became passionate about technology and unleashed her inner geek. Energized and inspired Dr. Rose is currently working on the Black Rose Network, a game changing technology company delivering an entirely new e-commerce experience. “I see the future of fashion as where fashion and technology intersects” says Dr. Rose.

When not a lady who launches, Dr. Rose attends a variety of social & charity events in Los Angeles and New York. She continuously participates in a variety of speaking engagements around the country. She has served as a judge for the 2008 Miss Universe pageant in Nha Trang, Vietnam and most recently judged the 2011 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas. 


In addition to earning her medical degree from University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Taryn Rose has been recognized for her numerous honors: In 2006 The Women’s Leadership Exchange group honored Taryn with the Compass Award for shifting the paradigm of how women are perceived as business leaders. Women’s President’s Organization and Fast Company ranked her first in a new entrepreneurial competition of distinction, “25 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the Game” (2005). New York Moves magazine recognized her as one of the most powerful women in New York City (2005); she was highlighted as a distinguished role model and entrepreneur in the city of Los Angeles during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (2003); recognized by the Women’s Venture Fund as an outstanding entrepreneur during the Highest Leaf Awards in New York (2003), and by the Small Business Administration as one of four  outstanding  women  entrepreneurs  honored  during  the  50th  Anniversary  of  the  SBA  in  Washington DC (2003). The Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference  featuring  Martha  Stewart  selected  her  for  their  distinguished panel of female entrepreneurs (2007) and she’s continuously a featured panelist for events such as Pink Magazine’s “Fall Empowerment Series” (2009) and Women Entrepreneurs “Rock The World” conference (2010). Dr. Rose and her shoes were featured in the Smithsonian museum in 2007 and she was invited to meet First Lady Laura Bush at the White House since Mrs. Bush is a fan of her work.


Close to her heart, Rose regularly participates in projects to support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,  Clothes Off Our Back, Lynne Cohen Foundation and Step Up Women’s Network.

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