Dorian Howard
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  • "The sisters are proof that having backgrounds that seem far removed from a new business venture can become a strength."
    -The New York Times

  • "...a couple of sisters who are taking over the fashion world with a hot, do-it-yourself website.  Hollywood’s top trendsetters have taken notice and now you can walk in their shoes… or, better yet, you design your own."
    -Guiliana Rancic, E! News

  • "When Dori spoke to our school, not only did she go above and beyond everything expected, but she also made a connection with everyone she met. Every single person who came to hear her speak was impacted. Multiple people said they had a whole new perception of their work ethic because of what Dorian shared."
    -University of Central Florida

Dorian Howard

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF WADE & BELLE; FORMER VP OF PRODUCTION FOR PARAMOUNT PICTURES; FORMER CREATIVE EXECUTIVE FOR NEW LINE CINEMA
Dorian Howard is the co-founder and one half of the sister duo behind Wade & Belle — an e-commerce platform that is revolutionizing the women's tights category.

Wade & Belle was founded upon the simple premise of challenging the status quo in women's fashion. Developing a patented waist-band, the Howard sisters are committed to bringing an unparalleled product to the underserved hosiery category.

Previously, Dori was the CEO and co-founder of Milk & Honey – an e-commerce platform in the customization space. Milk & Honey was featured in the New York Times, InStyle, Lucky, PeopleStyleWatch and on TV shows including The Today Show, E! News, and countless local news segments.

Prior to diving into the crazy waters of startups, Dori worked at Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Miramax Films and MTV. Her feature film projects included working on early stage development of the Oscar award film The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale (worldwide box office of $129 million) as well as selling the feature film script The Proposal to Disney, working very closely with the writer to shape the script to land lead actors Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. On a budget of $40 million, the film grossed $163 million domestically.

Her last stop in Hollywood was as Vice President of Production at Paramount Pictures. Dori's film projects ranged in budget from $40 million to $170 million and included rebooting the GI JOE title that grossed over $300 million worldwide and relaunched the franchise. She also worked closely with Nickelodeon to adapt one of their top animated series into the feature film The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan and grossing $319 million worldwide.


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