Victoria Jackson

When her daughter was diagnosed with the rare autoimmune disease, neuromyelitis optica, (NMO), innovative cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson dramatically shifted her focus, talents and financial resources “from mascara to medicine.” In the course of creating, funding and leading a research foundation with her husband, Ms. Jackson has shaped a paradigm-breaking approach to medical research. In addition to connecting 175 innovative problem solvers from 28 countries and even more diverse fields of expertise in an unprecedented model of collaboration, the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation has created a global community of patients, advocates, and healthcare stakeholders, with significant positive impact on the treatment of autoimmune and related diseases. Underscoring the transformative significance of Jackson’s work, in 2016 Victoria and her daughter, Ali Guthy, were invited to speak at the Vatican’s 3rd Annual Regenerative Medicine Conference and to join global leaders likewise devoted to improving and saving lives. Recipient of multiple awards, Ms. Jackson has been described as a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship and her iconic beauty line, Victoria Jackson Cosmetics, is still going strong. A successful author and speaker, Ms. Jackson and her daughter, Ali, most recently co-authored Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story(2012).

Year Honored: 2017
Birth: 1955 -
Born In: New York
Achievements: Business, Philanthropy
Worked In: California, United States of America
Educated In: California, United States of America
Schools Attended: Beverly Hills High School