Iman is a Somali-American businessperson, philan- thropist, author and former model. Starting in 1976 in Vogue, for nearly 20 years Iman maintained a key place among many of the 20th century’s and today’s epochal fashion designers and portrait photographers. in 1994, Iman founded IMAN Cosmetics, the first company to offer products specifically formulated for skin of color’s distinct needs. Her fashion and accessories brand, IMAN Global Chic offers fashion savvy options for women of all ages, shapes and lifestyles. Aside from publishing two books, she has worked to support an array of humanitarian organizations, including amfAR, Keep a Child Alive, Save the Children, and the Children’s Defense Fund. She has also worked to draw attention to war and famine in eastern Africa, appearing in a BBC documentary and addressing the United Nations. Today, Iman serves as Global Advocate for CARE, one of the largest and oldest humanitarian aid organizations focused on fighting global poverty.