Founded by Supermodel Stacey McKenzie, Walk This Way Workshops Inc. has made a significant impact across North America, The Caribbean and Asia. Walk This Way Workshops is designed to empower & educate people who have a interest in the fashion industry by teaching valueable skills, inspiring them to value their uniqueness & find their individual voice. The organization is broken down into 2 sections:
The first is the workshops, which is a series of specific fashion related workshops that are designed to concentrate on 1 area in fashion. For example, Modeling workshops, Makeup workshops, Photography Workshops, Styling Workshops to name a few, which are taught by Stacey and industry experts. Walk This Way Workshops has been featured in F.I.T, Teen Vogue Fashion University, P&G Beauty Awards, Rally For Kids with Cancer, Fashion Music Festival China, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ryerson University, Daeman College, Brown University, Kent State University and Queens School of Business. Stacey was recently presented with the 2012 Success, Engagement & Empowerment Award from the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa for her outstanding support of youth through her work with Walk This Way Workshops. In 2013 Stacey received the Women in Media award from the Scarborough Center for Healthy Communities in recognition of her outstanding work, leadership capabilities and being a strong female role model in our communities through her Walk This Way Workshops. Walk This Way Workshops was also presented with the Fashion Contributor Award from the African Fashion Industry Awards. In 2017 Stacey became the official model coach on hit reality series America’s Next Top Model, hosted by Tyra Banks.
The other area is The Walk Camp. The mission of the camp is to empower kids to value their uniqueness, inspiring them to find their individual voice. The 30 kids chosen for the camp will be educated through a series of uniquely designed interactive “confidence builder” workshops. Each workshop is fashioned to help develop self-esteem and gain confidence through self-acceptance. Past mentors includes Gabrielle Miller (Actor), Dina Pugliese (Host, Breakfast Television), Liberty Silver (Singer), Sunny Fong (Fashion Designer). Amanda Brugle (Actor), Tracy Moor (Host, Cityline), Noreen Flanagan (Editor in Chief of FASHION Magazine), Jonathan Hood (Athlete and Speaker), Peter Papapetrou (Style Expert on Marilyn Denis Show), Andrea Bolley (Artist), Zuberi Attard (Educator), Chelsea Chute ( Lead Makeup Artist – Lise Watier) Sandra Benain (TV Producer), Monika Schnarre (Supermodel/Entreprenuer).