Beverly Johnson is the Founder, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of BJE LLC. Beverly’s “Vision” is to build BJE (aka Beverly Johnson Enterprises) into a global brand around The Beverly Johnson Luxurious Lifestyle Brand.
Beverly is an American Supermodel, New York Times Best Selling author, actress, and businesswoman. Beverly rose to fame and made history when she became the first African-American women to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974, and forever changing the beauty ideal in the fashion world. Beverly is a part of the Black List, a photographic assembly of 50 of the most influential African-Americans in America. Beverly’s portrait has hung in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
Beverly’s remarkable four-decade long career is a showcase of accomplishment: from model to mom to actress, author, activist, businesswoman, TV personality, and—finally—Icon. As a trailblazing model in the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and the 2000s, Beverly appeared on more than 500 magazine covers from Vogue and Cosmopolitan to Glamour, Essence, Ebony and French Elle. In December 2016, The Palm Springs Walk of Stars honored Beverly Johnson, Icon, Author, Actress, Supermodel and Coachella Valley resident with the 405th Star Dedication Ceremony. The New York Times named her as one of the “20th Century’s 100 Most Influential People in the Fashion Industry.”
Beverly is the author of several books including her New York Times Best Selling memoir, “The Face That Changed It All” published by Simon and Schuster. Recently Beverly signed a production deal in which she is an Executive Producer with Warner Brothers TV to produce her life story, as a limited-series, based on her memoir, “The Face That Changed It All.”
Beverly developed her on constructive reality show “Beverly’s Full House,” which aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network (“OWN”). Beverly has appeared on “The Tamron Hall Show”, “The Doctors” on CBS, “The Morning Show” on CBS with Gayle King, “Bloomberg”, “The Wendy Williams Show”, “Good Day New York”, “Good Day Los Angeles”, CNN, Fox News, “The Talk”, “Tom Joiner Radio Show”, “Steve Harvey Radio Show”, Sirius XM Radio, and more.
Beverly is a regular keynote speaker for organizations focused on Beauty and Fashion, Women Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Domestic Violence, Disrupt Aging, Discrimination in the Fashion Industry, Women Rights, Diversity, Inclusion, Women’s Health Issues, and an AIDS Activist. Beverly was retained by Macy’s AARP, JP Morgan Chase and many other major corporations.
Beverly’s philanthropic activities include being on the Board of Directors of the Barbara Sinatra Children Center for Abused Children and being an International spokesperson for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Beverly is especially passionate about the Down syndrome community because her niece, Natalie, has the condition.