Robin McGraw, philanthropist, entrepreneur, television personality and two-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, is committed to her mission to inspire women to live their best lives.
A daily presence on the Dr. Phil show since its inception, viewers worldwide have embraced Robin’s contributions to the show; whether it be discussing her experiences as a wife, mother and grandmother, or dealing with issues that women face in the many phases of their lives. She has also been a frequent guest on The Doctors, created and Executive- Produced by her son, Jay McGraw.
Robin has worked for many years with a variety of philanthropic causes that serve to improve the lives of women and children. She is a founding board member of The Dr. Phil Foundation. Robin was named a national spokesperson for C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), a network of nearly 1000 programs that recruit, train and support volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings, and was initiated as a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity in recognition of her work with the organization. Robin is also a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. In September 2014, Robin was named the National Celebrity Spokesperson for Girl Scouts of the USA, and will lend her voice and influence to the organization’s mission to enable girls across the country to reach their greatest potential and be empowered to lead wherever they live, work and play.
With the launch of her own charitable foundation, When Georgia Smiled, Robin set out to enact real change by creating and advancing programs that help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault live healthy, safe and joy-filled lives. The foundation launched in October 2013 with the introduction of its’ inaugural program, The Aspire Initiative, a domestic violence program which aims to reduce the level of intimate relationship violence in the US and instill the importance of bystander responsibility. The initiative includes a potentially life-saving free smartphone app, Aspire News, available in the iTunes store, through Google Play and at www.whengeorgiasmiled.org, that allows the user to create pre-written text or voice messages to be sent to designated numbers (911 or other chosen contacts) with just the tap of a button. Aspire News has already had more than 160,000 downloads and was recognized on Capitol Hill by the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse as one of the two apps in 2014 most beneficial in the fight to end domestic violence. Robin recently launched the #iAspire Campus Challenge to raise awareness of the issue of sexual assault on university campuses across the country and highlight student initiatives to prevent domestic violence.
Robin’s tireless philanthropic efforts were recognized in November 2014, as she was named the Honoree at the 21st Annual Knock Out Abuse Gala in Washington, D.C., which brings together more than 700 committed and influential women to increase awareness, recognize achievements and raise funds to help women and children in need. Robin has also been recognized with the Heart of Gold Award by the Starlight Foundation for her longtime dedication to child welfare and devotion to her family, and the same year, she and her husband, Dr. Phil McGraw, were recognized with the Big Heart Award by the Westside Children’s Center for their outstanding work with at-risk children and their families.
In February of 2014, Robin proudly announced the launch of Robin McGraw Revelation, a purpose-driven lifestyle brand that brings to live her unique life philosophy of self-care. Robin developed the line to give women the tools to nurture and care for themselves, create the lives they dream of, and give back to others. The brand debuted with record-breaking success with a collection of skincare products and has already expanded to include fragrance, lipgloss and candles, among other lifestyle products. Robin McGraw Revelation supports When Georgia Smiled by donating 100% of the net profits from select products to the foundation.
Robin is a highly sought-after public speaker, whose notable appearances include being a featured speaker at Oprah Winfrey’s O You! event in 2012 and a year-long tour as headliner for the Women of Faith presentations. Robin has been featured multiple times on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Rachael Ray, Today, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, The Academy of Country Music Awards, Larry King Live and the Late Show with David Letterman. She hosted White House Christmas 2006 on HGTV. In addition, Robin has co-hosted many television events with Dr. Phil, including Christmas in Washington, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular and the JC Penney Jam Concert for America’s Kids.
Robin’s first book, Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose, shares the philosophies and life choices that have proven to align her with God’s will, and debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list. Robin followed her debut with the release of From My Heart to Yours, in which she offers simple but powerful words of inspiration and encouragement to women from all walks of life. Robin’s third book, What’s Age Got to Do With It?, was another #1 New York Times best-seller. The book shares her secrets to success – along with some mishaps – in the areas of fitness, nutrition, skincare, menopause, hair, makeup and fashion. Robin’s most recent book, Christmas In My Heart and Home, conveys her favorite aspects of the holiday season.
Robin and Dr. Phil, whom she fondly refers to as “Phillip,” have been married for 38 years and have raised two sons, Jay Phillip and Jordan Stevens. Robin continues to make her family, which now includes daughter-in-law Erica, and two grandchildren, Avery Elizabeth and London Phillip, the priority in her life.