Women in fashion, technology, and media will gather on Sat., Feb. 9 during New York Fashion Week for a special Women of Color FashTech Brunch to celebrate diversity and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for women of color in their respective fields.
The event is the brainchild of Brittany Hicks Founder of Girls in Fashion & Technology (G.I.F.T.), fit technology consultant Jessica Couch of Luxor and Finch, and Geek of Chic Founder Ellie Zambrano, who each recognize the lack of community for women of color in the fashion and tech space. In response to this frustration, the event was designed to enhance collaborations and broaden networks for women of color.
“We believe that community is the foundation of progress and growth for women of color in fashion, media, and technology fields,” Hicks explained. “Women of color in the tech or fashion industry are often isolated as they do not have the same community support as non-people of color,” adds Couch. “The fashion tech community specifically is limited therefore we see the need to form a supportive community to further our career efforts collectively.”
The brunch will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, influencers, and trailblazers in the fashion, media, and tech world for a panel discussion and afternoon of networking with fellow industry professionals. This year’s featured panelists include Uzunma Udeh, Senior Finance Analyst of Global Markets at ASOS, Kelly Stickel of the retail consultancy firm Remodista, C-Suite Coach Founder Angelina Cheeks, and Andrew Mccaskill, Senior Vice President of Global Communications & Multicultural Marketing at Nielsen.
The Women of Color FashTech event will be held on Sat., Feb. 9 from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Fig & Olive in New York. Tickets range from $75 - $95 and include a 3-course lunch, cocktails, access to the panel discussion, networking opportunities, and a swag bag. For tickets and more info please visit https://wocfashtechbrunch.splashthat.com/.
What: Women of Color FashTech Brunch
When: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019
Where: Fig & Olive, 420 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75 - 95
About Women of Color FashTech Brunch
The Women of Color FashTech Brunch is a semi-annual event that is designed to empower women of color who are pursuing careers in fashion, media, and technology fields.
About Luxor and Finch Consulting
Luxor and Finch Consulting specialize in fit technology consulting for brands and retailers. Luxor and Finch provides global expertise to companies assisting them with developing fit based solutions for better garment production, online shopping experiences and loss management for the return issue.
About Girls In Fashion & Tech (G.I.F.T)
The mission of Girls in Fashion Tech is to empower young women with the awareness and language needed to influence change and explicitly address gender disparities in an industry where over 80 percent of graduates are women, but only 14 percent of senior leaders at relevant fashion companies are female.
About Geek of Chic
Geek of Chic is a ground-breaking fashion tech web series where fashion meets function. The show highlights the latest trends, techniques, talent and events in the fashion tech space. The weekly series features innovative products and services in fashion tech and wearables that benefit the everyday consumer.