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Creating Sustainable Futures: Womenís Empowerment through the International Fashion Industry

5:39 PM | John E. Reeves Great Hall

Talking Trade @ FIT

Moderator:† Chrissie Lam, Senior Concept Designer, American Eagle Outfitters and Founder, The Supply Change


  • Richa Agarwal, Project Leader for BRAC Aaron or Susan Davis, President and CEO of BRAC USA
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Womenís World Banking
  • Craig A. Leavitt, CEO, kate spade new york
  • Deborah Lloyd, President and Chief Creative Officer, kate spade new york
  • Benjamin Stone, President and CEO, Indego Africa†

The panel will discuss and examine the challenges to empower low-income women and improve their quality of life through the lens of the international fashion industry from three different perspectives: access to financial services, access to markets, and financial education / capacity building.

Sponsored by the International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industry Department.

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