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How Embracing Being The 'First' And 'Only' At The Table Helped ADCOLOR Founder Tiffany R. Warren Make Space For Others

As the “first” and “only” in many rooms, Tiffany R. Warren has made it her mission to make sure there will be a seat at the table for others.

Aug 29, 2022

The First Black Female President Of The Fashion Institute Of Technology Aims To Advance Equity In Creative Industries

This president is opening the doors for creative leaders to get their big start! Serving since 1998, Dr . Joyce F. Brown has held the title of president at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Dr. Brown is also the first Black and female president to hold the position. Throughout Dr. Brown’s career trajectory she strives to empower and transform the lives of the youth, placing education, and opportunity at the forefront. Plus, Dr. Brown’s most recent efforts continue to be a reflection of her commitment to a more progressive society for the future generation of industry leaders. Students attending FIT are being further supported after the announcement of The Social Justice Center (SJC), which aims to diversify and strengthen the employment pipeline for minority communities. For Dr. Brown, the move is timely as she recalls various funds being thrown at issues disproportionately affecting Black communities following George Floyd’s death. Despite backing from businesses,...

Mar 29, 2022

FIT Launches The Social Justice Center For BIPOC Talent In Fashion And Creative Industries

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) of the State University of New York (SUNY) has joined forces with influential partners and brands in the fashion and creative industries to help tackle the systemic issues that the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community face in their respective spaces. On Dec. 8, FIT launched the Social Justice Center (SJC), a f irst-of-its-kind higher education initiative for BIPOC p re-college youth, college students, and creative industry professionals, according to a press release provided to AfroTech. Behind the SJC’s launch are its founding partners PVH Corp., Capri Holdings Limited, and Tapestry, Inc., which each have pledged $1 million for FIT’s mission to increase opportunity and accelerate social equity within the creative industries for the BIPOC community. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tapestry, Inc. (@tapestry)   Leading brands including Ralph Lauren, Prada, Saks, Target, and G-III Apparel Group have also committed...

Dec 8, 2021