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Fashion Management students host International Women's Day Event

To celebrate International Women’s Day, our Final Year Fashion Management students hosted a community event with inspirational industry experts.

IWD Panel

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Final Year Fashion Management students hosted a community event with some of the leading fashion industry experts to talk 'all things #BreakTheBias'. Keynote speaker, Jane Shepherdson set the scene with an insightful talk about her career as a Buying Director at TopShop, CEO of Whistles and most recently at My Wardrobe HQ, a luxury rental platform. Industry experts Nadia King, Fabiha Sultana and Emma Edmonson also shared their own experiences at the event.

The panel discussed important themes covering; imposter syndrome, diversity and inclusivity, sustainable and ethical practice and how to lead and inspire as a woman in the fashion industry.

We caught up with one of the students, Georgia Da Silva, on what it was like to interview the panel and what #IWD means to her. Georgia said: “I was quite nervous speaking in front of so many people, but once I started chatting with the speakers, I felt so much more relaxed. The speakers were so inspirational, and it was amazing to gain insight from such intelligent women. For me, International Women’s Day is a celebration of how far we have come and it's an important milestone to discuss what future steps need to be taken for women’s wellbeing”.

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