NYCEDC and 92Y Launch NYC Fashion Fellows
NYCEDC and 92nd Street Y today launched NYC Fashion Fellows, a year-long fellowship program designed for rising stars in fashion management.
20 fellows will receive executive-level mentoring, networking and community-building opportunities, and continuing education and career advancement workshops with industry professionals and their peers. The program will help fellows achieve the next stage of growth for their personal careers, advance their value to their current employers, and strengthen the community of fashion professionals as a whole.
Check out the all-star advisory committee for the program, responsible for reviewing the final selection of fellows, recruiting mentors, and hosting sessions for the fellows throughout the year. The committee includes:
- Richard Darling, CEO of LF USA
- Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P., and President, Council of Fashion Designers of America
- Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.
- Fern Mallis, President, Fern Mallis LLC
- Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory
To be considered for the fellowship, candidates must have at least five years of work experience and currently work at NYC-based companies or internationally-based companies with US headquarters in NYC. They must be nominated by a current supervisor or business associate; the deadline for nominations is September 28, 2012.
To find out more about NYC Fashion Fellows and to submit a nomination, go to www.nycfashionfellows.org.
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