Glass Slipper or Glass Ceiling? Connecting the Fashion Industry and Gender Equality
New York Headquarters & Academic Center, 211 East 46th Street, New York, NY
Gender equality is a critical issue – now more than ever. It is embodied in United Nations Sustainable Development. Goals as well as global movements such as #MeToo and others who are working to end inequalities, promoting empowerment of women and girls, ending discrimination and eliminating all forms of violence. While the movement continues to make gains in all aspects of political, economic, and public life – much still needs to be accomplished.
Fashion can be a force for change and has the clout to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. LAU NY, in collaboration with London College of Fashion at UAL, and Parsons School of Design at The New School, is proud to host a panel discussion at the LAU New York Headquarters and Academic Center, bringing together key players shaping the global fashion industry to explain why fashion matters, and how it can be used to advance this cause.