The fashion industry has placed closer attention on diversity and inclusion in light of the recent waves of anti-racism protests. But D&I has become a corporate buzzword — and even a marketing tactic — that can lack substance. Meanwhile, the word “diversity” has become synonymous with “different” rather than “differences,” meaning not everyone sees themselves reflected by the term, thereby undermining authentic engagement. What does it take to actually increase diversity and deepen inclusivity in fashion?
Join diversity and inclusion expert Dr Derrick Gay on Tuesday 18 August at 16:00 BST for a special 90-minute live masterclass on how to become an active diversity and inclusion change agent in fostering a more equitable world.
When companies increase diversity and deepen inclusion they fuel innovation, productivity and their bottom lines. You will learn about common pitfalls, as well as best practices, strategies and tactics to create a more inclusive industry and society.
Dr Derrick Gay is an international diversity and inclusion strategist, writer and lecturer who consults with organisations to deepen D&I capacity; enhance inclusion and engagement; attract, hire, and retain the best talent; and design strategy to maximise business and education goals. His clients include Tom Ford, Columbia Business School and the International Fashion Academy in Paris.
Masterclass Learning Outcomes
By the end of the session, attendees should be able to:
- Redefine diversity and inclusion in fashion
- Identify common assumptions and pitfalls
- Leverage a diversity and inclusion framework to deepen intercultural competency
- Apply strategies and tactics to the fashion industry and society
The session will last for 90 minutes, with an audience Q&A at the end. Register now to secure your spot and submit your question.
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