Maggie Gyllenhaal joins Neiman Marcus for Women’s History Month panel – Footwear News
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal joined Neiman Marcus for a panel discussion Tuesday at Spring Place in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Gyllenhaal was joined by Director Janicza Bravo and Stefanie Tsen Ward, Senior Vice President of Customer Engagement and Integrated Retail West Region of Neiman Marcus Group, in the panel, which was moderated by the journalist and author hit Melissa Magsaysay.
According to the luxury retailer, the event, titled “The Future is in Her Hands: Inspired by the Past. Hopeful for the Future.” highlighted some of the world’s most influential designers and innovators. fashion history, including how they can inspire current and future generations to be a force for positive change.
“I had to carve my own path in an industry that hadn’t made room for me,” Bravo said. “I had been brought up to think in terms of scarcity and now I know there is more land to be had. I hope the road will be more open for women and people of color who come after.
This event was part of a series of roundtables that Neiman Marcus hosted across the country this month in honor of Women’s History Month. According to the retailer, more than 100 influential women participated in these panels during the month, including Fashionphile founder Sarah Davis; actress and co-founder of Studio 189 Rosario Dawson; emerging designer Autumn Adeigbo; and “A Girl Named Carrie” author and great-niece of Carrie Marcus Neiman, Jerrie Marcus, among others.
“As an organization co-founded by a woman and led by a majority of women, female leadership is paramount to who we are,” said Marjon Zabihi Henderson, Senior Director of Brand Experience and Special Events at Neiman Marcus. “These panels allow us to connect and uplift women in communities across the country, which for us is extremely powerful.”
Co-founded by Carrie Marcus Neiman, Neiman Marcus Group has a long history of female leadership. Today, women make up the majority of the company’s board of directors, 59% of vice president and above positions, and 68% of all company and store associates. Additionally, Neiman Marcus Group said it is committed to providing female designers, brands and business partners with a place to thrive.
On March 31, Neiman Marcus NorthPark in Dallas will host the final panel of the series. Moderated by fashion entrepreneur journalist and best-selling author Leah Frazies, the panel will feature Rosario Dawson of fashion brand Studio 189 and Abrima Erwiah, co-founder of Studio 189 and director of the Gromek Institute for Fashion Business at Parsons School. of Design. . The panel will provide attendees with an overview of the Studio 189 range which will soon be available in Neiman Marcus stores and online. Panelists will also discuss how to grow your business in the fashion world.
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