Women in fashion and technology will gather on Saturday, February 9th during New York Fashion Week for a special Women of Color FashTech brunch to celebrate diversity and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for women of color in their respective fields. The event is the brainchild of Brittany Hicks of Girls in Fashion & Technology (G.i.F.T.), fit technology consultant Jessica Couch of Luxor & Finch, and Geek of Chic founder Ellie Zambrano, who each recognize the lack of community for women of color in the fashion tech space.
“We believe that community is the foundation of progress and growth for women of color in fashion and technology fields,” says event producer Brittany Hicks. “There is a distinct lack of diversity in the technology ecosystem and that is problematic for women of color who are trying to get into this field,” adds Jessica Couch, “It creates an environment where women feel marginalized and without a proper support network, they often look elsewhere for more inclusive work.”
The brunch will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, influencers, and trailblazers in the fashion and tech world for a panel discussion and afternoon of networking with fellow industry professionals. The Women of Color FashTech event will be held on Saturday, February 9th from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Fig & Olive in the Meatpacking District. Early Bird Tickets are available now for $75.
Launching at SXSW, on March 11, 2019: The WOC Fash Tech Podcast will navigate the intersection of fashion, fit, body positivity, diversity and tech through influencer interviews, Our two hosts, Brittany Hicks and Jessica Couch bring personality, diverse experience, and enthusiasm to the evolving world of fashion. Check it out!
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