This fireside discussion will explore the role of media in amplifying the visibility of women social entrepreneurs. These female leaders are transforming the fashion industry. In the talk, Bandana Tewari and Kerry Bannigan celebrated the evolution of the conscious fashion campaign. They also discussed the importance of increasing media and advertising representation of women in fashion that are a driving force in shaping the new era.
Bandana Tewari is a lifestyle journalist and sustainability activist.
She writes for The Business of Fashion extensively on a variety of topics from indigenous ‘made-by-hand’ economies of India and Indonesia, to transgender and LGBTQ representation in fashion. For Paro Good Earth, her writing focuses on ancient Indian wisdom—Vedanta. She is a Special Advisor to Copenhagen Fashion Summit and sits on several advisory boards—NEST (NYC), Redress (Hong Kong), Global Fashion Agenda (Stockholm), South Asian Fashion Show (NYC) amongst others.
Kerry Bannigan: Kerry Bannigan is a British social entrepreneur, advocate and advisor pioneering global fashion and media initiatives to accelerate transformative action for social, economic, and environmental change. Kerry is the Founder of the Conscious Fashion Campaign, founding member and Executive Producer of the SDG Media Zone and the President of the Board at the PVBLIC Foundation. Her portfolio spans over 14 years of purpose-driven programming, event production and high-level partnerships with brands, government, and United Nations agencies. www.kerrybannigan.com
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