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21 Powerful Quotes About Diversity, Overcoming Stereotypes & Breaking Into Fashion

In honor of Black History Month, for the past few weeks, FN has celebrated nearly two dozen African-American movers and shakers in footwear and fashion by recognizing their accomplishments and inviting them to share insight into how the industry can make bigger diversity strides.
The result of the series was an abundance of powerful advice and actionable feedback for industry leaders as well as minorities who are looking for a pathway into the business.
Here, we look back at 21 powerful quotes about diversity, overcoming stereotypes and breaking into the footwear industry from our 2019 Black History Month Spotlight series.
Breaching the Barriers to Entry
“Keep trying. Continue to apply for jobs. If you can’t get your foot into design right away, just get your foot in the door of the company you want to work for. My work ethic and dedication is what opened the door for me to be in design.” — CarLeisha Garner, senior designer, Aerosoles
“Make connections online and in person. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people, but make sure your delivery is correct. Do your research, use social media to highlight your interests or talent and always remain a student.” — Jasmine Pendergrass, director of events and marketing,

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