Female leaders across all industries were celebrated last night in New York in honor of International Women’s Day. Coordinated by Business for Social Responsibility’s (BSR) HERproject — a collaboration that empowers low-income women across global supply chains through workplace-based programs on health, financial inclusion and gender equality — industry power players discussed the importance of female empowerment.
Ugg, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., Nordstrom and Williams and Sonoma have been key partners in driving change for women workers through HERProject. On Thursday, Deckers Brands president of fashion lifestyle Andrea O’Donnell, Pottery Barn VP of sourcing Mandy Seidel and Estée Lauder SVP of global corporate citizenship and sustainability Nancy Mahon spoke on how more women leaders can be supported and promoted around the world.
(L-R): HERProject director Christine Svarer, India women’s empowerment expter Latha Ramakrishnan, Pottery Barn VP of sourcing Mandy Seidel, Deckers Brands president of fashion lifestyle Andrea O’Donnell, and Estée Lauder SVP of global corporate citizenship and sustainability Nancy Mahon.
CREDIT: Robert Carlo
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Said O’Donnell,” Role models [are] really important regardless of where you live. The more women you see successful, and happy in being successful, it helps bring everyone along with them. Talking about women who lack aspiration or confidence,