FIT's Department of International Trade & Marketing (ITM)


Department of International Trade and Marketing (ITM)


Talking Trade @FIT


A Guest Lecturer Series - Spring 2012

Program planned by:

Prof. Christine S. Pomeranz, ITM Chairperson

Janiece Greene, Consultant




Creating Sustainable Futures: Women’s Empowerment through the International Fashion Industry

Thursday, February 23, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
John E. Reeves Great Hall, at 28th Street and 7th Ave

Moderator: Chrissie Lam, Senior Concept Designer, American Eagle Outfitters & Founders of the Supply Change


• Richa Agarwal, Project Leader for BRAC Aarong or Susan Davis, President and CEO of BRAC USA
• Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Women’s World Banking
• Craig A. Leavitt, CEO, kate spade new york
• Deborah Lloyd, President and Chief Creative Officer, kate spade new york
• Benjamin Stone, President and CEO, Indego Africa

The panel will discuss and examine the challenges to empower low-income women and improve their quality of life through the lens of the international fashion industry from three different perspectives: access to financial services, access to markets, and financial education / capacity building.

Can't make this event?  Please join us via Web Conference:  CLICK HERE


Virtual Attendees:  This event will starts at 6:30pm.  You can log in anytime after 6:15pm using these easy steps:

  • Click on web conference link above

  • Log on as a guest preferably using your first and last name

Your meeting host will be Stephanie Futch.  She will be onsite running the live video and audio feed, while managing the chat during Q & A.


We wish you success in your virtual meeting.  Enjoy!


The Diversity Council of the Fashion Institute of Technology is pleased to give its Stamp of Support for this event. This event has also been endorsed by Fashion Institute of Technology's Sustainability Council.

Export Promotion Marketing

Thursday, May 3, 2012
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“C” Building 9th floor Board Room

Moderator: Donna Sharp, Senior Partner, SHARP GLOBAL


• Amanda Barlow, Manager, Carnet Development, US Council for International Business
•  Herb Ouida, International Trade Consultant
•  John Stillwaggon, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Accounts Receivable Risk Management, LLC
The panel will discuss the different government and financial programs to help exporting companies expand aboard.

Please send the names and affiliation of Non-FIT attendees of this event via email to: by
Thursday, 19 April, 2012


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