PVH Corp.’s Emanuel Chirico is the latest executive to sign onto an effort to bring more diversity into the corporate business world still dominated by white men.The chief executive officer is now a part of the group CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, which launched in 2011 and is focused on positioning diversity in business operations as a “competitive issue” and not merely a social one. It’s since gotten more than 400 ceo's and presidents to sign on and commit, in one way or another, to getting more women and minorities onto their boards and in their executive ranks.While PVH has been making strides in diversity since 2016, with more than a third of its board now made up of women and 47 percent of senior corporate positions now held by women, Chirico said PVH is aiming to create “an inclusive environment where every individual is valued.”“Fostering an inclusive workplace is not only the right thing to do, it also makes business sense,” he added.Of PVH’s addition to CEO Action, Tim Ryan, the group’s ceo and a senior partner at PwC, said it “expands our reach and brings in unique values, actions and perspectives to continue to raise the bar for the entire business community.”PVH, which operates brands including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, joins a number of other apparel and retail companies as part of CEO Action. Ceo's who are already part of the group include Art Peck of Gap Inc., Marvin Ellison of J.C. Penney, Chip Bergh of Levi Strauss & Co., Jeff Gennette of Macy’s Inc., Mike George of QVC, Patrice Louvet of Ralph Lauren Corp., Brian Cornell of Target Corp., Kevin Plank of Under Armour, Steve Rendell of VF Corp. and Doug McMillon of Walmart Inc.The majority of public companies, including those in fashion and retail which are predominantly geared toward female consumers, are run by men, but some companies are starting to tap more women to fill high-level executive roles.Walmart earlier this year named Judith McKenna as its new president and ceo of international, making her only the second woman ceo in Walmart’s history. Last year, Signet Jewelers made Virginia Drosos its ceo after numerous claims of sexual harassment against company executives became public. Drosos is the jewelry chain’s first female executive.Other women in ceo positions at public companies include Mary Dillon of Ulta Beauty and Barbara Rentler of Ross Stores, as well as Fran Horowitz of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Jan Singer of Victoria’s Secret, both of whom, like Drosos, came to their positions when their companies were struggling. Women being put in positions of power during a crisis is a phenomenon known as the “glass cliff” — so called because the chance of failure when brought on to effect a turnaround is high.Even with seemingly more women being brought on to fill executive roles once taken by men, the S&P 500, a ranking of the largest companies by market capitalization trading in the U.S., shows only 5.2 percent of them have female ceo's, according to a recent survey by Catalyst, a nonprofit research firm focused on women in the workplace.In its Women in the Workplace study last year, business adviser McKinsey & Co. in partnership with LeanIn.org found that only 20 percent of c-suite positions at 222 companies are held by women.For More, See:Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Talk Weinstein, #MeToo’s Future in First Goop PodcastNew York City Aiming to Make 500 Small Business Loans to WomenKate Upton Says Guess Harassment Investigation is a ‘Stunt’
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.