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2021 FMG Diversity Forum

BADG and Commission Develop Supportive Strategies

One effort will help advance Black creatives and another will benefit organizations that support the Asian…

Companies With Limited Racial Diversity Exclude Consumers Before They Even Shop, Sephora Study Finds

Three-quarters of consumers say brands fail to show diversity in skin tones, body types and hair textures in…

Fashion’s Diversity Efforts Haven’t Been Inclusive Enough

Kirk Palmer Associates' Kyle Rudy has seen requests for racial diversity become more intentional in…

How Fashion Can Reconcile Its Troubled Relationship With Cultural Appropriation

Phyllis Taylor, Daniel Huby and Pooky Lee expanded on appropriation and evading it during Fairchild Media…

If Companies Don’t Act, Women’s Leadership in the Post-Pandemic Workforce Could Suffer

"We're starting to see women in senior leadership ranks opt out or fail. So the question is, why is that?"

How to Avoid Tokenism and Segregation in Championing Diversity

There is no shortage of ways to promote inclusion without tokenism and segregation, but many companies in…

The New Solution to Cultural Appropriation? ‘Nothing From Us Without Us,’ Mexico’s Culture Secretary Says

"Behind a garment, there's a cultural community," Alejandra Frausto Guerrero said during a Fairchild…

How Diversity Leaders at Gap and LVMH Are ‘Operationalizing Inclusion’

"You cannot be afraid to start, you have to get after this work, it is the business imperative," Gap Inc.'s…

Fashion’s Gender Diversity Problem Worsened in 2020. What’s the Fix?

Women in leadership have been more likely than men to scale back professionally or leave jobs because of the…

Meghan Markle’s Story Could Teach Fashion a Thing About Diversity and Inclusion

While issues around diversity can be difficult for some to grasp or relate to, PVH's Lance LaVergne drew on a…

Fashion Has a Vital Role to Play in Shifting Entrenched Attitudes Toward the Asian Community

A year of rising violence against people of Asian descent in the U.S. has prompted raw conversations around…

This Is How L’Oréal Is Using Think Tanks in Its Progress on Diversity

At Fairchild Media Group's Diversity Forum, Angela Guy said she taps into the broad experiences of L'Oréal's…

Fashion’s Gatekeepers Are Finally Open to the Need for Diversity, Bethann Hardison Says

Pigeonholing designers of color, creating new job titles without real opportunities and the need for lasting…