As part of our commitment to the common good, GCU New York hosts an ongoing series of conversations, which bridge the worlds of finance, fashion, media and sustainability.  The events provide a platform for the showing of ideas, sharing of best practices, and highlighting of emerging trends. 

Our Fashion Sharing Progress series, examines how brands and businesses can grow and profit while remaining environmentally sustainable and socially conscious.  Conversations between brands and retailers cover a wide range of issues such as maintaining craft and tradition in a global economy, leadership development and stakeholder engagement, sustainability in the modern supply chain, and more. 

In partnership with Dress for Success®, we are offing a 7-part series of salon events on innovative workforce development practices in the apparel and accessories industry.  The series will cover a range of topics from retail roadmaps, training and skills development, workforce development and community partnerships.

Additionally our campus participates in culturally relevant educational events with global figures and thought leaders. Join us at one of our upcoming events.

Selby Drummond
Accessories Director at Vogue

Jacques Panis
President of Shinola 

Dr Helen Crowley
Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation at Kering

Anne Slowey

Fashion News Director at ELLE Magazine

Fern Mallis
Fashion consultant and creator of NYFW

Jeffrey Kalinsky
VP & Fashion Director at Nordstrom

Dirk Standen
Editor in Chief of

Neil Blumenthal
Co-Founder & CEO of Warby Parker

Vanessa Friedman
Fashion Director & Chief Fashion Critic of The New York Times 

Paul van Zyl
CEO & Co-Founder of Maiyet

Michael Kobori
VP for Social and Environmental Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co

Dan Bena
Senior Director of Sustainable Development for PepsiCo

Nick Sullivan
Fashion Director of Esquire magazine

Glen Hoffs
Director of Fashion at Brooks Brothers

Doug Shriver
Senior Fabric Specialist at Brooks Borthers

Brian Wilson
Chairman of Harris Tweed Hebrides

Mark Hogarth
Creative Director of Harris Tweed Hebrides

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Caledonian Lecture

Marigay McKee
Former President of Saks Fifth Avenue

Cara Chacon
Director of Social & Environmental Responsibility at Patagonia

Kevin Cassidy
Communications & External Relations Officer at the International Labor Organization

Maxine Bédat
Co-founder and CEO of

Dress for Success®
Going Places Network Salon Series 

Tania Carnegie
Community Leader Strategy, KPGM

Abigail Noble
CEO of The ImPact

Scott Mackinlay Hahn (left)
Founding Partner of Loomstate and Rogan

Julie Gilhart
Fashion Consultant & Environmental Campaigner

Emily Spivack
Author of the New York Times bestseller Worn Stories.

The Rt. Hon. Alex Salmond MP
Caledonian Lecture

Kate Black
Founder and Editor-In-Chief of

Jennifer Gilbert
Chief Marketing Officer of I:CO

Fashion Garage
Julie Gilhart and Simon Collins