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FL&R hosts monthly networking events for members and educational events for everyone. Our educational events are organized around three core themes: DEIB, Environmentalism, and Innovation.
Our educational events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC because we believe that everyone should have access to education and that education can help solve many of the issues facing the FL&R industries.

To get notifications on upcoming events you can also follow us on Eventbrite, and for full recaps follow us on Instagram!

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The Complex Relationship Between Clothing and Women’s Oppression, Exploitation, & Empowerment

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Global Women’s Empowerment


Heather Bowie Kaye - Co-Founder @ Loop Swim

Marley Healy - Independent Scholar & Curator

Angela Latham - Professor of Theater and Performance Studies @ Governors State University

Elizabeth Semmelhack - Director and Senior Curator @ The Bata Shoe Museum

Susan Brown - Associate Curator, Textiles @ Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Sajida Shroff - CEO @ Altamont Group & President @ Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment

Julie Palmer - Founder @ Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment


The Positive and Negative Effects of Fashion and Image on Mental Health

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Alumni for Mental Health


Kenneth Cole - Founder @ Kenneth Cole and The Mental Health Coalition

Sreeja Kalapurakkel - Graduate Teaching Assistant @ Duke University, President @ Harvard Alumni for Mental Health

Emma Smith - Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives Lead @ Stop the Spread


Black Trans Lives Matter Panel

TS Madison - Actress & Producer

Ashlee Marie Preston - Activist & Founder @

Michell’e Michaels - Dancer & World’s #1 Beyoncé Impersonator

Texas Isaiah - Visual Narrator


Justice in Fashion: Addressing Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in the FL&R Sectors

Marie Watier - Director for North America @ Justice in Fashion


Diversity and Inclusivity as a Business Strategy for Savage X Fenty

Co-Sponsors: Harvard Black Alumni Society & Harvard Business School Retail and Luxury Goods Club


Christiane Pendarvis - Co-President and Chief Merchant @ Savage X Fenty


The Importance of Immigrants in the FL&R Industries

Kelly Koyama - Senior Vice President and General Council @ Louis Vuitton Americas

Mary Ping - Founder @ Slow and Steady Wins the Race

John Matthews - New Ventures Project Manager @ Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Erick Torres-Gonzalez - Anti-Racism Researcher @ Harvard Alumni for Fashion, Luxury, & Retail


LGBTQ+ Excellence in the Fashion and Creative Industries

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus


Frederic Aspiras - Hair Stylist for Lady Gaga

Courtney Mays - Stylist for Anthony Anderson, Kevin Love, & Chris Paul

Angelo Kritikos - Photographer for Demi Lovato


Fashion, Identity, and Mental Health in the Trans Community

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Alumni for Mental Health


Wilhemina De Castro - Mental Health Therapist and Change Strategist

Theodore V. Z. Longlois - Advocate Coordinator @ Tuscaloosca SAFE Center

Timothy Parent - President @ Harvard Alumni for Fashion, Luxury, & Retail

Fashioning Liberation for the Disabled Community

Beth Kume-Holland - Founder @ Patchwork Hub

Maria O'Sullivan-Abeyratne - Founder and CEO @ Adaptista

Russel Burke - Disability Activist and Motivational Speaker

Pansy St. Battie - Disabled Model and Burlesque Performer


Responsible Fashion: New Standards for a Culture of Consumption

Michael Stanley-Jones - Programme Management Officer @ UN Environment Programme Ecosystems Integration Branch

Joe Whinney - Co-Founder @ Pylon, Founder @ Theo Chocolate

Hanna Hallin - Global Sustainability Manager @ Treadler


Freeing Fashion from Predatory Capitalism, Cultural Imperialism, and Extractive Systems

Samantha Haran - Fashion/Culture Writer & Law Student @ The University of Queensland


Impact Consumption’s Role in Peacebuilding

Marije de Roos - CEO @ Positive Fibers


Circular Design: From Asia to the World

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment


Christina Dean - Founder @ Redress

Grace Lant - Co-Founder @ Love from Blue


Better Design with the School of WRÅD

Co-Sponsors: Harvard Alumni for Education & Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment


Sara Sozzani Maino - Deputy Director @ Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents

Matteo Ward - Co-Founder @ WRÅD


Fashion Revolution Week Classroom: Regenerating Local Communities, Economies, and Environments

Co-Sponsor: Fashion Revolution USA


Timothy Parent - President @ Harvard Alumni for Fashion, Luxury, & Retail

Amy Hall - Founder and President @ Impactorum

Giselle Jimenez - Artist & Educator

Mitchell Henderson - Associate Designer @ Querencia Studio


Positive Social and Environmental Impact through Regenerative Travel

Co-Sponsors: Harvard Alumni in Travel and Hospitality & Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment


Amanda Ho - Co-Founder and CEO @ Regenerative Travel

O’Shannon Burns - Ecosystem Steward @ Regenerative Travel

Portia Hart - Owner @ Manzana Azul


Fashion’s Impact on Ocean Health

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff - Consultant on Climate and Conservation



Awarded to: Fashion Girls for Humanity


Julie Gilhart - Chief Development Officer @ Tomorrow London

Tomoko Ogura - Brand Director @ Sea New York

Kikka Hanazawa - CEO @ VPL

Miki Higasa - President @ Kaleidoscope Consulting

Jenny Jao - Director of Finance @ BlackLine

Andrew Jacobs - Chief Operating Officer @ Green Tiger Markets

Mari Fujiuchi - Associate @ Kaleidoscope Consulting

Kendall Nash - Producer and Show Director @ Dayburn New York


Global Networking Night: Connecting for Collective Action through Tech

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Alumni Association


​​Jacqueline Corbelli - Founder @ SustainChain


Digital Learning Day with The Hopenclass

Sissi Johnson - Founder @ SelfSells and The Hopenclass


Female Entrepreneurs in Fashion Tech

Co-Sponsors: Harvard in Tech & Harvard Global Women’s Empowerment


Julie Bornstein - Founder @ THE YES

Zornitza Stefanova - Founder @ BSPK

Alissa Aulbekova - Co-Founder @ Auroboros

Paula Sello - Co-Founder @ Auroboros

Sonia Dara - Global Surface Marketing Customer Advocacy Lead @ Microsoft


Retail After COVID: A Decade of Retail (r)Evolution

Sucharita Kodali - Senior Retail Analyst @ Forrester

Elizabeth Preis - CMO @ Anthropologie

Stuart Silverman - CEO @


Virgil Abloh - FL&R Award Recipient

Jérôme Lamaar - Fashion Award Recipient

Jason Wu - Luxury Award Recipient

DRESSX - Retail Award Recipient

Slow Factory - Education Award Recipient

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