WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2016
A short video about our November 5, 2016 conference, Reinvention, Retooling, RePurposing: Leading Your Career in a World of Change is now online.
Thank you to Arko Creative for the filming and production of this video.
In February 2017 we enjoyed Paint Night with Jenny Chen.
To view a summary video of our 2016 Fashion Intelligence Symposium, click here.
“Be true to yourself” was the overarching message of Murray Hill Institute’s second Fashion Intelligence Symposium. With “Authentic Fashion” as it theme, the symposium brought together designers, fashion journalists, bloggers, and consumers to explore the many facets of the world of fashion. We were pleased to partner once again with the Fashion Institute of Technology and Villanueva Centro Universitario in Madrid in bringing this project to realization. The symposium was held on April 9, 2016, in the Katie Murphy Amphitheater at FIT in New York City.
Joan Volpe, Managing Coordinator of The Center for Professional Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, welcomed everyone to the symposium. She invited everyone to view the exhibits at the Museum at FIT, Denim: Fashion’s Frontier and Fairy Tale Fashion.
Four speakers shared their unique perspectives gleaned from their lives and careers in the fashion industry. Patricia Herrera Lansing, special projects director of Carolina Herrera New York and CH Carolina Herrera, shared her career path from fashion editor at Vanity Fair to her current position.Asked about what it was like to work for her own mother, she assured us that it was great fun and that they shared a lot of laughs together.
Victoria Sanchez-Lincoln, the Fashion Director of the magazine Real Simple, spoke about “Communicating Authentic Fashion: How media provides strategies that enable consumers to remain stylish, modern and unique.” She described the decision-making processes that go into creating the fashion spreads for the magazine each month, and how theme, season, and current trends interact to keep readers engaged.
A networking reception between the second and third talks gave the attendees an opportunity to meet the speakers and to share ideas and experiences with each other.
“Authentic Fashion: creative, forward-thinking and designed with a woman’s desire for self-expression in mind” was the focus of Leonor Silva’s presentation. Leonor took us behind the scenes at her Brooklyn-based company Leonor Silva and gave us a step-by-step tour of the work that goes into designing, marketing, and manufacturing clothes. Her slides from her current collection had us all ooh-ing and aah-ing.
Denyse del Carmen Floreano closed the afternoon by speaking about “Being Authentic in a Virtual World: How to find your styles and dress with authenticity in a world burgeoning with images and expectations.” As a former Miss Venezuela and a career model, Denyse experienced first-hand the expectations of body image that go with being front-and-center in the beauty industries.
Teresa Carale, President of Murray Hill Institute, thanked the speakers and invited everyone to next year’s Fashion Intelligence Symposium, to be held on Saturday, April 29,2017. We will be posting more information on our website as plans progress.
HOST AN INTERN
Since its foundation in 2000, Murray Hill Institute has been in partnership with the Bronx-based Rosedale Achievement Center for girls. Every summer Rosedale places over two dozen high school girls in part-time and full-time internships for five weeks. Along with valuable work experience, the interns receive job training classes and mentoring from Rosedale staff. A variety of host companies and non-profits have benefitted from the help of these eager young women in the past, including The Stonesong Press, Mediterranean Shipping Company, The New York Public Library, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. For the interns, this has been an important part of their high school experience. As one intern put it, “I have learned that working in the real world requires a great deal of self-discipline, determination and dedication. I was glad to have had this experience and I can see it benefitting my future in a large way.” Perhaps your company would like to be a part of this program that has changed the lives of so many young people, by hosting an intern in summer 2016. To find out more about the Job Training Program, call Rosedale at 718-328-4090 to speak with one of the Program Directors.