In 2018, fashion policy counsel Kenya Wiley penned an op-ed for WWD on the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for fashionâ€™s behind-the-scenes positions and solutions for changeâ€”followed by additional recommendations and a feature article in the Four Seasons Magazine. Weâ€™re glad to see more executives and government officials now discussing the importance of racial and cultural equity and steps for actionâ€”particularly for C-suite and board of directors positions. It is our hope that more brands and retailers will seriously address racial equity within their organizations and communities, and not limit their efforts to just one month or a particular crisis.
As we close out Black History Month, weâ€™re re-sharing Kenyaâ€™s op-ed on DEI for decision-making roles and positions of power in fashion. Read the full op-ed here.