upcoming events

Gap Inc: Behind The Seams
Friday, August 18th | 2pm-4pm
Gap Inc Corporate Headquarters
2 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund invites you to participate in a special visit to The Gap Headquarters in San Francisco, CA. We will be learning about the RMP, a nine month rotational program through three main retail functions: inventory management, merchandising and production. After which we will be hearing from The Gap's guest speakers. 
This event is open to all past and current recipients of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund award. Each attendee is allowed to bring one guest.

Adopting Millennial Tendencies and the Changing Social Behaviors You Need to Stay Relevant as a Brand
Monday, August 14 | 4:00pm-5:00pm with Opening Night Cocktail Party to follow from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
Central Hall, WWDMAGIC Social House, Booth 73024

Wendy Bendoni, Professor, Marketing & Fashion Marketing Chair Woodbury University
Olia Majd, Lifestyle Influencer & YouTuber
Molly Hogan, Travel & Lifestyle Influencer
Doug Evans, Executive Director, Fashion Scholarship Fund
Alexis Mendez, Intern, UBM Fashion
FSF Scholar

It's evident that early adoption is key to success with social media and marketing; especially when it comes to the up and coming demographic acting as the adoptee. By emphasizing the latest technologies, adapting to change and using social media to collaborate, young talent holds the marketing key; something that brands need to pay attention to in an ever-evolving market. We chat with influencers, interns and the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, a group helping make it all happen right from the start, on the importance of staying "hip to the times" as a brand. Stick around after the panel – Join us at 5pm for the Opening Night Cocktail Party brought to you by WWDMAGIC, in partnership with the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund!

You Can't See Tomorrow with Yesterday's Eyes. New Talent Required for the Changing Retail Landscape
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 | 5:00-6:00 PM
Buyer's Suite
THE COLLECTIVE
Mandalay Bay Convention Center

A panel regarding the latest skills required in the new retail world order and how to recruit, train and retain this talent. Discussing the challenges, solutions and efforts to capitalize on these opportunities.

Moderator: David Katz, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Randa Accessories

Sam Archibald, Omni DMM of Men’s Tailored Clothing, Furnishings and Shoes, Macy’s
Dan Dahl, VP Sales Specialty Wholesale, Levi Strauss and Co
Lisa Marie Ringus, Executive Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, 24 Seven Talent

ATTEND EVENTS

Speaker Panels: Biannual series focused on industry related topics featuring Board of Governor members and industry executives 

Networking Happy Hours: Exclusive networking events for our FSF alumni to mingle and meet fellow alumni, Board of Governor members, and industry executives held 3 times a year

Local Thirsty Thursdays: *NEW* casual happy hours for our alumni and their guests to get together more frequently in cities throughout the country

Coffee + Connect Series: *NEW* monthly series for 5-10 alumni to have a morning coffee and conversation with a Board of Governor member or fashion industry executive in cities throughout the country

Entrepreneurial Meetups: *NEW* series aimed to give alumni exposure to projects that their peers are working on and an opportunity to gain feedback on their own projects

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