Jun 29, 2021
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Kering teams up with Black in Corporate

Jun 29, 2021

Kering Americas is teaming up with Candace Marie Stewart's Black in Corporate (BIC) on a virtual mentorship program this summer. 

Kering launches virtual mentorship program with Black in Corporate. - cfda.com

The month-long training pairs Black professionals at different stages of their careers with a mentor at Kering Americas or one of its fashion houses. Departments includes Marketing/Advertising, Project Management/Operations, Human Resources, Financial Services, Media/Communication and Technology, and will give members access to resources, workshops, speaker events and more. 

The partnership is the first of its kind for both BIC and Kering Americas, and highlights BIC’s commitment to engage with strategic partners that share values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a focus on creating systemic change.

"My hope for this collaboration is to open doors for other Black professionals who are eager to explore this realm, and to mitigate many of the obstacles that I dealt with in the beginning of my career in a sustainable, long-lasting way,” Stewart said, in a statement. 

Applications for the program are now open and will close on July 2.

Earlier this month, Kering stepped into the rental market via an investment in London-based handbag rental specialist Cocoon. The Cocoon link will allow the luxury giant to monitor new consumption habits and digital practices.

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