Coming soon to Neiman Marcus NorthPark, fashion entrepreneur, media personality, author and Dallas resident Leah Frazier will moderate a discussion panel featuring Rosario Dawson (seen recently in Dopesick and The Mandalorian), who co-owns the fashion brand Studio 189 with Abrima Erwiah, who also is on the panel.
The event is Thursday, March 31.
Attendees will enjoy a preview of Studio 189’s forthcoming line and learn about building a business in the fashion world. This is the final in a nationwide series put on by Dallas-based Neiman Marcus to boost female fashion entrepreneurs.
All branches of the high-end department store are hosting these women-leadership panels throughout March in honor of Women’s History Month. Neiman’s representatives say they are engaging with customers and associates alike to emphasize the importance of women in leadership positions in business, technology, the arts, design, health, wellness and their communities.
“As a woman co-founded, majority-women-led organization, female leadership is paramount to who we are,” says Marjon Zabihi Henderson, senior director of brand experience and special events at Neiman Marcus. “These panels allow us the opportunity to connect and uplift women in communities across the country, which for us is extremely powerful.”
Co-founded by Carrie Marcus Neiman, Neiman Marcus Group has a longstanding history of women leadership, the company reports. Today, women reportedly make up the majority of the company’s board of directors, 59% of VP level and above, and 68% of all corporate and store associates.
Plus the company reports that it is “dedicated to providing female designers, brands, and business partners a place to thrive.”
In other parts of the country, panel participants include award-winning actor/director Maggie Gyllenhaal; award-winning writer /director Janicza Bravo; FASHIONPHILE founder Sarah Davis; emerging designer Autumn Adeigbo; and “A Girl Named Carrie” author and grand-niece of Carrie Marcus Neiman, Jerrie Marcus, among others.
“I’m thrilled to celebrate Women’s History Month with the brilliant women on this panel,” Gyllenhaal says in a written statement. She and Bravo were panelists at the Beverly Hills store.
“I had to pave my own way in an industry that had not made room for me,” Bravo says in the statement. “I had been raised to think in terms of scarcity and now I know there’s more land to be had. I hope that the road will be more open for the women and folks of color that will come after.”
In addition to the Women’s History Month panels, Neiman Marcus Group says it also created a variety of initiatives to support and inspire women including:
Collaborating with Boss Beauties to launch a “Role Models” NFT collection
Sponsoring young women in the Boss Beauties community to travel to Neiman Marcus’ downtown flagship store to meet with female executives
Supporting Mindy Scheier and Runway of Dreams’ adaptive fashion show titled “A Fashion Revolution,” empowering individuals with disabilities
Spotlighting female history-makers and innovators in Neiman Marcus’ online magazine in a story titled, “The Future is in Her Hands”
For further information on the Dallas event, contact Allie Duncan, Neiman Marcus, 214.288.7515, firstname.lastname@example.org.