#FindSpark Fashion Conference / Program 2017


Check in: 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Opening Keynote: 9:45 AM – 10:20 AM

Lauren Chan, Fashion Features Editor, Glamour

Break Out Session 1: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Shine Online: Creating a Strong Online Presence

Kathleen Elie, Editor-in-Chic, ConsciousNChic (Moderator)
Shira Galler, Senior Outreach Manager, Wix.com
Kyle Brincefield, Owner and Designer, ️Studmuffin NYC
Priscilla Torres, Founder & Blogger, ️The Stylish Flâneuse
Tatiana Milcent, Global Marketing, Cosmetics, Maybelline, ️L’Oreal

Moving Up: Going from Intern to Full-Time

Jennifer Ngo, Associate Merchandiser, Ralph Lauren (Moderator)
Rebecca Vega, Account Manager, Luxury, The NPD Group
Grace E. Park, Special Events Coordinator, Prada
Catherine Rardin, Marketing & Events Manager, ️NYLON

Break Out Session 2: 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Hustle on: Entrepreneurship in Fashion

Avani Patel, Founder and CEO, TrendSeeder (Moderator)
Leigh Ray, Blogger-in-Chief and Owner, Pink Vintage Heart
Rachel Silver, Founder, Love Stories TV

#Hashtag & DMs: Insights on Social Media in Fashion

Alechia Reese, Strategic Marketing Director, ️Daya by Zendaya (Moderator)
Juliette Dallas-Feeney, Senior Manager, Social Media, ️Theory
Laurie Espino, Freelance Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager

Innovation in Fashion: Disruptive Brands, Campaigns, & Products

Sissi Johnson, Brand Strategist, FashionTech Advisor, Editor (Moderator)
Veronika Harbick, CEO & Co-founder, Thursday Finest
Jia Li, CEO and Founder, ️JiaCollection.com
Sandra M Gault, CEO and Founder, ️True Gault

Opportunity Mixer & Lunch: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Select speakers will join us for casual networking, giving you another chance to connect with potential mentors and your peers. This is also a time for you to grab lunch with your new connections. Get a 10% discount at Le Pain Quotidien across the street when you show your name badge!

Break Out Session 3: 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Working Abroad: Launching Your Career as an International Student

Drishtee Gupta, Peer Mentor, LIM College (Moderator)
Nataliya Makulova, Technical Project Manager, Spring
Tiffany Aita, Merchandising Manager, Joe Fresh

From Risk to Reward: Creating Opportunities for Yourself within Your Company

Tiffany Davis, Brand Content Strategist & Copywriter, TiffanyJDavis.com (Moderator)
Genevieve Ascencio, Vice President, Digital, FACTORY PR
Kelly Augustine, Influencer Coordinator, Gwynnie Bee
Kristina Rodulfo, Associate Editor, ELLE.com

#Success: The Business of Being an Influencer

Hilary Sloan, Director, Business Development, ShopStyle (Moderator)
Courtney Quinn, Editor in Chief, ️Color Me Courtney
Krystal Bick, Founder/CEO, ️This Time Tomorrow
Chinae Alexander, Founder, ️GetFitBrooklyn

Break Out Session 4: 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Getting the Job: Resume and Interview Tips From the Pros

Emily Miethner, CEO, Founder, ️FindSpark (Moderator)
Justin Mahmud, Marketing Recruiter, Executive Talent Acquisition – Macy’s
Sachin Bhargava, Director, Merchandise Planning & Analytics, Mack Weldon
Ashley Jimenez, Beauty & Fashion Assistant, Latina Media Ventures

Invest in Yourself: How to Grow & Maintain a Powerful Network

Ashleigh Uzoaru, Peer Mentor, LIM College (Moderator)
Guillermo Perez, Bookings Manager, Bustle
Gisela Aydin, Supervising Producer – Oxygen Media, NBCUniversal
Margie Ashcroft, Personal Style Blogger and Yahoo Style Contributor, Margie Plus

Momentum Building & Closing Remarks: 4:40 PM – 5:00 PM

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