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INCLUDING DIVERSITY 2019

Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana is glad to announce the "Including Diversity" event, a talk scheduled for December 3rd at the Teatro Gerolamo in Milan.

The inclusion and enhancement of diversity within fashion is one of the most important issues that the industry is facing in this historic moment of strong change and great progress. CNMI takes the front line and organizes a time dedicated to the topic, with the aim of creating an ever greater awareness within fashion companies and raising awareness among final consumers.

During the event, CNMI will present the CNMI Inclusion and Diversity Manifestowhich traces a transformation path of companies’ strategies to make them more inclusive, also considering concepts such as ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, intellectual and physical skills, as well as socio-economic conditions. As a result of CNMI’s working group “HR & Education”, the Manifesto was created with the support of Kimberly Jenkins, fashion and costume professor at Parsons School of Design. CNMI’s working group was established in 2017 and it is composed of the most prestigious Italian fashion houses.

On stage, during the event, the speach of important characters and players will follow, from actresses to protagonists of the digital world, from large companies to high institutional positions.

PANELS AND CONVERSATIONS

We define “diversity” in terms of our physical, cultural and ideological differences. Historically, it has been these differences that have either enabled or denied inclusion in terms of fair representation and acceptance, and specifically, it has taken the forms of discrimination, intolerance, tokenism, stereotyping and socio-economic marginalization vis-à-vis the majority. “Inclusion” refers to the reconciliatory practice of accommodating, supporting and embracing diverse individuals and/or groups that may have been marginalized in one form or another. Our approach to Diversity and Inclusion involves acknowledging and respecting lived experiences that are different from our own, and denouncing institutional discrimination of any kind that sustains privilege for some and presents disadvantages for others. Moreover, CNMI will strategically cultivate a safe and supportive environment alongside our brands that will guarantee a balanced sense of well-being as well as opportunities for upward career mobility, ultimately creating a substantive culture shift in the business of fashion.

Download PDF THE CNMI DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MANIFESTO


AGENDA 2019

Hosted by Mariangela Pira - Journalist at SkyTg24

2:30 pm registration

3:00 pm event starts

6:00 pm cocktails event

 

15:00 - 15:05
Elena Bonetti

Italian Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family

15:05 - 15:10
Lamberto Bertolé

Chairman of the City Council of Milan

15:10 - 15:25
Carlo Capasa

Chairman of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana

15:25 - 15:40
Nicola Lagioia

Director at Turin International Book Fair

15:40 - 16:00
PANEL 1 - Discussion moderated by Mariangela Pira

Baptiste Cassan-Barnel, Sustainability Manager at Bottega Veneta
Rossella Ceruti, Chief Operating Officer at Pomellato
Barbara Lissi, Head of Global Supply Chain at Kering Eyewear
Rossella Ravagli, Head of Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility at Gucci

16:00 - 16:15
Stefania Rocca

Actress

16:15 - 16:30
Paola Antonini

Model and influencer in conversation with Danda Santini, Editor-in-chief at iO Donna

16:30 - 16:45
Chris Richmond Nzi

Founder of Mygrants

16:45 - 17:10
PANEL 2 discussion moderated by Mariangela Pira

Marilisa D’Amico, Professor of Constitutional Law and Deputy Rector at the University of Milan
Vittorio Lingiardi, Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Professor at Sapienza University of Rome
Carlotta Sami, Regional spokesperson for Southern Europe at UNHCR

17:10 - 17:20
Veronica Yoko Plebani

Paralympic athlete

17:20 - 17:35
Lea T

Top model and activist in conversation with Emanuele Farneti, Editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and L'Uomo Vogue

GALLERY 2019