On 8 March 2013 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, a distinguished panel of representatives gathered to discuss Public-Private Partnerships with the Fashion Industry with a focus on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. Participants in the conference included:

Carolyn Hardy, UN Women
Head of Private Sector Relations

Slobodan Damiyano, CEO
Global Millennium Development Foundation

Fern Mallis
Founder of New York Fashion Week

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Fashion Director of Lincoln Center

Pauline Brown, Chairman N America
LVMH – Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton

“The private sector plays an increasingly important role in supporting efforts that were once considered to be the responsibility of governments. By participating in conversations like today’s with both public and private sector entities, we hope to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing cross sector development activities while developing new opportunities for the foundation and other groups affiliated with the development goals of the United Nations system” said Slobodan Damiyano, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Millennium Development Foundation.