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New Talent Fashion welcome Sonal Sohal on diversity event panel

New Talent Fashion (NTF) - a platform to empower and showcase upcoming fashion talent - has made yet another guest panellist announcement for ‘An Evening with NTF… Diversity and inclusivity within the fashion industry - a path for change’ on Wednesday 21st July at 7 p.m.

Sonal Sohal - Mentoring Officer at the University of Westminster - joins the industry-expert line-up, offering 20+ years of experience as a Senior Designer in the fashion industry and knowledge of working within education. The first in a large family to embark on a career in the arts, Sonal shares:

“When I took my first role in fashion, it became very apparent to me that there were not many people that I could identify with, and I quickly realised that I would need to make my personality my weapon. Although the fashion industry is very international and diverse, in the UK I have found the roles within design and buying were not.”

She aims to highlight her personal story on the night, sharing how professionals can create change and support a prosperous future for the fashion business.

Sonal joins the current panel: Nishy Lall, Non-Executive Director at Flourish in Diversity and Head of Young People at Sky; Laura Johnson, Director at Zebedee; and Natasha Clarke, Artist and Project Leader of Black Leadership & Representation.

New Talent Fashion will be partnering with Flourish in Diversity for this event, donating to their ‘A New Model for the Fashion Industry’ campaign, which aims to host a 6-week paid Summer training programme in 2022 for school leavers interested in a fashion career.

An Evening with NTF… Diversity and inclusivity within the fashion industry - a path for change, will be hosted by New Talent Fashion’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, Hafiz Hudson, and moderated by Editor, Marianna Ricciardi. 

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Katie Hopkins .

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