The CFDA has created a separate Black advisory board responsible for all CFDA efforts on inclusivity, diversity, and equality. The new structure is led by CFDA President CaSandra Diggs. The Board will be chaired by Executive Board Vice Chairwoman Tracy Reese as she leads decision-making and vision in this important work. Board members include Harper’s Bazaar Editor-in-Chief Samira Nasr, Netflix Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, Fashion Tech Connects Co-founder Stacie Henderson, and Martin Cooper, CFDA member and Co-founder of The Punctilious Mr. P’s Place Cards Company. Bonnie Morrison will join the CFDA in a newly created role to lead the strategy and execution of CFDA equity program initiatives with the goal of building opportunities for Black creatives and professionals in fashion.
Morrison will help support and execute new initiatives including the newly created CFDA task force and talent placement program created for Black creatives and professionals in the American fashion industry.
Morrison recently founded the Morrison Strategy Partners consultancy. Previously, she has held positions at Coach, Condé Nast, KCD, and PR Consulting.
“We are bringing together an impressive group of esteemed industry colleagues to collectively help us build a framework for increased diversity, equity, and inclusion in fashion,” Diggs said. “These fundamental changes to the organization allow us to bring important perspectives to the fashion industry,”
CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said. “They will play an instrumental role in our efforts to transform the fashion system and make it more diverse, inclusive, and equitable.”