The Making it IN Fashion (MIIF) conversation series is an extension of our annual conference and is designed to provide year-round education, inspiration, and insight to Indiana’s fashion creators. By exposing our audience to top industry voices, we aim for the MIIF series to aid them in enhancing their productivity and maximizing their impact in the fashion industry and in life. The guest speakers featured on this platform are diverse and represent multiple disciplines within the industry to serve the gamut of the those who make up the fashion community in Indiana.

"Making the Connection"

March 2, 2021 at 7:00pm

A live conversation with

CaSandra Diggs

President, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)

Conversation moderated by Elliot Carlyle

About CaSandra Diggs

CaSandra Diggs is President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), a group of over 400 American womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. A native New Yorker, she has merged her CUNY education in law and political science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with accounting from the Baruch Zicklin School of Business to oversee CFDA’s multifunctional operations, including but not limited to finance and administrative roles. Under Digg’s leadership, the CFDA has experienced unprecedented expansion with the successful relocation of its corporate headquarters to NOHO NYC and acquisition of the Fashion Calendar – the official schedule of New York fashion shows and events. She has also helped launch many successful programs, including the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund to support emerging designers and IMPACT to provide employment opportunities to BIPOC creatives and professionals in the fashion industry. As part of the executive team working directly with CFDA Chairman Tom Ford and the Board of Directors, Diggs is a highly valued contributor to the organization’s strategic planning.

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