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African American Footwear Forum
Our 2019 Forum & Celebration invited footwear industry professionals and supporters to share stories and ideas and to create a dialog around the influence, leadership, and passion provided by African Americans in the global footwear industry. We explored ways to collaboratively establish industry goals in the development of African American talent at all levels.
Surrounding the Forum were additional events including a Career Day that gave an inside look into the various roles and career opportunities within the footwear industry, an organized ice breaker enabling AAFF attendees to break barriers between brands, and Connecting Conversations for footwear brands to share concerns and solutions to help shape the conversation while bridging the gaps across the industry.
African American Footwear Forum news and podcast series
Your Diversity Is ‘Your Secret Weapon’ — and Other Powerful Advice From the First-Ever African American Footwear Forum
In what has been cast as an unprecedented moment for the footwear industry, dozens of African-American professionals from across the shoe sector convened at Howard University in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural African American Footwear Forum. read more
FN’s Black History Month Spotlight
African American Footwear Series Podcast Episode #143
African American Footwear Series Podcast Episode #144
African American Footwear Series Podcast Episode #145
Ending Shoe-In Show’s African American Footwear Series with Drew Greer, Co-Founder of BRAND I AM. Matt, Andy and Jasmine not only get to hear about Drew’s shoe story, working at some of footwear’s biggest brands but we also get the unfiltered experience of being a black African American male in the footwear industry. This is one you don’t want to miss! listen now