Women in fashion, technology, and media will gather on Sat., Feb. 9 during New York Fashion Week for a special Women of Color FashTech Brunch to celebrate diversity and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for women of color in their respective fields. The event is the brainchild of Brittany Hicks Founder of Girls in Fashion & Technology (G.I.F.T.), fit technology consultant Jessica Couch of Luxor and Finch, and Geek of Chic Founder Ellie Zambrano, who each recognize the lack of community for women of color in the fashion and tech space. In response to this frustration, the event was designed to enhance collaborations and broaden networks for women of color. “We believe that community is the foundation of progress and growth for women of color in fashion, media, and technology fields,” Hicks explained. “Women of color in the tech or fashion industry are often isolated as they do not have the same community support as non-people of color,” adds Couch. “The fashion tech community specifically is limited therefore we see the need to form a supportive community to further our career efforts collectively.” The brunch will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, influencers, and trailblazers in the fashion, media, and tech world for a panel discussion and afternoon of networking with fellow industry professionals. This year’s featured panelists include Uzunma Udeh, Senior Finance Analyst of Global Markets at ASOS, Kelly Stickel of the retail consultancy firm Remodista, C-Suite Coach Founder Angelina Cheeks, and Andrew Mccaskill, Senior Vice President of Global Communications & Multicultural Marketing at Nielsen. The Women of Color FashTech event will be held on Sat., Feb. 9 from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Fig & Olive in New York. Tickets range from $75 - $95 and include a 3-course lunch, cocktails, access to the panel discussion, networking opportunities, and a swag bag. For tickets and more info please visit https://wocfashtechbrunch.splashthat.com/.