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New York, New York -Tuesday, June 12- Adiat Disu of Adiree PR, the producers of Africa Fashion Week spoke at the United Nations 799 UN Plaza New York, NY 10017, to women delegates from various African countries within the sector sub group of textiles and trade.
The U.S. Department of State is hosting its third annual Africa Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) will kick-off its international exchange component in New York on June 4. Leading off the program, fashion designer, philanthropist and Chairman/Founder of DVF Studio LP, Diane von Furstenberg will participate in a conversation with the women, who hail from the fashion and textile industry, agribusiness, and home décor.
Following the program opening, they will split into sector specific groups to connect with their American counterparts, including Adiree PR, Anthropologie, Cristina Dos Santos Design, Decoration and Design Building, Global Table, Hunts Point Market, Indego Africa, Organic Shea Butter, and Tory Burch LLC.
“I am humbled to have been selected to speak to and touch the lives of African Women Delegates at the United Nations today, during the African Women Entrepreneurship Program, amongst great fashion figures like Diane von Fürstenberg and many others.
I am also grateful to organizations such as USAID/Origin Africa who we partner with to push and facilitate fashion-related business between Africa and the US.
Many of these women have what it takes to drive their businesses internationally, let alone be the driving force behind both economies (United States and Africa).
[Laughs and Sighs] Women… we tend to have that power.” Adiat Disu
Adiree, the producers of Africa Fashion Week in New York, have runway shows scheduled for July 12, 13, 14.
For more information on Africa Fashion Week and designers showcasing please visit www.afwny.com/designers
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