C-Suite Speaker Series: Joanne Wilson, Gotham Gal Ventures

WHAT: C-Suite Speaker Series

WHO: Joanne Wilson, Gotham Gal Ventures

WHEN: Tues. Sept. 26 from 6:30-7:30 pm

WHERE: The Townhouse (12 East 53rd St.)

 About Joanne Wilson
Joanne Wilson has had many careers. She started out in retail, eventually moving to the wholesale arena. She then transitioned to the media side of the technology world, before once again reinventing herself as an investor. She is currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 90 companies including Food52, Sweeten, Vengo, Nestio, Phin and Phebes, Makers Row, Clutter, and Union Station. 

She has been involved in numerous real estate transactions from beginning to end and continues to make investments in that world. She is also an investor in a few restaurants in the New York area. In addition to these endeavors, Joanne has been involved in various
education projects and served as chairperson at Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit committed to increasing access to the culinary industry for woman and minority entrepreneurs. She also sits on the board of The Highline. 

Joanne has maintained her popular blog www.gothamgal.com for over 11 years and has recently taken her talents to the airwaves via the podcast "Positively Gotham Gal." 

About the C-Suite Speaker Series
Throughout the year, fashion industry leaders come to campus to speak with graduate students and undergraduate Fashion Scholars about their rise through the corporate ranks, including both their challenges and successes. Speakers also offer advice for students as they build their own careers. These frequent opportunities to interact with high-level executives give our graduate students priceless insight into what it takes to succeed and lead in today’s fashion world.