Impact and Innovation in Textile Manufacturing is the title of next week’s webinar from Fashion for Good. Focusing on the impact of new technologies and practices in South Asia’s textile manufacturing sector, two of the industry’s most impactful game-changers: Dipali Goenka, CEO and Joint Managing Director of Welspun and Katrin Ley, Managing Director of Fashion for Good, are among the panel.
The webinar is on 23 June, 16:00 IST / 12:30 CET. Register.
Dipali Goenka, CEO and Joint Managing Director, Welspun
Chief Executive Officer and Joint Managing Director, Welspun India. Has been a driving force in making Welspun a global leader in home textiles with relentless focus on customer centricity, innovation and sustainability. Welspun is one of the largest exporters of home textile products from India and has the highest market share in the US. Welspun is a strategic partner to top global retailers and hospitality partners and has a distribution network spanning over 50 countries. Has developed global brands like Christy & Hygrocotton and leading domestic brand Spaces. Has a strong focus on women’s empowerment and has undertaken significant initiatives to promote skill and entrepreneurship development in local communities. Has been recognized as 16th most powerful woman in Asia and 4th in India by Forbes magazine in 2016. Co-Chair, World Economic Forum on India in 2017 and an Inspire series speaker at the Harvard India conference 2018. Graduate in Psychology and a Harvard alumnus.
Punit Lalbhai is Executive Director of Arvind Limited and leads Arvind’s Advanced Materials, Engineering and Agribusiness. He also spearheads initiatives in sustainability, CSR and innovation at Arvind. He has an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters of Environmental Science from Yale University.
Katrin Ley, Managing Director, Fashion for Good
Katrin Ley is the Managing Director of Fashion for Good. She steers Fashion for Good’s global efforts to enable the daring invention and widespread adoption of good fashion practice. She does this by harnessing the power of innovation, practical action and cross-sector collaboration to drive the transition to a circular apparel and textile industry.
Katrin brings more than 20 years of relevant industry experience in fashion and impact investing with her. She joined Fashion for Good from Pymwymic, the ‘Put your Money Where Your Meaning Is Community’ of European wealth holders who invest for impact. Under her leadership as Managing Partner, Pymwymic launched the first-ever peer-to-peer impact holding company, welcoming mission-aligned families and individual investors as shareholders. Prior to joining Pymwymic,
Katrin was Managing Director within the adidas Group (U.S. and Netherlands) and a Principal within the Boston Consulting Group (Germany and Scandinavia) – with a focus on private equity, consumer goods and technology. Katrin was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is the founding curator of the Amsterdam Global Shapers Hub.
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