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Part of the Leadership in Practice Series. This event co-sponsored by the Art Department, Makerspace, and Career Services

Wed, Feb 28, 4:30-6pm in Singer 033, register here.

Come learn from iconic luxury footwear designer Stuart Weitzman, who will:

  • Share his experience going from entrepreneur to global brand
  • Answer student questions on how to succeed in their own path

Stuart Weitzman’s passion for design has been a lifelong pursuit, leading to the internationally renowned company that bears his name.  He has been honored extensively for his unique approach to entrepreneurship, and for his uncompromising commitment to prioritizing function as an integral element of fashion. 

Today, his shoes dominate red carpet events and are worn by celebrity fans around the world. Beyoncé, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Lopez are just a few who are regularly seen in his designs, along with millions of other women in over 70 countries.

Weitzman approaches his extensive charitable endeavors with equal commitment. Among these are his ongoing support for a wide range of hospitals and medical research centers, youth and sports organizations, cultural institutions, and the Prehistoric caves in the Altamira Region of Spain. He regularly mentors students on their entrepreneurial and design aspirations at several universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, and the  London Business School. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at Penn, where the university has honored him by renaming their design and architecture school the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.

During his free time you may find him on the tennis court or at the ping-pong table. If you’ve got a racket, he’ll welcome the challenge.