Ashley Stewart, the fashion brand that provides professional and fun clothing designed for full-figured women, has established the Ashley Stewart Leadership Scholarship in partnership with North Carolina A&T State University. Ten thousand dollars will be awarded a female student in the business and economics disciplines attending the nation’s largest historically black college. The recipient will be announced this fall.
Students can begin the application process on Monday, April 24; but on Thursday, April 20, James Rhee, CEO of Ashley Stewart, will be speaking at NCAT’s Big Ideas Conference where he will share secrets of success and engage in a fireside chat with Patricia Miller Zollar, managing director of Neuberger Berman. Both Rhee and Miller Zollar will discuss what is needed to be successful.
“We’ll discuss everything we wish someone had taught us,” Rhee told me.
You can watch the chat between Rhee and Miller Zollar on Facebook Live.
The need is great. “Studies indicate that men are 85% more likely than women to be vice presidents or C-suite executives by mid-career, and 171% more likely to hold those positions late in their career,” states an Ashley Stewart spokesperson in an e-mail. Although white women continue to make …read more