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Game-Changing Retail Leaders, presented by SAP

Game-Changing Retail Leaders, presented by SAP

Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific /2 PM Eastern

November 27th 2019: Encore: 1 Billion Reasons: Fashion Industry Needs to Adapt

The buzz: “Researchers have recently coined the term 'enclothed cognition' to describe the impact that clothes have on mood and health” (Emily Matchar). No one in a retail store bats an eye if you ask where the Petit or Plus sizes are. But can they direct you to the adaptive clothing racks? Maybe not…yet. Niche and major fashion houses are starting to pay attention to 1B consumers with disabilities who are eager to invest in wardrobes that help them feel included and stylish. The experts speak. Mindy Scheier, Runway of Dreams: “Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Does

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Mindy Scheier

Before founding Runway of Dreams Foundation (RoDF) in 2014, Mindy Scheier spent over 20 years working in fashion industry. Mindy was inspired to start RoDF after her son Oliver, who has Muscular Dystrophy, dreamed of wearing jeans like everyone else.
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Molly Kettle

As the Director of Zappos Adaptive, Molly Kettle brings passion and commitment to connect the disability market to functional, fashionable and innovative life-enhancing products.
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Matt Laukaitis

Matt Laukaitis is the SVP and General Manager of SAP’s Consumer Industries business in North America and is responsible for SAP's performance within the Consumer Products, Retail, and Wholesale Distribution segments, driving strategy, business operations, and sales results throughout the region.
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