Encore: 1 Billion Reasons: Fashion Industry Needs to Adapt

November 27, 2019
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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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. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will!” (Working Girl). Molly Kettle, Zappos Adaptive: “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion. (Simon Sinek) .Matt Laukaitis, SAP: “Everyone needs to look around themselves and ask, ‘How can I help? What can I do?” (His Mother). Join us for 1 Billion Reasons: Fashion Industry Needs to Adapt.

Game-Changing Retail Leaders, presented by SAP

Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific Time/2 PM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Who are the Retail Radicals?

Seismic shifts are occurring across all consumer-facing industries as a result of a new consumer culture empowered by technology. And a new breed of leaders is emerging from traditional retailers and brands who understand the “new normal”, and who are making meaningful changes in their organizations to disrupt the status quo.

These ‘Retail Radicals’ have the courage, conscience and creativity to champion innovation. They are the change agents who anticipate the future, recognize macro trends, and snap their companies out of being stuck in the past, to rethink business models. They innovate game-changing partnerships, cultural shifts, sustainability strategies and technologies to create new consumer-engagement value propositions.

Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our series on how radical change agents are redefining the “new normal” on Game-Changing Retail Leaders, Presented by SAP.

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham produced and hosted her first live talk radio show in 1998 on AM1240–WGBB, Long Island, NY’s oldest terrestrial radio station. A few years later, she moved from terrestrial to Internet radio with her author interview show, “Up Close and Personal.” In 2011, working at the enterprise software leader SAP, she developed the concept for a weekly live global business thought leadership roundtable series on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel – and launched “Coffee Break with Game-Changers” on October 5, 2011. Over the next nine years, Bonnie D. created, produced and hosted 46 additional SAP series on the Business Channel, attracting millions of listeners around the world. Since becoming an independent broadcaster in 2019, she has developed and hosted live radio and podcast series on the Business Channel for eight additional organizations, as well as her own weekly series, “Read My Lips: Cool Conversations with Creatives with akaRadioRed,” on the Empowerment Channel. In 2023, her live-streaming “Technology Revolution: The Future of Now” series was ranked No. 6 on FeedSpot’s Top 70 Technology Podcasts to Listen to in 2023. What powers Bonnie D.’s passion for radio? She “loves speaking with smart people!”

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