Stephanie Horton and Stacie Henderson have each worked for Global Brands in Fashion and Technology for almost two decades. They are committed to increasing the number of women of color in fashion and tech positions.
Stacie Henderson has spent the past 15 years in luxury and retail working for global brands such as Versace and Ferragamo. She has brought technology to retail and global brands while developing dynamic growth strategies that blend online and offline tactics. She was one of the first digital adopters in the luxury space and initiated and oversaw the launch of e-commerce for the US, social media, live streaming and influencer initiatives while at Versace. She currently has an ecommerce and marketing firm, Diversa. Diversa works leading global fashion brands to launch, optimize, and / or manage their ecommerce channel. The practice also provides omnichannel expertise, competitive intelligence, and a host of branding and digital marketing services.
Prior to Diversa, Stacie was CEO of Keep.com, a mobile ecommerce platform. She has held senior roles with Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace. Additionally, she was the US President of The Communications Store and VP of Marketing at Westfield World Trade Center where she oversaw the marketing, mobile technology and consumer experience for the shopping district.
She had the pleasure of being invited to the White House to support and
advise the First Lady, Ms. Michelle Obama, with The Better Make Room Campaign.
An initiative to inspire every student in America to complete their education past high
Henderson holds a Master in Fashion Management from SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy and is fluent in Italian. She has lived and worked in Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Japan, and Italy. She currently resides with her family in New York City and is officially an ice hockey Mom.
Stephanie Horton is a 20-year veteran of the luxury fashion/tech and marketing communities. Stephanie has developed and executed creative marketing solutions for both domestic and international brands.
She is currently Chief Strategy Officer at Alexander Wang where she is a a critical member of the executive management team, responsible for articulating and implementing the strategic vision for the brand focusing on effective growth in close coordination with the Company’s Board of Directors, building new partnerships to grow and sustain the organization, manage special pilot projects, and serve in a high profile external role representing the brand to partners and the media.
In addition to owning and managing the Company’s strategic roadmap, she is also responsible for overseeing the Company’s marketing and communications functions and international business growth opportunities.
Most recently she was the Chief Marketing Officer of Farfetch, and member of its Executive Leadership team, leading the global marketing and communications strategy, with direct responsibility for corporate communications and public relations, brand and category marketing, strategic partnerships, as well Media, advertising, and marketing operations including Editorial, VIP and social media.
Prior to Farfetch Stephanie held senior leadership positions at Shopbop, American Vogue and The New York Times Co. Stephanie was the 2016 European winner The UP Group Digital Masters Award for Marketing Excellence and is involved with Art of Elysium, New Yorkers for Children and Alvin Ailey.