Design expert gives pep talk

Students of Zayed University Dubai Campus interacted with internationally renowned designer Diane Von Furstenberg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, as part of her visit to the campus recently.

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Published: Tue 16 Nov 2010, 10:37 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:01 PM

Addressing the students, Diane spoke about her work and how she managed to turn the making of a dress into a global business, through her firm belief in the power of women.

“I remember my mom being a very strong woman and the way I was raised plays a big role in how I became today. I don’t think I’ve ever met a woman who is not powerful; all the women have I met during my life are powerful,” said Von Furstenberg.

“Life taught me that if you don’t believe in your idea then no one will,” she added.

“Diane is an inspiration to the younger generation. Her work as an internationally renowned designer as well as her involvement with Vital Voices in supporting different women empowerment initiatives, and social entrepreneurs around the world, gives confidence to our students to follow in her footsteps and believe in their ability to effect significant change in society and the global community,” says Dr Dan Johnson, provost of Zayed University.

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