What’s a Color-Deficient Left Hander Doing in Fashion?

Sergio Mankita

Sergio Mankita

Thunderbird Alum

Being a T-Bird…that’s for sure!  I clearly remember the mantra when I graduated in 2003: “Have Passport, Will Travel.”   As a Marketing and Biz Dev consultant for the last 3 years, I weave in and out of different industries and categories, learning, extrapolating, comparing, and connecting the dots.

My latest project allows me to combine my passion for entrepreneurship education and program management with a global scope and filling a major need for fashion entrepreneurs.  

The Global Fashion Business Alliance (GFBA) is an entity that informs, educates, and trains individuals and entrepreneurs in fashion — all of it virtually.  We have a webinar series, Meet the Fashionistas,” in which we showcase different industry voices from around the world.  Past guests have included public relations gurus, celebrity stylists, creators of vegan leather, and brand strategists and storytellers.  

Recently, we launched a unique eight week comprehensive online virtual program, the Fashion & Retail Entrepreneurial Business Management Program, which helps designers, brands, and entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses.  The program has three components: applied education through weekly video lessons and reading (i.e., Customers and KPIs, Strategic Partnerships, Equity Finance and Cash Flow, Digital Marketing, etc.), live weekly mentoring, pitch practice, and a demo day in front of prospective buyers and/or strategic partners. Weekly deliverables help to propel participants’ businesses forward.  We offer the programs to individuals as well as government trade offices, fashion councils, and associations.  We have received great interest from many individuals and organizations in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, and LATAM.  The program was developed in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and is taught by subject matter and fashion industry experts, many with more than 20+ years of direct experience.  

We’re currently accepting applications for our next cohort. Mention TBird in your application for a 5% discount.

2021 could be your breakout year, and GFBA can be instrumental in your growth.

To learn more about GFBA, check out the following resources:

Website:   www.globalfashionbusinessalliance.com

Program Brochure:  https://bit.ly/3b9v10o

Application Form:  https://app.globalfashionbusinessalliance.com/form

Email:  beth@globalfashionba.com

 

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