DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ADVISORY COUNCIL
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“Prada is committed to cultivating, recruiting and retaining diverse talent to contribute to all departments of the Company. In addition to amplifying voices of color within the industry, we will help ensure that the fashion world is reflective of the world in which we live”. 

Miuccia Prada

In February 2019, the Prada Group established the “Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council”, co-chaired by prominent personalities like artist and activist Theaster Gates and award-winning writer, director and producer, Ava DuVernay. Over time, the Council will include the voices of academic and cultural experts from high-level international institutions.

The Council has as primary objective to elevate voices of color within the Company and the fashion industry at-large, advising the Group as it invests in diverse talent development and expands opportunities for students in the fashion industry. 

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Theaster Gates
Artist and activist
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Theaster Gates

Artist and activist Theaster Gates, whose works are notable for evoking African-American identity and the broader historical struggle for civil rights, is also the Executive Director of

Chicago-based Rebuild Foundation, an arts, education, and cultural development organization committed to transforming urban communities.

 

“My work amplifies the voices that have been absent from broad cultural conversations, and I am happy to partner with Prada to advise on processes that will make the company and industry more reflective of the world today.”

Ava Duverney
Director and producer
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Ava Duverney

Ava DuVernay is known for her directorial work on the Oscar-winning historical drama, “Selma”, the Oscar-nominated criminal justice documentary, “13th”, and Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which made her the highest grossing African-American female director in domestic box office history. DuVernay’s work amplifies the stories of people of color while emphasizing the role that racial identity plays in society, culture and history.