Two Ten’s WIFI (Women in the Footwear Industry) group aims to build a community of support among women in the industry; to increase the visibility of women leaders and professionals in footwear; and to foster advancement in order to strengthen the industry as a whole. With an amazing turnout of women in the footwear industry at the Two Ten WIFI National Summit in June and some exciting upcoming events planned by our WIFI committees, what more good news could WIFI ask for? How about a phenomenal new addition to the leadership team?
Libby Edelman, Senior Vice President, Sam Edelman Division, Brown Shoe Company, is joining WIFI as Co-Chair. Libby will be joining WIFI Board Co-Chair Carol Baiocchi, Senior VP and DMM, Footwear, Kohl’s Department Stores, and succeeding Brown Shoe Company CEO, President and Chairman Diane Sullivan, who has served as a WIFI co-chair since 2008.
When asked about her new leadership role, Libby spoke of her excitement to join the WIFI Board. “WIFI has helped hundreds of young professional women to remain engaged with the industry and to help them build a foundation for a long-term career in footwear. I’m very excited about the opportunity to mentor and support so many talented women.”
Two Ten welcomes Libby to the group and thanks Diane Sullivan for her leadership and dedication to WIFI!
“It has been rewarding to work with all the amazing women who are dedicated to supporting our industry through WIFI,” says Diane Sullivan. “I have no doubt that Libby will be a tremendous asset to WIFI and along with Carol, will bring new energy and expertise to help inspire, support, mentor and educate women in the footwear industry.” Diane, the Vice-Chair of the Two Ten Board of Directors, will remain on the Board of WIFI.