On September 7, members of the media and fragrance industry gathered in Melba’s Harlem to discuss the Fragrance Foundation’s #FragranceForwardTFF initiative, launched in 2021, which aims to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry.
Those in attendance included Teri Johnson, Founder of Harlem Candle Company, Francisco Costa, Founder of Costa Brazil, Chris Collins, Founder of World of Chris Collins, Artist Rebecca Moses and Former Model Musa Jackson, who is now Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief by Ambassador Digital Magazine.
“We have made diversity, equity and inclusion our top priority,” said Linda G. Levy, President of the Fragrance Foundation, at the event. “People need to see people in the industry who look like them. It’s time for us to connect with BIPOC [Black and Indigenous people of color] brands, and we won’t stop until the people of the United States are represented in the industry.”
Last year, the Fragrance Foundation launched its Career Paths series. The initiative, which aims to provide the information and resources for those seeking a career in the fragrance industry, made its debut at Spelman College and will continue to visit colleges across the country.
This October, the organization will also launch the second iteration of The Fragrance Foundation FIT Diversity Scholarship, a $100,000 academic scholarship awarded to two students enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the school’s cosmetic and fragrance marketing programs are.
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