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Leadership Lecture: Stuart Weitzman, W’63

November 06, 2017

Monday, November 6 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST
SHDH 350

Beyond High Tech: How Fashion and Passion Yield Profits and Satisfaction


It can certainly be said that Stuart Weitzman’s passion for design has been a lifelong pursuit: he began working at his father’s Massachusetts shoe factory while still in college. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Weitzman applied himself to the industry with laserlike focus, eventually building the globally-renowned company that bears his name. Today, his shoes are worn not only by loyal celebrity fans like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Gigi Hadid, but the millions of women who buy them in over 75 countries around the world.

Weitzman approaches his other endeavors with equal commitment: he spends much of his free time with his wife Jane and their two daughters, aiding a number of philanthropic endeavors close to their hearts. He also happens to be an internationally-competitive ping-pong player; if you’ve got a paddle, he’ll welcome the challenge.



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