Leaders Breakfast

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Inspiring Keynotes | Design Leaders | Business Innovators. See Interior Design magazine’s article about the event here. Please join us for this year’s Leaders Breakfast!


7am Check-in & Networking
8 – 10am Breakfast & Program


Keynote Speaker


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Ruth Carter
Oscar-nominated Costume Designer

Ruth E. Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought-after and renowned costume designers today. She has garnered two Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design for Spike Lee’s Malcom X (1993) and Steven Spielberg’s Amistad (1998). She has received an Emmy nomination for the reboot of Roots (2016).

Carter has worked in the industry for over three decades and has over 40 film credits and counting. She has worked with Spike Lee on over 10 films, including School DazeDo The Right Thing, and Old Boy. She is known for her research and diligence to the craft, specifically for her outstanding work for period ensemble films such as Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Ava Duvernay’s Selma.

Carter is most proud of her recent work on Ryan Coolage’s Black Panther and Reginald Hudlin’s Marshall. In the fall of 2017, Carter completed work on Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone, an upcoming television series starring Kevin Costner.

Read more about Ruth Carter here.


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And this year we’ll be honoring Jayna Zweiman, Co- Creator/Founder of Pussyhat Project and Creator/Founder of Welcome Blanket

Jayna Zweiman is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Her independent practice combines architecture, art, and new media to focus on experiences that overlap physical, virtual, and conceptual spaces.

Perhaps best known as the co-creator and co-founder of Pussyhat Project, an international network and movement of women’s rights supporters, Zweiman has become a leading advocate of utilizing design innovation to enact social change. The Pussyhat Project became a worldwide phenomenon at the 2017 Women’s Marches with one of the largest crowd-sourced art advocacy projects ever. She is also the creator and founder of Welcome Blanket, a reconceptualization of the 2000-mile length of the proposed border wall as 2000-mile length of yarn to make individual welcome blankets for new immigrants coming to the United States.

Zweiman received her A.B. from Brown University in visual arts and economics and her Masters of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Read more about Jayna Zweiman here

2018 National Benefactors


2018 Event Sponsors

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