LCCC Presents Keynote Speaker – Founder and CEO of Ix
Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Diversity Committee will present keynote speaker Francesca Kennedy, founder and CEO of Ix Style, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m., in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman Community Services Center at the college’s main campus in Schnecksville, Pa.
Ix Style (pronounced “eye ex”) was launched in 2013 by Kennedy, whose family is originally from Guatemala. Ix Style is based in Tribeca in New York City with offices in Miami and Guatemala. She is one of the first contestants on a version of Shark Tank called Project Runway: Fashion Startup, produced by Harvey Weinstein set to air this fall on Lifetime with an exciting outcome (tune in October 20). Ix Style has collaborated with The Gap, J. Crew, Anthropologie, Gwyneth Paltrow for Goop, ShopBop, Holt Renfrew, United Arrows, Four Seasons and Viceroy resorts.
Kennedy is one of two 2016 Access Latina grant recipients, a Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leader, a TED talk resident and the 2016 Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
Ix is the Mayan word for water and sells sandals, handbags and jewelry made by Mayan artisans in Guatemala. For every purchase, Ix donates to provide clean drinking water to children. Francesca was inspired to help after seeing the once beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala that she swam in as a child overrun with blue green algae and a new generation of children collecting and drinking the contaminated water.
For more information about this event, contact Kenza Glass at ude.ccclnull@ssalgl or 610-769-1347.
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