A global network of the brightest, most innovative, and visionary minds in fashion apparel, retail, beauty, luxury, footwear, and technology. Members connect, communicate, and collaborate around the industry’s most vital issues and impact change and solutions around the world.


50+ Global executives, thought leaders, and industry stakeholders.


Membership is ongoing. Contact us for more information.


The Global Impact Council meets in person and virtually via summits, exclusive dinners, and events around the world.


Members convene to share insights, network, and effect change across the industry.


Members can connect and communicate on this hub. Each member has their own profile page.


The Global Impact Council offers brand leaders the unique opportunity to connect at the highest level with peers across the industry and engage with WWD editors on programming that dives deep into the issues impacting business today.

Annual Virtual Meetings

Annual global meeting for all members on December 13, 2022

Editorial Dinners

2-3 live dinner and conversation events led by WWD senior editors, featuring special guests and topics

Strategic Workshops

Online sessions and virtual workshops that tackle specific industry challenges

Insights Exchanges

Targeted surveys to build insights and data reports to be shared quarterly

CEO Summits

Access to FMG calendar of summits and forums for custom programming to a broader C-Suite audience

Member Directory Networking

Direct line to all Council members on the WWD Global Impact Council password-protected hub and access to a Council Advisor to facilitate all inter-council communications

Council Edit Features

Partner with WWD senior editors to create articles and stories to be published regularly on the exclusive council hub and behind the wwd.com paywall


The Council convenes four times a year in conjunction with the fashion calendar, culminating with the annual WWD Global Impact Council Virtual Forum.

Spring Fashion | February | NYC
Salone del Mobile | April | Milan
Fall Fashion Week | September | NYC
WWD Global Impact Council Forum | December | Virtual

The 2022 WWD Global Impact Council Virtual Meeting can be found here.


For sponsorship opportunities please contact

Amanda Smith

For questions, please contact

Global Impact Council