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Speaking Engagements

April 8 - 10th, 2019

FUSE Conference 2019

April 8 – 10, 2019

Track 2: Design for Impact: Tomorrow’s Innovators Inspire Today’s C-Suite

Sherry Hoffman, Faculty Director, Designmatters  / Kimberly Culmone, SVP, Global Head of Design Barbie & Fashion Dolls at Mattel

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Chicago, Illinois

March 22 - 23rd, 2019

Women Making Waves 2019

March 22 – 23, 2019

From Passion to Purpose – When Personal Interests Become Business Opportunities

Moderator: Sherry Hoffman, Faculty Director, Designmatters

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Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana


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