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Stuart Weitzman: An Entrepreneur's Journey on the Road Less Travelled

The Career Center, Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Jewish Life at Duke are pleased to welcome Stuart Weitzman, the world-renowned shoe designer and philanthropist, to campus for a seminar on his many insights on entrepreneurship and product design and lead a lively discussion followed by audience Q&A. Stuart Weitzman's passion for design has been a lifelong pursuit, leading to the internationally renowned company that bears his name. He has been honored extensively for his unique approach to entrepreneurship and for his uncompromising commitment to prioritizing function as an integral element of fashion. Today, his shoes dominate red carpet events and are worn by celebrity fans around the world. Beyoncé, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Lopez are just a few who are regularly seen in his designs, along with millions of other women in over 70 countries. Weitzman approaches his extensive charitable endeavors with equal commitment. Among these are his ongoing support for a wide range of hospitals and medical research centers, youth and sports organizations, and cultural institutions. He regularly mentors students on their entrepreneurial and design aspirations at several universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, and the London Business School. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at Penn, where the university has honored him by renaming their design and architecture school the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Students, faculty and staff are invited to register for this event at, and to join the Career Center, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Jewish Life at Duke in the Zener Auditorium (Reuben-Cooke 130) at 6:00 pm ET on Tuesday, March 28. Event attendees should prepare to wear a mask.


Funding, Undergraduate Certificate, Undergraduate Students