Afternoon Signature Session
Josie Natori with Moderator Teresa Nelson, Ph.D.
From Manila to Manhattan—An Entrepreneurial Life
Fashion designer Josie Natori crossed continents, navigated several careers, and surmounted countless obstacles to create the global company that bears her name. Crediting her entrepreneurial nature to growing up in a matriarchal society and to the support of her close-knit Filipino family, she has continued to expand her upscale lingerie line into a multifaceted lifestyle brand. In her candid conversation with Simmons professor Teresa Nelson, Natori talks about her life in the notoriously competitive apparel industry and the business philosophy that has enabled her company to flourish in the global marketplace.