Saudi Arabian presenter Muna AbuSulayman has announced that she is joining Gucci‘s Global Equity Board.
Taking to LinkedIn and Instagram yesterday, September 29, AbuSalayman announced the news. “Delighted to announce that I am joining Gucci Global Equity Board. Gucci has done remarkable work to ensure and empower diversity in all dimensions, visible or not. Their mission is to create a sense of belonging where each individual is valued and able to contribute and thrive,” the media personality said.
The announcement marks AbuSalayman’s second partnership with the international fashion house. In 2013, she took part in Gucci’s global campaign, Chime for Change which looked to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for gender equality. “My work with Gucci started through Chime for Change, a Gucci founded, led and supported, the organization for Gender Equality. Where their commitment included supporting hundreds of female organizations and projects all over the world and bringing awareness for the challenges that face women,” she added in her announcement on Tuesday.
Gucci’s Board of Equity reflects the company’s initiative, Gucci Equilibrium, which looks to prioritize its goals and targets, with diversity and inclusion at the center of the brand’s creative vision. “I really believe that creativity and diversity are inextricably linked in our industry. And, the more you are exposed to different views and experiences, the more you fuel the company’s creativity, culture, and growth,” says Gucci President and CEO, Marco Bizzarri.
AbuSulayman is known for her activism and ability to speak up about issues relating to the challenges facing the youth around the world. In 2007, she was named as Saudi Arabia’s first woman to be appointed by the United Nations Development Program as a Goodwill Ambassador. Continuously named as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the World, since 2009, AbuSulayman is sure to ease into her role championing diversity, equality, and inclusivity throughout Gucci’s global community.