Ruby Veridiano is a fashion changemaker. She is a writer, fashion correspondent and speaker whose work focuses on connecting the dots between women's empowerment and socially-conscious fashion, as well as promoting diversity & inclusion in the fashion industry. She is a contributing correspondent for NBC News, NYLON Magazine, and Mic.com, and has interviewed designers Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, and Prabal Gurung, among other multicultural designers in the fashion industry. She has also been a blogger for Alicia Keys, and an on-camera talent for ABS-CBN Television.
Ruby has worked on the social responsibility team of the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) Group in Paris, where she worked on global diversity initiatives.
As a speaker, Ruby has spoken and led workshops at hundreds of venues across the USA, Europe, and Asia, including Cornell University, the United Nations, Columbia University, and De La Salle Philippines. Ruby delivers a passionate message to audiences and inspires women to not only embrace a "Glamour for Good" lifestyle, but to also empower them to find their voice, pursue their biggest dreams, and to love and believe in themselves. Knowing that the women who make our clothes have these same aspirations is the core motivation for Ruby's involvement in socially conscious fashion. Her perspective and advocacy has been shaped by her roots as a spoken word poet, arts educator, and Asian-American community advocate. Despite coming from humble beginnings as an immigrant daughter raised in Sacramento, California, she created study and work opportunities to live in places like Italy, the Philippines, the Bay Area, and New York City; thus, feeding her desire to motivate others to dream big. Globally minded and multilingual, she speaks English, Tagalog, and French. She is based in Paris, France.
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