Powerful Women: CEOs, Scarves and Professional Attire

by Mary DeArment August 09, 2016

As a silk scarf designer I was interested in finding out if high profile professional women wear scarves. Fortune publishes a list of the most powerful women, CEOs who collectively control trillions of dollars. I researched these women and found their images: smart, capable, expressive, and attractively attired. (See Women CEOs and Scarves on Pinterest.) As a group these women wear simple clothes with flattering lines and plain colors: neutral predominates but dark red and blue are also in evidence. A neck scarf is generally the only accessory except for some understated jewelry.

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The establishment of the National Women's History Museum mainstreams recognition for women's accomplishments in politics, business, science, athletics, education, and civil rights to name a few areas represented at NWHM.org. 

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Despite the establishment of a women's history museum and Fortune's impressive lists of the most powerful women in big business,  Fortune published in June of 2016 an article titled "We're Making Little Progress Getting Women on Boards: even though Catalyst, a research group that tracks executive women, found that companies with more women board directors experience higher financial performance. 

As a woman entrepreneur and business owner overseeing a socially conscious company with a brand message "empowering women one scarf at a time" these findings are close to my heart. The sensible look of Eileen Fisher or the traditional tailored suit jacket both can be accessorized with a scarf which makes a statement of individuality, professionalism and success. The worlds of wealth, influence and fashion recognize the power of the scarf; Fortune Magazine in 2015 wrote an article entitled Are scarves the new 'power' accessory for women?  with a striking photo of International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. 

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A bit more about Mary DeArment

by Mary DeArment June 21, 2017

I am a prolific and fast designer so I meet every design challenge with confidence....I am insatiably creative, constantly designing and thinking deeply about what matters to me and the world, so that my word choices are meaningful and personal. FAMILY, DANCE, HUMOR, THE ARTS, TRUST and THINK are some of my favorites.
Mary shown here in limited edition Earth Soul scarf with homegrown nasturtiums. Sarasota, FL, 2015

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Scarf as Travel Accessory: Practical, Memorable and Personal

by Mary DeArment May 23, 2017

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Mary DeArment Forges Strategic Partnership with VIDA, Harnessing the Power of the Internet and Digital Printing to Democratize Art Through Fashion

by Mary DeArment April 21, 2017

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“Millennials have something to say” so entrepreneur Mary DeArment, in unity with her client base, provides unique word-based art expressing personalization, connection and deep-rooted values. Fashion designer DeArment responds to political shifts, new production methods, changing demographics and emerging technology, creating new word-art products, available through collaboration with VIDA, a globally-minded company that uses technology to bridge distance and bring together artists and producers.

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