Dana Schou is Communications Director at Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), the foremost leadership forum for industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion.
In her role, Schou leads the organisation’s strategic communications to mobilise and guide industry leaders to take bold and urgent action on sustainability. Schou also oversees the communications for Copenhagen Fashion Summit – the leading business event for sustainability in fashion. She combines her extensive commercial experience in the luxury industry with her multilateral experience at the United Nations alongside her non-profit leadership experience advising social enterprises and non-profits.
Schou has dedicated her career to fashion and sustainability for over 20 years. Formerly a Director within the Partnerships and Philanthropy Directorate at the United Nations Children Fund, she formed global partnerships in order to deliver transformational change for children. Prior to this, she spent nearly 10 years in global marketing and communications for numerous Louis Vuitton-Moët Hennessy (LVMH) brands.
Schou sits on several non-profit boards focusing on female empowerment topics such as maternal health and microfinance. She is a speaker, facilitator, and assessor at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and has lectured at ESSEC, IE Business School, and University of Geneva on sustainability communications, cause marketing, gender equality and cross-sector partnerships.