Senator Squadron's Woman of Distinction Honoree: Bob Bland

Daniel L. Squadron

May 09, 2017

Bob Bland is one of the founders and national co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington. A first time activist and organizer, she is the proud mother of two young daughters, including her infant Chloe, whose birth coincided with the commencement of the March.

Fortune magazine recently included Ms. Bland on their list of the 50 World’s Greatest Leaders.

Ms. Bland is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Manufacture New York, a social enterprise that is rethinking the fashion ecosystem. An international speaker and advocate for domestic manufacturing, ethical supply chains and design entrepreneurship education, Ms. Bland has presented Manufacture New York as a case study at the United Nations and in Copenhagen, Seoul, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Ms. Bland also has been featured in two books, Sustainable Fashion: Past, Present & Future (2015), We Own the City (2014), and the film Making It In America: Empowering Global Fashion. She has given multiple television interviews, including with CBS Evening News.