Stuart Weitzman Seminar

Stuart Weitzman: A Designer’s Entrepreneurial Journey on the Road Less Traveled
Nov 16, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Betts Auditorium
  • Faculty
  • Graduate Students
  • Postdocs
  • Undergraduate Students



Event Description

Join fellow students and guests at a special in-person seminar featuring Stuart Weitzman, the world renowned shoe designer and philanthropist. Stuart will share his many insights on entrepreneurship and product design and lead a lively discussion followed by audience Q&A.

Stuart Weitzman’s passion for design has been a lifelong pursuit, leading to the internationally renowned company that bears his name. He has been honored extensively for his unique approach to entrepreneurship and for his uncompromising commitment to prioritizing function as an integral element of fashion.

Today, his shoes dominate red carpet events and are worn by celebrity fans around the world. Beyoncé, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Lopez are just a few who are regularly seen in his designs, along with millions of other women in over 70 countries.

Weitzman approaches his extensive charitable endeavors with equal commitment. Among these are his ongoing support for a wide range of hospitals and medical research centers, youth and sports organizations, and cultural institutions. He regularly mentors students on their entrepreneurial and design aspirations at several universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, and the London Business School. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at Penn, where the university has honored him by renaming their design and architecture school the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.

During his free time you may find him on the tennis court or at the ping-pong table. If you’ve got a racket, he’ll welcome the challenge.

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact PEC at [email protected] no later than three working days prior to the event.

Please direct any questions to Don Seitz '79, Associate Director, Alumni Engagement, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council at [email protected]

  • Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
  • The Keller Center
  • The Lewis Center for the Arts
  • GradFutures
Event Type
Info Session
Business development