Founding Partner of Liberty Fairs, Sharifa Murdock, is a veteran fashion industry professional with a concentration on cultivating relationships and elevating new brands in the men’s and women’s fashion space through the showcase. With a strong grasp of industry trends and emerging brands, with 20 years of experience, Murdock has extensive experience rooted in retail and fashion. An avid lover and learner of fashion from day one, Murdock has worked for some of the most prestigious international fashion houses, such as Louis Vuitton, Donna Karan and Michael Kors. Additionally, she founded “The Brooklyn Intern,” an organization which works closely with high school students to give them the opportunity to experience exclusive internships in the fashion industry. The Brooklyn Intern inspired Murdock to start the ENVSN platform to celebrate and cultivate the dreams and creativity of women of color.
Inspired by the dreamers, go-getters and future leaders – the annual ENVSN Festival focuses on bringing together a collective of strong, influential personalities who, at the core, believe in the power of women. Murdock describes the festival as a collaboration of possibilities where real success stories are used as a platform of encouragement for the millennial minds, alongside unique shopping and music experiences.
Known for its vibe and fashion, Brooklyn has helped raise some of the most iconic and notable influencers and tastemakers in today’s culture. The ENVSN Festival embodies just that – a place built to help young women thrive and grow into the best selves they can be. The ENVSN festival this weekend was held on the campus of Industry City allowing for two floors of immersive shopping experiences and main-stage panel discussions. The festival-goers experienced the best in next-generation food, performances and panel discussions featuring media mavens and entertainers like Angela Yee, Gia Peppers, Karen Civil, Queen Naija and more.
Thrilled to be in a space made for us, by us – where we can speak unapologetically and at length about how us women, can impact real change! My advice: Keep swimming ladies because the marathon continues!
With panels and workshops highlighting the business of music, entrepreneurship for small businesses, prioritizing self-care, The ENVSN Festival provided inspirational stories and advice from top-tier influencers, brand executives and experts. Ahead we spoke with Murdock about her vision for this year’s festival and its impact within her community.