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Athena Burgueno

Fashion-Tech Expert

Athena Burgueno currently leads as a Shopping Program Manager at Pinterest, overseeing the platform’s fashion vertical with the goal of enhancing the Pinner experience. She expands her role beyond shopping content to encompass inclusive products, brand dynamics, and market insights.

As a fashion-tech expert with a robust background in Fashion Management, Merchandising, and E-commerce, she seamlessly blends her expertise in Silicon Valley's tech landscape with a profound passion for bridging the gap between product, digital, and the consumer.

Athena views her work not merely as a job, but as a calling. Standing at the intersection of fashion, technology, and consumer engagement, she has made significant contributions most notably at Stitch Fix and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

Beyond her professional milestones, Athena's journey is marked by a genuine love for the arts, dedication to inclusivity, and commitment to giving back as a mentor at Parsons School of Design, where she holds a master’s degree. Having benefited from mentorship herself, she understands the transformative impact it can have. Athena is devoted to fostering the growth of emerging talents in the fashion industry, sharing unique perspectives gained from her diverse experiences throughout her career.

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Events featuring Athena Burgueno
Events featuring Athena Burgueno