On our journey to becoming a leader in women’s empowerment, we are working with two experts in workplace diversity to turn insight into action: McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org. Since 2015, the Women in the Workplace report, the largest comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America, has been published annually to give companies and employees the information they need to advance women and improve gender diversity within their organizations. This year, Fossil Group is proud to have participated in the study along with over 300 organizations to better understand employees’ day-to-day work experiences. To see key findings from this important study, click below.
Fossil Group was also selected by Lean In to participate in a case study sharing feedback on the 50 Ways to Fight Bias program. Specifically at Fossil Group, both men and women managers felt more equipped to discuss bias with their teams after participating. Insights such as these help us be the kind of inclusive workplace we constantly strive to be. To learn more about Fossil Group’s participation in the 50 Ways program, click here.
Fossil has teamed up with Bollywood star Varun Dhawan for an all-new limited-edition watch, a partnership with compassion at its heart. The timepiece is part of Fossil’s Curator Series, a collaborative collection of watches fueled by a creative class of artists and innovation icons.
Fans will recognize Dhawan’s signature red on the watch hands, on his initial at the five-hour marker and his birthdate inscribed on the dial. Each watch is individually numbered and comes in an exclusive case featuring Dhawan’s signature and a personal message to his fans.
“Fossil is an iconic brand that has always celebrated creativity, authenticity and optimism, everything that I swear by when it comes to my style. I am honored to be associated with a brand that is so close to me, to create a watch that truly personifies what I believe in—something new, exciting, and affordably classy. I hope everyone loves it as much as we do.” Varun Dhawan
The watch is more than a style statement for Dhawan. It’s the latest iteration of Fossil’s commitment to community impact: Make Time for Good. Fossil has collaborated with the NGO Magic Bus, a Fossil Foundation partner, to help young people develop the necessary skills to escape poverty. It’s also an organization that Dhawan passionately supports.
A portion of the exclusive Varun Dhawan x Fossil watch sales will be donated to Magic Bus to support their mission of ending the cycle of poverty through education. As a Make Time for Good partner in purpose, Magic Bus is currently helping more than 375,000 children and 100,000 young people in India develop essential life and employability skills.
The limited-edition watch is currently available at Fossil and partner stores across India and at fossil.com.
Fossil Group aspires to be a leader in women’s empowerment. On International Day of the Girl, we celebrated with some extraordinary young women—entrepreneurs, activists, visionaries—at our offices in Hong Kong, Basel and Richardson. It was clear to everyone hearing their stories of resilience and optimism that our future is infinitely brighter when young people are given a platform to shine and opportunities to thrive. Here are some of the young women we are proud to spotlight:
In Richardson, Fossil Group welcomed Amanda Gorman, the first-ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. Gorman—a published author, Harvard student and founder of literacy and creative writing platform, One Pen One Page—captivated employees and community members with stories of her formative experiences. Her message to all young people listening: use your voice to inspire change.
“Women across the world are empowered to lead exactly as themselves. That in itself is a demonstration of courage.”Amanda Gorman
In Hong Kong, four young women—Abby Ma, Audrey Chau, Louisa Chan, and Mandy Fong (with fifth member Inez Tang, they are collectively known as MFB 5.0)—recounted their journey to entrepreneurship. As students, the team created a multi-purpose family backpack for The Mills 2017 Summer Programme, a competition run by “techstyle” startup incubator, The Mills Fabrica. And they won! Barely skipping a beat, they launched their product on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and exceeded their goal in 20 days.
“Follow your dream and give it a try. If you never try, you never know what’s going to happen. Naturally, we experience some challenges, but we all overcome them with passion.”
In Basel, our changing climate took center stage with two up-and-coming activists and scholars, Michelle Claus and Anaïs Matthey-Junod. Both women delivered impassioned calls for young people to take the lead in building a more sustainable world. They offered insight on how their passion for the planet is shaping not just their future career goals but the future of the planet.
“By inviting young female activists, like Fossil did today, they are taking a crucial step in female youth empowerment. We need women to be represented in companies, in government, and in our societies all around the world.” Michelle Claus
Let us introduce you to the latest collection of Fossil Group wearables! Just in from IFA, Europe’s biggest tech show, we are announcing the latest and greatest innovative products to hit wrists this fall and winter season. Newly added speakers, extended battery life and heart rate tracking – if you’re seeking the intersection where design meets innovation, look no further than this year’s hottest line-up.
Lauded as the “Watch of the Future”, the original Astrographic was designed in 1969 during the height of the space race—a dramatic period of technological innovation culminating into the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing where man first walked on the moon. Ignited by this fervent advancement in space exploration, Zodiac sought to bring a similar pioneering attitude to timekeeping.
Deriving its name from the terms astronomy and astrology, the Astrographic was a watch very much ahead of its time with its avant-garde shaped case and use of floating disks to tell time in lieu of traditional watch hands.
“This was a watch that debuted in 1969 at the height of the space race, and in a similar timeframe when the Apollo 11 mission was targeting to go to the moon,”
“This was a watch that debuted in 1969 at the height of the space race. There was so much optimism during that time in the world, and the team at Zodiac wanted to bring something to life that was truly unique.”Ryan White, ZODIAC Creative Director
In honor of the Astrographic’s 50th Anniversary, Zodiac crafted a one-of-a-kind limited edition inspired by the next giant leap for humankind: the exploration of Mars. This new model still features suspended hour and minute markers that simulate two revolving satellites in space, while the second hand is designed as a red dot to resemble the iconic Red Planet. This re-issue of the Astrographic honors the rich history of Zodiac, its impact on the watch world and commitment to blending historically renowned design with Swiss-made horological advancements.
Check out the Astrographic by visiting www.ZodiacWatches.com.