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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Leslie Chihuly, the wife and business driver behind glass artist Dale Chihuly, believes these are fighting times, especially for artists.

“If we don’t have our paintings and art and music and culture and civility, then what do we have?” said the president and chief executive of Chihuly, Inc, who chaired the board of the Seattle Symphony for nine years until 2018.

“What art does is create that thin veneer that separates us from our more base instincts. Without it, I don’t like how life looks.”

Chihuly, 59, had a chat with Reuters about her personal, professional and philanthropic choices.

Edited excerpts are below.

Q. What did your first job teach you?

A. My first job was probably when I around 14 or 15. I worked in a small boutique store on the Main Street in my hometown (Guymon, Oklahoma), and it was called The Vogue.

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Holding Up a Looking Glass to Diversity in Fashion

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BURBERRY GROUP PLC

THE NUMBERS

Employees: 10,000 worldwide, according to LinkedIn

Nationalities represented: 120

Executive board: 11 members; 1 Black member, Debra Lee

IN THE MIRROR: Burberry chief executive officer Marco Gobbetti didn’t mince words: “We don’t have all the answers,” he said. “But we know that the step change we need to make is increasing representation at all levels of our company.”

While neither Gobbetti nor Burberry’s survey response articulated current numbers or defined targets, their absence read as reflective of a work in progress rather than evasion. “We have prioritized getting a complete picture of our employee population so we can make informed, meaningful commitments,” the survey response said, adding that Burberry will provide details on overall strategy in the coming months, “including a holistic and global D&I [diversity and inclusion] policy that will cement both resources and accountability

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