About Beth Sobol
Founder of Miami Fashion Week
Fashion influencer Beth Sobol’s “most notable achievement has been the creation and annual production of Miami Fashion Week, one of the top 5 fashion weeks in the world. After 20 years, in May 2015 [she] sold the brand to European investors and [she] take[s] pride in being known as the “Founder” of Miami Fashion Week, the platform that gave hundreds of international designers their launch into the American market.
Beth has served as a judge at the 2001 Miss Colombia pageant in Cartagena, Colombia where she was presented with the Key to the City, 2004 Miss Ecuador pageant in Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2004 Miss Universe pageant in Quito, Ecuador, 2008 Dubai Style Awards in Dubai, UAE, 2010 Banja Luka Fashion Fair in Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2011 Mission Catwalk in Jamaica, Super Model of the Bahamas in 2009 and 2015 and Mr. Male Model Universe in the Dominican Republic in 2008 and 2015.
Beth is now the President and CEO of the Council of International Fashion Designers, a business portal whose mission is to enable talented international designers and brands to establish a business foothold in the U.S. for profitable growth. The CIFD is an organization created to educate and train international fashion and accessory brands on how to compete in the American market.
Among many international speaking engagements, in 2010 Beth was the keynote speaker at the Women Who Lead Conference at Florida International University sharing her insights and entrepreneurial spirit to help empower and impact the lives of hundreds of young women on the verge of starting their careers. Beth was also invited as the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony before the entire 2015 graduating class of A.i. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
In addition, Beth is also at the helm of the Council of International Fashion Designers Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to educate and support the world’s best students and emerging designers in the creative arts through competitions, scholarships, and mentoring opportunities to prepare them for a successful career in the fashion industry.
Beth continues producing fashion events for charities and corporate clients and is an international fashion expert, consultant, host, guest speaker, judge, and spokesperson. Since 2008, Beth has served on the Board of Directors of the World Trade Center Miami.”