About Us

CoraggiosaMenteNYC was founded with the aim of providing students and professionals with an incredible behind-the-scenes educational and practical experience virtually and direct live in New York City and Florence Italy. With Coraggiosamente you will find everything you need to prepare yourself for a real life international learning experience, prepare for your job in Fashion, discover everything about international business techniques, network with professionals in the sector, sell your brand internationally: learn English or Italian by watching how garments are produced, touch the fabrics, discover everything about sustainability, breathe in the factories, showroom and ultimately live the NYFW dream.

Meet The School Founder

Founder and Creator of CoraggiosaMenteNYC

Ilyssa Wexler

Ilyssa Wexler, is the founder and creator of CoraggiosaMenteNYC, before moving to Florence, Italy she had a high level company profile and a successful career on Wall Street: in the last 11 years she has taught in public, private and international schools throughout Tuscany, as well as the University of Siena and the Make Campus (Fashion University) in Chiusi. Ilyssa personally designs and creates the itineraries and curriculum in New York City and the business fashion courses online. She has a big eye for style, creativity, communication and marketing: she loves to share her vision and expert business skills so students can think outside the box and find exactly what they want in life and in their career. She is an experienced business woman and a teacher with countless diverse experiences internationally and has a huge passion for helping creative people succeed as well as providing the tools needed to build CONFIDENCE in business to build the bridge of communication internationally.