What do you enjoy most about working in the retail industry?
The ability to create and curate amazing experiences for customers.
If you weren’t working in the retail industry, what do you think you would be doing?
If they would have me, I would be the head of the LPGA … or a caddy.
How would you describe your leadership style?
Collaborative, supportive and direct.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received, and who gave you the advice?
“Find a way to say yes.” Gerry Laybourne, 1998.
Do you have any mentors in the retail industry?
I always look to great leaders for mentorship and advice, regardless of what industry they’re in. Gerry Laybourne has been my mentor in business since 1998, and I’ve been lucky enough to have Karen Mills, former head of the SBA, as a mentor for almost 30 years. I’ve also gotten amazing advice from women in the media industry throughout the years, like Abby Raven, Dawn Ostroff, Bonnie Hammer and Pat Fili-Krushel.