Founder and Executive Chair, Aritzia
Brian Hill is the Founder and Executive Chair of Aritzia, a cutting-edge design house and fashion boutique. As a third-generation retailer, Brian, alongside his brother and father, established the first Aritzia store in Vancouver in 1984. Since then, the brand has expanded to nearly 100 locations in key North American cities. Aritzia is renowned for creating exclusive brands with distinctive visions and aesthetics. The retailer emphasizes immersive and highly personal shopping experiences, focusing on delivering "Everyday Luxury" in both physical boutiques and on Aritzia.com. With a strong commitment to the Aritzia team, Brian takes pride in their world-class accomplishments and underscores the central role of people in everything they do.
Designer and Co-Founder, EVRY Jewels
Meet Britt, the creative force behind Evry, a a jewelry brand that is a testament to a rich family tradition of glob-trotting jewelry makers. Inspired by her father, Britt, a marketing enthusiast, has taken the family legacy to new heights.
Known for her presence on TikTok, Britt infuses her passion for fashion and trends into the heart of Evry's designs. The brand boosts a diverse collection, featuring class staples for everyday wear and bold, trendy pieces to elevate any look. What sets Evry apart is its commitment to collaboration, with Britt actively engaging with social media influencers and the broader community. Dive into Evry's world to explore a blend of timeless elegance and contemporary flair curated by a fourth generation jewelry designer.
Rebecca Loyo Mayo
Vice President of Sustainability, Aritzia
Rebecca Loyo Mayo is the current Vice President of Sustainability at Aritzia. Ms. Loyo Mayo previously worked the role of Senior Director in Sustainability at Aritzia before moving into her current role. Prior to working at Aritzia, Ms. Loyo Mayo was a Senior Ethical Trade Manager at Burberry where she oversaw operations related to sustainably and ethically sourcing materials Burberry and its products. Her passion for sustainability and the drive to continue to find new ways to innovate in her positions make her a key player in the retail space.
Vice President Retail, Adidas Canada
Lesley Hawkins, VP Retail at adidas Canada, boasts a tenured career in the sporting goods industry as a performance-driven leader with expertise in cross-functional strategy. Rising through the ranks in a male-dominated sector, Lesley values inclusion for driving equity. With experience spanning sales, merchandising, marketing, finance, and retail, she embraces challenges with a beginner's mindset, leveraging creativity for impactful solutions. Lesley's passion lies in leading teams to cultivate high-performance cultures through resonant strategies.
Former Chief Executive Officer, Urban Outfitters
Glen Senk is a creative leader renowned for his work with iconic brands. He joined Urban Outfitters in 1994 and played a pivotal role in growing Anthropologie into a billion-dollar brand, eventually becoming CEO of URBN in 2007. Under his leadership, URBN was recognized as one of the best-managed companies by Forbes in 2007, and Senk himself was named one of the best CEOs in America by Institutional Magazine. He received various accolades in 2010, including being named Chicago Booth School of Business Alumnus of the Year and Fortune Magazine's Top 50 Businesspeople of the Year. In 2014, Senk founded Front Row Partners, a consumer investment company, where he serves as Chairman and CEO. He currently sits on the boards of Aritzia and Boden and has previously served on the boards of several notable companies, including URBN, Bare Escentuals, and Tory Burch..
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