In her latest Women’s Retail Collective Podcast, sponsored by Parcel Pending by Quadient, Anne Mezzenga is joined by CEO and President of Athleta, Mary Beth Laughton.
Since Mary Beth became CEO of Athleta, Athleta has become a billion-dollar brand, rolled out inclusive sizing chain-wide, and made several pivots to provide a full omnichannel experience for their customers as they worked and worked out from home during the pandemic.
Mary Beth’s career in retail started early on at the Tasty Freeze in Chicago, where she went above and beyond at an early age, asking to re-configure menu boards and craft an even more perfect cone. Her ambition and success continued through her professional career, which saw her hold positions at McKinsey, launch the DTC side of Nike’s business, run e-commerce for Sephora, prior to her current role leading the team at Athleta.
Through it all, Mary Beth says her key to success is being proactive in her career, and she shares some tips on how to do that along with advice on making personal and professional career decisions, creating best in class omnichannel retail experiences, and how to prepare yourself and your teams for the next generation of retail.
You can watch Anne’s interview with Mary Beth by clicking on the main feature above or on the platform of your choice below:
Be careful out there,
– Chris, Anne, and the Omni Talk team