Pioneers. Innovators. Fearless, fun females? Oh yeah! Join us for an intimate discussion with Alexandra Wilkis-Wilson, Co-Founder of Gilt Groupe and co-author of the New York Times Best Seller: By Invitation Only, How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, who will be interviewed by Monique Nelson, CEO UniWorld Group, the first African American woman CEO of the very first advertising agency targeting African Americans in the U.S. Both Alexandra and Monique are living their dreams. As the Founder & Chief Merchandising Officer of Gilt Groupe, the first fashion-based flash sale site to launch in the U.S., Alexandra, a Cuban American gets to combine her love of business with a passion for fashion. She will share how armed with a rolodex as vast as the Atlantic Ocean (literally, she has contacts all over the globe and speaks five languages), it didn’t too long for her to leave a cushy job with Bulgari to work at a start-up. And help turn that start-up into a billion dollar company that changed the game of the fashion retail industry.
So how did she and her partners make this concept work? How did she sign up the biggest names in fashion to join Gilt, an unproven concept? All these questions will be answered and more when she and Monique, whose family just purchased UniWorld Group, share their secrets about selecting the right business partners, pushing forward no matter what, developing winning teams, being fearless and fearful, and what it really takes to start, operate and successfully lead a company to success.
Tickets: $45. Admission includes a copy of “By Invitation Only, How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop” (valued at $25)
Advanced purchases only, no sales at the door. Price includes autographed copy of her New York Times Best-Seller: By Invitation Only, How We Built Gilt And Changed The Way Millions Shop), light fare, wine by Barefoot Wine Bubbly and gift bag with beauty products!