Marla Malcolm Beck (MBA/MPA 1998) is the cofounder and CEO of beauty retailer Bluemercury. Marla worked at McKinsey & Co prior to HBS, and after graduation, she worked in private equity before launching Bluemercury.
Lisa Lin works in the Global Innovation Center at Uniqlo. She is currently based in Tokyo, Japan. Uniqlo is a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer with operations in fourteen countries globally. It is currently the world’s 4th largest retail apparel company (behind Inditex, H&M and GAP), with aspirations to be #1 by 2020. The company is a subsidiary of Fast Retailing Co., which also owns brands such as Theory, J Brand and Comptoir des Cotonniers.
Shopping for Growth: A Recap of the 11th Annual Retail & Luxury Goods Conference
Appropriately titled “Shopping for Growth,” the discussions at the conference centered on acceleration and innovation. Speakers from all walks of retail, from mass to luxury, brick-and-mortar to e-commerce, start-up to established brand, offered his or her unique view on how retailers’ priorities will change with globalization and increasing importance of the omnichannel experience.
Katrina Lake is the Founder & CEO of Stitch Fix, an online fashion retailer that blends expert styling, proprietary technology and differentiated products to deliver an affordable and personalized shopping experience to women. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2011. Prior to HBS, Katrina worked at Leader Ventures and The Parthenon Group.
Tess Hales is a member of the HBS Class of 2014. She currently works in business development at Birchbox, the NYC-based beauty e-commerce and monthly subscription service that helps its customers discover new beauty, grooming and lifestyle products. Prior to HBS, Tess worked in corporate strategy at Estée Lauder Companies and at Bain & Company.