Gilt Groupe Luncheon: Meet the FoundersTuesday May 22nd
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Grand Hyatt Seattle (event info)
7th and Pine, Seattle (map)
Cost: $85 (tickets)
Category: Fashion+Style, Social Functions
Harvard MBAs and fashionista masterminds Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson share the secrets to their success in their new book, By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop. Hear how they formed the Gilt Groupe and brought the coveted New York “Invitation Only” sample sale to the convenience of our computers. In four short years, these two entrepreneurs built an internet company that currently has five million members and is worth more than $1 billion.
Wilson will give you straight talk on how to build a start-up and negotiate through the conundrums that still face women in the world of business. She will also provide an inside view of the fashion industry with revealing portraits of key players such as Zac Posen, Christian Louboutin and Valentino.