Former CEO of Chanel
Maureen Chiquet began her career in marketing at L’Oréal Paris in 1985. She has worked at The Gap, helped launch Old Navy, and was president of Banana Republic before becoming COO and president of US operations of Chanel in 2003. In 2007 she became its first Global CEO, where she oversaw the business and brand’s worldwide expansion. She left Chanel in 2016 to focus on developing new leadership initiatives. She is a trustee to the Yale Corporation and a fellow of Yale University, where she graduated in 1985.
Beyond the Label
In Beyond the Label, Maureen Chiquet charts her unlikely path from literature major to global chief executive. Sharing the inklings, risks and (re)defining moments that have shaped her exemplary career, Chiquet seeks to inspire a new generation of women, liberal arts grads, and unconventional thinkers to cultivate a way of living and leading that is all their own.
Driven. Shy. Leader. Wife. Mother. We live in a world of categories — labels designed to tell the world, and ourselves, who we are and ought to be. Some we may covet, others we may fear or disdain; but creating a life that’s truly your own, means learning to define yourself on your own terms.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to purchase Maureen's book at a discounted rate during the event.
Click here to read her featured article in Forbes.