Christine Day, CEO Lululemon
There’s no question, this retail maven has had her finger resting comfortably on the pulse of consumers for years. As the newly-appointed CEO of yoga inspired apparel retailer lululemon athletica, Christine Day knows what it takes to build a successful, high growth consumer business. A wife and mother of three, Christine joined lululemon in 2008 following 20 successful years helping to create the world-renowned Starbucks coffee experience. Christine is now cultivating and expanding the company’s store base – a rarity in today’s retail environment – while keeping the authentic culture of lululemon thriving. She will share how she continues to foster a unique customer experience for their guests and what leadership advice she has for other women to achieve their goals.
- Lead with a purpose and a sense of belonging
- The business is where the customer connects
- Bring all of yourself to work
- Moving sideways is progess too!
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Christine Day has been Chief Executive Officer of lululemon athletica since June 2008. As CEO, Christine is responsible for creating and executing lululemon athletica’s long -term business strategies, directing the Company’s continued development, and reinforcing the lululemon’s position as a global leader of yoga inspired women’s athletic apparel.
Christine joined the lululemon athletica in January 2008 as Executive Vice President, Retail Operations, where she oversaw Retail Operations in North America and internationally, as well as the Community Relations, Real Estate Development, the Guest Education Center and Wholesale businesses.
Prior to lululemon, Christine spent 20 years at Starbucks where she learned the intricacies of high growth business development in a strong cultural company. She held several key senior management positions, most recently as President of the Asia Pacific Group of Starbucks Coffee International. Earlier, she served in various capacities including Senior Vice President, North American Finance and Administration and Vice President of Sales and Operations for Business Alliances.
Christine has a BA degree from Central Washington University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. She is currently a director of Select Comfort Corporation, a provider of adjustable-firmness beds and other sleep-related accessory products.
Christine resides in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and the youngest of her three children. She does yoga on a regular basis and enjoys hiking the local mountains and biking on the seawall paths with her family.