Join us for a Jam Session with Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founders of Gilt Groupe, to learn more about their new book!
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Join us for a Jam Session with Power Circle members Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founders of Gilt Groupe, to learn more about their new book!
“By Invitation Only” unwraps the personal story of how Alexis and Alexandra organized and launched Gilt Groupe. Their riveting tale includes the frantic first 24 hours and details Gilt’s explosive growth and rise to prominence while providing advice on how aspiring entrepreneurs can do the same.
“By Invitation Only” provides straight talk on how to build a start-up and negotiate the many conundrums that still face women in business such as balancing family life and work responsibilities. The book provides a fascinating view into the fashion industry through revealing portraits of Zac Posen, Christian Louboutin, Valentino, and many other key players.
About the Presenters:
Alexis began her career in Silicon Valley. She was one of the first 40 employees at eBay, where she launched eBay Canada and eBay Motors. Alexandra spent three years in banking at Merrill Lynch before blazing a trail up Fifth Avenue, working for Bulgari and Louis Vuitton. Alexis and Alexandra became great friends at Harvard Business School. In 2007, Alexis and Alexandra founded GILT, which today has grown into a 5-million member online shopping club. GILT’s market value is now estimated at over $1 billion. Alexis and Alexandra are often featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Financial Times, In Style, Vogue and The New York Times.
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