How GILT was Built
Lunch and Fireside Chat with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder of GILT
"GILT GROUPE has forever changed the landscape of e-commerce. Not since eBay has there been such a revolution in the way we shop. Alexis and Alexandra redefined the way we approach luxury."
-Nina Garcia, author and Fashion Director
Meet Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder of GILT, at the fabulous London Hotel in West Hollywood. Lunch will be served and this event will be followed by a book signing.
Find out first-hand how she:
Turned her passion into an innovative business;
- Transitioned her friendship with Co-Founder Alexis Maybank into a successful partnership; and
- Continuesto maintain a lead in the online e-commerce space amongst a slew of competitors.
Copies of Alexis and Alexandra's book - By Invitation Only - will be sold at the event.
In 2007, Alexis and Alexandra along with a founding team created Gilt Groupe as an invitation-only site for coveted women’s fashion. Today, Gilt Groupe has expanded to include business lines in home décor; kids & baby; men’s apparel and gear; artisanal food and wines; vacation travel; local services and experiences, and has founded the leading flash-sale site in Japan.
ALEXANDRA WILKIS WILSON
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is the Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer of Gilt Groupe. Alexandra has over thirteen years of international experience in luxury goods, retail and finance. Prior to founding Gilt Groupe, Alexandra oversaw retail operations at Bulgari, managing 15 North American stores. Before that she managed Leather Goods Sales Planning for Louis Vuitton North America. She began her career working for three years in investment banking at Merrill Lynch predominately based in London. She subsequently worked as a consultant for retail guru Marvin Traub at Financo.
Alexandra holds a B.A. from Harvard College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and speaks five languages.
Alexandra is a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for three not-for profits: Dress for Success Worldwide, Fashion Group International and the Harvard Business School Club of New York. She is an official mentor for Tech Stars and an unofficial mentor for many budding entrepreneurs.