In her 20-year-career as a CEO of world-renowned brands, Linda LoRe is recognized as one of the top brand strategists in the world. Her extensive experience includes building consumer companies from the ground up, revitalizing storied brands, and breathing new life into consumer favorites. She has been a prominent leader in some of the country’s most successful corporations, including Avon Products, Proctor & Gamble, May Corporation (now Macy’s), Giorgio Beverly Hills, and Frederick’s of Hollywood. She is presently the CEO for InJoy Global, a company devoted to turning the workplace back into an engaged and profitable place of business.
Ms. LoRe became President and CEO of Frederick’s of Hollywood in August 1999, and immediately revitalized and re-launched the iconic Frederick’s brand. Soon after her arrival, she oversaw Frederick’s reorganization and brand turn-around, securing the company’s strongest growth period in more than 10 years. Prior to joining Frederick’s, she was President and CEO of Giorgio Beverly Hills. Ms. LoRe spent eleven years building Giorgio Beverly Hills into one of the world’s premier luxury brands, with sales exceeding $325 million. She made a name for herself in the world of branding when Giorgio successfully launched some of the industry’s top fragrances, including Giorgio, Giorgio Red, Wings, and Hugo by Hugo Boss.
Ms. LoRe serves on the Board of Directors of the Trusteeship of the International Women’s Forum, The Women’s Leadership Board for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Board of Advisors for the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising (FIDM), the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Enterprise Institute, and the Executive Woman’s Alliance (EWA). She is also the< founding Board Member of the Youth Mentoring Connection, which serves at-risk youth in Southern California.
Ms. LoRe has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2012 George Award from Pepperdine University, 2009 Visionary Award for Youth Mentoring, 2003 Woman of Accomplishment for B’nai Zion, the 2002 NAWBO Women’s Hall of Fame Award. In addition, Ms. LoRe is a member of both The Committee 200, an organization comprised of female decision makers for multi-million dollar companies, and the Trusteeship of the International Women’s Forum. Ms. LoRe earned her Presidential MBA from Pepperdine University.
To hear Ms. LoRe and other wonderful accomplished women speak at our Women's Leadership and Networking Day on May 29th, please register at http://www.ywca.org/WLND2015. You can also visit our website for more information on the days events.