The Millennium Alliance has been known to gather the most influential executives in marketing and retail at their invite-only assemblies, with attendees including Fernando Machado of Burger King, Jim Stengel formerly of P&G and Stefanie Strack of Voice in Sport. In light of COVID-19, they’ve replicated this experience in their Virtual Assembly for Digital Marketing & Retail, featuring Keynote Speaker, Sharen Jester Turney, Former CEO of Victoria’s Secret.
Retail legend & upcoming Keynote Speaker, Sharen Jester Turney, tells The Millennium Alliance, “I am excited to be a part of your Transformational Retail Assembly. Curiosity has served me well, and I can’t wait to hear what is on the minds of the participants. I hope that by sharing some of my thoughts and experiences around leadership in this new era, the importance of resilience, and that humanity always matters, our upcoming leaders can bring their best selves to positively impact our global community.”
In the midst of so much disruption and economic uncertainty, The Millennium Alliance recognizes that executive education and digital transformation are more crucial than ever before for business success. Their assemblies are sought-out to provide today’s C-Suite the tools and insight they need to digitally transform their organizations in the midst of COVID-19. The Virtual Assembly for Marketers & Retailers takes place on August 25-26, and includes interactive workshops, panels and roundtables with leading executives and academic thought leaders in the space.
During turbulent times, nothing remains the same. We must confront reality. Say what needs to be said. Encourage pushback to thoughts and opinions to try to get it right. Leading through change equals courage and compassion. Lift each other up. Help wherever you can. Be good people to each other.
– Sharen Jester Turney
About Sharen Jester Turney
Sharen Jester Turney is a retail executive with more than 30 years of experience growing world-class brands and launching ecommerce businesses across department, luxury, and specialty concepts for Fortune 500 companies.
Turney spent 16 years as president and chief executive officer of the nearly 8 billion dollar Victoria’s Secret brand (stores, direct, PINK, beauty), doubling the business and profit under her stewardship.
Prior to Victoria’s Secret, Turney spent 10 years with luxury powerhouse brand Neiman Marcus, first serving as executive vice president overseeing six departments before launching their ecommerce business and managing the famous Neiman Marcus Christmas Book as president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Direct.
Turney’s advisory roles in retail, technology and philanthropy span the globe including London based Marks and Spencer, Gloria Jeans in Russia, Cosmo Lady in China, Sweden based global brand Happy Socks, Full Beauty Brands in New York, Alliance Data Systems in North America, NewStore in the US and Europe, she serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Oklahoma Foundation; and among others, Catholic Relief Services in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Nepal with a commitment to helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.
A frequent media guest and featured speaker with business and educational institutions, Sharen Jester Turney enjoys interacting with people all over the world, discussing what the future holds for today’s and the next generations of curious minds influencing our global community.