January 10, 2012 —
Since taking over Burberry, the iconic British luxury brand in 2006, Angela Ahrendts has led a management team that has transformed the brand into one of the most innovative and successful names in fashion. For her efforts, Ms. Ahrendts was named to Forbes' list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in each of the last three years. Burberry was ranked by Fast Company magazine as the 13th most innovative company and by Interbrand as the fourth fastest growing brand in the world last year. We're excited that she will be visiting campus as the 2012 Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker of the Year this May. Ms. Ahrendts will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Judith Glaser, founder of Benchmark Communications and recipient of the 2011 Drexel Distinguished Alumni Award. The talk will focus on how Angela became Burberry CEO and the strategies that have reinvigorated the historic brand.