Keynote Speaker - Gillian Meek, President, Keds

Gillian Meek joined the Keds team as President in 2016. In this role, she leads a cross-functional team which includes product creation, marketing, finance, sales and operations to deliver global growth for the Keds business.  The Keds brand dates back to 1916 and, under Meek’s leadership, is forging a new future with a vision to become the most coveted women’s sneaker brand in the world.  Prior to joining Keds, Meek led the product and marketing organization for Stride Rite Children’s Group.  She has more than 18 years of experience with increasing responsibility in creating product and brand stories for brands such as Reebok, Timberland and Stride Rite.  Gillian received her BA of Finance and Economics from the University of Western Ontario and her Masters of Business Administration from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.  She is an active member of the Wolverine Worldwide Women’s Resource Group.  Gillian lives in Newton, MA with her husband, two children and dog.