Retail

Francesca’s Andrew Clarke says turnaround includes reaching LGBTQ shoppers

0


Andrew Clarke, 47, took over as the CEO of the apparel retailer Francesca’s in March 2020.

Source: Francesca’s

When Andrew Clarke was in his late 30s, he was let go from a retail job because of his sexual orientation.

“My boss at the time said to me that my lifestyle was incompatible with the company’s values,” said Clarke, now a 25-year veteran in the retail industry who is also one of retail’s few openly gay CEOs.

“This was earlier in my career, but it wasn’t that long ago,” the 47-year-old said. “I think for the early part of my career, I very much hid my private life. I knew, in some of my earlier roles, that my boyfriend — who then became my husband — wouldn’t be welcome at company…



Source cnbc.com

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway makes $500 million investment in Brazilian digital bank

Previous article

Lumber executive sees further relief in sky-high prices

Next article

You may also like

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

More in Retail