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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader: Emma Mcilroy

Date: 11:30am PST February 15, 2017 Location: J.R. Howard, Room 302

J.R. Howard, Room 302

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Emma Mcilroy, CEO and Co-Founder of Wildfang: where badass women call home. Wildfang is an online/offline lifestyle brand who launched in March 2013, and saw 20k girls join the family in just 30 days.  Featured in The Guardian, New York Times, Vice, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29 and Vogue – the Wildfang family has, and continues to, grow fast.  Wildfang has built a highly engaged tribe of fans, including numerous A-List celebrities and musicians like Janelle Monae, Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood. Emma has over 8 years experience in brand & product marketing at two world-class brands: Nike and Barclays. A self-confessed brand marketing nerd, Emma graduated with a 1st Class Honors degree from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in Natural Sciences, specializing in Experimental Psychology. She is sports-crazy and an avid runner, footballer, golfer and tennis player. In 2015 Emma and her co-founder, Julia Parsley were named to the Upstart 100.


Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Career Center.