Heike Lieb-Wilson offered great insight into her successful journey as a leader within the retail industry. She also discussed key learnings from her journey in the retail industry and shared invaluable tips with students on identifying the right career opportunities, overcoming challenges, and positioning themselves as the leaders of the future.
Heike Lieb-Wilson is a women of many roles. She is the former General Manager of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein GCC, the former Corporate Retail Director of Escada and the former Senior Vice President of Porsche Designs America. At the time of the Speaker Series, she was the Senior Consultant and Business Start-up Advisor at Lybwylson Consulting. Currently she is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Ureka Education Group.
The opportunity that Curtin Dubai and Dr. Khyati provided to us by hosting Ms. Heike’s guest lecture was wonderful. The talk gave us an idea about what makes someone a great and successful leader within a retail organization. The key takeaway from this lecture was the passion and drive that a good leader possesses. Without these qualities, success will not come your way. The speaker shared a lot of experiences and advice that will surely help as we enter the real world after our graduation. I surely hope to see more of her in the coming future.
Martin Andrei Marquez, Bachelor of Commerce – Finance, School of Business.
“I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to attend Ms. Heike’s talk. I was incredibly inspired by her life, story of challenges, and success. As an aspiring businesswoman, I’ve noted her advice on being consistent, being open-minded and knowing that in every success, you are not alone. It is a learning process and one must treat everyone around them as a source of knowledge and inspiration. It was a short one-hour session with an abundance of information, and I hope to learn more from her if I get an opportunity again.”
Maryam Ahmad Fuad, Bachelor of Communication – Web Media and Marketing, School of Humanities.