Apparel & Fashion Companies with Female CEOs

In honor of March 8’s International Woman’s Day, Comparably looked to highlight some of the businesses around the U.S. with females in the role of Chief Executive Officer. While there is still a major imbalance in terms of gender parity – last year’s Fortune 500 included just 6.6% women – here are a selection of apparel/fashion companies that have female CEOs calling the shots.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

CEO: Katherine Power

Who What Wear is a Los Angeles, California-based fashion brand that produces trend reports, celebrity style guides, wardrobe how-tos, and fashion news. The company also sells a line of fashion apparel and accessories in cooperation with Target Corporation, along with the Versed line of skincare products, and publishes fashion books under the Who What Wear brand

“I love coming to work every day with people who are smart, funny and joyful about what they do. We can be talking about pop culture one minute and diving deep into an excel sheet the next… and both conversations are a blast in different ways!”


Who What Wear employees rated their overall culture an A.

Who What Wear is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: Seattle, WA.

CEO: Fran Dunaway

TomboyX is disrupting the $13B apparel industry, starting at the foundation – underwear. With a keen focus on fit and quality, its brand promise is to help you feel comfortable in your own skin and to be unapologetically you – all day, every day.

TomboyX is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: San Francisco, CA

CEO: Katrina Lake

Founder Katrina Lake created Stitch Fix to blend the human element of personal styling with high-quality clothing and proprietary algorithms. She shipped the first Stitch Fix order out of her Cambridge apartment in 2011 while attending Harvard, and today the company has brought the exclusive shopping experience to millions of men and women nationwide.

Stitch Fix is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: New York City, NY

CEO: Beth Guastella

Giggle offers children’s basics-with-a-twist: high-quality, stylish, and comfy apparel that’s designed to take kids from school time to play time to bedtime and beyond. Our unique designs are created by moms to inspire a confident, cool-kid vibe that’s easy, playful, and totally fun.

Location: San Bruno, CA

CEO: Jessica Herrin

Stella & Dot is an online social selling company offering collections of fashion jewelry, costume jewelry and accessories.

Stella & Dot is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: San Francisco, CA

CEO: Julie Wainwright

The RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. The company has 100+ in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day.

The RealReal is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

CEO: Yael Aflalo

Reformation designs limited-edition collections and manufactures styles in their downtown Los Angeles factory. This allows the company to release designs that reflect the latest fashion trends within a few weeks. By cutting out the middleman and selling in own boutiques and online store, Reformation is able to control costs and pass these savings to customers.

Reformation is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

CEO: Trina Spear

FIGS is revolutionizing the antiquated $10 billion medical apparel industry through its use of ridiculously soft and technical fabrics that are tailored to perfection. FIGS medical apparel is wrinkle resistant, stain repellent, lint free and utilizes four way stretch.

FIGS is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: New York City, NY

CEO: Amy Jain

BaubleBar is changing how women shop for fashion jewelry. By offering on-trend styles and contextualizing them with strong editorial references, the company is quickly becoming the first go-to retailer within the $22bn fashion jewelry industry. BaubleBar’s core differentiating factor is its fast speed to market, recognized through its unique sourcing capabilities.

BaubleBar is hiring! Find your next role here.


Location: New York City, NY

CEO: Rachel Blumenthal

Rockets of Awesome is a direct-to-consumer kids apparel brand, designing and selling over-the-top awesome clothes for real life with kids. The company is reinventing the way parents shop for kids by leveraging technology, data, brand, personalization, and exceptional merchandise.

Rockets of Awesome is hiring! Find your next role here.

Location: San Francisco, CA

CEO: Heidi Zak

ThirdLove is a fast-growing intimates brand that believes fit should come first. Its mission is to help every woman find her perfect fit by combining the best design and technology. Instead of using standard industry measurements, ThirdLove bras are designed with real women in mind, and the company developed proprietary ½-cup sizes based on thousands of real women’s measurements to help women everywhere find a better-fitting bra.

ThirdLove is hiring! Find your next role here.


Location: Los Angeles, CA

CEO: Katie Warner Johnson

Carbon38 is the premier e-commerce destination for performance fashion. Offering its own proprietary label, an expertly curated selection of contemporary brands, and exclusive collaborations, the company aims to push and blur the boundaries between functional activewear and progressive street style, licensing women to be bold.

Location: New York, NY

CEO: Jill Layfield

Tamara Mellon offers apparel and accessories for women. It offers shoes, including sandals, boots, pumps, flats, and legging boots; bags and accessories; and ready to wear solutions, such as dresses, jumpsuits and rompers, tops and knitwear, pants and skirts, and jackets and outerwear.

Tamara Mellon is hiring! Find your next role here.