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Angela Ahrendts

Senior Vice President of Retail, Apple

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In this MAKERS interview, Angela Ahrendts talks about growing up in the Midwest with fashion design dreams, discovering her talent for marketing, and her career path to becoming the CEO of Burberry who would turn the nearly 160-year-old company completely around.
Angela Ahrendts is a businesswoman who is currently Apple's senior vice president of retail and online stores. Prior to her joining Apple, Ahrendts served as CEO of Burberry, leading the company through a period of outstanding global growth.   A Midwesterner, Ahrendts grew up in Indiana where she met her high school sweetheart and now husband and attended college. Although she intended to major in fashion design at Ball State University, Ahrendts realized her strengths lied in marketing and merchandising, and her career followed suit eventually leading her to serve as president of Donna Karan International and executive vice president at Liz Claiborne Inc. In October 2013, Ahrendts announced she would be departing from Burberry to take on a new adventure at Apple. She took her new post in April 2014. 

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