Twenty-one years ago, if you told me my career path at Gap Inc. would lead me to Sonoma County, to an office on the edge of a well-protected wetland, where I could bring my dog Twyla to work and ride my bike Friday mornings with my team, I wouldn’t have believed you. And yet, here I am, part of the Gap family, working for Athleta in Petaluma, doing just those things.
Most of us here are active in a variety of sports. We have runners, triathletes, cyclists, yoginis, tennis players and folks who are crazed for soccer, like me. The same passion we bring to our individual sports thrives in the office – as we stay positive and remain committed to the Athleta philosophy – to inspire women to lead active and adventurous lives.
Athleta was founded to provide women with functional and fashionable active lifestyle apparel. Our designers are female athletes themselves. Our passion is growing as we expand our business from catalog and online into stores. Just this week, Athleta was awarded the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2011 Hot Retailer Award which acknowledges innovative retail concepts that touch consumers all over the world, proof that we’ve put our all into making our stores the best they can be for customers.
We look forward to expanding our stores, growing our team, and becoming an even bigger part of more women’s lives.