Former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett has just been appointed to Ralph Lauren’s board, joining effective Tuesday (Oct. 20), reports MarketWatch.
Jarrett now makes up four of the 13 directors on the board that are women.
“We are pleased to welcome Valerie to the Ralph Lauren Board of Directors,” said Ralph Lauren, Executive Chairman, and Chief Creative Officer, according to CityBizList. “Valerie is a proven and highly respected leader with a clear passion for citizenship and making a positive impact on the world.”
He adds: “Valerie’s breadth of experience across the public and private sectors and unparalleled expertise in government, law, and leadership will bring a new perspective as we continue to build the future for our iconic Company.”
She is the longest-serving Senior Advisor to the Obama Administration where she oversaw the Intergovernmental Affairs, the Offices of Public Engagement, and chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls. In addition to her role as an advisor to former President Barack Obama, she also served as the Co-Chair of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team.
Currently, she serves as a senior distinguished fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and is the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir, “Finding My Voice,” which focuses on citizenship and leadership in the 21st century.
“Ralph Lauren’s purpose-driven culture and focus on aspiration, timelessness, and optimism has long inspired me,” said Jarrett. “ I am honored to join the Company’s Board of Directors and look forward to contributing to the Company’s continued growth and success and to building on the longevity of this admired organization.”
Thanks to her track record of success in such high places, we know that Valerie Jarrett will go on to do astounding work in her new role on the board of directors for Ralph Lauren.