Meet Our CEO: Anne-Marie Wade
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Since our first retail store in Sydney in 2001, Ally has expanded to over 150 stores across Australia and 14 You and All stores. Our business is now a global online fashion destination delivering to over 70 countries worldwide and employing around 1000 staff in Australia and overseas.
Anne-Marie has always centred the business around feedback and customers.
“Customers are the reason we exist.” And it’s a genuine relationship, not a convenient slogan.
“Our customers have actually delivered feedback throughout the years that has changed the way we do business.”
Anne-Marie has held multiple roles over the last 15 years at Ally and You + All and this new transition. Overseeing the two brands has given Anne-Marie the vision to start altering the fast fashion dialogue and project a space that enables women to excel in their careers.
“With what is happening now in the world, it is vital women are seen as strong and independent creative forces, releasing any gender shackles from yesteryear. In a company with 90 percent of staff being women and with 3 out of 4 Senior management roles being women at Ally and You + All, we as an Australian company believe in empowering women and this thought process encompasses our head office, staff and our customers.”
Looking ahead, Anne-Marie is ambitious about Ally and You + All’s prospects as new ideas, collections and a refocus on elevating our product comes to the forefront. We are all excited to see Anne-Marie’s vision come to fruition.