Leslie J Ghize

Leslie J Ghize
Executive Vice President
In 2012 Leslie spearheaded the reimagination of fashion’s “industry bible” The TOBE Report into a consumer, culture & creative think tank decoding consumer sentiment and sociocultural influences for consumer-facing businesses in the fashion, beauty, entertainment, real estate, finance, hospitality and food & beverage industries.

Joining TOBE’s parent company, The Doneger Group, in 1998 with 10 years of experience in product development, merchandising and trend analysis at specialty retailer Talbots, Leslie transformed TOBE into a spot-on projection of consumer values, commercial opportunity and marketing and messaging relevancy. She speaks regularly at conferences and corporate events, providing a fresh voice, thought- provoking topics and a thoroughly entertaining style.

Out of the office, Leslie lends her industry passion to the Parsons School of Design, where she sits on the Board of Governors, and as a member of the Advisory Board for Luxury Institute’s Retail Performance Academy. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Art History from the University of Virginia.

Speaking in:

January 15
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North Level 4, Room 406, UST Stage
What can retailers expect as Gen Z passes the baton to Gen A?  New generations prove more difficult to define than older ones. Inconsistencies, anomalies, and contradictions abound in a worldview that must reconcile physical and digital, local and global, commercial and social. Boxing and bowing an understanding of the incoming consumer requires flexibility and creativity. Learn how to navigate… Read more