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Angela Kapp


Board Member
Lime Crime, Crew Knitwear
Angela Kapp has been a globally recognized leader in retail and e-commerce for more than 20 years. She pioneered and led their e-commerce and multi-channel retail businesses for The Estee Lauder Companies, starting with the Clinique Web site in 1995, and was hailed by Internet World as one of the "Top 25 Shapers of the Net”. Post Estee Lauder, she helped propel Baozun, China’s leading e-commerce service provider to a successful IPO on NASDAQ. Today, Angela continues to be an advisor and investor in mid-stage brands and retail tech companies. She is currently a Board Director of Crew Knitwear, the cult-makeup brand Lime Crime and a Board Member Emeritus of

Prior to joining Estee Lauder Companies, Angela was founder and president of New York Wise, a fundraising and special events firm, whose blue-chip clients included Apple Computer, Merrill Lynch, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She began her career as the Director of Development for the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Angela has been featured in a number of books on innovation & leadership, notably: Seth Godin’s books, Insubordinate – Linchpins Everywhere You Look” and The Icarus Deception, as well as John Daly’s Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others.

Angela holds an MBA from The Wharton School. She speaks French, some Italian & Mandarin, and the 10 words necessary to get around any Asian country.

Speaking in:

Thursday Sep 13
2:15 - 2:45 PM
Room 2203, Venetian-Sands Expo
Negotiating is a skill that we can all cultivate. Women may be naturally good at negotiating because they tend to score higher on traits such as empathy, which is key for understanding what the other side wants in the equation. In this talk, leaders... Read more