Jen Foyle Named To WWD x FN x Beauty Inc 50 Women in Power

By: WWD Staff, FN Staff | Link to article

The annual list celebrates the women in power who are impacting their businesses and communities.

In conjunction with the Fairchild Media Group’s Women in Power event on Sept. 13, the second annual WWD x FN x Beauty Inc 50 Women in Power list celebrates the achievements of the industry’s most powerful women on a global scale. Compiled by editors at WWDBeauty Inc and Footwear News, this alphabetical list includes women who are creating impact — on their businesses, and on the world around them.

The 2022 list of 50 Women in Power features exclusively new names. For the inaugural list, please see the 2021 50 Women in Power report.

Jennifer Foyle, President and Creative Director of AE, Aerie and Unsubscribed, American Eagle Outfitters

In addition to running many of American Eagle Outfitters’ day-to-day operations, Jennifer Foyle is the brainchild behind the Aerie, Unsubscribed and Offline by Aerie brands. She’s also second in command at American Eagle Outfitters, serving as right-hand woman to the company’s chairman and CEO. Foyle was the first to use non-airbrushed models for the Aerie Real campaign — a practice that’s become an industry norm nearly a decade later. Under her leadership, Aerie has posted more than 30 consecutive quarters of growth, surpassing the billion-dollar revenue mark, with a $3 billion target. During the pandemic, the seasoned retail executive also spearheaded the launch of activewear subbrand Offline by Aerie and slow retail brand Unsubscribed. Both have since opened brick-and-mortar stores. — Kellie Ell 

WWD, FN and Beauty Inc asked the 50 Women in Power, “If you could have any power in the world, what would it be?” See here for their answers. 

For the full 50 Women in Power list, click here.