Mary Beth Laughton



Mary Beth Laughton is President and CEO of Athleta, a certified B Corporation and premium fitness and lifestyle brand that creates versatile, performance apparel to inspire a community of active, confident women and girls.

With more than 20 years of retail and digital leadership, Mary Beth has a strong background in driving omni-channel growth through innovative experiences.  Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President of Omni retail for Sephora US, where she led the retailer to impressive expansion in the digital space, increasing the company’s online business 5X while improving store performance and growing the retailer’s physical footprint.     

Previously, Mary Beth spent nine years at Nike, where she held a variety of strategy, merchandising and e-commerce roles, including three years as General Manager for Nike’s e-commerce business in Europe. She has been a board member of REI since 2017.

Mary Beth graduated from Indiana University and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband and two children.