Celebrate International Women's Day!

The West Elm team is 66% women and we're pretty proud of that. From artisans and designers to store associates and executives, women push our company forward and that's something to celebrate every day. With that in mind, here's a special shout-out to five extraordinary women behind the West Elm brand.

Laura Alber

Laura Alber

CEO of Williams–Sonoma Inc.,
San Francisco

Under her leadership, Williams–Sonoma, Inc., the parent company of West Elm, was named California's #1 company for female leadership, with women making up 57% of WSI's board + executive roles.*

Jennifer Gootman

Jennifer Gootman

VP of Social Consciousness
+ Innovation, Brooklyn

Jennifer leads the charge in using our brand as a force for social good, from working to increase our sustainable + Fair Trade products to traveling the globe to support our artisan partners.

Learn More About
Our Commitments >
Pamela Wiley

Pamela Wiley

Artist in Residence, Tybee Island

As our first Artist in Residence, Pamela Wiley is a celebrated textile artist known for reinventing traditional quilting + a professor at Savannah College of Art + Design.

See Her Work >
Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu

Factory General Manager,
Shanghai

This textile entrepreneur went
from working on the floor to
running one of our largest
textile producers in China.
Plus, she recently finished her executive MBA program.

Learn More About Belgian Flax Linen Bedding >
Magalie Dresse

Magalie Dresse

Entrepreneur, Port–au–Prince

The co-founder behind
papier machè manufacturer
Caribbean Craft helps give her
team of Haitians artisans
a better life and keeps
them employed through
earthquakes + hurricanes.

Learn More About
Caribbean Craft Designs >

*UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders: A Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers.