Nancy Green is the CEO of Beyond Yoga®, a body-positive, premium activewear and athleisure apparel brand focused on quality, fit and comfort for all shapes and sizes.
Beyond Yoga was founded in 2005 to promote body positivity, honoring and celebrating all body types. Beyond Yoga joined Levi Strauss & Co. in September 2021 and operates as a standalone brand with the benefit of LS&Co.’s global capabilities to help it achieve its goals of brand-building, store opening, category expansion and distribution.
Before joining LS&Co., Nancy served as CEO and president of Old Navy, growing the business from $8 billion to $9 billion during this time, with significant growth in activewear. Nancy built a leadership team to establish a multi-year product, digital and operations transformation strategy, while accelerating product innovation and brand purpose storytelling. Nancy inspired and motivated teams through a challenging and complex business environment during the global pandemic and supply chain crises.
Previously, Nancy served as CEO and president of Athleta. Under her leadership there, the team transformed the brand by introducing the Power of She platform and reshaping its product line via a robust innovation pipeline, the introduction of the Athleta Girl line and significant advances in product sustainability. Nancy also championed their corporate citizenship programs, culminating in Athleta’s B Corp Certification in 2018. During this time, Athleta’s revenues grew from $250 million to nearly $1 billion, with operating margin significantly growing and its store network expanding from 39 to 175 stores. Prior to that, she served as CEO of Shabby Chic, ran the Pottery Barn brand at Williams-Sonoma and held multiple executive roles at Old Navy and Gap during their years of early growth and expansion.
In addition to her expertise leading and building powerhouse brands, Green has served on boards such as Marine Layer, Allbirds and the National Retail Federation; is on the advisory board of Lily AI; and is a senior advisor at the Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.