DT | Build Your Brand: Wow Your New Boss with Kim Yates
In 25 years of working, Kim has had 22 bosses. So, she has learned quite a bit about how to manage and maneuver through various personality types. Kim has had the privilege of working for all different types of people - men, women, varying ethnicities, varying ages -- and has discovered what things are similar and what things are unique about each. Also, Kim had managed teams for 15 years. So, she can also offer perspective from having been the boss -- a Manager, a Director, and a Vice President -- of a variety of groups.
Kimberly Yates is a strategic executive, brand builder, and inspiration leader. Most recently she has served as the VP of Marketing for Lee Jeans. Kim joined VF Corporation in 2015 to retell the story of the 130-year-old authentic, iconic, American Lee brand. Prior to that, throughout her career at Procter & Gamble, Kim had the good fortune to be able to help build, grow, and even transform such iconic brands as Pampers, Old Spice, Secret, Dolce&Gabbana, and Gucci. Kim is originally from Kansas City, but built her career in Chicago, Cincinnati, and New York City, before returning to KC just 3 ½ years ago. She lives in Overland Park, KS with her husband, high-school freshman twins, and a 17-yr-old dog named Leroy. Kim is passionate about empowering women and serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Go Red for Women. That is also why she is so proud to serve as a speaker at Central Exchange.