Sheila Harrington is the Global Chief Executive Officer of Free People Group. Sheila joined the Free People brand in 2002 to help launch the first store. She was responsible for the merchant product development for the brand across all three channels; stores, digital and wholesale. She has been instrumental in the launch and development of new businesses such as Intimates, Shoes, Movement, Endless Summer and We the Free, in addition to expansion of the core offering. Over the years she has grown the buying and planning teams and developed the visual merchandising team. Prior to joining Free People Sheila spent time within the merchant organizations of Bloomingdales and The Gap. Sheila has a BS in Psychology from Queen’s University.

Free People is part of the Urban Outfitters, Inc. portfolio. Like a family, each brand is its own unique and compelling entity, but all share the same core emphasis on creativity and the desire to foster a rich customer experience. In the Philadelphia Navy Yard, where the southernmost part of the city meets the Delaware River, sit a cluster of renovated warehouses. From Building 25, Free People’s illuminating culture shines through every day, thanks to the passionate souls and creative individuals who channel the FP girl and drive their growth.

Free People has partnered with Girls Inc. since 2016, to help them in their mission to inspire all young girls to be STRONG, SMART and BOLD through charitable donations, advocacy, programming, and mentorship impact. With 2,000+ hours of wellness and mentorship programming Free People has been the recipient of a number of awards from Girls Inc. over the years. In 2021 Girls Inc. Philadelphia recognized Free People’s CEO with the Woman of Impact Award and in 2019 Free People received the Corporate Vision Award from Girls Inc National.

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