Athleta Partners with Alicia Keys to Further Cement its Commitment to Women’s Well-Being
Today, Athleta announced a new holistic partnership with 15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys. Together, Keys and Athleta will drive awareness of and access to women’s well-being through co-created product offerings, impact grants and unique community content. Keys joins Athleta’s Power of She Fund grant program as a mentor and advisor, and will also work with the brand to connect meaningfully with women through community conversations in AthletaWell, Athleta’s digital community that supports women’s well-being.
Always an advocate for women’s empowerment, Keys has spent her expansive career cultivating a deeper connection with herself as a path to finding her true power. Today, on her birthday, Keys celebrates the momentous day with the announcement of this new partnership, which amplifies her ongoing commitment to health, wellness and uplifting women alongside Athleta’s platform, “Power of She.”
“I was drawn to Athleta because we both want to encourage women to discover, accept and OWN their power,” said Keys. “We’re all about the uniqueness of women, body positivity and creating a lifestyle that showcases our immeasurable power within. It’s time to thrive – not just to survive – and my hope is that these offerings are another outlet for you to amplify your personal power, your possibility, and feel comfortable in your own skin.”
In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2022), Keys and Athleta will release the first in a series of product offerings. The Athleta x Alicia Keys collection will be available in sizes XXS-3X starting March 8 at Athleta.com and in all Athleta retail locations. The limited run collection brings together Keys’ style with Athleta’s consciously inclusive designs to give women the freedom to move, breathe, and feel powerful in their own bodies.
Athleta has rewritten the blueprint for partnerships, prioritizing authenticity and shared values that drive both business and impact, and supporting its partners as whole women, beyond their artistic or athletic achievements. Keys joins a roster of powerful, like-minded partners, including Simone Bilesand Allyson Felix, who bring these values to life.
“Alicia has made a powerful commitment to well-being and we are thrilled to welcome her to Athleta’s community of empowered women,” said Mary Beth Laughton, president and chief executive officer of Athleta. “As we work toward our goal of reaching $2B in net sales in 2023, part of our growth strategy is constantly listening to our customers’ needs. With the recent launch of our digital community, AthletaWell, we created a space where women can connect with each other around topics of well-being, health and purpose. With a values-driven partnership like this one with Alicia, we are ideally positioned to continue to meet our customer’s needs in the well-being space and support her across all aspects of her life.”
Core to the partnership is Keys’ involvement in Athleta’s Power of She Fund grant program that supports women and girls, businesses and organizations that are committed to making well-being accessible, specifically in the BIPOC community. Keys will help select recipients and provide them with mentoring resources and learnings from her own well-being journey over her career. Launched in 2020, and activated by the Women’s Sports Foundation, applications for the next cycle of well-being grants will open in June 2022. For additional information about the Power of She Fund, visit womenssportsfoundation.org/wellbeingforall.
Today, Keys and Athleta released a first look from their upcoming campaign together, “Within You.” Launching March 8, the campaign explores the relentless strength within women through conversations between Keys and three remarkable women celebrating their accomplishments and finding inspiration in the tools they use to foster their own healthy mind, body and spirit.
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I have 15 years of experience in the retail industry including expertise in marketing, operations, merchandising, buying, shopping and technology. I am a speaker, consultant and former senior managing director of The School of Retailing, University of Alberta. My education includes a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of Alberta in Marketing, Certificate in Real Estate and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from LasSalle College, a Canadian private school founded in 1959 by fashion designer Jean-Paul Morin.