As part of our [email protected] speaker series, we welcomed Jodi Bricker, CEO of Quay Australia, to talk with the Summit Team about how she’s built her career and the advice she has for young women looking to build their own.
Growing Iconic Consumer Brands
A look into Jodi’s experience and her latest take on disruptive innovation: the eyewear industry
As Chief Executive Officer of Quay, Jodi is at the forefront of redefining social commerce. The Quay brand aims to bring bold style, affordability and self-expression to customers around the world while working to disrupt the monopolized eyewear category.
Under Jodi’s leadership, Quay has become one of the fastest-growing independent brands and a dominant player in the eyewear industry; Quays sunnies and blue light glasses are now available in 35 countries with over 1,500 points of distribution, including 15 company-owned retail shops. In 2020, Jodi drove the company to achieve strong year-over-year growth — despite the downward trend in retail during the global pandemic — and solidified Quay’s status as one of the most buzzworthy, purpose-driven eyewear brands. During her tenure as CEO, Quay has launched a series of celebrity collaborations with the most notable names in Hollywood, including Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen and, most recently, Ashley Graham. Additionally, the company has donated over $750,000 in the past year to causes that amplify and nurture the self-expression, confidence and wellbeing of their global communities.
As a working mother of two teenage daughters, a former college athlete and leader of a 75% female organization, Jodi is inspired and motivated daily by woman empowerment and mentorship across all aspects of her life.