Meet the Contributor: Ashley

Current role with lululemon: Working as a contractor for the People Resources ‘Attraction’ team while overseas in Europe… living out my dream work / life scenario! I am mostly involved in project management, networking, and strategic sourcing. Oh, and let’s not forget skyping with the team so that I can see their beautiful faces.

Before this: I was a Recruitment Specialist for the last 3 years or so, at the SSC in Vancouver. And before that I was in Law school. And before THAT I would have been dancing, dancing and more dancing… that pretty much sums up my life until now.

Favourite way to sweat: Circuit training, hot yoga, Dailey Method or any type of dance – those are my all time faves. I also have a love-hate relationship with running. Mostly love right now. And exploring new cities and mountains can work up a pretty sweet glow as well!

Guilty pleasure: Blasting a space heater under my extra large towel after a shower… I call it “cocoon-ing” because it creates a little cocoon of heat inside the towel. And sour dough bread. Not together though. That would just be weird.

Inspiration: Books. Film. Nature. Going outside. Architecture. People. Flowers. The Apple “think differently” commercial. Sunshine. The smell of good food. Music. Children. Love… I find inspiration in almost everything. I’m constantly amazed by the world.

Goal or BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal): By 2020 I will be Dr. Thomson (PhD), running my own business and I will be working on my first book!

All Time Favourite Quote (from a person who is obsessed with quotes!):
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~Steve Jobs

fresh face friday – hi there rebekah

For all you Americans out there, say hello to our first ever US Distribution Centre Manager, Rebekah. This is a brand new DC and brand new role, so we can expect a lot of growth and exciting change to be bubbling around this new lululemon star. Oh hi there, Rebekah! what are your favourite things […]

fresh face friday – meet wynn

Winds of fantastic change are blowing through Store Development with the hire of our new VP, Wynn. He comes to lululemon with over 25 years of real estate experience, from companies such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Starbucks and Priszm Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell). We know he is going to do some great things […]

fresh face friday – adding a little colour

lululemon just got a bit more colourful when we hired Asmin, the first ever colourist on the production team! In the true spirit of lululemon, Asmin will be creating from nothing and setting the tone for what it means to be a colourist here at lululemon. Say hello… Asmin, in her Olympic gear what is […]

fresh face friday – meet jennifer!

You may have seen Jennifer running past you with the Olympic torch, but you probably didn’t know that she was one of the newest, freshest faces on the lululemon IT team! Although she hasn’t been here long, Jennifer is already inspiring us with her commitment to yoga for youth and her exceptional IT skills. Jen […]

fresh face friday: say hi to gerardo!

Behind the success of a great company with happy and healthy employees, you can expect to find an equally great Benefits Manager. This is the person who tends to the needs of the employees and looks out for their long-term health and happiness. Luckily for us at lululemon, we’ve just welcomed Gerardo into the Benefits […]

fresh face friday: (future) design director

This week we’re switching things up and talking about the NEXT fresh face we’d love to see on this blog, which will be our newest Design Director! Could it be you? Our current Design Director, Jill, has grown up with lululemon and has a pretty inspirational story. Check it out. Jill, looking out over Hong […]

fresh faces friday – meet the gec!

Have you ever called the Guest Education Centre with a crazy question? If yes, you know that you are greeted with an incredibly knowledgeable, fun and experienced educator who knows the difference between Senorita Pink and Fruity Tootie and can bring the store experience to you on the phone. It’s time to meet the freshest faces to join […]

fresh face friday: meet jocelyn!

All our Canadian east coasters should keep an eye out for our first ever Human Resource Partner based out of Toronto, Jocelyn! With 17 stores in Ontario alone, we figured it was essential to have some awesome HR talent on the ground. Jocelyn’s nephew welcoming her in Toronto. what are the biggest surprises since joining the team?  The culture […]

fresh face friday: meet kristy!

Meet Kristy, our new Area Manager for Canada! She’s stirring things up right here where it all started, in Vancouver, BC. Kristy comes to us with vast retail experience, including senior management roles at companies including Zara and Please Mum. Meet Kristy with her family above, our new Area Manager for Canada. Keep an eye […]

set goals and take a leap!

Back in October 2006, I joined lululemon athletica’s People Resources team and set a course of events into action that I never could have imagined. Having grown up as a competitive dancer I was mildly obsessed with lululemon and the values it represented (I may have had the manifesto poster on my bedroom wall) so […]