Lesley Hawkins is the VP Retail at adidas Canada. She has enjoyed a tenured career in the sporting goods industry during which she has become a strong performance driven leader with an expertise in building and executing strategy cross-functionally. Having worked her way through the ranks in a very male-dominated business, Lesley has lived experience in being the only female in the room for most of her career. She understands the importance of inclusion to truly drive equity and diversity.
With experience across multiple functions including sales, merchandising, marketing, finance, and retail, Lesley tackles any challenge with a beginner’s mindset, leaning into creativity to break the mould and delivering impact for the business. Her greatest passion is leading teams to create a high-performance culture through a meaningful strategy that resonates with every associate and creates accountability throughout the Team.
When she is not working, Lesley loves playing golf with her husband and hiking with her family including her two dogs, Essex and Mickey.