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Emma Grede    

Founder & CEO of Good American; CEO of ITB Worldwide

Emma Grede is the CEO and Co-Founder of Good American, the first fully inclusive fashion brand that celebrates all dimensions of female power. In October 2016, Grede launched Good American with Khloé Kardashian to empower all women to celebrate their bodies with confidence and offer high-quality designs in all sizes. What started as the largest denim launch in history, has evolved into an iconic inclusive fashion line of denim, ready-to-wear, swim, shoes and activewear.

Grede is also a founding partner of SKIMS, a solutions-oriented brand creating the next generation of inclusive underwear, loungewear and shapewear, and a co-Founder of Safely, the plant-powered cleaning brand, delivering chemical free cleaning products to the masses. Prior to Good American, Grede worked in entertainment marketing at Inca Productions, and later became CEO and Chairman of ITB Worldwide. In the first decade of her career, she quickly identified the power of forging partnerships with celebrity talent to accelerate a brand’s exposure and strengthen its credibility. Infusing this knowledge and expertise, Grede has carved a new path for the typical retail start up across her brands.

In addition to creating her own businesses, Grede is an advocate for driving change and championing diverse and inclusive representation across the industry, which is evident through her work as Chairwoman of Fifteen Percent Pledge and Board Member of The RealReal. Grede serves as an advocate for women’s rights and female empowerment serving as an active trustee and board member of Women for Women International and Baby2Baby.

Born and raised in London, Grede currently lives in Los Angeles and is married to Swedish entrepreneur Jens Grede; together they have two children.


Why Emma Grede, the first Black woman investor on ‘Shark Tank,’ believes in the power of ‘hustle’
For the first time in the 12-year history of “Shark Tank,” a Black woman is sitting in one of the investment chairs. Emma Grede, the 39-year-old co-founder and CEO of denim-brand Good American and founding partner of Kim Kardashian’s shapewear-apparel line SKIMS, is set to appear as a guest Shark on Friday’s season 13 premiere of the ABC business reality show. Grede, the show’s first-ever Black woman investor, will join returning Sharks Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner.
'Shark Tank' Hires Emma Grede To Be First Black Woman On Panel ...
6 days ago ... She was the chairman of entertainment brand ITB which she founded at age 26 but sold the company to Rogers and Cowan in 2018. Grede is now the Chairwoman of ...

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