Jennifer Sey will kick off the 2022 Western Growers Annual Meeting on “Speaking Out After Resigning as Global Brand President of Levi’s.”
Jennifer Sey is an author, former national gymnastics champion, and corporate leader who spent close to 23 years at Levi Strauss & Co., holding various leadership positions. She began in 1999 as a marketing assistant and rose to become the Global Brand President in 2020.
When COVID arrived, Sey spoke out about the harm to children from extended playground and school closures, which went against the mainstream narrative, and the company to which she had devoted more than two decades of her life pressured her to stay quiet.
In early 2022, after 28 years in the corporate world, Jennifer decided to leave it all behind and walk away on her own terms to be free to speak her mind.
Before her tenure at Levi’s, Jen led an intense life of dedication, challenge, and competition. She won the U.S. National Gymnastics Championship in 1986, less than one year after suffering a devastating injury at the 1985 World Championships.
In 2008, Sey published her memoir, “Chalked Up,” which is a New York Times e-Book Best Seller detailing her triumphs and struggles in the world of competitive gymnastics. In 2020, with the release of “Athlete A,” an acclaimed documentary on Netflix that exposes widespread abusive behavior in the Olympic movement, she added Emmy-winning producer to her list of credits.
Sey has also received numerous business awards, including Billboard Magazine’s ‘Top 25 Most Powerful People in Music and Fashion.’ In 2019 and 2020, she was named one of Forbes’ Most Influential CMOs.