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Episode 17 – Meet Lululemon’s Founder and Global Philanthropist, Chip Wilson

It’s all about the little black stretchy pants—at least for Chip Wilson, founder and former CEO of lululemon athletica.

Today, Chip sits down with Charlie Epstein to reflect on his journey through entrepreneurship, highlighting his book, “Little Black Stretchy Pants” as a way to share his experience as a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist who has faced extreme highs and lows in life.

You will learn:

  • How Chip got his inspiration for lululemon—and why he calls the target market “power girls”
  • The problems in sports and yoga apparel pre-lululemon and how Chip solved them
  • What the company culture at lululemon is like and how employees can develop themselves through their job
  • The details of Chip and Shannon’s contributions as philanthropists in Ethiopia  
  • And more!

Tune in to find out how lululemon, as well as his philanthropic initiatives, have shaped Chip Wilson’s purpose in life!

Resources:  Charlie Epstein | Epstein Financial | Chip Wilson |  “Little Black Stretchy Pants” by Chip Wilson | Westbeach | lululemon athletica