1988 U.S. Olympian and media professional Leslie Maxie, founder and chief creative officer of Maxie Media Group, is taking the stage next week at our 2022 Women in Retail Leadership Summit. Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli sat down with the media maven to get to know her better, as well as to give us a sneak peek of what Maxie will be discussing during her keynote presentation at the Summit.

In this video, Maxie discusses her journey to becoming an Olympian and what she learned from that experience, how she returned to television journalism at 31 years old, and her current work at Maxie Media Group. She shares the importance of women fearlessly “embracing their gray” to find new opportunities, how ageism impacts everyone in different ways, and what she’s looking forward to for the rest of the year.