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THE 2016 LEW AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED


This year 63 Coach team members from around the world are being honored with a Lew Frankfort Award. Each “Lew Award” winner was nominated by Coach leadership for championing and embodying one or more of Coach’s values and/or demonstrating an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

At a recent ceremony and luncheon for New York and Jacksonville-based winners, Coach’s CEO, Victor Luis, and Coach leaders celebrated as they shared stories of the contributions of each winner. Later this year we will recognize the winners in Asia and Europe at special events.

Learn more about this inspiring group, including fun facts, words of wisdom and what the Lew Frankfort Awards mean to them, below.



  • What is the best piece of professional advice that you have received?

    Trust yourself and make your own path. I have never felt the need to mirror someone else’s career or fall in line with how others in a similar role handle themselves. I have been told to trust my gut and let my work speak for itself. The career path I make is all my own and it is a great feeling paving the way while being authentic to myself.

  • What does winning a Lew Award mean to you?

    …This award gives me inspiration to continue working hard at a job that I love. It gives confirmation that, if you work hard, and do something wholeheartedly, and are open to embrace change, you will be recognized.

  • What does winning a Lew Award mean to you?

    I'm glad I'm in a professional environment where I'm able to let my passion unfold and make my vision a reality. Very honored to be awarded…

  • What is the best piece of professional advice that you have received?

    Keep a positive attitude and an open mind at all times on every task you take on, no matter how big or small it may seem!

  • What does winning a Lew Award mean to you?

    I feel honored that Coach values me as much as I value Coach as a company. I’m thankful for being a part of such a collaborative and motivated team that makes my actions feel impactful.

  • Share a fun fact…

    I purchased my first Coach bag for my 16th birthday and I still have it!

  • What gets you most excited about working at Coach?

    Seeing tangible results of our brand transformation and working alongside and learning from extremely smart and passionate individuals…

  • Share a fun fact…

    I love Japanese food. And I have tried some that are considered exotic, such as blowfish.

  • Share a fun fact…

    I am late so often that, once, the plane stopped at the end of the runway to wait for me…

  • What does winning a Lew Award mean to you?

    It is not only a great recognition to me, but also a strong motivation to the team members who work with me.

  • Share a fun fact…

    I'm currently on assignment in Coach Japan, which has been an incredible experience! I've had the privilege of working closely with not only our team members in Tokyo, but our other offices in Asia. So far this has been a great adventure!

  • What gets you most excited about working at Coach?

    The people - working for Coach is such a huge opportunity to work on projects with driven, enthusiastic and passionate people. It’s so exciting to be a part of this team who both challenge and support you each day.

  • What is the best piece of professional advice that you have received?

    Don't jump fast and listen

  • What is the best piece of professional advice that you have received?

    To learn from your mistakes. Take the lesson learned and use it to improve your performance going forward.

  • What gets you most excited about working at Coach?

    Coach is a great company and I love the challenges day to day, but the best part of working here are the people. We have great teams across the company and it’s a pleasure to work with such dedicated people while still having fun.

  • What gets you most excited about working at Coach?

    Coming to work every day knowing that I'm contributing 100% on making the customers satisfied with the Coach product.



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