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NEW welcomes Bonobos founder Andy Dunn to Board

Andy Dunn

Andy Dunn, founder of Bonobos and senior vice president, digital consumer brands for Walmart Inc., has been named a Network of Executive Women director at-large.

Dunn, who co-founded Bonobos in 2007, oversees Bonobos, ModCloth, Allswell and an emerging portfolio of incubated and acquired digitally native vertical brands.

“NEW is thrilled — and fortunate — to welcome Andy as a Board member and male ally in our work to reach gender equality in the workplace,” said NEW President and CEO Sarah Alter. “Without committed male allies and the support of leaders in the C-suite, there will be no gender equality.

“Gender equality and inclusiveness is embedded in the Bonobos brand, as evidenced by its #evolvethedefinition campaign, which sheds light on outdated definitions of  ‘masculine’ and how to expand it to be more inclusive,” she noted. “It’s that kind of thinking and desire to engage in the gender-equality conversation that will help NEW take on outdated stereotypes of women at work, women’s leadership and what makes an effective leader today.”

Dunn is the founding board chairman of Interior Define; Monica + Andy, an online retailer for mothers and babies founded by his sister, Monica; and the public education social enterprise Blue Engine. He sits on the board of RaisedBy.Us, an employee giving platform for entrepreneurial companies. Dunn is an angel investor in 82 companies, both individually and through his seed-stage venture capital fund Red Swan Ventures. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.