Federica Marchionni is a tireless advocate for a variety of causes.

Marchionni attended the 2019 Fortune Global Forum, where she joined other Fortune 500 CEOs and global leaders and innovators to discuss navigating new power shifts across financial markets, trade, and politics, and developing new channels for clean energy and greater environmental stewardship.

Previously, Marchionni attended the 2016 Global Forum in Rome, headlined by the Pope, where she met with other Fortune 500 leaders, scholars and philanthropists to discuss the best ways to combat global poverty.

Marchionni has written about the need for a new way to measure prosperity, “We need to do everything we can to provide support to the weakest members of our society. This of course has a cost—but we should instead view it as an investment. And what is the return on that investment? Humanity.”

Marchionni serves as an Advisor to Acumen, a community of entrepreneurs dedicated to solving the global poverty crisis.

Marchionni promotes women’s causes, particularly the struggle for gender equality. She was named one of 25 Power Women by Moves Magazine. As a patron of culture, Marchionni has served as a member of the Corporate Fund Board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

As CEO of Lands’ End, Marchionni launched the Lands’ Friendly Initiative, promoting sustainability and environmental awareness. She also spearheaded the Alcatraz Island Lighthouse Rehabilitation Project.

She is a frequent guest speaker and educator on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Harvard University and Stanford Business School. 

Marchionni advocates for Youth Education. She has been honored by the Columbus Citizens Foundation, an organization that provides over 700 scholarships annually to elementary, high school and college Italian-American students who have academic ability but lack financial means. Marchionni is a dedicated mentor, and has helped to guide the careers of hundreds of rising executives.