Kimberly Lee Minor


Women of Color Retail Alliance (WOCRA)

Kimberly Lee Minor is an award-winning executive and industry thought leader with over 30 years of cross-functional leadership experience in retail, e-commerce, brand management, and related fields. Her career spans roles of increasing responsibility at major companies like Macy’s, Express, Foot Locker, and L Brands, where she consistently drove significant business growth and operational improvements. Lee Minor has a proven track record of growing and leading businesses ranging from $40 million to over $4 billion in revenue.

Currently, Lee Minor serves as:

  • CEO of WOCRA (Women of Color Retail Alliance), which she co-founded in 2020
  • Faculty member at The Fisher School of Business, Ohio State University
  • Board Director at BlueConic, an award-winning martech company
  • Founder of Bumbershoot Group, providing C-suite advisory services

Her expertise covers multi-channel merchandising, marketing, design, sourcing, strategy, operations, financial planning, and human resources.

Notable achievements and recognitions include:

  • Named one of WWD’s 50 Women of Power
  • Recognized as one of Rethink Retail’s Top Retail Experts for 2024
  • Recipient of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award from The Boy Scouts of America
  • Named Inspirational Leader of the Year by Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
  • Honored as a 2023 Unstoppable 100 Trailblazer by the Ford Foundation and Role Model Magazine

Lee Minor is actively involved in various civic, professional, and arts organizations, serving on boards such as the Columbus Fashion Alliance, NA Community Foundation, Dress for Success, CAPA (Columbus Association for the Performing Arts), and previously, NAWBO. She frequently speaks on leadership, economic empowerment, and professional development, including delivering a TEDx talk.

Kimberly Lee Minor resides with her husband, Marc B. Minor, Esq., and their dog, Blu. They have two sons.