By  on November 15, 2011

Monday’s roundtable at WWD’s CEO Summit, “Finding and Fostering the Next Generation of Retail Leaders,” could just as easily have been called, “What’s Up With Generation Y?”

The cohort of young people born between the mid-Seventies and early-Aughts, are more entrepreneurial than previous generations and eager to start companies straight out of college. “People are coming to us because they think there will be jobs in the internet and digital space,” said Susan Lyne, chairman of Gilt Groupe, and one of three panelists. “Young people now all want to start their own businesses.”

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