Peggy Ekong is a Retail Merchant at Macy's. She is responsible for delivering strategic growth for the new outlet off-price division, as a Buyer at Macy's Backstage. She formerly led Digital Merchandising for the Plus Size Apparel market. She began her retail career in 2010 and has specialized managing global brands including Calvin Klein, Vince Camuto, Slink Jeans, INC and City Chic. With merchandising experience in all three retail channels -brick and mortar stores, digital and off-price, Peggy believes retailers win when they focus beyond current trends, put the customer first and partner with vendors to deliver innovative products and experiences.
She is a member of Terry Lundgren's Breakfast Club and serves as a Co-Leader for Macy's Onyx Employee Resource Group which places an emphasis on engagement, diversity and inclusion. Peggy is passionate about helping charitable organizations that strive to close the education gap and previously served as the Treasurer on the Junior Board of Directors for the Harlem Education Activities Fund and Chair for the Bill Gates Scholars Alumni Chapter. Prior to joining Macy's, Peggy received a dual degree in Management and Marketing from New York University's Undergraduate Stern School of Business where she was a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar and graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall as a Carl Icahn Scholar.