Cara Schembri is the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Rent the Runway, Inc., a company that is disrupting the $2.4T fashion industry by pioneering dynamic ownership of clothing. Rent the Runway offers apparel, accessories and home decor from over 700 designer partners and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation.
Cara has spent her in-house legal career at mission-aligned consumer companies dedicated to creative channels of commerce. Prior to joining Rent the Runway, Cara was the VP, Deputy General Counsel at Etsy, Inc., playing an integral role in its 2015 IPO and subsequent global growth. Prior to that, she was senior counsel at Avon Products, Inc., where she focused on corporate governance, public company/securities compliance, and executive compensation.
Cara began her legal career in private practice as a corporate lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright. Cara graduated from Binghamton University (SUNY) and The George Washington University Law School. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
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