L Brands Cares

Though there are 100 interns at L Brands in Columbus, I am one of the only interns in my building, so I really enjoy events where I can meet the other interns and hear about how their internships are going. From the Clippers game we attended at the beginning of the year to the Senior Speaker Series, I am always meeting interns in different parts of the business.

One of these large intern events was an afternoon of volunteering at Camp Mary Orton here in Columbus. The camp offers summer and after-school camps for underprivileged kids and serves as a beautiful camp for retreat groups. We were tasked with doing general ground clean-up of the camp. While trimming trees and mulching trails, I was able to give back and meet other L Brands interns in different functions that I wouldn’t have met otherwise. Even though the weather wasn’t great, it was a chance to get out of the office on a Friday afternoon and have fun while giving back.

I was surprised by how common volunteering is at L Brands. There are so many opportunities to give back, even during work hours. Each week I am approached for a new volunteer activity that L Brands has organized. They can be events going on at the company or community organizations that employees partner with. For example, right now Pelotonia is everywhere-it seems like everyone is riding, donating, or volunteering for the cause. Much more to come on how my volunteer experience goes at Pelotonia in a couple of weeks!

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Who Is L Brands?

L Brands is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Columbus, OH. We also have a campus in New York City, and you can find their stores around the world. Most people, especially those outside of Columbus, have never heard of L Brands, but they are sure to know, if not shop at, at least one of our stores.

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L Brands is now home to five distinct brands. We used to own other brands like Express and The Limited, but now we focus on these core five.

Victoria’s Secret is known for bras and panties. Most of you reading this have probably heard of the store or maybe you’ve seen the annual VS Fashion Show. PINK, the brand aimed at college girls, began in Victoria’s Secret stores but now has stand-alone stores. PINK specializes in lounge wear, sleepwear, and tanks and tees.

Bath and Body Works sell soaps, antibacterial gels, and home fragrances to name a few. This brand began as a table in an Express store, but now they are all stand alone.

La Senza is one that most Americans don’t know about. It is L Brands’ lingerie, panty, and bra brand in Canada. Right now, there are no stores in the U.S., but there are a few in other countries.

Henri Bendl is a designer handbag brand based in New York City. (I just bought my first Bendl bag, and I’m in love. Clearly Taylor Swift agrees with me.)

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