Gymboree: A Children's Retailer That's Growing Up Fast

Every parent knows kids can't sit still for long. Neither can Nancy J. Pedot, 42-year-old CEO of Gymboree, the mall-based chain of togs for tots. Pedot's retailing formula has worked wonders for five years running, but she is constantly trying to reinvent her company. "I don't want to be looking at the stores five years from now thinking 'we're looking old and we need to change but don't know how,'" she says.

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