Hi Inner Circle readers!

Let’s talk about money. Specifically, how and why women should take control of their finances. This all stems from an incredible interview Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli conducted with Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women, and chair of the Ellevate Network, a 135,000-strong global professional women’s network. Krawcheck is a former Wall Street powerhouse-turned-entrepreneur; best-selling author; and overall extremely intelligent boss woman.

During the interview for our Women in Retail Talks podcast, Krawcheck discusses why it’s important for women to better manage their money, and why the current “by men, for men” investing industry has historically kept women from achieving their financial goals. She also talks about the often patronizing budgeting tips aimed at women, referencing the article she wrote in response to this said financial advice, titled “Just Buy The F***ing Latte,” that went viral for calling out personal finance “mansplaining.”

No one’s telling men to stop buying power tools and whiskey sours. Therefore ladies, if you want coffee, just buy the damn coffee!

Take a listen to everything Krawcheck has to say in today’s podcast episode by finding it below, clicking here to listen, or searching for Women in Retail Talks on the major podcast platforms (Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify). This is one interview you really don’t want to miss!

Summer Reading

We announced last week that WIRLC has officially launched a book club! You’re able to find WIRLC Book Club videos on our Instagram Stories each week, and you can watch all of the archives in our Book Club story highlight on WIRLC’s Instagram profile. We want you to be involved in the Book Club as well! Send us any book recommendations you would like to share by emailing me at mcampanelli@napco.com or direct messaging our Instagram account.

Last Call for Total Retail Tech

If you’re still on the fence about registering for Total Retail Tech, the time to apply is now! The event is hosted by the Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s sister brand, Total Retail. Total Retail Tech is taking place Sept. 23-25 in Philadelphia (men and women), and is a complimentary, all-inclusive event for retailers and brands looking to vet new technologies. We cover everything for you — travel, hotel, meals, etc. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about the technologies that are transforming the retail industry, and how they can be applied within your business.

Click here to watch a video highlight reel from last year’s Total Retail Tech event. There are a very limited number of seats left, so if you’re interested in attending, fill out the application here.

Kristina Stidham
Associate Content Editor
Women in Retail Leadership Circle