We know that women are impacting the retail industry not only in the United States, but across the globe. That’s why Women in Retail Leadership Circle is proud to present its first annual Top International Women in Retail report! This resource is an extension of our popular Top Women in Retail report, which has been published annually since 2011 and celebrates the leading U.S.-based women executives in the retail space. This new report mirrors WIRLC’s trajectory of growing its community of women retail leaders on a global scale.

We believe our community of women retail leaders can learn both new leadership tactics and tips as well as business strategies from the unique perspectives of our international honorees. This report recognizes 10 women leaders representing retail organizations headquartered in countries across the globe, such as Sweden, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Australia, and Russia, including:

  • Barbara Coppola, chief digital officer, Ikea;
  • Malina Ngai, CEO, A.S. Watson Asia and Europe, and group chief operating officer, A.S. Watson Group;
  • Meghan Roach, president and CEO, Roots Corporation;
  • among others!

Each leader spoke to us about the biggest professional challenge they’ve faced during the COVID-19 pandemic; what is unique about the retail market in their country; what they and their companies are doing to help other women succeed; among other topics. Download the 2021 Top International Women in Retail report to access the full list of honorees and read in-depth interviews with each woman. We hope you’ll enjoy this valuable new resource!

P.S. Women in Retail Leadership Circle members can access this report complimentary here!