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3 Top Challenges Our Subscribers Are Currently Facing

Managing the financial health of their businesses, marketing and selling their products/services without seeming insensitive or tone deaf, and work-life balance are the key challenges our readers and members are currently facing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This data comes courtesy of a recent Women in Retail Leadership Circle survey sent to our...


Join Us LIVE Tomorrow!

Have you heard that Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) is hosting (along with its sister brand, Total Retail) its second Virtual Lounge this week? Join us tomorrow (May 28) at 11:00 a.m. ET for the Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Lounge. The Virtual Lounge will feature live interviews with leading retail executives...


Ways to Deal With Excess Inventory During COVID-19

As retailers navigate these uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic, different problems are arising. One such problem is the excessive inventory that many retailers are now saddled with. Many brick-and-mortar stores are temporarily closed to help contain the spread of coronavirus, and millions of Americans are cutting back on frivolous spending due to being laid-off....


Honor Frontline Workers With the Gratitude Box!

Dreamr, a specialized, full-service brand box firm founded by Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) partner Patti Hester, has launched the Gratitude Box project, a nonprofit program that enables consumers to gift care boxes to frontline healthcare heroes, first responders, and essential workers who are risking their lives with selfless acts during the COVID-19 crisis....


Looking Ahead

Spring is in full bloom! The birds are chirping, the leaves are back and the sun is setting later. Even with so much uncertainty surrounding us right now, it’s important we keep looking ahead! Here are some things we’re looking forward to right now. Last month, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) and its sister...


Defining Female Firebrands

I’m lucky to be surrounded by successful women, including founders, CEOs, nonprofit and social impact leaders. When I started thinking about women I wanted to interview for my book, “Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace,” I quickly jotted down 25 names before pausing to define what...

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