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Inc.'s Top 100 Female Founders List

Last week, Inc. released its 2019 Female Founders 100 list, the second annual publishing of the report. The women on this year’s list are founders of their companies and are changing multiple industries, from fashion to science to fitness. Here are the women in retail who made this year’s list. Food Revolutionaries: Ariane Daguin, D’Artagnan: Her...


Rewiring Your Brain: Why Leaders Should Tap Into the Right Side of Their Brain

Scientists are rediscovering the virtues of the right hemisphere of our brains, the seat of emotion, intuition and empirical intelligence. As our world becomes more and more connected, it’s no surprise that a new movement born on the West Coast is proclaiming the supremacy of the right side of the brain. The media is buzzing...


Lots of Women in Retail Leadership Circle News!

Shhh … I’ve got a secret! Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s website,, is relaunching next month, so keep your eyes peeled for it! We don’t want to spoil the surprise, but as soon as you visit (and log in) you’ll notice an easy-to-use interface with a more modern look and color palette, as well...


Jobs of the Week: Director of Buying, Apparel; Director of Buying, Culinary, Qurate Retail Group

Hello Inner Circle readers! Qurate Retail Group, an inspired, global team, 22,000 strong, driven by a shared passion for bringing joy, inspiration and humanity to shopping, is on the hunt for two buying directors! Here are some details about both positions: Title: Director, Buying – Apparel, QVC Opportunity: The director of buying, apparel is responsible...


The Power of Emotional Effectiveness

Despite the advice to check your emotions at the door, it’s not possible to do a great job without engaging your emotions — and everyone else’s! I want to explore the positive power behind emotional effectiveness. Emotions are part of our survival kit and are hardwired; when threatened, you’ll react to the threat and either fight,...


When Innovation Falls Short

Hello Inner Circle readers! Recently, the release of Forbes’ Most Innovative Leaders list was overshadowed by a disappointing discovery: out of 100 honorees, only one woman was included (Ross Stores’ CEO Barbara Rentler). What was thought to be an objective ranking “measuring four essential leadership qualities of top founders and CEOs” ended up majorly lacking...


Coaches Corner: 'How Can You Recover When You've Damaged Your Personal Brand?"

Welcome to the latest Coaches Corner, where we feature questions and answers discussed during our “Meet the Career Coaches” panels at our Women in Retail Leadership Circle events. In today’s installment, our coaches answer a question asked during our WIRLC: On the Road | Los Angeles event. The question was, “How can you recover when you feel you’ve damaged your personal brand?...


Your Store, Your Story

A number of years ago I found myself walking the sunny streets of San Francisco with my sister-in-law. We walked without agenda and ate with abandon. On the last day, we took a day trip to the picturesque town of Tiburon, where we enjoyed brunch at Sam’s Café and then stopped in the shops and...

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