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Confidence Drives Build-A-Bear Workshop’s CEO's Success

In a keynote presentation yesterday at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit in Miami, sponsored by Synchrony, Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, gave an inspiring speech that ended with attendees giving her a standing ovation. John described her unlikely path to success in the world of advertising and retail, and offered insights from...

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Party in the City Where the Heat is On …

Hey ladies! We’re less than a week out from being in sunny Miami at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit (WIRLS), and I for one can’t wait! With all of the fabulous networking opportunities at the Summit, we know WIRLS can be a bit of a whirlwind (see what I did there ;). Below are a...

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Welcome New Members!

We’ve had quite a few executive women join Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) recently, so, even though we feature new members each week in the Inner Circle, I thought I’d use this space to welcome them. They include: Rachel Feingold, vice president, home store, Century 21 Department Stores; Collette Vaughan, director, e-commerce operations, West Marine;...

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Workplace Training Brings Competitive Advantage for Retailers

Demand is at an all-time high for brick-and-mortar retailers to cut costs, reduce shrink, challenge their online competition, grow omnichannel, and improve customer experience amidst the changing landscape of retail. To empower workers to be a driving force in meeting and exceeding these demands, while remaining competitive, savvy retailers must give their employees relevant on-the-job...

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See You on the Beach!

How did it get to be almost April?! I’m not sure where March went, but I’m excited April is fast approaching. I’m ready to trade in my snow boots for flip-flops at the (sold out!) fifth annual Women in Retail Leadership Summit in Miami! We can’t believe it’s already been five years, but are over-the-moon...

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