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The Girls’ Lounge @ Shoptalk Was a Huge Success!

Hello Inner Circle readers! I’m so excited to share that the inaugural Girls’ Lounge @ Shoptalk was a huge success! At last count about 500 women (and men!) walked through the doors of the Girls’ Lounge @ Shoptalk, and by all accounts everyone enjoyed their experience! Besides some fun activations (e.g., free professional headshots) as well...


The Future of Retail is Feminine

If I have one takeaway from Shoptalk this week it’s this — further confirmation that the future of retail is feminine. With more than 100 women retail leaders speaking, there has been a lot to learn. From Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s partnership with The Girls’ Lounge @ Shoptalk to keynotes about company culture, artificial...


See You in Las Vegas?

Good morning, gals! I’ll keep it short and sweet. We’re just a little over one month out from the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, and I for one can’t wait! However, before we get our sunnies and flip-flops ready for Florida, we’re making a pit stop in Las Vegas and gearing up for The Girls’...


Mum’s the Word: The Power of the Consumer Parent

The recent financial results from the food and drink giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola indicated a dramatic shift in consumer attitudes to sugary drinks and unhealthy food. Both companies reported impressive results, but the strong product categories didn’t include the drinks, chips and sweets that you might have expected. In fact, both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola reported...


Inner Circle Q&A: Jasmine Bellamy, Global Product Strategist, Gap Factory

We will be featuring Women in Retail Leadership Circle members, advisory board members and ladies who lead in Inner Circle Q&As over the next several months. The interviews will highlight what makes our community so special, from their leadership styles to their favorite vacation spots and everything in between. This week’s Q&A is with Jasmine Bellamy, global product strategist, Gap Factory.  Melissa...


Sold Out!

Good morning ladies! Let me open Inner Circle this week by letting you know that the fifth annual Women in Retail Leadership Summit is sold out! That’s right, yesterday, with about a month-and-a-half to go before the Summit commences on April 16 at the Ritz-Carlton in Miami, we filled our 300th seat, which means we’re at...


Is it Spring Yet?

Good morning ladies! Can anyone tell me where 2018 is going? I can’t believe it’s almost March already. While I’m a little sad time is flying by, I can’t wait for springtime (and what we have in store here at the Women in Retail Leadership Circle!). Below are just a few things I’m looking forward...


Madison Reed Commits to Using ‘Raw’ Photography

Can I get a woot woot! Madison Reed, the prestige hair color brand based in San Francisco, announced this week that it’s advancing the movement toward authenticity in advertising by pledging to always use unaltered, raw photography. In its images, nothing will be adjusted. Hair color will be shown “as is.” These untouched, raw photos will be...

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