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16 Questions With Jackie Ardrey, President, Grandin Road

Jackie Ardrey is an accomplished business leader with 25 years experience growing multichannel, merchandise-driven organizations, including Harry & David, Oregon Home Gourmet, and Hanna Andersson. She is currently the president of Grandin Road, a designer-inspired home decor retailer, as well as a member of Women in Retail Leadership Circle. We asked Jackie some rapid-fire questions...


Equality at Home and at Work

This past week, I came across an interesting article while scrolling through LinkedIn that discussed what happens at home when women advance at work. It had some really striking data on the shift that happens in our private lives as women climb the corporate ladder, and more and more couples are finding themselves in a “double-primary”...


18 Questions With Celeste Risimini-Johnson, SVP, General Merchandise Manager, FULLBEAUTY Brands

Celeste Risimini-Johnson is a dynamic leader, Women in Retail Leadership Circle member, and merchandising veteran who has worked for Lands’ End, Babies”R”Us, and The Children’s Place. Currently, she’s senior vice president, general merchandise manager, women’s/intimates/footwear for FULLBEAUTY Brands. We asked Celeste some rapid-fire questions so you can get to know her better! What’s the best...


Speaker Roster for the Summit Growing Daily!

Hello Inner Circle readers! It’s been a while since I provided an update on the fantastic speaker roster we have for the 2020 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne in sunny Miami, April 27-April 29. Here’s just a sampling of the wonderful speakers that will be taking the stage:...


Why Mentorship Isn't Enough for Women Leaders

During the Visionary Voices of Ambition, Purpose and Inclusion keynote at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show last week in New York City, moderator Shannon Schuyler, principal, chief purpose and inclusion officer at PwC, asked panelists Mercedes Abramo, president and CEO, Cartier North America; Shawn Outler, chief diversity officer, Macy’s; and Tammy Sheffer, chief people...

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