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Author: Ashley Chiaradio

Ashley has been creating content for more than 7 years, and provides a unique insight in covering the retail industry having worked directly for retailers in the past. She’s passionate about profiling women leadership in the space.

Happy New Year!

We’re excited to be back and starting 2020 off with an e-newsletter filled with original content designed for you! With a new year (and new decade!) comes new projects and changes, and this is true for Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC). In this issue of Inner Circle you’ll notice we have a new video...


18 Questions With Susie Kuhn, Executive Director, Strategy and Business Development, URBN Inc.

Susie Kuhn is one of Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s newest members! She’s the executive director of strategy and business development at URBN, where she leads the research, collaboration, development, and executive and board communication of major initiatives across its portfolio of brands (Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN, Terrain, and Vetri). We asked Susie...


Retail Veteran Sheree Waterson's Advice on Women Advancing in Their Careers

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviewed Sheree Waterson, former chief of product at Athleta, at WIRLC’s On the Road | San Francisco event last month. The pair discussed Waterson’s career path, her professional successes and challenges, and what’s next for her. For example, Campanelli asked Waterson what advice she had for...

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Why Parenthood Makes You a Better Leader, and How Businesses Can Nurture Parent Employees

The transition to parenthood is the most overlooked leadership development opportunity in a career. A time that’s traditionally thought of as stressful and distracting can be cultivated into nurturing inherent skills that will have a parent feel supported, up-leveled, and likely to return to work. In this video, Nesting Your Business Founder Meghan Dicklin shares...

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