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Author: Joe Keenan

Joe Keenan is the editor-in-chief of the Retail and Travel Group at NAPCO Media, which includes Total Retail, Women in Retail Leadership Circle, and Women Leading Travel & Hospitality. Previously, Joe served as senior editor at Reed Technology & Information Services.


From Our Community: Leadership Lessons on the Way to the C-Suite

We want to see more women in the C-suite, and a session at next week's CommerceNext event in New York City will help push us towards that goal. The session, which is being moderated by our very own Melissa Campanelli, co-founder of WIRLC, and features panelists including Meera Bhatia, chief operating officer, Fabletics; Sarah Rasmusen, chief customer officer, Lands' End; and Calanthia Mei, vice president of partnerships, Fast, will offer leadership advice and takeaways tips that can be implemented by both current as well as aspiring leaders.


2021 Top International Women in Retail: A Q&A With Dagmara Ivanova, Managing Director, OneRetail Business Unit, M.Video-Eldorado Group

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) recently released its first annual Top International Women in Retail report, an extension of its popular annual Top Women in Retail report. This latest report features in-depth interviews with 10 honorees from countries across the globe, including Sweden, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Australia, and Russia. One such leader featured in...


From Our Community: Leadership Strategies for a New Retail Age

Today's successful leaders understand that the old ways of leading don’t work anymore. With digitalization, new upstart competitors, and a diverse and demanding workforce, leaders must be visionary, agile and laser-focused on creating the best teams and culture possible. In this webinar from Women in Retail Leadership Circle, senior-level women in retail will discuss the leadership strategies they're using to lead their teams and brands to success in 2021 and beyond.


How Michaels Created a Hybrid Back-to-Office Strategy

With vaccination rates rising and many state and local governments lifting what’s left of COVID-related restrictions, employers are tasked with devising plans for the return of employees to their corporate offices and headquarters. However, the challenge of bringing employees back into the office in a safe and positive manner is fairly complex process, with many...


From Our Community: Customer Acquisition vs. Customer Retention Webinar

Total Retail, sister brand of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, is hosting an educational webinar today (June 9) at 2 p.m. ET. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted marketing plans for most retailers, focusing their attention on consumer safety concerns, e-commerce demands, and supply chain issues. Now that we’re emerging into the post-pandemic era, retailers have the opportunity to re-calibrate their customer strategies, finding the right balance between acquisition and retention, while continuing to deal with the marketplace realities.


From Our Community: 2021 Tech Runway Digital Demo Day

New York Fashion Tech Lab, a community-driven, relationship building, collaboration, and business development platform designed to support women-led companies that have developed innovations at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology, will host its annual Demo Day on June 23. The unique digital experience highlights the future of fashion, retail and innovation.

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