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Author: Kristina Stidham

Kristina Stidham is the digital content director at Women in Retail Leadership Circle and sister brands Total Retail and Women Leading Travel & Hospitality. She is passionate about digital media and handles video, podcast and virtual event production for all brands. You can often find her at WIRLC, TR, WLT&H or industry events with her camera and podcasting equipment⁠—or at home on Zoom⁠—recording interviews with thought leaders and business executives.

Kristina holds a B.A. in Media Studies and Production from the Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication in Philadelphia. Go Owls! When she's not in the office, she loves to go on long walks, sing around the house, hangout with her family and two pet guinea pigs, and travel to new places.


The Black Female Founders Breaking Barriers in Beauty

As I scanned through this week’s retail news, one striking headline caught my eye: “Black-Owned Beauty Brands and Founders Breaking Billion-Dollar Barriers.” The piece, written by CNBC producer Melody Myers, details the stories of several successful Black entrepreneurs and their struggle to launch brands in the beauty space. While it’s known that Black business owners...


Celebrating Black History Month

After a tumultuous year of racial injustice protests, heated political climates, and Black-owned businesses in particular shuttering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Black History Month feels more important than ever. It’s a reminder to always lift up, listen to, celebrate and stand with the Black men and women in our lives, not just...


Announcing Our New Sister Brand, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) is thrilled to announce the launch of its new sister brand, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, a membership-based association that connects executive women across all sectors of the travel and hospitality industry. Following continued year-over-year growth of WIRLC, we recognized the opportunity to establish a professional community in the...


Connect With Leading Ladies (Virtually) Today!

Happy Women’s Equality Day! Today, August 26, 2020, marks 100 years since women won the right to vote. While we have a lot to celebrate, women still have a long way to go in having an equal voice. The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also...


All-Female Speaker Lineup Highlights August's Virtual Exchange

During the past four months, Women in Retail Leadership Circle has hosted monthly Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange events alongside its sister brand, Total Retail. These virtual events have brought together top retail thought leaders, executives and analysts to share insights and knowledge with our community during live, interactive discussions. We’ve had...


Looking Ahead

It is with heavy hearts that we announce to our community the cancellation of this year’s Women in Retail Leadership Summit (scheduled for Oct. 12-14) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our disappointment runs deep, as it’s the first time that we’ve had to cancel the Summit. However, the safety of our attendees, sponsors, and team...


Set a Reminder: We Go Live Today at 11:00 a.m. ET!

In these challenging times, honest and candid conversations paired with actionable advice from leaders and peers is what we all need. That’s why Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) and its sister brand, Total Retail, created a new series of complimentary Virtual Exchange events as a way for retailers to connect and gain vital insight...

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