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Author: Kristina Stidham

Kristina Stidham is the digital content manager at Women in Retail Leadership Circle and sister brand Total Retail. She is passionate about digital media and handles social media, video, and podcast production for both brands. You can often find her at WIRLC, TR, or industry events with her camera and podcasting equipment recording interviews with retailers, or live-tweeting the best keynotes and sessions. 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 walk her chocolate lab Chandler, sing around the house, explore Philadelphia, and travel to new places.
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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”...

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A Busy Start to the New Year!

Were you in New York City this week, kicking off the year’s retail calendar at the 2020 National Retail Federation Big Show? Our team was there taking in all the great content, meeting new contacts, and reconnecting with old friends. There were so many fantastic women speakers at the event this year, including Gwyneth Paltrow,...

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18 Questions With Tiffany Narbonne, Founder, CEO and Lead Designer, T. Jazelle

Tiffany Narbonne, founder, CEO and lead designer of inspirational, meaning-based jewelry brand T. Jazelle, is a Women in Retail Leadership Circle member and fashion entrepreneur. She founded T. Jazelle in 2012 after making gemstone bracelets for friends and family, pairing a concept of meaningful semi-precious stones with inspirational charms. T. Jazelle is now a nationally...

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We've Been Nominated for Best Retail Media Resource!

We have exciting news to share! Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) has been nominated by the Vendors in Partnership (VIP) Awards for its Best Retail Media Resource category. The VIP Awards, co-founded by Vicki Cantrell, a retail strategist, community builder, and former COO and CIO, were designed to acknowledge retail technology service providers’ contributions...

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When Powerful Women Come Together

Hello Inner Circle readers! We’re still feeling the energy from last week’s Women in Retail Leadership Circle: On the Road | New York City event! More than 150 leading women retail executives gathered to network, connect and learn from one another, and the day flew by in a whirlwind of great conversations and stellar content. Speaking of content, we’re...

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Fierce Push for Gender Equality

On Oct. 2, Melinda Gates announced her pledge of $1 billion to promote gender equality in the United States through her company Pivotal Ventures. This is HUGE news, and Gates has positioned herself as one of the biggest advocates for gender equality in the world. However, Gates recognizes that her efforts are only part of the...

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When Innovation Falls Short

Hello Inner Circle readers! Recently, the release of Forbes’ Most Innovative Leaders list was overshadowed by a disappointing discovery: out of 100 honorees, only one woman was included (Ross Stores’ CEO Barbara Rentler). What was thought to be an objective ranking “measuring four essential leadership qualities of top founders and CEOs” ended up majorly lacking...

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How 4 Companies Disrupting the Retail Space Are Satisfying Modern Consumers

To attract and retain consumers in today’s retail environment, many direct-to-consumer companies are getting creative and offering eco-friendly products, transparent supply chains, personalized experiences, and accessibility to the best deals on the market. At our recent Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) On the Road | Los Angeles event, I discussed these topics and more with four...

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