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Author: Kristina Stidham

Kristina Stidham is the digital content manager at Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) and sister brand Total Retail (TR). 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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On the Road | New York City: A Special Q&A With Rebecca Minkoff, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Rebecca Minkoff

This is members-only content. To view, please log in or apply below.   In this video, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Advisory Board member and Cover FX Skincare CEO Emily Culp interviews Rebecca Minkoff, co-founder, owner and creative director of Rebecca Minkoff. This conversation occurred during a special Q&A session at the Women in Retail Leadership Circle: On the Road...

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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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How Technology and Data Drive Subscription Clothing Rental Company Armoire

This content was originally published by Total Retail, sister brand of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, on Sept. 30.  Retail organizations are becoming more and more technology driven, with some industry startups identifying themselves as technology companies rather than retailers. During last week’s Total Retail Tech event, leaders from some of the most disruptive companies in the retail...

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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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What Omnichannel Means to Jeweler Charles & Colvard

This content was originally published on Total Retail, sister brand of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, on Oct. 1.  Succeeding as an omnichannel retailer requires mastering a mix of people, process and technology that must all work seamlessly together. To win in this environment, retailers need to develop an omnichannel strategy, build high-performing teams, and make sure...

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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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Inner Circle Q&A: Shannon Andrick, Vice President of Marketing and Loyalty Advancement, Alliance Data

Meet Shannon Andrick, vice president of marketing and loyalty advancement at Alliance Data, one of our amazing sponsors at the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit. In this interview with Women in Retail Leadership Circle, Andrick shares details about her role at Alliance Data as well as her leadership style, recent industry research findings, the...

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On the Road | Los Angeles: Influencer 2.0, The Rise of Influencer Commerce

This is members-only content. To view, please log in or apply below. This video features a panel discussion from the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) On the Road | Los Angeles event, which was held on July 24 at the W Hollywood Hotel. The panel, titled Influencer 2.0: The Rise of Influencer Commerce, featured women who have started or...

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A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned. A Penny Invested ...

Hi Inner Circle readers! Let’s talk about money. Specifically, how and why women should take control of their finances. This all stems from an incredible interview Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli conducted with Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women, and chair of the Ellevate Network, a 135,000-strong...

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