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Marie Albiges

Marie Albiges is a senior editor for NAPCO Media's Retail & Travel Group, including Total Retail, Women in Retail, and Women Leading Travel & Hospitality. She is responsible for content development, management and production for the group. Marie is a former journalist, a travel aficionado, a French native and fitness enthusiast who lives in Philadelphia with her partner, stepdaughter and dog. 

Alicia DeFinis Named CEO of Dorai Home

Alicia DeFinis, a Women in Retail Leadership Circle member, was named the first CEO of Dorai Home, a leading developer of eco-chic home products that help prevent mold with instant-drying materials, on June 14. DeFinis, who previously worked as vice president of partner growth at Walker Edison, will help scale Dorai Home’s operations in 2022 and...


20 Questions With Brieane Olson, President, PacSun

Brieane Olson is the president of PacSun, a California-inspired lifestyle and clothing brand. She’s also a Women in Retail Leadership Circle board member! In this member spotlight, we asked Olson a series of questions about both her professional and personal lives so that you can get to know her better. What’s the best book you’ve...


'This is All of Our Work': A Courageous Conversation About DEI

Whose job is it to lead the charge of dismantling and reversing centuries of assumptions and bias in our society? That’s a question retail leaders were asked at the 2022 Women in Retail Leadership Summit during a courageous conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Jasmine Bellamy, vice president of merchandising, planning and allocation at...


Bringing Your Whole Self to WIRLC Events

Words can’t express the inspiration and excitement I leave with after every time I get to meet more of you and collaborate with you in person. Last week was Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s (WIRLC) first time back “On the Road” for our regional, day-long events, this time in Dallas, and wow, it didn’t disappoint!...


Former PepsiCo Chairperson Indra Nooyi on Mentors, Being Ultra-Prepared, and Leading Successfully

Last month at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, former PepsiCo chairwoman Indra Nooyi took the stage with communications coach Jane Hanson for a candid conversation about leading with compassion, bringing your whole self to work, and performing the job with purpose. Hanson, an 27-year NBC broadcaster and Emmy award-winning reporter, summarized her conversation with...

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