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Author: Melissa Campanelli

Melissa Campanelli is the co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, a a unique, members-only networking group that offers enterprise-level women in the retail industry a place to learn, connect and grow. She is also editor-in-chief and content director of Total Retail. Prior to those positions, Melissa spent ten years at DM News, where she was first a senior editor and then deputy editor. She’s also a leading expert in small business e-commerce and author of the books “Entrepreneur Magazine’s Open an Online Business in 10 Days” and “55 Surefire Internet Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000.” In her free time, Melissa loves exploring New York City and Brooklyn and spending time with her family.

The 2020 Top Women in Retail List is Out!

I’m really excited today! Why? Because Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) has released its 10th annual list of the Top Women in Retail! Honorees, some of whom were recommended via a survey of WIRLC members and Inner Circle e-newsletter readers, were chosen based on several criteria, including position within their retail organization, scope of...


Speaker Roster for the Summit Growing Daily!

Hello Inner Circle readers! It’s been a while since I provided an update on the fantastic speaker roster we have for the 2020 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne in sunny Miami, April 27-April 29. Here’s just a sampling of the wonderful speakers that will be taking the stage:...


Should You Share Your Salary?

Did you by any chance catch The New York Times Style section on Jan. 9, in which Jessica Bennett makes the case that sharing your salary — a once taboo subject — has become trendy lately, and in some cases downright liberating. Bennett writes that there are lots of good reasons to swap salary information...


Happy Holidays!

As 2019 winds down, we here at Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) would like to take this opportunity to thank our subscribers, members, event attendees, partner sponsors, speakers, and the many friends of our group for their continued support. It is truly YOU who makes WIRLC so valued as a premier member association for...


Happy Thanksgiving!

Given the season, I thought I’d take a moment to thank all of the fantastic people who help make Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) such a wonderful group. They include the following: our Inner Circle readers, for opening and reading our e-newsletter each and every Wednesday and regularly sharing your comments and ideas with...


The Inner Circle Q&A: Diana Kapp, Journalist and Author of ‘Girls Who Run the World’

Meet Diana Kapp, a business journalist and author of the recently published book, “Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business.” Kapp has written about education and entrepreneurism for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, ELLE, O the Oprah Magazine,,, and Marie Claire. She lives in...

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