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Author: Melissa Campanelli

Melissa Campanelli is the co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, 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 the brand and content director of the Retail and Travel Group at NAPCO Media. 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.

Happy 2021!

“Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want to make a new year’s prayer, not a resolution. I’m praying for courage.” — Susan Sontag I thought I would open this week’s Inner Circle with one of my favorite New Year’s quotes, from the writer Susan Sontag. I thought it was especially fitting since after we all experienced in...


Happy Thanksgiving!

Given the the current state of affairs, Thanksgiving 2020 isn’t feeling very much like Thanksgiving at all. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not a good time to take a moment to think of everything we’re thankful for in our lives. In that spirit, I’d love to take a moment to thank all of the wonderful...


Women in Retail Leadership Days: Week 5!

Whew, that went fast! I can’t believe Women in Retail Leadership Days, our month-long celebration of women in retail, is coming to a close! However, before we officially wrap up the event, we have a few more excellent sessions planned. For example: Today at 5 p.m. ET, we will be hosting a super fun, live,...


Help Us Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month

Did you know that October is National Women’s Small Business Month? Every October, the Small Business Administration celebrates the contributions and successes of our nation’s women small business owners. The 10 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. hold tremendous value, generating $1.4 trillion in revenue and employing 8.4 million people, according to the National Women’s...


Women in Retail Leadership Days: It's (Almost) Here!

Tomorrow, Oct. 1, begins our inaugural Women in Retail Leadership Days virtual event! In case you aren’t aware, Women in Retail Leadership Days is one-of-a-kind virtual event designed specifically for women leaders at top retailers and brands. The virtual event runs throughout October. The Women in Retail Leadership Circle team strategically designed Leadership Days to...


Get Ready for Our September Virtual Exchange!

As you may have heard, Women in Retail Leadership Circle has been hosting monthly Virtual Exchange events alongside its sister brand, Total Retail, since April. The virtual events have been super successful because they bring together top retail thought leaders, executives and analysts to share insights and knowledge with our community during live, interactive discussions....

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