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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.

International Women Retail Leaders on the Best Advice They've Ever Received

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) recently released its first annual Top International Women in Retail report, an extension of its popular annual Top Women in Retail report. This latest report features in-depth interviews with 10 honorees from countries across the globe, including Sweden, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Australia, and Russia. WIRLC decided to...


Know a Woman in Retail on the Rise?

Women in Retail Leadership Circle wants your input! We’d like to know which female retail leaders on the rise you believe should be honored in our 11th annual Top Women in Retail report. This report, which highlights women retail leaders at the top of their games, will also spotlight women who represent the female talent...


Know a Top Woman in Retail? We Want to Hear From You!

It’s that time of year again. Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) wants your input on the leaders that should be honored in our 11th annual Top Women in Retail report. This annual feature highlights leading women executives in the retail industry. Considering the challenging year-plus for so many in the industry, strong leadership has...


Get Ready for the Event of the Year!

There’s a lot to look forward to right now: Getting out to meet with friends and family as the country finally begins to open up; summer Fridays; a long-overdue vacation. At Women in Retail Leadership Circle, the thing we’re most excited about is getting back together for the upcoming Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking...


The Inner Circle Q&A: Val Greer, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Alliance Data

Meet Val Greer, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Alliance Data, a provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, and one of our amazing partners. In this interview with the Inner Circle, Greer shares details about her role at Alliance Data, as well as her leadership style, the retail trends she’s closely...


A Little Inspiration From Some Famous Moms

To all the moms out there, I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! To keep the celebration going, I thought I would share with you some insights I gleaned from a viewing of the 43rd Annual Outstanding Mother Awards, which took place virtually on May 6. The event, which pre-pandemic was always held at the...


Happy (Almost) Mother's Day!

To all of the moms in the Women in Retail Leadership Circle community, happy (almost) Mother’s Day! Don’t we all deserve it? The last year has been super challenging for so many of us. Moms, in general, have been stretched thin for a while, balancing the demands of work, housework and child care. And the...

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