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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.
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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...

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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...

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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, Outside.com, ESPN.com, and Marie Claire. She lives in...

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Shoptalk 2020 to Feature an All-Women Speaker Lineup

We just heard some really exciting news and wanted to share it with you! Shoptalk, the retail industry’s largest event with 8,000 attendees each year, has announced that its 2020 conference (March 22-March 25, Las Vegas) will feature an all-women speaker lineup, including track sessions and main stage keynotes alike. Why? Because while there are...

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Welcome to the New Inner Circle!

Well, what do you think? We love it! In case you weren’t aware, today’s issue of Inner Circle is just one part of a comprehensive rebrand of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, which also includes a refreshed logo (see above) and redesigned website to better serve, and ultimately grow, our membership. Specific to our weekly...

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Coaches Corner: 'What Are Some Practical Tips on Having Difficult Conversations?'

Welcome to the latest Coaches Corner, where we feature questions and answers discussed during our “Meet the Career Coaches” panels at Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) events. In today’s installment, our coaches answer a question asked during our WIRLC: On the Road | New York event. The question: “What are some practical tips you...

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