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Business Strategy

To survive in today's economic climate, retailers must stay on the cutting edge of technology, business strategy, and more. This section is all about business strategy, with content focused on topics such as retail technology trends, retail and e-commerce marketing strategies, merchandising, omnichannel best practices, and more!


How Music Helps FIGS’ Co-Founder Pick the Best Employees

For Heather Hasson, co-founder and co-CEO of FIGS, a company revolutionizing the $60 billion highly fragmented medical apparel industry, when it comes to hiring the best candidates, it’s all about the music. During an interview at Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s 2019 On the Road: Los Angeles event, Hasson explained that when she interviews candidates...


What Women Want: How to Attract, Retain and Advance Female Leadership Talent

Corporate America is looking for women. In retail and fashion, two industries powered by female spending, businesses are actively seeking female leaders to narrow gender gaps on corporate boards, in C-suites and on senior management teams. In executive search, we’ve continued to see this trend grow as clients increasingly cite that they would “love to...


Job of the Week: Chief Marketing Officer, DXL Group

Hello Inner Circle readers! DXL Group, a specialty retailer of men’s big and tall apparel, is looking for a chief marketing officer! Could that be you? Title: Chief Marketing Officer, DXL Group Opportunity: Are you a CMO or CMO material? And when we say “material,” we don’t mean as in material things, we mean “fabric.” Because that’s what we...


Vanessa LeFebvre, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Adidas on the Importance of Real Feedback

During the Leadership Panel session at this year’s Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Vanessa LeFebvre, senior vice president, commercial, Adidas, explained how she learned the significance of real feedback. Early in her career, a direct report brought to LeFebvre’s attention that some people in the office found her to be intimidating.  “The perception of who you...


Words of Advice From Jennifer Fleiss, CEO and Co-Founder, Jetblack

When you need some sage career advice, there are few better to turn to than Jennifer Fleiss, CEO and co-founder of Jetblack, the members-only personal shopping and concierge service that combines the convenience of e-commerce with the customized attention of a personal assistant. Fleiss is the co-founder of Rent the Runway, the business that has...

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