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Have an idea that you want to transform into a startup company? The content featured in this category offers you the opportunity to learn about the stories of how women design, launch and run their own businesses. Get tips, actionable advice, and other valuable information from women who have been there and done that, helping to turn your dream into a reality.

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The New Next Gen: Celebrating Women of Color

Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s latest report, The New Next Gen: The Women Who Have Transitioned Their Careers for a Successful Second Act, highlights women leaders who have reinvented themselves and their careers after the age of 40. We wanted to further highlight and celebrate the women of color featured in the report. These women...

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Melissa Priest on Launching the First Female-Owned U.S. Transportation Consultancy

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Melissa Priest, founder and CEO of Alexandretta Transportation Consulting, the only female-owned transportation consulting firm in the U.S. Listen in as Priest discusses how she navigated leaving her previous career at FedEx to start her own consulting firm, as well as her experience launching the first female-owned consultancy in a heavily male-dominated field.

Duration: 23:26
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Rezort Collection's Co-Founders on Bringing Comfort and Style to Pandemic Wardrobes

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Jennifer DiPasquale interviews Francis Sango and Catherine Liss, co-founders of Rezort Collection, a new women’s clothing brand that focuses on women feeling and looking their best by creating comfortable yet elegant and stylish clothes. Listen in as Sango and Liss discuss their career backgrounds in the fashion industry, how the pandemic inspired them to launch Rezort Collection, and how the apparel brand is bridging the gap between comfort and fashion.

Duration: 27:40
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Planet Nature's Founder on the Supply Chain's Role in Sustainable Retail

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Content Strategist Ashley Chiaradio interviews Sabina Khan, founder of Planet Nature, a U.K.-based sustainable online lifestyle retailer offering solely fair trade products made from locally sourced natural materials. Listen in as Khan discusses Planet Nature's brand ethos and business model, how the company only operates clean eco-manufacturing, and the sustainable materials used for the products sold on its site.

Duration: 19:32
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How The Harlem Candle Co.'s Founder Bootstrapped a Luxury Fragrance Brand

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Digital Content Director Kristina Stidham interviews Teri Johnson, founder and owner of The Harlem Candle Co., a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem. Listen in as Johnson discusses The Harlem Candle Co.'s products, how there is a story behind each scent, and how she overcame the many obstacles she faced while bootstrapping the business.

Duration: 27:39
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CUUP's Co-Founder and CMO on Building Community

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Content Strategist Ashley Chiaradio interviews Abby Morgan, co-founder and chief marketing officer of CUUP, a direct-to-consumer bra company focused on providing women with the essential bra. Listen in as Morgan discusses the inspiration behind launching the company, what makes CUUP bras different from competitors' products, and how the brand's BodyTalk™ platform is building a community of women supporting women.

Duration: 17:20
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The Black Female Founders Breaking Barriers in Beauty

As I scanned through this week’s retail news, one striking headline caught my eye: “Black-Owned Beauty Brands and Founders Breaking Billion-Dollar Barriers.” The piece, written by CNBC producer Melody Myers, details the stories of several successful Black entrepreneurs and their struggle to launch brands in the beauty space. While it’s known that Black business owners...

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How Allie Egan is Treating Skin From Within Using Health Data at Veracity

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle President and Co-Founder Jennifer DiPasquale interviews Allie Egan, founder and CEO of Veracity, a new brand and platform for skincare and wellness that helps to take the mystery out of skincare. Listen in as Egan discusses her career background, what inspired her to launch Veracity, and how the company creates a personal skincare experience based on real data about hormones and other bio-factors.

Duration: 28:18
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