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Get a glimpse into the dynamic panels, engaging keynotes, candid interviews, insightful career coach discussions, and more taking place at Women in Retail Leadership Circle events throughout the year. Our regional On the Road events and annual Summit gather fabulous, powerful women together to connect, learn, and be inspired.

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5 Trends Best Buy CEO Corie Barry is Focusing on in 2022

In a conversation with National Retail Federation (NRF) President and CEO Matthew Shay at the trade association’s Big Show in New York City earlier this week, Corie Barry, CEO of Best Buy, detailed five areas the consumer electronics retailer is investing time and resources to help it take friction out of the customer experience. Safety...

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5 C-Suite Execs on the Skills That Are Critical to Leadership Today

What sets successful retail organizations apart? What core qualities are needed to effectively lead a team given today’s pressures? At the Women in Retail Leadership Summit earlier this year, these five executive women shared their top leadership tips: Molly Langenstein, CEO and President, Chico’s FAS; Michelle Kelly, CEO, Lilly Pulitzer; Christiane Pendarvis, Co-President, Chief Merchandising...

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Lands' End SVP Angie Rieger on Setting Goals for Marathons and Life

This episode of Women in Retail Talks features a clip from the November Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange with Angie Rieger, senior vice president of international and wholesale at Lands' End, and advisory board member for WIRLC. Rieger discusses how the discipline and skills she's gained while training for marathons has applied to her leadership and professional growth, and how setting specific short-term goals to achieve long-term objectives is useful in both running and in business.

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Stitch Fix DEI Director Dwetri Addy on Taking Intentional Actions for Change

A diverse workforce brings diverse viewpoints and perspectives to companies, which in turn can generate higher revenue, more innovation, better decision making, and better performance. A panel discussion at the 2021 Women in Retail Leadership Summit examined the top ways to support inclusion and diversity within your workplace. “If you’re a leader, you have a...

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How Humor Can Be a Secret Weapon in Business

Naomi Bagdonas, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, executive coach and co-author of “Humor, Seriously: Why Humor is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life,” discussed the business benefits of bringing laughter and light-heartedness to the workplace during a keynote presentation last month at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit in Miami. The...

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