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Event Coverage

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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Why Diversity and Inclusion Are So Important

Diversity programs, by themselves, aren’t enough for companies today. Instead, companies need diversity AND inclusion (D&I) programs. This topic was discussed at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit last month during a panel titled, “A Look at Diversity and Inclusion in Retail Companies Today.” The panel discussion, moderated by Denise Kramp, North America fashion and retail...

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Still Feeling the Summit Love!

It’s been two weeks since the close of the sixth annual Women in Retail Leadership Summit (WIRLS), and we here at the Inner Circle are still on cloud nine! Jen and I have been flooded with lovely thank-you emails and messages from attendees, speakers and sponsor partners, and we’ve read and responded to each and every one of them....

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A Heartfelt Thank You …

… to all of the fabulous speakers, attendees and sponsors who made the 2019 Women Retail Leadership Summit (WIRLS) a truly spectacular event! I don’t know about you, but we still can’t get over how energizing, inspirational and truly exceptional it was (if we must say so ourselves)! We’ll be sharing with you content from...

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WIRLS Wrap-Up!

It’s day three of the Women in Retail Leadership Summit and we’re gearing up for a great day! We hope you’ve been following along on social, but if not, today’s Inner Circle will be all about it. We have some great pictures, some inspirational tweets from some of our favorite speakers, and more! Enjoy! Melissa...

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Video: Shelley Broader, President and CEO of Chico's FAS, Shares Her Top Leadership Tips

Shelley Broader, president and CEO of Chico’s FAS, is a strong figure in the retail industry. In fact, she was chosen to be our 2016 Women in Retail Leadership Summit (WIRLS) keynote speaker! In this interview filmed during this year’s WIRLS in Miami, Broader discusses a range of topics, including her top priorities for Chico’s,...

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