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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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WIRLS 2019: Career Coaching Strategies From the Experts

This is members-only content. To view, please log in or apply below. This video features the Career Coaching Strategies panel from the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, which was held April 29-May 1 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami. Moderator Grace Killelea, CEO and founder, GKC Group, leads panelists and career coaches Danielle Beauparlant Moser, co-founder and managing partner, bltCareers; Dr. Betty...


Sugarfina's Rosie O'Neill on Embracing Impostor Syndrome

In her keynote presentation, “How Following Your Joy Can Lead to Success,” at this year’s Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Rosie O’Neill, co-founder and co-CEO of luxury candy company Sugarfina, suggested several actions attendees should focus on if they want to find their joy. O’Neill’s suggestions included the following: Be present. Do more of what makes you...


How 4 Women Execs Found Their Calling in Purpose-Driven Retail

Many retail brands are doing more than simply selling product. Some use revenues to donate to charities, focus on environmental sustainability, run programs benefiting impoverished areas of the world, among other notable efforts. At the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, we featured a panel discussion with leaders from such purpose-driven companies. Panelists Lisa Bradley, co-founder...

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WIRLS 2019 Panel: Purpose-Driven Retail

This is members-only content. To view, please log in or apply below. This video features the Purpose-Driven Retail panel from the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, which was held April 28-May 1 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami. Moderator Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO of KIDBOX, leads panelists Lisa Bradley, co-founder and co-CEO, R.Riveter; Maggie Braine, vice president, product and brand experience,...


3 Retail Technology Use Cases From Women Leaders

In a session at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, a trio of executives offered case studies on the growing influence of technology within the retail industry. More specifically, these retail leaders shared how themselves and their companies are utilizing technology to help address business challenges, both internally and externally. Lockie Andrews, chief digital officer, UNTUCKit;...


Partner Spotlight: How to Personalize Customer Experiences Through Data

Tamara Gruzbarg, head of industry insights at ActionIQ, a partner sponsor at the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, discusses the company’s personalization solution, how holistic omnichannel customer journeys drive loyalty and earn consumer trust, and why retail marketers still struggle to fully utilize and act on customer data insights. Gruzbarg also shared two retail client success...


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...


Top Women in Retail Honorees Share Accomplishments, Advice at Leadership Summit

While at the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli had the opportunity to interview five 2019 Top Women in Retail honorees. During the wide-ranging interview, the retail leaders shared their proudest accomplishment from the past 12 months, best practices for motivating their teams, and what they’re most excited...

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