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Executive Leadership

Executive leadership is the ability of those who manage employees within an organization to influence and guide individuals to get their best performance. The content featured in this category provides valuable insights for executive leaders on how they can manage their teams better and meet organizational goals.

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WIRLC Alumni Board Member Kristin Smith Shares the Tenants of Empathetic Leadership

Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s Lessons in Leadership video series offers exclusive, members-only videos featuring executive women from the Women in Retail Leadership Circle Advisory Board discussing industry best practices, sharing life learnings, and providing strategic tools to excel as a woman leader in retail. Our third episode features a conversation with Kristin Smith, managing...

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Reebok's Jasmine Bellamy on Leading as a Culture Creator and Changemaker

Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s Lessons in Leadership video series offers exclusive, members-only videos featuring executive women from the Women in Retail Leadership Circle Advisory Board discussing industry best practices, sharing life learnings, and providing strategic tools to excel as a woman leader in retail. Our second episode features Jasmine Bellamy, head of merchandising, planning,...

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Lessons From the Leadership Journey of Winnie Park, Former CEO, Paper Source

Welcome to Women in Retail’s Lessons in Leadership video series. These exclusive, members-only videos feature executive women from the Women in Retail Leadership Circle Advisory Board discussing industry best practices, sharing life learnings, and providing strategic tools to excel as a female leader in retail. Our first episode features Winnie Park, former CEO of Paper...

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Our 10 Best Leadership Tips of 2021

This past year has been unlike any other in recent memory. While 2020 was difficult, at least we all had a brief period of normalcy before COVID-19 upended everything. In 2021, however, the pandemic dominated our lives since day one. On a personal and professional level, many of us are spent. However, in order to...

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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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The Inner Circle Q&A: Jenifer Herrmann, Executive Vice President, Client Partnerships and Marketing, Evergreen Trading

Meet Jenifer Herrmann, executive vice president of client partnerships and marketing at Evergreen Trading, a media trading firm that provides clients with unprecedented media investment strategies and the industry’s most creative asset and inventory trade solutions (and one of Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s amazing partners). In this exclusive interview, Herrmann shares details about her...

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Keep COVID-19 Stress Out of Your Customer Communication

TL;DR: Pandemic stress-related toxic communication can creep into your customer messaging. Don’t let it! Set the example, nip toxicity in the bud, protect your team from incoming, build in rest, celebrate the good stuff, and codify that positive voice in your company style guide. As we think about healthy communication at work, we’re reminded of...

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How Can I Contribute to Fostering Engagement and Belonging Within My Organization?

At the 2021 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Right Management/Talent Solutions coaches Danielle Beauparlant Moser, Christy Silva, CC Cameron, and Bonnie Diamond asked workshop participants to brainstorm ways to positively engage with co-workers, friends and bosses in their organizations. The following is a compilation of responses from dozens of the workshop’s attendees: How can I contribute to...

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