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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.


Former PepsiCo Chairperson Indra Nooyi on Mentors, Being Ultra-Prepared, and Leading Successfully

Last month at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, former PepsiCo chairwoman Indra Nooyi took the stage with communications coach Jane Hanson for a candid conversation about leading with compassion, bringing your whole self to work, and performing the job with purpose. Hanson, an 27-year NBC broadcaster and Emmy award-winning reporter, summarized her conversation with...


Christine Day: Leaders Need a Humanistic Approach to Ensure Employees Thrive

Christine Day, CEO and co-founder of The House of LR&C, emphasizes the importance of human connection when thinking about executive leadership. In this discussion with Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli, Day discusses why she believes in running businesses from the frontline, how she delivers benefits and ensures living wages for all employees,...


Christiane Pendarvis on Why Having a Co-President is Beneficial at Savage X Fenty

Women in Retail Leadership Circle member Christiane Pendarvis holds a very unique position at Savage X Fenty, the popular lingerie brand founded by music and fashion icon Rihanna. In this video, Pendarvis discusses her current role as co-president, chief design and merchandising officer, and why sharing the co-president title is beneficial to her leadership and...


How Olaplex CEO JuE Wong Reignites Her Team's Drive With Fresh Leadership

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews JuE Wong, CEO of Olaplex, a science-led technology-enabled beauty company. Wong discusses her career journey to her current position, why it's important for her to work with existing teams when joining a new company, and what she does to stay mentally healthy to fuel great leadership.

Duration: 12:01

Fabletics COO Meera Bhatia on Driving Culture Through Authentic Leadership

“Good leaders are authentic, and that’s what I strive to be.” In this video clip, Meera Bhatia, chief operating officer of Fabletics and president of TechStyleOS, discusses leadership with Bernardine Wu, CEO and founder of FitForCommerce (recently acquired by OSF Digital). Bhatia shares how great leaders have influenced her throughout her career; why being as...


Lauri Kien Kotcher on Balancing Innovation and Heritage at The Shade Store

This episode of Women in Retail Talks features part of an interview with Lauri Kien Kotcher, CEO of The Shade Store, from our February Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange. In this clip from the discussion, Kien Kotcher shares how she prepared to become the first outside CEO to join The Shade Store in its 75-year history, how she has brought an innovative approach to each new role during her career, and how to know when its time to transition to a new opportunity.

Duration: 22:04
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