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Member Spotlight

The core of Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s mission is to build community. As such, we seek to feature content that helps you to get to know our fabulous members by learning about their career paths, ambitions, leadership styles, and more. Through Q&A interviews, videos, podcast episodes, and more, this page is designed to highlight our members.

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Honor Frontline Workers With the Gratitude Box!

Dreamr, a specialized, full-service brand box firm founded by Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) partner Patti Hester, has launched the Gratitude Box project, a nonprofit program that enables consumers to gift care boxes to frontline healthcare heroes, first responders, and essential workers who are risking their lives with selfless acts during the COVID-19 crisis....

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16 Questions With Jackie Ardrey, President, Grandin Road

Jackie Ardrey is an accomplished business leader with 25 years experience growing multichannel, merchandise-driven organizations, including Harry & David, Oregon Home Gourmet, and Hanna Andersson. She is currently the president of Grandin Road, a designer-inspired home decor retailer, as well as a member of Women in Retail Leadership Circle. We asked Jackie some rapid-fire questions...

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18 Questions With Celeste Risimini-Johnson, SVP, General Merchandise Manager, FULLBEAUTY Brands

Celeste Risimini-Johnson is a dynamic leader, Women in Retail Leadership Circle member, and merchandising veteran who has worked for Lands’ End, Babies”R”Us, and The Children’s Place. Currently, she’s senior vice president, general merchandise manager, women’s/intimates/footwear for FULLBEAUTY Brands. We asked Celeste some rapid-fire questions so you can get to know her better! What’s the best...

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