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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.


Marianne Thompson Named Chief Merchandising Officer of Home Hardware Stores Limited

Marianne Thompson, previously the senior vice president of merchandise at Home Hardware Stores Limited, was named chief merchandising officer of the Canadian home improvement, construction materials and furniture retailer on Monday. Thompson, a Women in Retail Leadership Circle member since 2020, is now part of a restructured executive leadership team at Home Hardware Stores Limited....


Angela Hsu Named Chief Marketing Officer of, the online retailer of home furnishings and decor, named Angela Hsu its new chief marketing officer earlier this month. Hsu, a Women in Retail Leadership Circle member, is a seasoned marketer with more than 25 years of experience in building successful digital, e-commerce, social media and traditional marketing strategies. She previously served as the...


The Inner Circle Q&A: Kate Isler, CEO and Co-Founder, TheWMarketplace

To close out Women’s History Month, we thought we would chat with one of our partners and members, Kate Isler, CEO and co-founder of TheWMarketplace, an e-commerce marketplace that features products and services from women-owned businesses and gender-balanced national brands. In this exclusive interview, Isler offers details about how she got the idea for TheWMarketplace,...


20 Questions With Jamie Martin, Vice President, Merchandise Operations and Inventory Management, MDesign

Jamie Martin is the vice president of merchandise operations and inventory management at MDesign, a direct-to-consumer, digital-native vertical brand that brings solutions with style to consumers’ homes through thoughtfully designed storage and décor products. She’s also a Women in Retail Leadership Circle member! We asked Jamie a series of questions about her career, leadership approach,...


Emily Culp Named CMO of Genexa

Emily Culp, a Women in Retail Leadership Circle board member, was named chief marketing officer of Genexa, makers of the world’s first clean medicines, on Feb. 17. Culp will lead all branding, marketing and e-commerce for Genexa. She has more than two decades of experience in marketing and e-commerce, most recently as CEO of Cover...

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