Seriously, how is it August already?!

While some are already thinking tis the season (back-to-school season that is), we’re enjoying the last few (hot!) weeks we have of the summer season lounging poolside … just kidding! We’ve definitely been enjoying the summer weather and taking a minute to relax, but it hasn’t slowed down our hustle.

As you know, we’ve been busy working on the upcoming On the Road events taking place in New York City on Oct. 24th and San Francisco on Nov. 7! We’re taking our fan-favorite Women in Retail Leadership Summit “on the road” for one-day events. Similar to our Summit, these events will include high-level networking opportunities and valuable content on business strategy, executive professional development and, of course, inspiration. We’re expecting 100 senior-level retail executives per event.

Did we mention we already have some top-notch speakers? Below are just a few confirmed to speak:

  • Sharon Leite, CEO, The Vitamin Shoppe (New York City)
  • Jane Elfers, President and CEO, The Children’s Place (New York City)
  • Michelle Kelly, CEO, Lilly Pulitzer (New York City)
  • Micky Onvural, Co-President, Bonobos (New York City)
  • Mariah Chase, CEO, ELOQUII (New York City)
  • Kristen D’Arcy, Head of Performance Digital Marketing, American Eagle Outfitters (New York City)
  • Kerry Whorton Cooper, President/COO, Rothy’s (San Francisco)
  • Kira Scherer Wampler, CEO, (San Francisco)
  • Michelle Farabaugh, Chief Marketing Officer, Harry & David (San Francisco)
  • and more to come!

And honestly, who doesn’t love a good road trip with girlfriends, amirite?

Need a refresher on the vibe of the content or just a little quick inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Click here for a throwback to all of the outstanding moments from this year’s Women in Retail Leadership Summit! Members can view all of the videos from our fabulous keynote speakers here. Tune out bad vibes and tune into great conversations with out-of-this-world leaders for a little pep talk.

***Psst: WIRLC members, don’t forget to ask about our member discount! Check out this month’s member update for details 🙂 

Members, don’t miss all of the great discussions happening in WIRLC’s Forums! This week, we’re looking for some tips to help get out of vacation mode and back into the swing of things at work. Asking for a friend, of course … 🙂 You can log in and check out all of the conversations here.

Lastly, we miss you! Let’s connect 🙂 Know of a great podcast we should be listening to? How about a new book we should be reading? Or maybe an article we need to check out? We’d love to hear from you! Connect with us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, and tag @WIRLeadership in your post. We’ll feature your suggestions on our social pages or in the next issue of the Inner Circle e-newsletter!

Until next time!
Caitlin Sullivan
Senior Content Strategist
Women in Retail Leadership Circle