Good morning Inner Circle readers!

Can you believe it’s already almost July 4 weekend? This year, I’m going to the beach with my family, then to a friend’s house for a barbecue and fireworks viewing! What are you planning to do?

As you’re probably on your way out the door today, I decided to keep this week’s letter short and sweet and focus on some of our upcoming events.

WIRLC: On the Road

We’re super excited about our upcoming live, regional, one-day events, aptly named WIRLC: On the Road. In addition to stops in New York City and San Francisco this fall, we’ll be in Los Angeles on July 24 at the W Hollywood! Like the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, these invitation-only events enable executive women in leadership positions at retail companies the opportunity to network, learn from each other, and improve business processes. In L.A., we’re expecting 100-plus executive women retailers. As an attendee, you’ll experience inspiring presentations, uncover trending leadership strategies, and learn about the latest retail technology trends. There will also be networking galore, and you’ll leave with one of our renowned swag bags.

Furthermore, our speaker lineup is incredible:

  • Katie Finnegan, Co-Founder, Walmart’s Store No. 8
  • Suzy Biszantz, President, BCBG, Hervé Léger, Joe’s Jeans, Centric Brands
  • Allison Samek, CEO, Fred Segal
  • Jill Layfield, Co-Founder and CEO, Tamara Mellon
  • Heather Hasson, Co-CEO, FIGS
  • Ivka Adam, Founder and CEO, Iconery
  • Caitlyn Chase, Founder, Caviar & Cashmere
  • Kimberly Tobman, Chief Revenue Officer, The Bouqs Company
  • Delali Kpodzo, Head of Marketing, Thrive Causemetics
  • And many more!

Please join us on July 24 in Los Angeles by registering via this link. And mark your calendars: We’ll be in New York City on Oct. 24, and San Francisco on Nov. 7. Register here for a city near you before these one-day events are sold out!

Total Retail Tech

WIRLC is partnering with its sister brand, Total Retail, to host Total Retail Tech, taking place Sept. 23-25 in Philadelphia (men and women). Total Retail Tech is a complimentary, all-inclusive event for retailers and brands looking to vet new technology solutions and service providers. We cover everything for you — travel, hotel, meals, etc. There are a very limited amount of seats for Total Retail Tech. If you’re interested in attending, please fill out the application here.


Melissa Campanelli
Co-Founder, Women in Retail Leadership Circle

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