Hello Inner Circle readers, and happy first day of summer!

While summer is a great time for a bit of rest and relaxation, it’s also a time for busy executives like you to plan ahead for the crazy third and fourth quarters, as well as to spend some time thinking about your career and where you will go next. Therefore, it’s also a great time to start thinking about joining the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC).

WIRLC is a unique, members-only networking group that offers enterprise-level women in the retail industry a place to learn, connect and grow. Focused on both personal and business development, WIRLC offers members the opportunity to share retail best practices, discuss industry issues and find inspiration on how to conquer challenges in their professional lives.

WIRLC membership offers benefits such as discounted registration to the Women in Retail Leadership Summit in Miami (WIRLC’s premier annual event); free registration to WIRLC’s exclusive GIRL TALKS dinner events (value $49/dinner); unlimited access to the Total Retail Market Intelligence Center, a continuously updated online library of marketing efforts from the top e-commerce and direct mail retailers; members-only content (including our popular podcast series, Women in Retail Talks); and more!

Membership costs just $395 per year and runs from April 1-March 31. For a corporate membership (two or more people from the same company), the cost is $345 per person. If you join WIRLC today, we would prorate your dues accordingly. And remember, by becoming a member you will receive $395 off your registration to next year’s Summit.

Learn more at wirlc.com, and if you would like to join this remarkable group of women, simply click on the “Apply” button to get started.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at mcampanelli@napco.com.

We have a great issue of the Inner Circle this week, including an article by Camilla Ley Valentin, co-founder and chief customer officer of Queue-it, a retail technology company. Valentin offers sage advice on how to be a great leader, as well as how to lead others in their own paths to success. There’s also a great video from the Women in Retail Leadership Summit produced by our own Taylor Knight! It features women retail executives discussing how to be great leaders.


Melissa Campanelli
Women in Retail Leadership Circle