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Women in Retail Leadership Circle Announces Corporate Partnership With Forever 21

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), a membership-based, exclusive community of women executives at leading retailers and brands, today confirms Forever 21 as its latest Corporate Partner. The partnership will provide Forever 21 with access to WIRLC’s vast leadership development offerings. More details can be found at Focused on both business strategy and executive...


Retail Leaders Offer Secrets to Career Success

During the crowd-favorite leadership panel at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit earlier this year, four retail executives offered their insights and experiences that have contributed to their career success. The session, which was moderated by Cindy Solomon, founder, CEO and president of the Courageous Leadership Institute, included the following executives: Chandra Holt, CEO and...


We Hear You, We See You, We Support You

As we all know by now, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively ending the constitutional right to abortion and giving individual states the power to allow, limit or ban the practice altogether. We know that women in our community have strong views about the historic ruling. We support women who...


Solution Stories: Navigating New Waters in Your Career

At the Women in Retail: On the Road event in Dallas earlier this month, Jennifer Thornton, founder and executive coach, 304 Coaching, moderated a panel discussion that focused on unique and innovative solutions to career and business challenges. Joining Thornton on the stage were Laura Denk, chief merchandising officer, Michaels; Holly Briedis, executive vice president,...


TomboyX's Fran Dunaway on Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community Through Inclusive Leadership

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, WIRLC's Melissa Campanelli interviews Fran Dunaway, president and co-founder of TomboyX, the B Corp Certified LGBTQ+ size- and gender-inclusive intimate and apparel brand. Dunaway shares what it means to be a B Corp Certified organization, TomboyX's first-ever collaboration with Target to create an exclusive apparel collection celebrating Pride Month, and how she's overcome obstacles in her career as an openly gay leader.

Duration: 21:04

Alicia DeFinis Named CEO of Dorai Home

Alicia DeFinis, a Women in Retail Leadership Circle member, was named the first CEO of Dorai Home, a leading developer of eco-chic home products that help prevent mold with instant-drying materials, on June 14. DeFinis, who previously worked as vice president of partner growth at Walker Edison, will help scale Dorai Home’s operations in 2022 and...

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