We’re excited to let y’all know that the Women in Retail Leadership Circle will be back at Shoptalk this year, partnering again with The Female Quotient to produce a Girls’ Lounge, a welcoming and interactive space for women to come together, network and learn from each other.

And the good news is that our Girls’ Lounge was so successful last year, Shoptalk has asked us to host it for two days at this year’s event. The Lounge will have prime real estate right in the exhibit hall! We’re super excited!

As we did last year, we will have activations and panels with senior-level retail executives discussing a variety of topics related to personal and career development. We will be hosting the Girls’ Lounge on Mon., March 4 and Tues., March 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Here are some titles of the panels we’re putting together for the event:

  • Building a Talent Pipeline for Women in Retail
  • Collaboration is Key: Engaging Men to Advance Women in the Workplace
  • Risk Takers: Lessons Learned From Power Women in Retail
  • A Discussion About Diversity and Inclusion in Retail
  • Women Changing the Retail Game

Are you going to Shoptalk? If so, would you like to participate in any of these panel discussions? Please let me know by dropping me a line at mcampanelli@napco.com.


Melissa Campanelli
Women in Retail Leadership Circle