Hello Inner Circle readers!

A few weeks ago I mentioned that the Women in Retail Leadership Circle will be back at Shoptalk this year, partnering again with The Female Quotient to produce The FQ Lounge, Home of Equality @ Shoptalk, a welcoming and interactive space for women to come together, network and learn from each other.

At the time, we were just getting our ducks in a row … well, the planning is done and The FQ Lounge is ready for showtime! Here are the details:

Mon., March 4 | 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tues., March 5 | 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Venetian | Exhibit Hall Booth #4200
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

And here are some of the great panels we have planned for The FQ Lounge:

Mon., March 4

  • Retail Technology Trends
  • Building a Talent Pipeline for Women in Retail
  • Collaboration is Key: Engaging Men to Advance Women in the Workplace
  •  Risk Takers: Lessons Learned From the Power Women in Retail

Tues., March 5

  • Women Marketers and Women Shoppers in the Era of Mobile Commerce
  • A Discussion About Diversity and Inclusion in Retail
  • Women Changing the Retail Game
  • Growing Your Retail Business Through Digital Transformation

And the speaker roster is to die for. Here are just a few speakers who have signed on:

  • JuE Wong, Global CEO, Moroccanoil
  • Mary van Praag, Brand President, Soma, Chico’s FAS
  • Cathey Curtis, Vice President of Global Marketing, Billabong Women’s
  • Jennifer Goldfarb, CEO and Chairwoman, ipsy
  • Amy Shecter, CEO, GLAMSQUAD
  • Amy Larson, Vice President, Marketing and E-Commerce, Boston Proper
  • Joan King, Vice President, E-Commerce, Crate and Barrel
  • Carolyn Littlefield, Senior Director, E-Commerce, North America, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Nicole Mason, Director, Marketing Strategy, Macy’s
  • Jennifer Choi, Senior Manager, E-Commerce, Sephora

Are you going to Shoptalk? If so, make sure to stop by The FQ Lounge. Register here first, please!

See you there!

Melissa Campanelli
Women in Retail Leadership Circle