It’s that time of year again. Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) wants your input on the leaders that should be honored in our 11th annual Top Women in Retail report. This annual feature highlights leading women executives in the retail industry. Considering the challenging year-plus for so many in the industry, strong leadership has never been more important. This is your chance to recognize those truly outstanding women retail leaders for their admirable work.

Top Women in Retail nominees should be in a C-suite or executive leadership position (senior vice president and above), and have helped propel their business forward. They will be evaluated by WIRLC’s editorial team on several factors, including scope of responsibility within their position; career achievements; involvement within the retail industry; measures they have taken to protect their employees, customers and businesses over the past year; among other factors.

Last year’s honorees included Allison Samek, CEO, Fred Segal; Sara Irvani, CEO, Okabashi; Michelle Buck, CEO, The Hershey Company; Lizanne Kindler, CEO, Talbots; and many others.

In addition to nominating 2021’s Top Women in Retail, we would like to recognize the rising stars in our industry as well. These women, while not yet at the top of the corporate ladder, are well on their way to being the next great leaders in the retail industry. Women on the Rise nominees must be manager level or above (excluding senior vice president and C-suite positions), younger than 40, and a current employee.

As an added bonus, the 2021 Top Women in Retail and Women on the Rise honorees will receive a complimentary pass to attend the Women in Retail Leadership Summit (October 11-13, Miami), at which they will be honored.

If you’re interested in nominating someone, please fill out the short survey here.

We appreciate your consideration, and look forward to honoring the 2021 Top Women in Retail and Women on the Rise!