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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
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Jane CEO Joana McKenna on Embracing Self-Identity at Work

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Editor Marie Albiges interviews Joana McKenna, CEO of Jane. McKenna discusses what drew her to her current role, how her leadership style has changed over time to bring her individuality to the forefront, and her advice to others who aren't confident in embracing their authentic selves at work.

Duration: 18:11
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Claire Spofford on Mental Well-Being, Mentorship, Being a Mom, and More

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Claire Spofford, CEO of J.Jill. She is also a Women in Retail Leadership Circle member! Spofford shares how she maintains her mental health and recharges to be a better leader, why she loves mentoring others, what she loves most about being a mom, and more.

Duration: 16:08
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How Tracey Brown Focused Her Career in Wellness at Walgreens

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Tracey Brown, president of retail products and chief customer officer at Walgreens. Brown discusses her varied career journey that led her to her current role, how her diabetes diagnosis became a guidepost for her career, and how supporting employee and customer wellbeing is core to Walgreens' DNA.

Duration: 19:15
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How Olaplex CEO JuE Wong Reignites Her Team's Drive With Fresh Leadership

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews JuE Wong, CEO of Olaplex, a science-led technology-enabled beauty company. Wong discusses her career journey to her current position, why it's important for her to work with existing teams when joining a new company, and what she does to stay mentally healthy to fuel great leadership.

Duration: 12:01
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How Stacey Renfro Lives Her Mission to 'Be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable'

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Editor Marie Albiges interviews Stacey Renfro, CEO of mDesign, a home storage and organizational products retailer. She's also a Women in Retail Leadership Circle member! Renfro discusses what drew her to mDesign after years at more traditional retail organizations, how she's aligned her career with her personal mission statement to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, and more.

Duration: 24:36
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How Colleen Lindholz's Nonlinear Career Path Prepared Her to Lead Kroger Health

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Editor Marie Albiges interviews Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The Kroger Co. Lindholz discusses her rise within the Kroger Co. from her first position as a store pharmacist, why she would often "take the road less traveled" when making nonlinear career moves, how she developed Kroger's "Food as Medicine" strategy, and more.

Duration: 24:18
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Lauri Kien Kotcher on Balancing Innovation and Heritage at The Shade Store

This episode of Women in Retail Talks features part of an interview with Lauri Kien Kotcher, CEO of The Shade Store, from our February Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange. In this clip from the discussion, Kien Kotcher shares how she prepared to become the first outside CEO to join The Shade Store in its 75-year history, how she has brought an innovative approach to each new role during her career, and how to know when its time to transition to a new opportunity.

Duration: 22:04
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Anthropologie's Global CEO Tricia Smith on Career Development: 'Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat'

In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Editor Marie Albiges interviews Tricia Smith, global CEO at Anthropologie, an URBN lifestyle brand. Among other topics, Smith discusses her current role, why she looks for career opportunities that allow her to always be learning and leading at the same time, and her advice for how other women can chart a course for their career in retail.

Duration: 26:10
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