In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Angie Tebbe, co-founder and CEO of Rae Wellness, a women’s wellness company supporting calm, sleep, energy and more through pure and powerful supplements. Listen in as Tebbe discusses her professional background (0:36), the white space she saw when deciding to start Rae Wellness (3:21), and how she overcame the many challenges she faced while launching the brand (6:06). She shares why entrepreneurs need to be anchored in the “why” of their business to succeed (9:36), her mission to help all women thrive from the inside out (9:56), and the brand’s relationship with Girls, Inc. (11:20).
In addition, Tebbe discusses Rae Wellness’ partnership with Target (13:27), how she builds and motivates her team (16:00), and her vulnerable, whole-human-first leadership style (17:30). She shares what motivates her during difficult times (18:58), her goals for the year ahead (20:18), and her personal and professional mission statement (20:57).
A fruitful 13-year career at one of the world’s most recognizable retailers, a lifelong commitment to well-being, and an endless thirst for knowledge positioned Angie Tebbe to co-found Rae Wellness as an inclusive women’s wellness brand and growing community. Within a year since launching the company in 2019, the CEO catalyzed sustained success, introduced 20 individual products right out of the gate, and orchestrated distribution in every Target location. As evidenced by widespread enthusiasm from consistent consumers, hundreds of five-star ratings, and countless orders, Rae Wellness accomplished a mission of creating a community of women that believe in wellness. At the same time, Rae donates 5 percent of its revenue to Girls Inc., an organization that inspires all girls to be smart, strong and bold. Outside of Rae Wellness, Angie spends as much time traveling, cooking and entertaining as possible. Most importantly, she’s a wife and mother of two.
Date: June 1, 2021
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Content Strategist Ashley Chiaradio interviews DeeDee Shaw, founder of Monkee's, a high-end luxury lifestyle boutique that offers the ultimate selection of quality shoes, clothing and accessory products. Shaw discusses the genesis of the brand, how her partnership and friendship with Monkee's co-owner came to be, and why she believes the business experienced growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.15:08
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Content Strategist Ashley Chiaradio interviews Salena Knight, retail strategist and founder of consulting and training business The Retail Academy. Knight discusses her indirect career journey to retail consultant, how retailers can figure out what's holding them back, and why businesses will experience exponential growth if leaders focus on fixing the biggest challenges that are often pushed to the sidelines.24:52
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Deb Waterman Johns, chief creative officer and co-founder of SCOUT, a family-owned brand known for stylish, functional and affordable bags. Listen in as Waterman Johns discusses what makes SCOUT products unique, the genesis of the company, and the moments of risk and resiliency she's experienced in her career.22:42
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Kristina Rogers, global consumer leader at EY. Rogers discusses her career trajectory and role at EY, the genesis of the EY Future Consumer Index, and how the index helps retailers understand how consumers around the globe have been experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic.26:14
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Digital Content Director Kristina Stidham interviews Siobhán Lonergan, chief brand officer at Shapermint, an online marketplace that sells shapewear and everyday essentials. Listen in as Lonergan discusses Shapermint's Mother’s Day campaign to hire its first-ever “Chief Mom Officer," and how the chief mom role will influence the company while championing body positivity and motherhood.19:16
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle President and Co-Founder Jennifer DiPasquale interviews Jennifer Cervantes, founder and CEO of Tough as a Mother Tribe, a jewelry brand empowering women in their motherhood journey by honoring the raw, real and joyous moments. Listen in as Cervantes discusses her career background, how a difficult period in her motherhood journey inspired her to launch Tough as a Mother Tribe, and her mission to make mothers feel seen and loved through her pieces.24:18
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Sara Spivey, chief marketing officer at Braze, a leading global customer engagement platform. Listen in as Spivey discusses her career background in retail technology, how she overcame obstacles while rising into leadership as a woman in technology, and why she's passionate about increasing girls' engagement in STEM.18:39
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Melissa Campanelli interviews Petty Rader, chief growth officer, chief legal officer, and women's group lead at Ergo Baby, a leading ergonomic baby carrier and accessories retailer. Listen in as Rader discusses the company's history, her role at the retailer, and why she started an employee-led Women's Leadership group at Ergo Baby.19:16
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Co-Founder Jennifer DiPasquale interviews Rina Hurst, chief business officer at Shipt, the same-day delivery service across retail for the U.S. Listen in as Hurst discusses how her team managed rapid growth at Shipt in the past year, the impact of Shipt's heavily female and diverse leadership team, and why diversity and inclusion efforts are essential to build and improve its business.25:28
In this episode of Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle Senior Content Strategist Ashley Chiaradio interviews Lisa Erickson, senior director of customer relationship management and loyalty at Sleep Number, the mattress company that's been transforming the sleep industry since 1987. Listen in as Erickson discusses how the company's loyalty program drives its repeat and referral business, why exclusive health content drove the loyalty program during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what the sleep brand has planned for 2021 around health and wellness.13:41