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2021 Top 100 Omnichannel Retailers

This fifth annual ranking of 100 leading retailers and brands based on their omnichannel programs, and the execution of those programs, reveals the industry leaders at the forefront of delivering frictionless cross-channel shopping experiences.

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Boards, Reimagined

CEOs and board members will need to expand their thinking in a way that transforms how they work together for the benefit of all. So, what are the trends emerging among CEOs and boards as they step into the future side by side? To find out, we asked 105 directors and CEOs in North America about how leaders and their boards will work together differently in the future.

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2021 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index

S&P 500 companies are continuing to make strides in board diversity. Through May 2021, S&P 500 boards designated 456 new independent directors, the largest addition since 2004. Seventy-nine percent of that number are minority men and women, according to a new report by Spencer Stuart, an executive search and leadership advisory firm. In addition to this, 30 percent of all S&P 500 directors are women, showcasing continuous improvement since last year’s study.

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McKinsey & Co.'s Women in the Workplace 2021

Women in the Workplace is the largest study on the state of women in corporate America. In 2015, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company launched the study to give companies insights and tools to advance gender diversity in the workplace. This year, we collected information from 423 participating organizations employing 12 million people, surveyed more than 65,000 employees, and conducted interviews with women of diverse identities on the experiences of women and the state of work more broadly.

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You're a CMO. Now What?

The crushing financial impact of the coronavirus amplifies the pressure on chief marketing officers to demonstrate how they're driving overall business performance. The problem is, many first-time CMOs lack the broad range of skills and experience needed to be effective C-suite leaders, says Zach Peikon, a principal in Korn Ferry’s Marketing Officers practice.

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Skills Revolution Reboot: The 3 R's — Renew, Reskill, Redeploy

The huge workforce transformation that took place at speed in 2020 started as a health crisis and rapidly evolved into an economic and social crisis. Initially whole industries such as hospitality, travel and even manufacturing froze overnight, while others including technology, healthcare, logistics and grocery saw an immediate and sustained demand for workers. At the same time, companies digitized at a speed and scale they could never have imagined.

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2021 Top Women in Retail

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) is proud to present its 11th annual list of the top women executives in the retail industry. Like the prior 10 years, the 2021 Top Women in Retail list features a who’s who in the industry. Honorees, some of whom were nominated by WIRLC members, Inner Circle e-newsletter subscribers, WIRLC partners and retail industry insiders, were chosen based on several criteria, including position within their retail organizations, scope of responsibility within those positions, career achievements, involvement within the retail industry, and more. To be featured, all of the women answered a series of questions that offered great insights into their careers and what makes them tick.

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2021 Back-to-Office Report

As organizations prepare to have their employees return to corporate offices and headquarters, go fully remote, or some hybrid of the two, there are still many questions that need to be answered and concerns to be addressed. The 2021 Back-to-Office Report, from Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) and Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, features...

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