In these challenging times, honest and candid conversations paired with actionable advice from leaders and peers is what we all need. That’s why Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) and its sister brand, Total Retail, created a new series of complimentary Virtual Exchange events as a way for retailers to connect and gain vital insight about the state of our industry from top leaders. Our next Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange is happening TODAY, June 24, from 11:00 a.m. ET to 2:00 p.m. ET, and will feature a stellar lineup of seasoned retail executives discussing timely and relevant topics. Registrants have the opportunity to hear from:

  • Leslie Blodgett, founder and former CEO of bareMinerals, who reinvented how beauty was sold by tapping into the power of community before the idea of social media existed. Leslie will talk about the power of real connection and how being unconventional as a leader is especially critical right now. Get ready to hear frank, actionable advice to help light a fire under you.
  • Bahja Johnson, director of Banana Republic global merchandising at Gap, Inc.; Roz Johnson, senior managing director of operations at Build-A-Bear Workshop; and Leslie Short, founder, president and CEO of The Cavu Group, a diversity and inclusion training company, will have an honest and open exchange about what diversity and inclusion means to them and what leadership needs to do to make a difference.
  • Aliza Licht, founder and president of LEAVE YOUR MARK, author of the best-selling book “LEAVE YOUR MARK,” and host of the LEAVE YOUR MARK podcast, will interview her friend Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint Inc. Goldin will discuss how her company has pivoted during COVID-19, her unique leadership style, and what’s next for Hint.
  • Chuck Surack, founder and CEO of Sweetwater, will discuss his company’s mandate to do everything to satisfy the customer, the kind of culture he has created at Sweetwater (and how his employees embody that culture), and what he believe the qualities of a strong leader are during challenging times.

Don’t miss your opportunity to connect with and learn from these incredible leaders during the livestream event! Come prepared for an interactive discussion, as attendees have the ability to ask these industry experts their burning questions in real time. Click here to attend today’s Virtual Exchange event. We can’t wait to “see” you there!