Sit back. Close your eyes. Breathe in deeply. Now breathe out. Picture an ocean with gentle waves. Maybe a palm tree. Try to feel the sun on your skin. Now open your eyes.

Have I lulled you into a daydream about being on a beautiful beach? Miami Beach, maybe? Well, that dream can be a reality if you attend the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, taking place April 16-18 at the Ritz-Carlton | Key Biscayne, Miami, an incredible luxury resort that offers miles of golden beaches that will be a treat for your toes!

I know I say this every year, but this year’s Summit will be better than ever. Here’s a sampling of some of the speakers who are signed on:

  • Paula Bennett, President and CEO, J.Jill
  • Sharon Price John, President and CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Emilie Arel, CEO, FULLBEAUTY Brands
  • Claudia Cividino, CEO, Americas, Bally
  • Julie Lyle, Interim Chief Marketing Officer, Barnes & Noble
  • Micky Onvural, Co-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Bonobos
  • Carrie Ask, Executive Vice President and President, Global Retail, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Shea Jensen, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Nordstrom

You’ll be inspired by their powerful presentations on how to conquer challenges in both your personal and professional lives. You’ll learn leadership strategies as well as discover the latest best practices in retail, and more. And, of course, you’ll meet the most amazing women throughout the three-day event.

We would love to have you join us at the 2018 Women in Retail Leadership Summit! Limited seats remain! Please register here. (And remember, every registration to the Summit includes two nights at the Ritz-Carlton | Key Biscayne.)

Melissa Campanelli
Women in Retail Leadership Circle

P.S.: Are you attending Shoptalk in Las Vegas next month? If so, I wanted to let you know that we’re so excited to be partnering with The Female Quotient to produce a Girl’s Lounge @ Shoptalk. The Girl’s Lounge will be a welcoming and interactive space for executive women to come together, network and learn from each other. We will have activations including professional head shots, coaching and high-level executive content on Mon., March 19 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. We’ll also be featuring thought leadership panels throughout the day, with expert speakers on a variety of topics important to senior-level women in retail today. If you’re attending Shoptalk, make sure to check us out!