Last week Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at 87 years old due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. RBG was the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court, and a history-making feminist who spent her entire career pioneering for gender equality. She accomplished so much for women’s rights during her time on the Supreme Court. Here are just a few rights she was a leading force in securing for women:
- obtaining a mortgage without a male co-signer;
- obtaining a job without gender-based discrimination;
- obtaining and retaining employment while pregnant; and
- pension benefits equal to male co-workers.
This is just a fraction of what RBG accomplished. Thank you, Ruth, for being a champion for women!
Join Us for Leadership Days
Next week we kick off our Women in Retail Leadership Days virtual event! Typically around this time each year we’re seeing you all in person at our live On the Road events (which we can’t wait to get back to). However, this year is of course different. We’ve put together everything you know and love about our in-person events, and created a month of virtual activities designed to help you connect with other women leaders.
Each of the five weeks of the Leadership Days event will have a theme. The first week’s theme is reunite, and the focus will be on coming together again. On Thurs., Oct. 1, we will be kicking things off with a keynote presentation from Diane von Furstenberg, followed by a Power Hour networking session. The next day will begin with a yoga class at 6 a.m. EST (but you can view it any time and all month long), followed by a panel discussion with leading retail CEOs such as Corie Barry of Best Buy, Christine Currence of Badgley Mischka, and Sharon Leite of The Vitamin Shoppe. After the panel discussion, we’ll have another networking session where you’ll be placed into a video room (think a Zoom call) with a targeted group of peers to discuss leadership pain points you might be experiencing right now.
We can’t wait to see “you” at our Women in Retail Leadership Days virtual event! Register today if you haven’t already done so. And the best part? Registration is complimentary for WIRLC members!