The November installment of our Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange is going live in just a few hours (see the schedule below). As I’ve mentioned before, the monthly Virtual Exchanges feature in-depth, one-to-one interviews with leading retail executives on a wide variety of topics. The conversations touch on timely and relevant issues in this rapidly evolving retail environment.

Here’s today’s run of show:

  • 11:00 am EST: Ellen Kresky, global creative director, Ben & Jerry’s will be joined by Andrea Syverson, president, IER Partners, and together they will discuss the business value that creative thinking and action can drive.
  • 11:45 am EST: Debbie Propst, president, retail, Herman Miller, will discuss the furniture brand’s concept stores launching next month, her tips for motivating her team, and much more.
  • 12:30 pm EST: Aaron Sanandres, co-founder and CEO, UNTUCKit, will discuss how the apparel brand had to pivot during the COVID-19 crisis, including evolving its brick-and-mortar and marketing strategies, as well as address the growing customer demand for omnichannel services.
  • 1:15 pm EST: Heidi Zak, co-founder and CEO, ThirdLove, will share how to be a more effective leader during times of crisis, how ThirdLove has had to adapt to shifting consumer behaviors, and much more!

You can still register for this complimentary virtual event. Please use this link. See you there!

Save the Dates

I also wanted to use this space to tell you about some upcoming events to keep on your radar.

We received such positive feedback from our Women in Retail Leadership Days event last month (sessions are still available to view on-demand through Dec. 1) that we’re already preparing for our next one, slated to take place in March 2021! We’ll be sharing more information about it in the near future.

Also, the next Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange is taking place on Wed., Dec. 16. Speakers confirmed to participate include Darcy Cozzetto, chief operating officer, The Bouqs Company; Jennifer Downes, executive director, North America, marketing, Lenovo; and Jared Margolis, CEO, Payless.