During a Women in Retail Leadership Days keynote session last year, fashion and retail industry icon Diane von Furstenberg covered a wide array of topics in an interview with Sandra Campos, former CEO, Diane von Furstenberg (DVF). From what led to her career in the fashion industry to how her childhood helped mold her as a woman and leader, von Furstenberg provided a glimpse into her creative and inspiring mind in this open and honest conversation.

In this clip from the session, von Furstenberg addresses her “in charge manifesto” and how that translates into her own behavior as a leader. Specifically, she identifies four micro-steps that leaders must take to truly be in charge. They include:

  1. connect;
  2. expand;
  3. inspire; and
  4. advocate.

“Being in charge is truly making a commitment to yourself,” von Furstenberg says.

Women in Retail Leadership Circle members can watch a recording of von Furstenberg and Campos’ full keynote discussion here.

For more interviews like this with leading women in retail, join us for our next Women in Retail Leadership Days event, happening March 23-April 13. Register to attend here.